For more than 30 years, Jay D. St. Clair has represented clients in employment and labor law matters, including:

  • Discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims
  • Labor management relations
  • Wage and hour regulations
  • Occupational safety and health

He has specific knowledge of claims arising under the following statutes:

  • Title VII
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • The National Labor Relations Act

Practicing throughout the Southeast, Jay has extensive industry experience including:

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Building materials
  • Healthcare
  • Retail
  • Financial services
  • Insurance

Jay frequently gives presentations to both industry groups in the region and Littler Mendelson clients nationwide on a range of topics to help employers implement strategies to avoid lawsuits. He also is an adjunct professor at Cumberland School of Law, where he teaches Labor Law. Jay received the first Outstanding Adjunct Professor Award given by Cumberland Law School.

Jay was a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Merritt on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Affiliazioni professionali e istituzionali

Former Chair

Labor and Employment Law Section

Alabama State Bar


Named, The Best Lawyers in America®


Named, Lawyer of the Year

Labor Law - Management, Birmingham

The Best Lawyers in America©


Named, Lawyer of the Year

Management - Employment Law, Birmingham

The Best Lawyers in America©


Named, Lawyer of the Year

Labor Law - Management, Birmingham

The Best Lawyers in America©


Ranked, Labor & Employment

Chambers USA

2005-2013, 2015-2024

Named, Top 10 Most Influential Labor & Employment Lawyers in Alabama

Business Today


Named, The Guide to the World's Leading Labor and Employment Lawyers

Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating


News, Analysis & Press

Speaking Engagements

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – Global Workplace Policy Development and Implementation: Traps and Challenges for the Unwary

Littler Executive Employer Conference

May 5, 2022

2022 Employment Law Update

Littler Executive Employer Conference

May 5, 2022

2019 Canada Conference

Toronto, ON

November 21, 2019

2018 Littler Puerto Rico Conference

San Juan, PR

April 19, 2018

2017 Employment Law Update

The 2017 Executive Employer® Conference, Phoenix, AZ

May 11, 2017

2016 Employment Law Update

The 2016 Executive Employer® Conference, Scottsdale, AZ

May 5, 2016

2015 Southeast Employer Conference

Atlanta, GA

August 20, 2015

Employment Law Update

The 2012 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler Mendelson, Scottsdale, AZ

May 10, 2012

Employment Law Update: Updates, Trends and Tools

June 4, 2009

The Family Medical Leave Act — are you prepared for the new regulations?

January 30, 2009

Employee Free Choice Act: More Than Just a Misleading Name

October 11, 2008


  • J.D., Yale University, 1983
  • B.A., University of Tennessee, 1980

Foro di appartenenza



  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas