Bryance is Chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment practice group. He focuses his practice on representing employers and management in all aspects of Labor & Employment law. He defends employers in litigation in both state and federal courts and before state and federal administrative agencies.

Bryance also advises and assists employers in developing employment policies and procedures to govern the workplace. His practice embraces all matters involving employees in the workplace, including wage and hour issues, wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, invasion of privacy, employment discrimination and labor relations. Bryance has extensive experience handling litigation in all these areas, in addition to allegations of violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, enforcement of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, OSHA violations, and matters within the jurisdiction of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. He has represented employers in matters before the National Labor Relations Board and in labor negotiations. Bryance has defended nationwide complex employment-related class actions and lawsuits throughout the United States and handled appeals to the Supreme Court of Alabama and United States Courts of Appeals.

Bryance lectures extensively throughout the Southeast on matters involving employment law. He has written numerous articles and published papers on the Fair Labor Standards Act, arbitration, the interrelationship between the ADA, FMLA and workers’ compensation laws and other employment discrimination topics. He provides on-site training to employers and conducts employment-related audits of personnel practices and procedures.

Bryance represents clients in federal and state courts in those jurisdictions and has defended litigation in many other courts and federal agencies throughout the United States.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Named, Chambers USA, Labor & Employment (2013-2022)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® Employment Law-Management since 2021, Labor Law-Management since 2021, Employment Law - Individuals (2022-2023), Litigation-Labor and Employment since 2021
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor since 2016
  • Alabama Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor (2011-2015)


Speaking Engagements



Professional & Community

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama Hospitality Association
  • Alabama Restaurant Association
  • Tennessee Hospitality Association
  • Board of Directors for the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry



Laurie L. Sharitt
(205) 458-5336

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Michelle Tucker
(205) 458-5189

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