2700 Corporate Drive
Suite 200
Birmingham, AL 35242
Phone: (205) 980-8200
Fax: (205) 383-2816


Office Managing Partner

Jeffrey W. Melcher

Birmingham Fast Facts

  • 2 Attorneys
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Rated Lawyers in Insurance Law (2012, 2014)
  • Top Rated Lawyers in Labor & Employment Law (2013, 2014)
  • Top Rated Lawyers in Litigation (2014)
  • Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Insurance

Birmingham epitomizes the firm’s continued growth throughout the Southeastern United States, following the firm’s footprint expansion into Atlanta, Miami, Charleston, and Raleigh. The firm is well-equipped to serve the Birmingham and Alabama legal markets.  

Birmingham is a beautiful, well-positioned city, with a vibrant economy and a history as an industrial and banking center. The city is known for its higher education and medical communities and is the headquarters of the nationally recognized Southeastern Conference. Gordon & Rees's Birmingham office serves clients in commercial litigation, toxic and mass tort, transportation and trucking, premises, employment, and other legal sectors.   

The firm’s Birmingham office includes partners Jeffrey W. Melcher and Leslie K. Eason. Melcher's litigation experience includes D&O and commercial litigation, business disputes, trucking and transportation, general liability and professional malpractice, real estate, professional negligence, premises and casualty, insurance, appellate, domestic litigation, environmental/toxic tort, and employment litigation. For the past 25 years, Melcher has maintained an active litigation practice throughout the Southeast; he is admitted to practice in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

Eason represents clients in complex labor and employment matters. She assists corporate entities with all aspects of employment-related business operations, including the creation and implementation of policies and procedures, training for staff and supervisors, administrative investigations, mediation, trial, and appeal. She also defends wage-and-hour, discrimination, disability, and retaliation claims. Eason is licensed to practice in Alabama, Georgia, and California.