David J. Middlebrooks
About David's Practice
David J. Middlebrooks is a shareholder in the Birmingham office of Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson, P.C. He is a senior litigator who has tried jury verdict cases involving every aspect of the employment relationship. He has litigated cases involving claims of sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge, disability, age, religion, race and sex discrimination, wage and hour, unfair labor practices, as well as cases involving claims of multiple chemical sensitivity, invasion of privacy, negligent supervision, intentional infliction of emotional distress, fraud, and breach of contract.
David assists employers in problem prevention and legal analysis of complex employment issues. David also heads the firm's Affirmative Action compliance practice for clients covered by Executive Order 11246, providing plan drafting, mock audits, record-keeping training, and audit defense.
David is rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given by other attorneys regarding legal ability and ethical standards. He has been recognized by Chambers USA as a leading employment defense attorney.
Prior to practicing law, David worked in labor relations and human resources in the chemical and aluminum industry in Louisiana. During this time, he dealt with more than a dozen unions (including a lengthy strike), administered hourly and white collar compensation plans, and was responsible for executive and professional recruiting. He also taught employee relations courses at the University of Alabama.
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