Gordon L. Blair began his professional career practicing general civil litigation, with a focus on commercial and employment litigation. He also served as the associate general counsel of a publicly traded manufacturing company. Gordon joined Ogletree Deakins in 2002.
At Ogletree Deakins, Gordon continues to devote a substantial portion of his practice to general litigation, regularly representing colleges and universities, contractors, healthcare providers, manufacturers and retailers in personal injury, construction, tort, and contract litigation. However, the majority of Gordon’s practice is focused on the representation of employers in workplace-related matters, ranging from administrative proceedings to federal litigation. He routinely counsels employers on day-to-day employment decisions, conducts training seminars, and works to develop effective workplace policies and procedures. Gordon lectures to human resources personnel and related groups on topics such as the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Alabama Workmen’s Compensation Act.
In 2012, Gordon added alternative dispute resolution to his practice. Having represented employers and businesses in negotiation, mediation, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution for more than a decade, he is now registered on the Alabama State Court Mediator Roster. Gordon brings to his mediation practice extensive experience resolving employment, tort, and contract actions.
Gordon’s principal interest outside of work is his family. He and his wife have two sons. They live in Birmingham and are active in their church. Gordon is also involved in historic preservation organizations, wetland and marine conservation organizations, and scholastic foundations.