Labor and Employment Law
Representing Unions and their members is the cornerstone of our firm. Our Union clients are made up of employees in all industries, both public and private sector. We represent them throughout Alabama and the country.
For these clients, we offer ongoing advice as to new legal developments, and as to difficult questions of law and strategy in labor relations. We negotiate labor contracts, handle grievances and arbitrations, appear before the National Labor Relations Board, and litigate everywhere from municipal court to the U.S. Supreme Court. We also represent pension funds, and health and welfare funds, that are set up by Unions and employers through collective bargaining. We also represent our Union clients in their own business matters, as well as in their dealings with employers and with their members.
If you are a Union official interested in becoming a client of our firm, please contact Cecil Gardner in our Mobile Office (251) 433-8100. If you are an official of a pension or health fund, please contact Cecil Gardner or Vance McCrary in our Mobile Office (251) 433-8100.
For those whose injuries are caused in the workplace -- by accidents, or exposure to dangerous materials, or through other means -- we seek a remedy not only through Workers' Compensation (including Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation, for those working in that industry) but also by bringing suit against responsible parties other than the employer. For instance, we have years of experience in bringing claims for asbestos exposure as well as exposure to other hazardous materials and conditions.
We also represent people whose injuries are not work-related -- who have been injured by defective products, or by the negligence or recklessness of others.
If you are seeking assistance in a Workers' Compensation matter for an on-the-job injury, please contact Cecil Gardner in our Mobile Office (251) 433-8100.
If you or a loved one have been injured by a faulty or defective product, The Gardner Firm is prepared to assist you with your case.
Product Liability cases require expertise, experience, and resources to achieve results. The Gardner Firm attorneys have successfully pursued defective product cases in dozens of jurisdictions across the United States. The Gardner Firm typically takes product liability cases on a contingency basis, which means you won't be writing us a check every time we write a brief, or hire an expert witness. Contingency clients only pay for our services if we are successful in making a recovery on their behalf. We have the experience and resources necessary to resolve your products liability case. Contact The Gardner Firm today for a FREE no-obligation consultation.
Class Action Cases
One of the most important legal developments of modern times has been the rise of the class action, as a tool by which individuals with small or moderately-sized legal claims could band together in a collective suit against a larger and more powerful foe that had wronged them all in a similar fashion. For instance, class actions have become important in the fields of consumer law (regarding products and services that are deceptively advertised, or negligently made), securities law (regarding such things as manipulation of stock prices), employment law (regarding discrimination, failure to give notice of plant closings, and other sorts of group-wide harms to employees), and other areas. Our firm has become a leader in this area, in Alabama and throughout the nation. Our cases have ranged, for instance, from workplace exposure to hazardous substances, to challenging unlawful behavior by credit card companies.
If you believe that you know of a matter deserving class action treatment, please contact Vance McCrary or Mary Olsen in our Mobile Office (251) 433-8100.