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I serve as an employment law/human resources counsel for small and mid-size businesses, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies. In this capacity, I assist companies on a broad range of issues including contracts (employment, independent contractor, confidentiality, non-compete, non-solicitation), human resources (policy and procedure review and development, assisting with day-to-day human resource issues), compliance (ADA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA, Title VII), training and represent companies in administrative proceedings.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 75%
  2. Litigation: 20%
  3. Contracts: 5%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Elizabeth Smith Ritter

    DeWayne has provided my clients with advice in the employment law arena many times over the last few years. DeWayne is personable and has a broad range of knowledge regarding employment and human resource issues and how they apply to business people. He gives sound, practical advice to clients that they can utilize in their day to day operations. I would definitely recommend DeWayne as a trusted resource for your company.


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Contact info

DeWayne Pope, LLC

2100 1st Ave N Ste 600
The Landmark Center,
Birmingham, AL, 35203-4272


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200507/15/2016
ALAuthorized to practice law199307/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Attorneys (Employment Law)Birmingham Magazine2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyDeWayne Pope LLC / Red Mountain Law2006 - 2012
PartnerBalch & Bingham1994 - 2005
AttorneyUnited States District Court (M.D. Ala.)1993 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Elizabeth Perry Rushton Child Development CenterPresident2012 - Present
Birmingham Business Leaders RoundtableMember2010 - Present
Defense Research Institute, Employment Law CommitteeMember2000 - Present
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember2000 - Present
Alabama Center for Law & Civic EducationPresident2004 - 2006
Defense Research Institute, Professional Liability CommitteeChair2003 - 2005
Publication nameTitleDate
Defense Research Institute (DRI) Defense Library SeriesJury Instructions for Employment Defense Litigators (FMLA chapter)2007
Defense Research Institute (DRI) Defense Library SeriesEmployment Law E-Desk Reference (FMLA & OSHA chapters)2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Entrepreneur Education SeriesSocial Media and the Law2011
Entrepreneur Education SeriesStructuring Your Human Resources Policies and Practices Before They Bite You in the Wallet2007
DRI 28th Annual Employment Law ConferenceWage & Hour Law: The Basics and Beyond2005
Emerging Issues in Business Torts SeminarCompany-Sharing of Employee Information: Walking the Tightrope of Too Little, Too Much2004