Carmen R. Alexander

Carmen R. Alexander

Direct: 678.310.7130
Email: calexander@theemploymentlawsolution.com

Education:
J.D., DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, IL
MBA, Augusta State University, Augusta, GA
B.A., Mercer University, Macon, GA

Admitted to Practice:
Georgia

Court Admissions:
Georgia Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of Georgia
U.S. District Court. Northern District of Georgia
United States Supreme Court

Carmen R. Alexander is a highly qualified and accomplished government attorney and Peacemaker. She offers nearly 17 years of litigation and legal experience. Carmen served as staff and senior attorney for one of the leading vanguards in public law offices in Georgia—the Office of the Fulton County Attorney. While there, Carmen provided legal representation and counsel to departmental clients. Carmen defended the County and departmental officials in federal employment discrimination litigation, taxation lawsuits, and election-related matters. She has litigated class-action cases and multi-party actions. She provided advice and counsel on day-to-day operational and administrative matters germane to the department’s function. She has written numerous position statements in response to EEOC charges and has drafted, revised and interpreted ordinances, regulations and resolutions. Some of Carmen’s most notable cases include Bogle v. McClure, et.al. (race discrimination), Akins v. Fulton County, et.al.(1st Amendment), Kenny A. v. Perdue, et.al. (child welfare), Benefield v. Fulton County, et.al.(sexual harassment).

Carmen’s governmental experience is augmented by her work with the United States Department of Labor, the federal agency charged with protecting America’s workforce. Responsible for representing the Secretary of Labor in civil trial litigation through interpreting and enforcing laws affecting millions of American workers, Carmen worked for the Office of the Solicitor (Region IV) as a trial attorney in the prosecutorial enforcement of federal labor-related statutes (e.g., FLSA, FMLA, OSHA, MSHA, ERISA, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, Davis Bacon Act, USERRA, INA, and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act). She has tried cases in federal district courts and before federal administrative law tribunals. In addition, Carmen defended agency clients in internal labor matters brought by federal employees before the Merit System Protection Board (MSPB) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Carmen held a commendable success record of litigated cases while with the Department of Labor, including a highly contested MSHA (Mine Safety and Health) case affirmed in favor of MSHA by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals (Warrior Met Coal Mining (formerly JWR) v. Secretary of Labor, et.al.)

Carmen has successfully trained, educated and counseled employees, supervisors, managers, directors and elected officials on complying with various local, state, and federal laws.

Carmen is also a Peacemaker. She shows people how to cooperate and collaborate rather than fight or compete. A Registered Neutral for the State of Georgia, Carmen is registered to mediate general civil matters and domestic relation cases.  She is also a registered arbitrator. She has mediated over 100 cases including domestic relation cases and disputes between landlord/tenant, homeowners/homeowners associations, lenders/borrowers, insurance companies/claimants and individuals. Her mediation experience also includes mediating employment disputes involving employees, supervisors, managers and department heads. Carmen currently serves as a hearing officer for a major transit authority. She also provides EEO-related consulting services to a local government agency.

Born in Sacramento, California, Carmen grew up in Augusta, Georgia. She is dedicated to mentoring youth and the young-at-heart and is aspiring to showcase her love of music by hosting her own solo piano recital in the near future.