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, wage and hour law, and business law.


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


  • Representing employers in the collective bargaining process with labor organizations
  • Advising employers during union organizational efforts and elections
  • 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 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and various state human rights agencies
  • 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
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States District Courts for the Middle District of Florida


  • 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
Spilman Recognized in Chambers USA 2023 Decoded - Technology Law Insights, V 4, Issue 5, 2023 The Academic Advisor - Education Law Insights, Issue 5, 2023 Spilman Attorneys Named to 2023 WV Super Lawyers List The Academic Advisor - Issue 4, 2023 SuperVision - Labor and Employment Law Insights, Issue 1, 2023 The Site Report - Construction Law Insights, Issue 3, 2023 What Employers Can Do When a Union Knocks on Their Door What Florida Employers Can Do When a Union Knocks on Their Door The Academic Advisor - Education Law Insights, Issue 3, 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