Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak
& Stewart, P.C.

Established in 1977

Law Firm in Birmingham, AL

Attorney Awards
AV Preeminent
Champion Badge Silver
Attorney Awards
AV Preeminent
Champion Badge Silver

Areas of Law

  • Employment and Labor Law (federal and state)
  • Employment Litigation
  • Public Employment
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Civil Rights
  • Title VII
  • ADEA
  • ADA
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Harassment
  • Affirmative Action
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Law
  • Administrative Agency Practice
  • EEOC Claims
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Wrongful Termination Defense
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Reductions in Force
  • WARN Act
  • Covenants Not To Compete
  • Unfair Competition and Trade Secret Litigation
  • Employment Class Actions
  • Employment Arbitration
  • National Labor Relations Act
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Union Representation Elections
  • Unfair Labor Practice Charges
  • Labor Strikes
  • Immigration Law
  • Workers Compensation
  • Employee Benefits
  • ERISA
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Mine Safety
  • Civil Litigation
  • Education Law

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Attorneys at This Firm

Firm Details

Year Established
1977
Firm Size
750
Representative Clients
REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS: A.C. Legg Packing Company, Inc.; Academy Sports & Outdoors; Adecco USA, Inc.; Advantage Resourcing; AECOM; Aerospace Defense Coatings of Georgia, Inc.; Alabama One Credit Union; Alabama Specialty Products; Alabama State Employees Credit Union; Anniston Water Works & Sewer Board; Avadian Credit Union; BASF Corporation; Ben E. Keith Company; Bermco Aluminum; Birmingham-Southern College; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama; Boyd Brothers Transportation; Brasfield & Gorrie, General Contractors; Cahaba Government Benefits Administrators; Cahaba Safeguard Administrators, LLC; CB&I; Cheaha Eye Associates, P.C.; Clayton Homes, Inc.; Cloud & Tidwell, LLC Collections; CMH Homes; The Collegiate Warehouse; Community Coffee Company, L.L.C.; Corizon; Dick's Sporting Goods; Discount Foods, Inc.; Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.; Dillard's, Inc.; Drummond Company, Inc.; Dunn Buildings, LLC; Dunn Construction Company; Eastman Chemical; EFS, Inc.; Employers Drug Program Management, Inc.; FabArc Steel; Factory Connection, LLC; Fastenal; Flanders Corporation; Florida Tool, Inc.; Flowers Foods, Inc.; Forever 21; Fresh Market; GAF Materials Corporation; Giant Cement; Great Southern Wood Preserving (YellaWood); Hale County Hospital; Helix Systems, Inc.; Hillshire Brands; Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC; Honeywell; Husky Infection Molding Systems, Inc.; International Paper Company; Inteva Products, LLC; Jacksonville State University; Jan-Pro; JMC Steel Group; Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.; Johnson & Johnson; KAR Auction Services; Keystone Foods; LG Electronics; LHC Group; McCarthy Construction Company; Meritor, Inc.; MetLife Bank, NA; Michelin North America; Milo's; Mobile Heart Specialists, P.C.; Morris-Shea Bridge Company; Motion Medical, Inc.; NaphCare, Inc.; Navigator Credit Union; Nucor Steel Birmingham, Inc.; Oak Grove Resources; Oakview Manor Health Care Center; Odyssey Early Learning Schools; Old Dominion Freight Lines; Oxylance, Inc.; Parkdale Mills; Par Pharmaceuticals; PCL Construction Company; Pieology; Pike Manor Health Care Center; Poarch Band of Creek Indians; Polyamide High Performance, Inc.; Portfolio Recovery Associates; Pratt Industries (U.S.A.), Inc.; Quincy Compressors; Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc.; Regions Bank; Regions Financial Corporation; Regis Corporation; Remington Outdoor Company; Revere Control Systems; SAIC; Samford University; Science Applications International Corporation; Self Industries; Seneca Coal; Sonic Automotive, Inc.; Sonoco Products Company; Southeastern Industrial Construction Co.; Southern Energy Homes, Inc.; Southern Medical Equipment Corporation; Southern Wild Wings (d/b/a/ Buffalo Wild Wings); Spring Hill College; Steak N Shake; Stillman College; T. S. TECH of Alabama, L.L.C.; Talladega Castings & Machine Company; Techno Poultry; Tiffin Motor Homes, Inc.; Tool-Smith Company, Inc.; Total EHR, LLC; Total Pain Solutions; Town & Country Ford, L.L.C.; Toyota Tsusho America, Inc.; Travel Centers of America; Tuskegee University; Tyonek Group; United Roofing Manufacturing Co., Inc.; University of Mobile; Victoria's Secret Stores; Vulcan Painters, Inc.; Walgreen Company; Watco Companies; Welch Hornsby & Welch; West Point Society of Birmingham.

Client Reviews

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  • 90% client recommended 28 recommendations
  • 4.5/5.0 31 reviews
  • Communication

    4.5/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    4.5/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    4.5/5.0
  • Value for Money

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Mr. Ronald Wayne Chapman Jr. on 08/24/17 in Labor and Employment

    Professional, high integrity, strategic, practical, problem solver, responsive, knowledgable, excellent communicator and confident presence with Executive Management team and Board of Directors.

    Professional, high integrity, strategic, practical, problem solver, responsive, knowledgable, excellent communicator and confident presence with Executive Management team and Board of Directors.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Mr. Ronald Wayne Chapman Jr. on 03/13/18 in Labor and Employment

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Tracey Lynne Truesdale on 09/21/17 in Labor and Employment

    It was a joy to work with Tracey Truesdale. She helped us navigate a delicate transition.

    It was a joy to work with Tracey Truesdale. She helped us navigate a delicate transition.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Tracey Lynne Truesdale on 09/21/17 in Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA)

    Tracey is a very knowledgeable and pragmatic attorney. She is not afraid to fight but is well-respected by OSHA.

    Tracey is a very knowledgeable and pragmatic attorney. She is not afraid to fight but is well-respected by OSHA.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Mr. Michael Oliver Eckard on 08/28/17 in Labor and Employment

    Excellent and pragmatic business knowledge.

    Excellent and pragmatic business knowledge.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Mr. Michael Oliver Eckard on 07/27/16 in Labor and Employment

    Michael was a true pleasure to work with. He prepared me for everything I faced. We worked together as partners from day one until resolution. He had my back through it all. I cannot say enough about this remarkable attorney.

    Michael was a true pleasure to work with. He prepared me for everything I faced. We worked together as partners from day one until resolution. He had my back through it all. I cannot say enough about this remarkable attorney.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Mr. James M. Barrett on 10/01/13 in Civil Rights

    Mr. Barrett was exceptional. His understanding of our situation and how to mitigate potential legal entanglements was spot on. He was prompt in his response to our inquiries and always kept us abreast of how things were progressing. He was very ag... Read more

    Mr. Barrett was exceptional. His understanding of our situation and how to mitigate potential legal entanglements was spot on. He was prompt in his response to our inquiries and always kept us abreast of how things were progressing. He was very aggressive in defending our position and putting others on notice we would defend ourselves.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Timothy A. Palmer on 08/04/13 in Workers Compensation

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Ms. Marifrances Morrison on 01/28/11 in Immigration

    Not enough space to tell you about Ms Morrison. She holds a very special place in our hearts. My family and friends will allays be thankful to Ms Morrison. When other lawyers turned their back on us the law firm of Richard Iandoli and Ms Morrison was... Read more

    Not enough space to tell you about Ms Morrison. She holds a very special place in our hearts. My family and friends will allays be thankful to Ms Morrison. When other lawyers turned their back on us the law firm of Richard Iandoli and Ms Morrison was the only lawyers that took matters into their hands, like we knew each other for a long time. I live in Boston, have a family and we always remember how she helped me, my friends and my family. THANKS

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Mark Franklin Lovell on 08/17/10 in Labor and Employment

    Easy to work with and very intelligent

    Easy to work with and very intelligent

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Peer Reviews

  • 4.7/5.0 1182 reviews
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.7/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

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  • Judgment

    4.7/5.0
  • Communication

    4.7/5.0
  • Legal Experience

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Mr. Stephen Eric Hart by a Staff Lawyer on 10/03/16 in Management Employment Law

    Steve is an outstanding lawyer. He's goes the extra mile for his clients.

