Douglas B. Kauffman

Partner Birmingham
(205) 226-8758
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Education
  • Cumberland School of Law
    J.D., 1993, summa cum laude
  • Samford University
    B.S., Accounting, 1990, cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 1993
About Doug
Doug has a wealth of technical knowledge and can give practical responses, options, and solutions in an efficient and timely manner. He is a valued, wise counselor who partners with our business.
Q&A
  • How are you involved in your community?

    Most of my community involvement is through my church. I am involved in my church’s prison ministry and I also frequently go on mission trips to Central and South America. We build schools and other community structures, or we work with children. Often I take my children on these trips with me so they can experience different cultures and discover how gratifying it can be to help others.

    As the chair of Balch’s Diversity Program, I lead and oversee the firm’s initiative internally, within the community, and specifically as we involve our clients.

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MORE ABOUT Doug
  • Successful Jury Trials of Employment Claims:  First chair trial counsel of employment claims, including various types of discrimination.
  • Class and Collective Actions:  Defended class actions and collective actions of employment claims, including discrimination and FLSA actions.
  • Compliance Training and Development:  Developed employment law compliance policies, procedures, and training for large and regulated employers and federal contractors.
  • Government Audits and Charges:  Handled numerous audits and charges filed with the OFCCP, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor, and the EEOC.
  • Immigration Worksite Enforcement:  Audited thousands of I-9s, developed standard operating procedures and training for I-9 and E-verfiy compliance, and represented employers in all stages of ICE audits.
  • Worker’s Compensation:  Tried and defended numerous worker’s compensation cases throughout state courts in Alabama.
        Education
        • Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 1993, summa cum laude
        • Samford University, B.S., Accounting, 1990, cum laude
        Courts
        • State Courts of Alabama
        • Federal Courts of Alabama
        • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
        • U.S. Supreme Court
        Bar Admissions
        • Alabama, 1993
        Professional Affiliations
        • Alabama State Bar, Labor & Employment Section
        • Birmingham Bar Association
        • American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section
        Awards & Accolades
        • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preminent 
        • Best Lawyers, Employment Law
        • Chambers USA, Labor & Employment