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Kevin L. Carr

Kevin L. Carr

Co-Chair, Labor and Employment


  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Energy Law
  • Immigration & Naturalization
  • Health Care Law

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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
West Virginia, U.S.A.

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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.

Bar Admissions


  • 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


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

Energy Law | Health Care Law | Higher Education | Immigration & Naturalization | Labor & Employment Law | Litigation | Midstream Services | Natural Resources | Technology

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • 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

  • Articles

    Senate Approves Trump Nominee for General Counsel of NLRB: How This Will Impact Non-Union Lawyers
    Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, November 2017

    On November 8, 2017, the U.S. Senate confirmed Peter Robb as the new General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB" or "Board"). In private practice, Robb was a noted critic of the NLRB under the Obama administration, particularly the Board's so-called quickie election rules and what he has termed the Board's narrow definition of supervisory status...

    Additional Articles

    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 Impact of the New Senate Approved Trump Nominee for General Counsel of NLRB
    Posted on December 13, 2017
    Practice Group: Employment and Labor - North America

    Please allow us to refer you to the article below on the appointment of the new General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board:

    The U.S. Senate confirmed Peter Robb as the new General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB" or "Board"). In private practice, Robb ...

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