Brett Adair is a shareholder in Carr Allison’s Birmingham, Alabama office and serves as Chair of the firm’s Employment Litigation Practice Group. 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, the Fair Labor Standards 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 2014-2019. He was also selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of employment law from 2018-2021. 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.