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Thomas A. Davis

Principal and Office Litigation Manager

P 205-332-3101
F 205-332-3131


Tom Davis is a Principal and Litigation Manager in the Birmingham, Alabama, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He managed the Birmingham office from the opening in 2007 to 2013.

Mr. Davis is responsible for all aspects of legal practice related to the workplace, including providing advice on internal human resource strategies. He also manages all aspects of office administration, as well as a team of lawyers and paralegals working on employment litigation, including multi-plaintiff, collective actions and class action litigation, throughout the country. A significant part of Mr. Davis’ work includes the defense of multi-plaintiff cases throughout the Southeast. Mr. Davis also manages the administrative charges outsourced by a Fortune 30 Company across the country. In addition, he regularly trains and provides general advice on a variety of legal issues related to preventing and managing employment claims. This includes providing strategic advice on complex matters and insight on how to address and establish internal systems to effectively respond to claims with a goal to avoiding litigation and any internal business disruption. Mr. Davis is also a leader in the field of alternative and fixed fee billing to assist clients in lowering their outside counsel legal fees. This includes partnering with EPLI carriers on various matters.

In addition, Mr. Davis is the office’s subject matter authority on non-compete and trade secret litigation. He has defended and prosecuted these cases across Alabama.

Earlier in his legal career, Mr. Davis was a Judicial Clerk for Judge Robert B. Propst, U.S. District Court, Birmingham, Alabama from August 1992 to August 1993. Mr. Davis was a Cordell Hull Teaching Fellow, received Best Paper in Antitrust in the fall of 1991, and was a member of the Cumberland Law Review.

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Trial Experience

  • Howell v. Alfa Insurance (2015)
  • Jones v. Alfa Insurance (2015)
  • Dodd v. Regional Medical Center (2013)
  • BioTech v. Wilson (2009)
  • Smith v. Target (2005)
  • Bracey v. Target (2005)
  • Tom James Clothier v. Greg Brown (2004)
  • Shuman v. Alfa Insurance (2002)
  • Reynolds v. Alfa Insurance (1999)
  • Saia v. Alfa Insurance (1997)
  • Poore v. Southern Natural Gas (1996)
  • Carpenter v. Del Monte (1994)
  • Samples v. Alfa Insurance (1993)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Alabama State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • American Employment Law Council
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Project Corporate Leadership (1995)

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Birmingham Rotary (Sunrise), Member (1994-present) and Officer (1999-2006)

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August 15, 2019
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The Best Lawyers in America 2020 Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys

August 15, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 210 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been recognized in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive... Read More

April 25, 2019
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Chambers USA Recognizes Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys in 2019 Edition

April 25, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (April 25, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 72 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2019 Edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking the leading law firms in the U.S.... Read More

August 15, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

August 15, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 200 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal... Read More

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Alabama Legislature Approves Equal Pay Law; Law Awaits Governor Signature
June 12, 2019

Yesterday, Alabama’s Governor, Kay Ivey, signed a new law that would prohibit employers from paying less for the same work on the basis of gender or race. After both the House and the Senate approved the bill, it was sent back with an executive amendment from Governor Ivey on May 30, 2019. Read More

Eleventh Circuit to Undertake Full-Court Review of Challenge to Alabama Law Prohibiting Local Minimum Wage Laws
February 4, 2019

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to undertake a full-court review to decide the validity of a 2015 Alabama law prohibiting cities or other local municipalities from adopting their own laws concerning minimum wages, leave benefits, collective bargaining and other employment-related issues. Read More

Trial Court Finds Nothing Reasonable about Employee’s ADA Accommodation Request
May 2, 2017

A plaintiff’s demand that her supervisor adopt a less overbearing management style was an unreasonable accommodation request under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a federal district court in Florida has found. Hargett v. Florida Atlantic Univ. Board of Trustees, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 154822 (S.D. Fla. Nov. 8, 2016). Read More