Brooke M. Nixon
Christina Howton, Paralegal
Julia C. Tomlinson, Assistant
Brooke Nixon practices in the areas of labor and employment law and general business law. With her focus on these areas, Ms. Nixon provides counsel to a wide array of companies and clients to develop preventive measures to minimize risks and avoid the expense of litigation. Ms. Nixon has represented clients in discrimination and harassment litigation, contract disputes, and retaliatory discharge claims. She also works with clients to form new businesses and helps them deal with a variety of workplace issues. Additionally, she provides management and employee training on numerous topics including anti-discrimination and harassment policies, effective discipline, FMLA, employee investigations, FLSA, and retaliation.
Ms. Nixon received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Alabama and her Juris Doctorate, summa cum laude from Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama. She is licensed to practice in both Alabama and Florida; U.S. District Court, Northern District and Middle District of Alabama; and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida.
Ms. Nixon is a member of the American Bar Association (Member, Section of Young Lawyers); Alabama State Bar (Member, Young Lawyers, Labor and Employment Law Sections); Florida State Bar; Tuscaloosa County Bar Association; Young Professionals of Tuscaloosa (Director 2012-2016); YMCA Board of Directors (Chief Volunteer Officer 2016); Bessemer Academy Board of Directors (Vice-President 2016-present);Tuscaloosa Human Resource Professionals (Legislative Chair 2012-present); Leadership Tuscaloosa (Class of 2014). She also serves as Adjunct Professor at The University of Alabama and Cumberland School of Law.
Ask Me About
- The class I teach to law school students: Respresenting Small Businesses
Publications & Presentations
“ADA Title III: Accommodating Disabilities or Encouraging Lawsuits?,” The Alabama Lawyer, The Alabama Lawyer, 2017 pg 270
"Pregnancy-Blind Justice: How Young v. UPS May Alter Workplace Policies Nationwide", Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (ADLA) Journal, Spring 2015 pg 52
"Top 5 Employment Law Issues for 2016", ADLA Journal, Spring 2016 pg 14
"Widespread Changes to FLSA's Overtime Rules Implemented", ADLA Journal, Fall 2016 pg 14
“An Arizona Bill with an Alabama Twist – The Effort to Deter Illegal Immigration in the Deep South”, ADLA, Fall 2011; Co-Author pg 41
“State of Confusion: The Brief Life and Times of Alabama’s Immigration Bill”, ADLA Journal, Spring 2012 pg 19
"Term 'Navigable Waters' includes relatively permanent standing, or flowing water; CWA covered 'Adjacent Wetlands' have a continuous connection to those waters", Cumberland Law Review, Volume 37 No. 3 (2006-2007).
- Employment Law Under the Trump Administration December 7, 2017
- New FLSA Salary Threshold for Exempt Employees on Hold for Now. What Should Employers Do? November 28, 2016
- FLSA Overtime Rules: December 1 Deadline is Off November 22, 2016
- Health Care Providers and ACA Section 1557 Compliance October 25, 2016
- Widespread Changes to FLSA’s Overtime Rules Implemented May 19, 2016
- Brooke M. Nixon has become a Shareholder March 11, 2016
- Sweeping Changes Proposed to FLSA’s Overtime Rules August 11, 2015
Brooke spends many hours each year volunteering with numerous organizations including:
Bessemer Academy Board of Directors (Vice-President 2016-present, Secretary 2015)
Tuscaloosa Human Resource Professionals (Legislative Chair 2012-present)
Women in Law Mentor
Young Professionals of Tuscaloosa (Director 2012-2016)
YMCA Board of Directors (Chief Volunteer Officer 2016)
Leadership Tuscaloosa (Class of 2014)