Kelly Collins Woodford

Experience

Kelly Woodford has practiced labor and employment law since 1992. Before joining the firm, Ms. Woodford practiced in the labor and employment law section of the Washington, D.C. office of a large international law firm. Upon moving to Mobile, she was special counsel to the labor and employment practice team of a large southeastern regional law firm. Her legal career has focused exclusively on representing management in labor, employment and employee benefit matters, including:

• Representing employers in litigation involving all areas of labor and employment law.
• Representing employers before state and federal agencies, including the DOL, the EEOC, the OFCCP, the NLRB, and others.
• Representing employers in all aspects of union-management relations under both the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act, including: union election campaigns; collective bargaining agreement negotiation and administration; arbitration of grievances; assisting in the preparation of strike contingency plans; participation in strike-related litigation; and Taft-Hartley fund issues.
• Review and preparation of employment policies and procedures.
• Counseling employers in all aspects of labor and employment law in making and implementing day-to-day employment decisions, including decisions affecting hiring, discipline and termination.
• Conducting training of managers and supervisors in all areas of labor and employment law (e.g., record keeping, wage and hour compliance, sexual harassment, and hiring, discipline and firing).

In addition to practicing law, Ms. Woodford is the Associate Dean of the Mitchell College of Business at the University of South Alabama, where she also teaches labor and employment and business law courses.

Education

Georgetown University, J.D., cum laude, 1992
Spring Hill College, B.S., summa cum laude, 1989

Memberships

Alabama Bar Association

Admitted

Alabama
District of Columbia

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