Kevin L. Carr
Member | Co-Chair, Labor and Employment Practice Group
Charleston, WV
office 304.340.3877
mobile 304.389.8026
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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.


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


  • Represent employers in the collective bargaining process with labor organizations
  • Advising employers during union organizational efforts and elections
  • Providing advice and representation to employers and businesses associated with H2A and H2B workers programs, including defense of class and collective actions
  • Serving as lead counsel in numerous trials of unfair labor practice charges and appeals to the National Labor Relations Board
  • Conducting labor and employment due diligence reviews in connection with mergers and acquisitions
  • Representing clients in contract interpretation and discipline arbitrations
  • Serving as 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
  • Serving as lead trial counsel in numerous wage and hour, immigration and employment-related class and collective actions
  • Developing strategies for companies dealing with the full array of employment and labor issues, including EEO policies, practices and personnel decisions
  • Representing clients in appellate work before numerous state and federal tribunals
  • Conduct training sessions for private and public employers on various issues of employment and labor law
  • Defending employment discrimination actions before the West Virginia Human Rights Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Developing a broad range of employment and personnel policies, practices, and procedures, including drug-testing policies
  • Developing strategies for employers in connection with layoffs, reductions in force and facility closings
  • Represent executives in matters of compensation and contract issues
Education Law Energy Law Health Care Law Labor & Employment Law Litigation Natural Resources


  • Named the Best Lawyers® 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Labor Law - Management in Charleston, W.Va.
  • 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 by Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers for Business for Labor and Employment Law


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Florida 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


  • Kanawha County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Publications & Presentations

  • 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
The Academic Advisor - Education Law Insights, Issue 1, 2023 The Academic Advisor - Education Law Insights, Issue 7, 2022 The Site Report - Construction Law Insights, Issue 12, 2022 SuperVision - Labor and Employment Law Insights, Issue 4, 2022 The Academic Advisor - Education Law Insights, Issue 6, 2022 The Academic Advisor - Education Law Insights, Issue 5, 2022 The Academic Advisor - Education Law Insights, Issue 4, 2022 The NLRB Proposes to Re-Re-Revise Its Joint Employer Standard SuperVision - Labor and Employment Insights, Issue 3, 2022 Numerous Spilman Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers, Lawyers of the Year, Ones to Watch 2023 Global Industrial Client Defeats Unionization Efforts Bottling Company Negotiates Beneficial Three-Year Labor Agreement Bottling Company Wins Labor Arbitration Beverage Bottler Has Successful Labor Negotiations Employer Gets 7-Figure Judgment Spilman Helps Client Avoid Unionization Spilman Helps Community Hospital Save $1M Annually Spilman Prevails on Enforcement of Arbitration Provision Spilman Secures Complete Dismissal Days Before Trial