Brooks focuses his practice on all phases of labor and employment law litigation, as well as defending employers from federal and state agency charges. Brooks represents employers on a variety of matters, including federal and state litigation involving discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, retaliation, protective covenants, and employment-related torts. He also provides employment and labor advice on a wide variety of specific issues, such as Title VII, the ADA, or FMLA, as well as a comprehensive review of employment-related policies, procedures, agreements, and handbooks.
In addition to his labor and employment law practice, Brooks also has significant extensive experience in product liability litigation and personal injury defense where he represented major automotive, pharmaceutical, and consumer products manufacturers. Brooks also spent several months working as in-house counsel, through a secondment, for a large commercial and consumer product manufacturer.
Brooks is a native of Winchester, Virginia, and has lived in South Carolina since receiving his degree from Furman University in 2009. Brooks earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He was named to the Order of the Coif, selected for the Order of the Wig and Robe, and earned a CALI award for Payment Systems. He also served as the Senior Articles Editor for the South Carolina Law Review and was a lead research assistant to Professor David G. Owen, editing the third edition of the Products Liability Hornbook.
Outside of work, Brooks enjoys playing golf and rooting for the Steelers and Penguins.