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Charles M. Elmer

Washington, D.C. Region

P 703-483-8347 F 703-483-8301


Charles M. Elmer


Charles M. Elmer is a principal in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has extensive experience litigating all forms of labor and employment matters throughout the Southeastern region of the United States.

Charles' practice spans the full spectrum of employment litigation before state and federal courts in Virginia, the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Alabama, with special emphasis on the defense of discrimination and retaliation claims, the defense of individual and collective action “wage and hour” claims, the enforcement of non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements, and the litigation of disputes involving employment, compensation and labor service agreements. Charles has broad experience managing complex litigation and litigating complex electronic discovery issues.

Charles regularly advises clients on a wide variety of employment and employment-related contractual matters, including employee policies and procedures, employment and independent contractor agreements, restrictive covenant and confidentiality agreements, compensation and incentive compensation arrangements, and a wide variety of labor service agreements. He also advises employers regarding compliance with state and federal laws governing wages and hours, leave, privacy, anti-discrimination and conducts audits of employment practices, employee training, and harassment investigations.

In defending litigation and providing legal advice, Charles has had substantial experience representing federal service contractors and clients in the information technology, healthcare, securities, banking, retail, and hospitality industries.

After graduating from law school, he served as a clerk and staff attorney for the Honorable Reneau P. Almon, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama. Charles is a proficient speaker and writer of Spanish.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Alabama Super Lawyers (2008 and 2009)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Litigation - Labor and Employment" (2021)
  • Birmingham Business Journal, “Best of the Bar” Labor/Employment Law (2007)
  • Martindale-Hubbell, "AV Preeminent - Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence" (2019)
  • Super Lawyers®, "Super Lawyer" (2008-2009)

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Birmingham Levite Jewish Community Center
  • Kids in Need of Defense
  • Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS)