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Dent M. Morton

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  • J.D., summa cum laude, Cumberland School of Law at Samford University (1987)
  • B.S., Samford University

Alabama, Texas

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court – Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Alabama

  • The Best Lawyers in America┬«, Employment Law-Management (2012-2022), Commercial Litigation (2013-2022)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Employment and Labor (2016-2017)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor (2010-2015)

Partner | Birmingham, AL

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Commercial / Corporate Litigation Employment Litigation Labor & Employment Labor Relations


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Dent practices in the Labor & Employment Law and Litigation sections, with an emphasis in complex litigation.

In the Labor and Employment area, Dent specializes in advising and representing employers regarding a broad range of issues, including compliance with:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1866
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Family & Medical Leave Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • The Alabama Age Discrimination Act
  • The National Labor Relations Act
  • The Labor Management Relations Act


Dent has extensive experience in representing employers in state and federal courts, including in class and collective actions, and before agencies such as the Equal Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, and the National Labor Relations Board, and in advising employers with respect to hiring, discipline, termination, handbook and policy matters.

In the Litigation area, Dent specializes in complex commercial cases, especially those involving franchisee or distributor rights. One particular area of specialization is disputes between automobile dealers and their manufacturers with respect to vehicle allocation issues and the addition or relocation of dealers within a market. Dent has handled such cases before courts and agencies across the country. He also has extensive experience in representing corporate clients before the Georgia Office of Consumer Affairs in connection with advertising and consumer matters.

Dent is currently listed in Alabama Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in Alabama, and Best Lawyers in America.

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