Charles A. Powell  IV - Littler Mendelson P.C.

Charles A. Powell IV

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

Charles A. Powell has represented employers throughout the southeast against employment discrimination and harassment, non-competition and wage and hour litigation suits for more than 18 years. He has a strong record of successfully defending employers against various employment and labor law claims, including:

  • A retail chain in a jury trial alleging sexual harassment and state law tort claims
  • A hospital in a jury trial alleging racially discriminatory promotion, discharge and retaliation claims
  • A manufacturing client in a discriminatory discharge jury trial
  • A hotel and restaurant in a trial alleging disability discrimination
  • A mobile home manufacturer in contentious trials alleging race, gender and national origin discrimination

Charles also has particular experience with:

  • Title VII
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Equal Pay Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Section 1981
  • State Law Tort Claims

He also successfully defeated class certification efforts in a racial harassment case filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and has experience litigating wage and hour collective claims involving misclassification and off-the-clock issues.

Additionally, Charles offers counseling on compliance with federal and state labor and employment laws to numerous types of employers, ranging from small businesses to publicly held companies.

Vanderbilt UniversityBA University of AlabamaUniversity of Alabama School of LawJ.D.
Cultural Alliance of Greater BirminghamMcWane Science CenterAmerican Bar FoundationBirmingham Bar Association American Bar Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida

Office Location

Wells Fargo Tower, Suite 2300
420 Twentieth Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203
United States

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment