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Douglas B. Kauffman

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  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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          • Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 1993, summa cum laude
          • Samford University, B.S., Accounting, 1990, cum laude
          • Alabama State Courts
          • 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
          • Chambers USA, Labor & Employment
          • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preminent 
          • The Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law – Individuals, Labor Law – Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
          • B-Metro Magazine, Top Lawyers, 2017 & 2018
          • Birmingham Business Journal, Best of the Bar, 2021