J. Carin Burford

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Ms. Burford represents management in employment-related litigation concerning claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, unemployment compensation, wage and hour, and workers’ compensation. Ms. Burford also regularly provides training on issues such as employee discipline, harassment and workplace violence prevention, litigation avoidance, and workplace policies and procedures.

Along with her time representing employers, Ms. Burford is a Hearing Officer for the Personnel Board of Jefferson County. In this role, she serves as a quasi-arbitrator hearing cases and recommending action with respect to employee disciplinary appeals for the largest county employer in Alabama.

In addition to her time spent as a frequent lecturer to industry groups, human resources professionals, and safety personnel, Ms. Burford also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alabama School of Law where she has taught classes in both Workplace Law and Workers’ Compensation since 2007. Outside of work, Ms. Burford is an avid whitewater kayaker and is a certified instructor for the American Canoe Association.

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Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section, OSHA and Workers’ Compensation Committees)
  • Alabama Bar Association (Labor & Employment, Workers’ Compensation, and Women’s Sections)
  • Birmingham Bar Association (Workers’ Compensation & Women’s Sections; Future Leaders Forum Programming Committee)
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Alabama Self-Insured Association
  • Alabama Worker’s Compensation Organization


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