Anne Laurie McClurkin


Anne Laurie McClurkin, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, began her employment practice in 2004 and joined the firm in 2019.  She has a strong track record representing employers at both the trial and appellate level in numerous areas of employment law,  including: Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA; the FMLA; the FLSA; whistleblower claims; retaliatory discharge; and employment torts, including tortious interference and negligent training and/or supervision.

Ms. McClurkin’s litigation success includes winning defense verdicts for Mobile’s largest industrial employer in multiple race/gender discrimination cases tried to a jury in the Southern District of Alabama.  She has successfully argued appeals before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, including a matter of first impression that secured a summary judgment victory for the employer in a Title VII case.  Ms. McClurkin also won summary judgment for the employers in two separate FLSA matters involving the alleged misclassification of a large group of exempt employees and unpaid overtime.

She has defended employers in administrative proceedings, including OSHA investigations, DOL audits, and EEOC investigations. Ms. McClurkin regularly assists employers with preparing handbooks, crafting termination and corrective action plans, conducting employee training, and drafting non-compete and confidentiality agreements.

For several consecutive years, Ms. McClurkin has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a rising star among employment litigators in Alabama and in the Mid-South.

Ms. McClurkin also has been recognized as a leading professional in her community.  In 2016, she was selected to Mobile Bay Magazine’s 40 Under Forty, which honors the top 40 professionals in the Mobile area who are under 40 years of age.  In 2019, the Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama included Ms. McClurkin in its list of Leading Ladies Honorees, which recognizes female leaders in the community.


University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2004

  • Member of the National Trial Competition Team
  • Member of The Order of Barristers
  • Recipient of the George Peach Taylor Award for Outstanding Trial Advocacy

University of Alabama, B.A., cum laude, 2000


  • Alabama State Bar
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals