Spencer A. Kinderman

Spencer A. Kinderman

Spencer A. Kinderman

Phone: 205-547-5553
Fax: 205-547-5621
Email: skinderman@hkh.law
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Lisa Light
Phone: 205-547-5562
Email: llight@hkh.law

Spencer Kinderman represents employers in employment-related legal matters including: employment litigation in federal and state court; administrative proceedings before federal and state agencies such as the EEOC, NLRB, DOL, OFCCP, and OSHA; traditional labor matters such as union organizing campaigns and elections, collective bargaining, grievance arbitrations, and unfair labor practice charges; the development of workplace policies and procedures, including mandatory arbitration programs; and employee benefits litigation, including claims for benefits (life, health, long term disability, short term disability, pension, severance, etc.), breach of fiduciary duty, interference with ERISA rights and subrogation.


Although Spencer works with employers in many different industries, he works extensively in the health care field, representing long term care facilities, home health agencies, therapy providers, hospice companies, physician practices, and hospitals.


Spencer is listed in Best Lawyers in America for Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management and Litigation – Labor and Employment. He is also listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers.

Practice Groups

Labor and Employment

Health Care


Bar Admissions

Alabama, 1994

U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit



Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1994

University of Massachusetts, B.A., Communication and Political Science, Summa Cum Laude, 1991


Professional Affiliations
Alabama State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section

American Bar Association,

Section of Labor and Employment Law

Employee Benefits Committee

Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee

Section of Litigation

Birmingham Bar Association

Defense Research Institute


Publications and Speeches

“The Heavy Burden of Light Duty,” January 2016

“Steering Clear of ADA “Drive By” Lawsuits: Strategies for Protecting Your Business,” December 2015

“Strategies for Keeping Your Workplace Union Free,” July 2015

“Time-Out or a Spanking? Handling the Problem Child(ren) in Your Workplace,” June 2015

“What Do You Mean, More Paperwork?! Documenting Employee Issues in Long Term Care,” June 2015

“Pregnant Pause: Emerging Trends in Pregnancy Law That Every Employer Needs to Know,” March 2015

“Just in Time for Summer: Scorching Hot Labor and Employment Law Topics,” April 2014

“Strategies for Keeping Your Workplace Union Free,” April 2014

“Hiring Made Simple,” March 2014

“FMLA 501: Graduate Level FMLA Problem Solving,” April 2013

“Identifying and Investigating Workplace Harassment,” December 2012 and March 2013

“Complying with Federal and State Child Labor Laws,” December 2012

“The Agencies Strike Back,” July 2012

“Managing Troubled Employees,” May 2012

“Organized Labor’s Full Court Press,” February 2012

“Management Strategies for Union Avoidance,” May 2011, October 2011, January 2012, March 2012, April 2012

“Age Discrimination in Employment Law,” Associate Editor, American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee (BNA) (2006) and 2012 Cumulative Supplement

“Looking Forward, Looking Back: Recent Labor and Employment Developments,” August 2011

“ICE, ICE Baby: I-9 Compliance,” November 2010, March 2011

“The Employee Free Choice Act: An Update on the Status of Proposed Law and Strategies for Keeping your Workplace Union Free,” November 2009

“Employee Benefits Law,” Contributing Author, American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, Employee Benefits Committee (BNA) (2d ed. 2002)