Burr & Forman Adds Employment Counsel in Birmingham

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Birmingham, AL. - Burr & Forman LLP is pleased to announce that Trent Scofield has joined the firm as counsel in the Birmingham office, effective Jan. 5, 2015. Scofield is a member of the firm's Labor & Employment practice group with a focus on traditional labor matters, as well as employment discrimination litigation. He joins Burr & Forman from Ogletree Deakins.

"In addition to his extensive experience in labor and employment law, Trent has a working background in human resources and employee relations, giving him a comprehensive perspective on the legal issues that matter to our clients," said Bryance Metheny, practice group leader of Burr & Forman's Labor & Employment group. "As the regulatory landscape in employment law rapidly evolves, we will continue to respond to client needs with attorneys like Trent who are dedicated to helping clients meet their legal and business needs with practical solutions."

Scofield brings an additional 20 years of experience to the practice group and is a valued management resource in providing legal advice and strategic input on a wide array of workplace law matters. He has represented employers in FLSA collective actions, NLRB proceedings, federal employment discrimination litigation, as well as in state court wrongful discharge and neutral third-party arbitration proceedings. He has been recognized by his peers for outstanding legal work through accolades in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA and Martindale-Hubbell.

Outside of his law practice, Scofield is an active in many different community endeavors. He was selected for the 2014 Children's of Alabama's Committee for the Future and is currently serving as a Captain for the Downtown YMCA's annual Campaign for a Healthy Community. Scofield is a volunteer league commissioner and coach for Mountain Brook Athletics. He is a member of the Birmingham Tip Off Club and a proud supporter of Mountain Brook High School's basketball team.

Scofield earned his undergraduate degree from Rhodes College, and his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law.

About Burr & Forman LLP
For over a century, Burr & Forman LLP's experienced legal team has served clients with local, national, and international interests in numerous industry and practice areas, ranging from commercial litigation and class actions to corporate transactions, including bankruptcy and restructurings. A Southeast regional firm with nearly 300 attorneys and nine offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee, Burr & Forman attorneys draw from a diverse range of resources to help clients achieve their goals and address their complex legal needs. For more information, visit the firm's website at www.burr.com.

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