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Whitney R. Brown


About Whitney R. Brown

Whitney Brown is a shareholder with the firm. Whitney represents employers in a range of employment litigation, including harassment and discrimination cases, Family Medical Leave Act, and cases involving state law claims. Over the past several years, Whitney’s practice has led her to manage the defenses of three multi-plaintiff race or national origin discrimination and retaliation cases. This included mapping a course that led to our client’s receiving summary judgment on all of the claims by ten individual plaintiffs. A significant focus of her litigation has been on health care facilities and restaurants. Whitney enjoys helping these employers come up with solutions to the particular challenges they face.

Whitney also counsels and educates employers on all employment related topics and especially navigating employee health issues at the intersections of the FMLA, ADA, PDA, and attendance policies. Whitney leads the firm’s Effective Supervisor® program on a regular basis and is also frequently invited to speak to clients, industry associations, and human resources groups about a variety of emerging trends in employment law.

Whitney was named a “Rising Star” in the 2013-2021 editions of the Alabama SuperLawyers Magazine and has also been named a “Top Attorney” in Labor and Employment by Birmingham Magazine and a Top Woman Attorney by B-Metro magazine. She has been a contributing editor to the Alabama sections of the State by State Survey Series on Employee Duty of Loyalty; Trade Secrets; and Covenants Not to Compete. Whitney also regularly writes caselaw summaries for the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).

Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Whitney left her hometown to earn her law degree in Nashville, Tennessee, at Vanderbilt University Law School, where she was the recipient of a Dean’s Scholarship. Prior to that, she graduated cum laude from Birmingham-Southern, where she received a B.A. in English, and served as president of the Honor Council. Whitney remains involved as an alumna of the school.

Practice Emphases


  • Alabama
  • Mississippi
United States District Courts
  • Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
  • Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
United States Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Fifth Circuit
  • Eleventh Circuit


  • B.A., Birmingham-Southern College
  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School​


Whitney was named a “Rising Star” in the 2013 and 2014 edition of the Alabama SuperLawyers Magazine and was also named a “Top Attorney” in Labor and Employment by Birmingham Magazine in 2014.