John Hargrove

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Alabama, USA
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Practice Expertise

  • Labor and Employment
  • Construction
  • Immigration

Areas of Practice

  • Construction
  • Immigration
  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Natural Resources Litigation
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John Hargrove is a partner in the Birmingham office in the Labor and Employment and Construction practice groups. He is chair of the Labor and Employment Practice Group and is a Fellow in the American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He also is listed in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America®, and Alabama Super Lawyers.

John regularly represents public and private companies in mining, construction, manufacturing, medical, communications and warehousing industries, among others. He also represents municipal and quasi-public organizations such as police and fire departments and school boards. John also has represented several nonprofit agencies, ranging from national sports organizations to small local charities.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1986

Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama


  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1986, Patrick Wilson Scholar
  • Auburn University, B.A., 1983, summa cum laude; President's Award; Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa, Spades

Areas of Practice

  • Construction
  • Immigration
  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Natural Resources Litigation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
John’s labor practice extends to almost every area of employer-employee regulation. He has broad trial experience in both federal and Alabama state courts, handling primarily labor matters but a wide variety of other interesting cases as well. He regularly handles union campaign issues, labor contract negotiations, employment discrimination cases, employment contract disputes, layoff issues, and drug testing matters. In the construction area, he handles cases in federal, state, and arbitral forums, both inside and outside of Alabama, and he advises owners and contractors with respect to various contract negotiation and dispute resolution issues.



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