Thomas J. Woodford


Mr. Woodford graduated with honors from Duke University and the Washington & Lee University School of Law. Before moving to Mobile in 1996, Mr. Woodford practiced in Washington, D.C., with a large multinational law firm. AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Woodford’s practice focuses on labor and employment representing management, including:

• Representing private and public employers in litigation involving all areas of labor and employment law.
• Representing employers in single-plaintiff, class and collective action litigation and arbitration.
• Representing employers before state and federal enforcement and regulatory agencies, including the EEOC and the Department of Labor (OFCCP, OSHA and Wage Hour Division), and the National Labor Relations Board.
• Drafting employment policies and procedures, employee handbooks, employment contracts, non-compete agreements, trade secret agreements, affirmative action programs, and drug testing programs.
• Counseling employers in all aspects of labor and employment law.
• Representing employers in union-management relations under the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act in collective bargaining, election campaigns, arbitrations, withdrawal/decertification petitions, and complex compliance proceedings.

Mr. Woodford is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, including the Alabama State Council and the National, Mobile (President 2012) and Baldwin County chapters; the Labor and Employment Sections of the Florida Bar, the Alabama State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. Mr. Woodford is a very active speaker on labor and employment topics to human resource professionals, trade groups, and attorneys.

Areas of Law

Labor and Employment
Litigation and Counseling
Complex Civil Litigation
Intellectual Property


Washington & Lee University, J.D., cum laude, 1987
(W. Baker Hall Scholar)
Duke University, A.B., cum laude, 1983
Adjunct Professor, Business Law, Department of Management, Mitchell College of Business, University of South Alabama, 2005-2010
Adjunct Professor, Constitutional Law, Department of Political Science, Spring Hill College, Fall 2006


U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Fifth,
Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits
Numerous Federal District Courts
State Courts in Alabama, Florida, District of Columbia,
Virginia, and Pennsylvania (Inactive)