Tommy’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.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence

Professional & Civic Associations

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • American Employment Law Council
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • East Alabama SHRM Chapter, Board of Directors 
  • SAPAA, Board Member
  • SAPAA State Laws-at-a-Glance Blogs, Editor
  • Auburn Bicycling Committee
  • Auburn Kiwanis Club
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lee County, Board Member
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Chattahoochee Council Board
  • First Baptist Church of Opelika

About Me

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

News & Analysis

Client Presentations & Firm Publications

Blogs, Videos & Podcasts

Blog Posts

  • "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

Practice Emphasis

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


Cumberland School of Law, Samford University

  • J.D., cum laude, 1980

Auburn University

  • B.A., 1976

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Alabama, 1980
  • Georgia, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Alabama 
  • U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Georgia
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