Michael Vance McCrary was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 1998. Vance received his law degree from the University of Alabama in 2001. While in law school, Vance clerked for several nationally recognized union-side labor law firms, including the predecessor firm to The Gardner Firm. Vance began work as an associate with the firm upon graduation from law school. He was made a full partner at the age of 30.
His current practice is primarily in the area of labor and employment law, and toxic torts. He is admitted to practice law in the state courts of Alabama and all federal district courts in Alabama, as well as the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Vance spends a great deal of his time in the litigation of mass tort, class action, toxic tort and complex product liability claims. He regularly litigates labor and employment cases before state and federal courts. And, he has successfully handled many administrative hearings.
Vance is lead class counsel in several state court class actions in Alabama. He is also co-lead class counsel in many nationwide class cases litigated in the federal district courts and the bankruptcy courts on behalf of claimants seeking pay for violation of the Workers Adjustment Retraining and Notification (WARN) Act. He frequently resolves these matters on behalf of the workers he represents for amounts in the seven to eight figure range. To find out more about Vance’s WARN Act practice, go to www.warnadvocate.com.
He has been equally as successful in his litigation of single plaintiff cases. Vance’s successes in single plaintiff cases include a case in which a jury awarded his client in excess of $17,000,000 in damages resulting from a breach of contract and fraud.
He is a member of the American, Alabama and Mobile County Bar Associations. Additionally, he is an active member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers’ Coordinating Committee. He is on the Executive Committee of the South Alabama Trial Lawyers Association. He is a past Board Member and current Board Chairman of the Alabama Organized Labor Awards Foundation. In recognition of Vance's work on behalf of the working men and women of Alabama, the Alabama Organized Labor Awards Foundation, in 2008, gave Vance its ‘Friend of Labor’ award.
In addition to his work at The Gardner Firm, Vance is also of counsel at the prominent New York City firm Lankenau & Miller, LLP.
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The Gardner Firm, P.C.
Post Office Drawer 3103
Mobile, Alabama 36652
Phone: (251) 433-8100
Facsimile: (251) 433-8181