Represented Steel Fabrication and Manufacturing facility against claims of retaliatory discharge under Alabama Workers' Compensation Act
T. Kelly May
T. Kelly May
Kelly May believes that success is achieved through hard work, thorough preparation and by never being complacent. Having served on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and attaining the rank of Major, he understands the importance of these traits and applies them to every case he handles, which has resulted in numerous successes for his client. Kelly also understands the value of teamwork and implements this principle by working closely with his clients to find the best solution.
Since joining the firm in 1989, Kelly has developed an active defense practice in the areas of civil rights litigation, employment law, real estate litigation, products liability and complex business and commercial litigation. Kelly represents a wide variety of clients in a multitude of settings, including successes in State and Federal court trials and arbitrations and in matters involving the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. His accomplishments have be recognized in various ways, including being listed by Best Lawyers as one of The Best Lawyers in America and as a top attorney in Alabama by Super Lawyers. Kelly was also named one of “Birmingham’s Top Attorneys” by Birmingham Magazine, “Best of the Bar” by the Birmingham Business Journal and received the highest Martindale-Hubbell peer rating of AV-Preeminent®.
Outside of his profession, Kelly is a committed outdoorsman. He enjoys hunting, college football and relaxing at the family farm with his four daughters.
Kelly earned his BS in Finance from Auburn University, his MBA from Samford University and his JD from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.
Bar & Court Admissions
Alabama State Bar, 1985
United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama
United States Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Defense Research Institute
Leadership Council of the Alabama Center for Real Estate
Represented various municipalities in matter involving claims of race discrimination and the promotion of employees under Title VII and Section 198103
Represented various contractors against claims of sexual harassment under Title VII.04
Represented construction company against charges filed by OSHA, successfully eliminating the vast majority of the charges and penalties.05
Represented construction company against charges filed by OSHA, successfully eliminating the vast majority of the charges and penalties.06
Represented wheel manufacturing facility against claims of race discrimination and pay discrimination under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII07
Represented various municipalities against claims of race discrimination, sex discrimination and retaliation under Title VII and Section 198108
Represented state agency in claims of race discrimination and retaliation under Title VII and Section 1981, and Section 198309
Represented construction company against claims of race discrimination under Title VII10
Represented automobile manufacturing facility against claims involving overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act
Resources & News
Distinctions & Contributions
Presenter, Alabama Associated General Contractors March 2018 Lunch & Learn: Managing Workplace Behavior in the #MeToo Era03
Best Lawyers 2016 Litigation - Real Estate "Lawyer of the Year" in Birmingham04
Listed in “Best of the Bar” by the Birmingham Business Journal05
Alabama Super Lawyers06
Listed by The Best Lawyers in America for Litigation - Real Estate since 201207
“Birmingham’s Top Attorneys”, Birmingham Magazine, in the areas of Commercial and Residential Real Estate08
Frequently lectures in the real estate arena, providing seminars on risk management for the Alabama Real Estate Commission, Birmingham Association of Realtors, real estate agents, and appraisers