Josh's Profile

Josh is a Shareholder in the Labor & Employment practice at Maynard Cooper.

He provides representation and guidance to clients across a broad range of EEO and labor and employment matters, including cases arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Section 1981, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the National Labor Relations Act, whistleblower statutes, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act, and various state tort laws. Josh represents clients engaged in Department of Labor audits and investigations and has experience in litigating and providing advice relating to the enforceability of employment agreements and non-compete agreements. Josh’s practice also includes advising clients on labor issues and representing management in grievance proceedings and labor arbitrations.

Josh offers consultation to employers in need of assistance in drafting or updating employee handbooks and policies. He also offers consultation and training for employers on a variety of topics including compliance with labor, employment, health and safety laws and regulations, and best practices for personnel management and human resources functions. Josh advises manufacturing, natural resources, and other companies in highly regulated industries on regulatory compliance and represents them in a variety of administrative matters, including Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA) and Federal Mine Safety and Health Act (MSHA) enforcement actions, discrimination and temporary reinstatement claims, audits, special investigations, and accident investigations.

Josh has successfully litigated labor and employment and related tort cases in both state and federal court and has experience obtaining summary judgment for clients. In addition, he has successfully litigated administrative enforcement actions and labor arbitrations.

Alabama Super Lawyers listed Josh as a "Rising Star" in Employment & Labor in 2015. Mid-South Super Lawyers listed Josh as a “Rising Star” in Employment & Labor in 2016 and 2017.

Josh received his J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Alabama School of Law. He holds a B.A. in Economics with distinction from the University of Virginia.

Josh's Accolades

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Labor and Employment Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment (2022)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Employment & Labor (2016 - 2017, 2019)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Employment & Labor (2015)
  • Recognized as a "Labor & Employment Star" by Benchmark Litigation

Josh's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

Affiliations
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Alabama State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Alabama State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Human Resource Management Conference, Planning Committee
Civic Involvement
  • Department of Camp McDowell, Secretary
  • UVA Club of Birmingham, President
  • Freshwater Land Trust, Member of the Board's Governance Committee and President of the Junior Board
  • Volunteer with Birmingham Bar Volunteer Law Program
  • Birmingham Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association, Board Member 2012-2014
  • Cornerstone School, Junior Board 2013-2016

Josh's Speaking Engagements

  • 04/16/20: "COVID-19 Webinar: Confronting Employment Issues" Birmingham Business Alliance (Webinar)

Admissions

State Bar: Alabama

U.S. District Court: Alabama (Northern, Middle, Southern), Colorado

U.S. Court of Appeals: Eleventh Circuit

Education
  • University of Alabama School of Law
    • (2011, J.D., magna cum laude; Alabama Law Review, Notes Editor; Campbell Moot Court Board; Labor and Employment Moot Court Team; Bench and Bar Honor Society)

  • University of Virginia
    • (2008, B.A., Economics; with distinction; Jefferson Scholar)

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

MAYNARD EARNS TOP MARKS IN 2022 BENCHMARK LITIGATION

Maynard, Cooper & Gale (Maynard) has earned the distinction of a Highly Recommended Litigation Firm and Highly Recommended Labor & Employment Firm in the recently released 2022 edition of Benchmark Litigation, the definitive guide spotlighting the nation’s leading law firms and litigators. The list of Maynard lawyers recognized in the...

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

179 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 179 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, including 17 who are distinguished as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of expertise and 48 of the Firm’s younger attorneys...

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Maynard Represents AAA Cooper Transportation in its Acquisition by Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, Inc.

Maynard Cooper & Gale represented AAA Cooper Transportation, a leading less-than-truckload (“LTL”) carrier, in connection with its sale to Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:KNX). The enterprise value of the transaction is $1.35 billion and makes a significant impact on Knight-Swift’s growth platform in the LTL space. AAA Cooper will...

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