    Steve is an outstanding lawyer. He's goes the extra mile for his clients.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Thomas Scott Stewart by a Member on 04/29/16 in Employment Litigation

    I have known Scott since the start of our careers. He is and has been a skilled, dedicated advocate who believes in strong and ethical representation, an important combination. His clients are lucky to have him.

    I have known Scott since the start of our careers. He is and has been a skilled, dedicated advocate who believes in strong and ethical representation, an important combination. His clients are lucky to have him.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Mr. Jacob Christopher Credeur by a Partner on 05/04/15 in Employment Law

    Jacob is an excellent attorney, who is dedicated to his clients and his practice.

    Jacob is an excellent attorney, who is dedicated to his clients and his practice.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Evan J. Shenkman by a Senior Associate on 08/28/14 in Labor and Employment

    Evan is very smart, deeply expert in the field of labor and employment law, energetic and devoted to the interests of his clients. He is also a highly collegial professional.

    Evan is very smart, deeply expert in the field of labor and employment law, energetic and devoted to the interests of his clients. He is also a highly collegial professional.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Mr. Josh Chandler Harrison by a Partner on 07/28/14 in Litigation

    Josh Harrison has been co-counsel on a case with me. He is smart, careful, and efficient.

    Josh Harrison has been co-counsel on a case with me. He is smart, careful, and efficient.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Ms. Kelly Suzanne Hughes by a Partner on 07/24/14 in Employment Law

    I worked opposite Ms. Hughes during an employment dispute lawsuit. At all times she was professional and considerate while being a very effective advocate for her client. It was apparent that she is incredibly intelligent, quite hard working, and had... Read more

    I worked opposite Ms. Hughes during an employment dispute lawsuit. At all times she was professional and considerate while being a very effective advocate for her client. It was apparent that she is incredibly intelligent, quite hard working, and had mastered the legal issues present in the case. She is an outstanding lawyer and a true asset to the Bar. I would provide her the highest of ratings.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Eric P. Mathisen by a Managing Partner on 06/23/14 in Business Litigation

    In our dealings I have always found Eric to be highly ethical and to be an outstanding attorney.

    In our dealings I have always found Eric to be highly ethical and to be an outstanding attorney.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for William Rutchow by a Managing Partner on 06/08/14 in Employment Law

    Excleent lawyer of the highest caliber in legal and ethics !

    Excleent lawyer of the highest caliber in legal and ethics !

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for Mr. Thomas Scott Kelly by an Other Legal Professional on 05/28/13 in Employment Litigation

    I have worked with Scott Kelly for several years on a variety of matters. Not only is Scott highly knowledgable about the law, he is more than willing to go to bat for his client. Scott is also very responsive and despite a busy schedules always re... Read more

    I have worked with Scott Kelly for several years on a variety of matters. Not only is Scott highly knowledgable about the law, he is more than willing to go to bat for his client. Scott is also very responsive and despite a busy schedules always returns calls and emails in a prompt fashion. I could not ask for a better business partner.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Review for William Edward Grob by a General Counsel on 04/15/13 in Employment Law

    Bill is a top notch lawyer with excellent skills and unimpeachable ethics. His advice is highly practical and he works extremely efficiently, which is most appreciated by in-house counsel such as me.

    Bill is a top notch lawyer with excellent skills and unimpeachable ethics. His advice is highly practical and he works extremely efficiently, which is most appreciated by in-house counsel such as me.

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