Chris Mitchell
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PROFILE
EXPERIENCE
AWARDS
AFFILIATIONS

Chris’s Profile

Chris is a member of Maynard Cooper’s Labor & Employment Practice group where he represents management in a wide variety of labor, EEO and employment matters. His experience includes advising management on union organizing issues, negotiating union contracts and handling labor-management arbitrations. In addition, he has tried over thirty employment discrimination cases to successful jury verdicts and has extensive experience in appellate courts.

A highly skilled and experienced lawyer, Chris has earned the distinguished recognition as a Leading Practitioner in the area of Labor & Employment by Chamber USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business every year since 2004. He is also consistently recognized in Mid-South Super Lawyers and Alabama Super Lawyers.

Chris’s Experience

  • Farley v. American Cast Iron Pipe Co. 115 F. 3d 1548 (11th Cir. Ala. 1997) Establishing favorable defenses for employers in sex harassment cases.
  • Rowell v. BellSouth Telecommunications Inc. 433 F.3d 794 (11th Cir. Ala. 2005) Establishing favorable standards for evaluating age discrimination, reduction in force case

Chris’s Awards

  • Chambers USA, Leading Practitioner in Labor & Employment (2004-present)
  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Employment Law: Management, Labor Law: Management (2006-present)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers for Employment & Labor (2016-present)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers for Employment & Labor (2008-2015)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Rating

Chris’s Affiliations & Civic Involvement

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
CONTACT
T 205.254.1160
F 205.254.1999
C 205.413.1591
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Assistant
Bridget Tytler
Paralegal
Mary Ann Raley
RELATED INDUSTRIES & SERVICES
BAR ADMISSIONS
State Bar:Alabama, Georgia
U.S. Court of Appeals:First Circuit, Second Circuit, Third Circuit, Fourth Circuit, Fifth Circuit, Tenth Circuit, Eleventh Circuit, D.C. Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
EDUCATION
University of Alabama School of Law (1973, J.D., Class President; Alabama Law Review; Order of the Coif)
Georgia Institute of Technology (1970, B.S., summa cum laude; Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honorary; Intercollegiate Football)
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