Anne Knox Averitt


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Anne Knox Averitt


Anne Knox Averitt is a labor and employment and litigation associate in the Birmingham office. She represents governmental and corporate clients in a number of industries, including automotive, natural resources, manufacturing, health care, non-profit, employee staffing, housing compliance, communications, federal contracting, construction, and financial services. She has helped to obtain favorable resolution for matters at all stages, from dismissal on the initial pleadings to a defense jury verdict.

Anne Knox handles litigation involving labor arbitration awards, employee benefits, FMLA and FLSA claims, discrimination claims before the EEOC and in federal court, and unfair labor claims before the NLRB. She advises clients in compliance matters, drafts employment policies and employee handbooks, and conducts employee training sessions.


  • Summary judgment on Family and Medical Leave Act interference and retaliation claims on the basis that defendant corporation was not a covered employer under the FMLA (March 2015)
  • Mandamus petition granted by Alabama Supreme Court directing dismissal of case asserting claims against state employees on sovereign immunity grounds (December 2014)
  • Defense verdict on all tort and contract claims alleged against non-profit corporation after seven-day jury trial (October 2014)
  • Dismissal of discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation claims against natural resources corporation (July 2014)
  • Summary judgment on race discrimination, retaliation, and workers compensation wrongful discharge claims against health care facility (September 2014)
  • Dismissal of insurance coverage declaratory action in federal court on behalf of construction client in light of pending related state court case (March 2014)
  • Dismissal of breach of contract action against automotive manufacturer based on improper venue in light of forum selection clause (January 2014)
  • Defeated motion for class certification of a class of former, current, and future employees alleging race discrimination in pay, promotion, and job training at single manufacturing facility (September 2013)


  • Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers
    • "Rising Star," Employment & Labor, 2015

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Defense Research Institute

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Anne Knox and her husband are the proud parents of one young son. She serves on the Young Adult and Preschool Committees of Independent Presbyterian Church, and the Committee of 25 for Girls Inc.