Kevin - L. - Carr

Kevin L. Carr

  • Member
  • Co-Chair, Labor and Employment Practice Group
Charleston, W.Va.
304.340.3877 - office
304.389.8026 - mobile


  • West Virginia University, B.A., cum laude, honors graduate, Presidential Scholar, 1992
  • West Virginia University, J.D., 1995


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
Mr. Carr's practice encompasses the gamut of traditional labor law issues facing employers, trial work in employment matters, class and collective actions, complex immigration litigation, and wage and hour law.

Representative Experience

  • Represent employers in the collective bargaining process with labor organizations
  • Regularly advise employers during union organizational efforts and elections
  • Regularly provides advice and representation to employers and businesses associated with H2A and H2B workers programs, including defense of class and collective actions
  • Lead counsel in numerous trials of unfair labor practice charges and appeals to the National Labor Relations Board
  • Conduct labor and employment due diligence reviews in connection with mergers and acquisitions
  • Aggressive and successful representation in contract interpretation and discipline arbitrations
  • Lead trial counsel in over 200 employment cases in various jurisdictions throughout the United States, including trials in state and federal courts, on a myriad of labor and employment issues
  • Lead trial counsel in numerous wage and hour, immigration and employment-related class and collective actions
  • Developed strategies for companies dealing with the full array of employment and labor issues, including EEO policies, practices and personnel decisions
  • Appellate work before numerous state and federal tribunals
  • Conduct training sessions for private and public employers on various issues of employment and labor law
  • Defense of employment discrimination actions before the West Virginia Human Rights Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Develop a broad range of employment and personnel policies, practices, and procedures, including drug-testing policies
  • Develop strategies for employers in connection with layoffs, reductions in force and facility closings
  • Represent Executives in matters of compensation and contract issues


  • Kanawha County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


  • Cutting Edge Issues in Traditional Labor Law, SuperVision, 2006 and 2008
  • "Wage and Hour Law Update," Lorman, 1997-1999, 2001, 2006 and 2008
  • "A Survey of Disability Law," Lorman, 1999 and 2006
  • "Electronic Data Discovery," "Technology-related Workplace Harassment," and "Discovery Assistance on the Internet," American Bar Association, 1999, 2000 and 2001
  • West Virginia Human Resources Guide to Hiring & Firing, West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, 2004 and 2009
  • Featured in "Team Chemistry - Cytec Industries Inc. and Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC" by Steven Andersen, Counsel to Counsel Magazine, Fall 2010

Awards and Distinctions

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in West Virginia Super Lawyers
  • Nominated by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, and Litigation - Labor & Employment Law
  • Recognized as a Leading Labor & Employment Attorney in Chambers USA America's Leading Business Lawyers
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