J. R. Brooks

J. R. Brooks


Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C.

Recognized since 2003

Huntsville, Alabama

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Education Law

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Commercial Litigation
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Mr. Brooks has extensive experience in corporate and civil rights litigation and represents a number of school systems in north Alabama and several corporate clients. He has represented clients in a broad range of litigation involving federal and state issues. Mr. Brooks has represented a variety of public- and private-sector employers in Title VII, ADA, ADEA, and wrongful termination claims. He has also represented several corporate clients in complex commercial litigation involving, for example, contract disputes over computers and computer components, misappropriation of trade secrets and proprietary information, and violation of noncompetition agreements.

Upon appointment of President Jimmy Carter, Mr. Brooks served as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama from 1977 to 1981.

Location

  • 2101 West Clinton Avenue, Suite 102
    P.O. Box 2087
    Huntsville, AL 35804-2087

Education

  • The University of Alabama , J.D., graduated 1971
  • The University of Alabama, B.A., graduated 1968

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1971

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Commercial Litigation

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Labor and Employment, Huntsville (2020)
  • Commercial Litigation, Huntsville (2016)
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment, Huntsville (2015)
  • Commercial Litigation, Huntsville (2012)

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

  • Education Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Special Focus

  • Commercial Disputes
  • Education

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