Brett A. Janich

Brett A. Janich

Associate

Brett A. Janich maintains a practice that is fully devoted to labor and employment matters, with a particular focus on defending employers in single-plaintiff, collective action, and class action cases involving claims of discrimination, retaliation, and wage-and-hour violations.  Brett also has wide-ranging experience in providing companies with employment-related advice, training, and drafting services.

Prior to joining the firm, Brett completed a year-long clerkship with the Honorable R. David Proctor of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama and practiced at a management-side labor and employment boutique in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama.

Concentrations

  • Wage and Hour Litigation
  • Discrimination Litigation and Retaliation
  • Employment Counseling and Training

Capabilities

Experience

  • Pre-Litigation, Agency-Level Disputes (EEOC, NLRB, DOL, OSHA, & Various State-Based Agencies)
  • Single-Plaintiff Litigation (Title VII, Section 1981, ADA, ADEA, USERRA, FMLA, & FLSA)
  • Collective Action Litigation (FLSA & ADEA)
  • Class Action Litigation  (Title VII)

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Regional Litigation Department of the Year - Georgia,” 2018
  • Team Member, The Daily Report’s "Georgia Labor & Employment Litigation Department of the Year," 2017
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia
  • Member, State Bar of Alabama

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., The University of Alabama School of Law, 2013
    • Senior Editor, Alabama Law Review
    • Member, John A. Campbell Moot Court Board
    • Member, Jessup International Moot Court Team
  • B.A., History, cum laude, Birmingham-Southern College, 2010
Clerkships
  • Hon. R. David Proctor, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, 2013-2014
Admissions
  • Georgia
  • Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit