R. Bradley Adams

R. Bradley Adams


Practicing primarily in the Gulf Coast region from south Alabama to the Florida panhandle, Brad Adams advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters arising under state and federal laws. His practice is primarily devoted to defending employers in connection with claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour violations and other employment-related issues in state and federal courts and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other administrative agencies.
Additionally, Brad counsels and trains employers on strategies for minimizing the risk of employment litigation, conducts employment practices audits and assists employers with the development of employment policies, handbooks and agreements and other materials pertaining to the employment relationship. Brad also works with clients operating in the rapidly expanding “gig economy” and generally sourcing work through innovative and technology-driven approaches. 
Prior to joining Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon in August 2018, Brad was a shareholder with Littler Mendelson, P.C., which he joined in 2005.  Brad also practiced in the Labor and Employment law group of Powell Goldstein LLP in Atlanta, which he joined in 1999.
Brad has represented employers of all sizes in a variety of industries, including:
  • Manufacturing/Industrial

  • Food and Beverage

  • Healthcare

  • Retail

  • Construction

  • Gig Economy

  • Transportation

Practice Areas


J.D., University of Florida School of Law, 1999, With Honors
B.A., Sewanee, the University of South, 1993, With Honors and Distinction

Bar Admissions



U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia

Publications and Press

Grubhub Notches Victory for Gig Economy in Big Classification Win in California Federal Court
Littler ASAP
February 14, 2018

Worker Classification in the Gig Economy: Navigating the Shifting Legal Seas
Bloomberg BNA
December 14, 2017

Be Nice And Play Fair. Non Legal Advice From Two Attorneys
HR Alabama
May 2012

Littler Mendelson Announces Twenty-Seven Newly Elevated Shareholders
Littler Press Release
January 8, 2009

Littler Mendelson Expands SE Presence, Adds Top Atlanta Attorneys
Littler Press Release
February 8, 2005

Union Dues and Politics: Workers Speak Out Against Unions Speaking For Them
10 U. FLA. J.L. & PUB. POL'Y 207

Professional/Community Affiliations
  • Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, Alabama and Florida State Bars
  • Member, Mobile Bar Association
  • Former Chapter President, Federal Bar Association, Mobile Area Chapter, 2005
  • Recipient, Barbara W. Makar Writing Award, 1998

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