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Michael C. GuarinoShareholder


100 Vestavia Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35216


205-822-2057 (fax)

Professional Profile

Michael C. Guarino is a shareholder in Carr Allison’s Birmingham, AL office.  His practice focuses on employment matters.  Michael counsels clients and defends claims involving Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Alabama Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, OSHA, wrongful termination, and non-compete/non-solicitation agreements.

In addition to his employment practice, Michael regularly represents clients throughout the southeast in ADA accessibility cases.  He also has experience defending commercial disputes, business litigation and bankruptcy matters.

Michael was selected as a member of the Birmingham Bar Association’s Future Leaders Forum in 2017.  This group is dedicated to cultivating a group of young lawyers to be leaders of the bar, their firms and elsewhere in the community.

Michael received his Juris Doctor from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University (AL).  While at Cumberland he was a member of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy, the Moot Court Board and was selected by the faculty to serve as a Judge Abraham Caruthers Teaching Fellow.  Before attending law school, Michael received his Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University where he majored in Accountancy.

Away from work Michael enjoys mountain biking, playing softball and traveling.

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice


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

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit


BS, Auburn University (AL)

JD, Cumberland School of Law at Samford University (AL)


American Bar Association

Birmingham Bar Association

Alabama Defense Lawyers Association

Auburn University Harbert College of Business Young Alumni Association

Leukemia and Lymphona Society

Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2020

News Updates About Michael C. Guarino

New DOL Overtime Rule in Effect Jan 1, 2020

As expected, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule on September 24, 2019 regarding salaried employees and overtime pay.  Effective January 1, 2020, employees who make less than $35,568 per year are eligible for overtime pay. Under the new rule, to be exempt from overtime pay […]

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Carr Allison Selects Seven New Shareholders and Three New Counsel

Carr Allison is pleased to announce that Rob Arnwine, Jennifer Smith Baker, Carrie Hodge Bates, Michael C. Guarino and Jeffrey G. Miller (Birmingham, AL), Pamela Springrose Hallford (Dothan, AL) and Jonathan R. Maples (Mobile, AL) have been named as Shareholders.  Kevin Blodgett and Todd C. Hunter, Jr. (Tallahassee, FL) and […]

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Ball and Guarino Earn Defense Verdict

Shareholder Steve Ball and Associate Michael Guarino prevailed on a motion for summary judgment in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama on September 28, 2017.  The lawsuit initially involved the pursuit of missing flatbed trailers for clients with a major trucking company.  After recovering the […]

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Guarino Speaks at New Lawyer Seminar in NYC

Michael Guarino, an associate in the Birmingham, AL office of Carr Allison, recently served as a speaker at the Professional Liability Attorney Network’s New Lawyer Training Seminar in New York City.  Michael spoke on the use of social media and other electronic resources in employment litigation.  He discussed practical strategies […]

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Birmingham (AL) Non-Discrimination Law Update

On September 26th, the Birmingham (AL) City Council passed an ordinance prohibiting discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based on a person’s race, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity or disability.  The ordinance imposes criminal liability only, with offenders being liable for a $100 fine for a first offense, […]

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Guarino Chosen for Birmingham Bar Association Future Leaders Forum

Michael C. Guarino, an associate in Carr Allison’s Birmingham (AL) office, was recently selected to the 2017 class of the Birmingham Bar Association Future Leaders Forum.  Michael is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Group. The Future Leaders Forum develops leaders from a group of motivated attorneys who have been […]

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Daughtry and Guarino Obtain Summary Judgment

Bricker Daughtry and Michael Guarino of the Birmingham office of Carr Allison recently obtained summary judgment in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Alabama on behalf of a transportation employer.  The Plaintiff alleged tort and fraud claims arising from the investigation and denial of his workers compensation claim.  At the […]

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