Charles H. "Charlie" Morgan

Charles H. "Charlie" Morgan

Alston & Bird LLP

Recognized since 2013

Atlanta, Georgia

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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Charlie Morgan concentrates in litigation and government and internal investigations regarding occupational safety and health, employment and traditional labor matters. He also develops programs for compliance with safety and health laws and federal sentencing guidelines.

Mr. Morgan represents companies nationally in investigations and litigation regarding major industrial and mining accidents, in class and collective actions, and in anti-union campaigns. He served as lead counsel for Imperial Sugar Company in connection with its sugar refinery explosion in 2008.

Mr. Morgan joined Alston & Bird LLP in 1988 and is listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Labor & Employment (2014) and Best Lawyers in America, 21st Edition (2015).


  • One Atlantic Center, Suite 4900
    1201 West Peachtree Street
    Atlanta, GA 30309-3424


  • Vanderbilt University, J.D., graduated 1988
  • Emory University, BA, graduated 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, State Bar of Georgia

Alston & Bird LLP
Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia

227 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

99 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Special Focus

  • COVID-19
  • Employment
  • Management

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  • Represented restaurant chains in putative class actions in Florida, New York and California alleging ADA Title III claims relating to classes of blind and visually impaired customers.
  • Represented a national pharmacy chain in claims in South Carolina of race discrimination, Title III of the ADA and assault and battery.
  • Represented Imperial Sugar Company in the aftermath of a major explosion of a sugar refinery resulting in 14 fatalities; representation included investigations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Chemical Safety Board and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
  • Represented a wireless carrier in the defeat of a nationwide class certification in an action alleging noncompliance with a pay commissions plan in the Southern District of Florida and before the Eleventh Circuit.
  • Represented a quick-service restaurant in a nationwide class action under Title III of the ADA in the Southern District of Florida.
  • Victories in anti-union campaigns against the Teamsters, PACE International, United Mine Workers, Steelworkers, Sheet Metal Workers and Iron Workers in Texas, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Illinois and Georgia.
  • Defended companies against Mine Safety and Health Administration enforcement actions regarding mining fatalities and mining accidents.
  • Trial counsel in obtaining defense verdicts in jury and bench trials alleging race discrimination, racial harassment sexual harassment and ADA Title III violations in the Middle District of Florida, Middle District of Georgia and Northern District of Georgia.
  • Represented a financial services company in nationwide claims under Title III of the ADA and state laws relating to access to web services.

Recent Reported Decisions and Other Cases

  • Magee v. Glacier Water Services Inc. and Winn-Dixie Stores Inc., No. 16-4364 (E.D. La. Jan. 30, 2017) (granting motion to dismiss).
  • Magee v. Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc., No. 15-31018 (5th Cir. Aug. 15, 2016), affirming Magee v. Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc., 143 F.Supp.3d 464 (E.D. La. 2015) (granting motion to dismiss).
  • West v. Moe’s Franchisor LLC, No. 15-cv-2846 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 9, 2015) (granting motion to dismiss).
  • West v. Five Guys Enterprises LLC, No. 15-cv-2845 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 5, 2016) (granting motion to dismiss).
  • DiCarlo v. Walgreens Boot Alliance Inc., No. 15-cv-2919 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 5, 2016) (granting motion to dismiss).
  • DiCarlo and West v. McDonald’s Corporation, et al., No. 1:15-cv-02273 (S.D.N.Y. 2016) (plaintiffs dismissed without prejudice).
  • Gomez v. Pei Wei Asian Diner LLC, No. 1:15-cv-22657 (S.D. Fla. 2015) (plaintiff dismissed without prejudice).

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