Gordon L. Blair began his professional career practicing general civil litigation with a focus on employment and commercial litigation. Gordon also served as the associate general counsel of a publicly traded manufacturing company. At Ogletree Deakins, Gordon continues to devote a substantial part of his practice to general litigation and regularly represents colleges and universities, contractors, healthcare providers, manufacturers and retailers in personal injury, construction, tort, and contract litigation. However, the majority of Gordon’s litigation practice involves representation of employers in workplace-related matters, ranging from administrative proceedings to federal and appellate litigation.
In addition to litigation, Gordon maintains a national practice routinely counseling multi-state employers on day-to-day employment decisions, policy development, and general compliance with the myriad of labor and employment laws. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Gordon advised countless multi-state and Alabama-based employers on federal, state, and local public health guidance and laws. Gordon also worked to create effective policies and procedures for maintaining operations and maximizing employee safety.
When not serving clients as a litigator or counselor, Gordon works as a mediator. He has been registered on the Alabama State Court Mediator Roster since 2012. Gordon brings to his mediation practice roughly twenty years’ of litigation experience resolving scores of 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 enjoys coaching youth sports and is involved in historic preservation organizations, wetland and marine conservation organizations, and scholastic foundations.