Margaret’s practice is focused on commercial litigation and employment law. She also practices in the area of data security and privacy.

Biography – View PDF Bio

Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2007
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Alabama: Northern, Middle, Southern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 11th Circuit

Distinctions

  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Rising Stars, Business Litigation, 2016-2017
  • Future Leadership Forum, Birmingham Bar Association, Class of 2014
  • Appointed to serve as a Deputy Attorney General to represent the State of Alabama in the defense of civil actions against state agencies.

Education & Honors

  • Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 2007
    • Trial Advocacy Board Executive Member
    • Judge Abraham Caruthers Teaching Fellow
    • National Mock Trial Team Member, 2005-2006
    • Winner, Albert P. Brewer Client Counseling Competition
    • Dean’s List
    • Who's Who Among American Law Students
  • Western Kentucky University, B.S., Biology, 2003

Experience

  • J. Foster v. Target Stores, Inc., Case No. 7:14-cv-01741-AKK (N.D. Ala. 2016) (Summary judgment for a major retailer in a premises liability case alleging negligence and wantonness). 
  • Y. Tyus v. West Fraser, Case No. 14-cv-2012-000030 (Chilton County, Alabama 2015)(Summary judgment for a forestry company in a workers’ compensation retaliatory discharge case).  
  • K. Mowery v. Target Stores, Inc., Case No. 43-cv-2014.900088 (Lee County, Alabama 2015) (Summary judgment for a major retailer in a case alleging outrage). 
  • D. Cummings v. Target Stores, Inc., Case No. 2:12-cv-2798-JHH (N.D. Ala.  2014) (Summary judgment for a major retailer in a premises liability case alleging negligence and wantonness). 
  • T. Pennington v. Walmart Stores East, LP, Case No. 7:12-cv-860-SLB (N.D. Ala.  2014) (Summary judgment for employer in a case alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act). 
  • T. Williamson v. Wal-Mart Associates, Case No. 1:11-cv-01405-WMA (N.D. Ala. 2013) (Summary judgment for employer in a Section 1981 and breach of contract case). 
  • Successfully litigated enforcement of a non-competition agreement in state court. 
  • Represented employer in appeal of OSHA citations resulting in elimination of several citations and reduction of remaining fines.
  • Favorably litigated and mediated numerous employment actions in federal and state courts, and before the EEOC and other administrative agencies.
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Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Author, "6th Circuit Resurrects Nurse's Claims Despite Patient Complaints." BLR Tennessee Employment Law Letter, February 2017.
  • Author, “TN Court Appeals Upholds Dismissal of Interference with Employment claim.” BLR Tennessee Employment Law Letter, May 2016.