3120-D Frederick Road
Opelika, Alabama 36801T: 205.222.8030
West Point
709 3rd Avenue
West Point, Georgia 31833T: 205.222.8030

Practice Areas

Practice Emphasis

  • Management Labor and Employment Law
  • Employment Law Compliance Consultation and Training
  • Workplace Drug Testing Law and Consultation
  • Workplace Immigration Compliance and Training
  • Civil Litigation
  • Administrative Law
  • Church Law and Consultation
  • Union Avoidance

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Alabama, 1980
  • Georgia, 1981
  • U.S. District Courts, AL & GA, 1980
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1983


Cumberland School of Law, Samford University

  • J.D., cum laude, 1980

Auburn University

  • B.A., 1976

Seminars & Presentations

Thomas M. Eden, III

"You may gain temporary appeasement by a policy of concession to violence, but you do not gain lasting peace that way."

--Sir Anthony Eden, Former British Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary to Winston Churchill

Tommy Eden's law practice is principally in the areas of Management Labor and Employment Law; Drug Testing Law (DOT Regulated and Non-Regulated) throughout the United States; defense of employers in federal court in all aspects of employment litigation including claims under Title VII, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, ADEA, and retaliatory discharge actions; defense of employers in charges brought with the EEOC, Wage and Hour Division, National Labor Relations Board, and the Department of Labor; and litigation over employee benefits under ERISA. He also counsels employers on Immigration compliance under the Alabama Immigration Act and conducting I-9 audits under the Federal Immigration Act.


"Marijuana in the Workplace," ConstangyTV: Close-Up on Workplace Law, December 2016

Professional Activities/Associations

  • Member, Alabama State Bar
  • Member, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member, American Employment Law Council
  • Member, Birmingham Bar Association
  • Member, Lee County Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia
  • Member of Board of Directors, East Alabama SHRM Chapter
  • Board Member, SAPAA
  • Editor, SAPAA State Laws-at-a-Glance Blogs
  • AV® Peer Review Rated By Martindale-Hubbell

Civic/Charitable Activities/Associations

  • Board Member, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lee County
  • Auburn Bicycling Committee
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Chattahoochee Council Board
  • Auburn Kiwanis Club
  • First Baptist Church of Opelika

Other Personal Background Information and Interests

  • Enjoys road cycling, hiking and attending Auburn University football games. Tommy is married and has two sons.
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