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Thomas A. Davis

Principal and Office Litigation Manager

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


Thomas A. Davis


Thomas A. 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.

Tom 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 his work includes the defense of multi-plaintiff cases throughout the Southeast. Tom 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. Tom 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, Tom 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, Tom was a judicial clerk for Judge Robert B. Propst, U.S. District Court, Birmingham, Alabama. Tom was a Cordell Hull Teaching Fellow, received Best Paper in Antitrust, and was a member of the Cumberland Law Review.

Honors and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Employment Law - Management" and "Litigation - Labor and Employment" (2009-present)
  • Chambers USA, “Labor & Employment” (2008-2022)
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, "AV Preeminent® - Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence" (2003-present)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers®, "Super Lawyer" (2008-present)

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)