Brett AdairShareholder

Address

100 Vestavia Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35216

Phone

205-949-2930
205-822-2057 (fax)

Professional Profile

Brett Adair is a shareholder in Carr Allison’s Birmingham, Alabama office with a practice that focuses on employment matters.  He represents employers throughout the United States in matters such as: discrimination and sexual harassment allegations, whistle-blower claims, employee benefit issues, employment tort and contract claims, wage and hour issues, OSHA investigations and contests, workers’ compensation retaliation claims, non-compete agreement disputes, misappropriation of trade secrets claims and unfair competition claims.

Brett counsels clients on numerous federal employment matters, including issues that arise under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act, as well as other employment issues that may arise from business mergers and acquisitions.  Brett also counsels clients regarding executive employment contracts, drafting and enforce ability of non-compete and confidentiality agreements, preparing and reviewing employee handbooks and corporate employee discipline, drug and alcohol testing and wage and hour matters.

Focusing on our clients’ ever-changing business climate, Brett conducts training sessions for managers and supervisors to develop in them strong management fundamentals to improve employee morale and productivity, accomplish management objectives and ensure legal compliance. Brett has also served as a neutral third-party investigator following harassment and discrimination claims.

Brett has represented employers in litigation and administrative proceedings in numerous states, including:  Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, Indiana, Iowa, Nevada, California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.

An AV-rated attorney through Martindale-Hubbell, Brett is a member of the Alabama and Georgia State Bars.  He is also a member of the Professional Liability Attorney Network (PLAN).  He is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, all state and federal district courts in Alabama, the Middle District of Georgia and all state courts in Georgia.

Brett is recognized as one of Birmingham’s Top Attorneys in Employment Litigation by Birmingham Magazine and was selected to the Mid-South Super Lawyers® list from 2014-2016.  He was also selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 in the area of employment law.  Brett was named the 2009 Lawyer of the Year by the Birmingham Legal Secretaries Association.  Brett graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama School of Law where he was a member of the Order of the Coif.

Outside of work, Brett loves spending time with his family, participating in triathlons, riding a KTM dirt bike and has coached his kids’ soccer teams.

 

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice

Alabama

Georgia

United States District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia

Education

BS, Auburn University (AL)

JD, University of Alabama School of Law

Affiliations

Alabama Defense Lawyers Association

Birmingham Bar Association

Professional Liability Attorney Network

Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2014-2016

The Best Lawyers in America, 2018

News Updates About Brett Adair

Best Lawyers Recognizes 23 Carr Allison Attorneys

Carr Allison is excited to announce that 23 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©  2018 for their excellence in practice areas that include:  Appellate, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Construction Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability, Medical Malpractice, Labor and Employment, and Workers’ Compensation. Included from […]

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OVERTIME PAY RULE – PENDING LEGISLATION

A Bill Allowing Employers to Grant Compensatory Time for Overtime Instead of Time and a Half Pay Passes House of Representatives. On May 2, 2017, the United States House of Representatives passed 115 H.R. 1180, known as the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017.  This bill would amend the Fair […]

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Adair Named 2017 Top Attorney

Carr Allison would like to congratulate Shareholder Brett Adair for being named to Birmingham Magazine’s 2017 list of top employment attorneys.  In it’s eighth-annual peer reviewed survey, Birmingham Magazine asked more than 4,000 local attorneys for their nominations for the area’s top lawyers in 35 practice areas.  The attorneys listed […]

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FLSA Rule Change Indefinitely Postponed

Late Tuesday, November 22, a federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against the United States Department of Labor’s (DOL) implementation of the final FLSA rule regarding white collar exemptions to overtime compensation, which was scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016. The full opinion is available […]

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Carr Allison Welcomes Brett Adair

Brett Adair has joined Carr Allison in its Birmingham office.  Bringing more than 20 years’ experience representing clients in the labor and employment industry, Brett comes to Carr Allison after having an independent practice for the past 10 years. Brett represents employers throughout the United States in matters such as: […]

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