Areas of Practice
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1975
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1972
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 1976
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • 11th Cir.
  • M.D. Ala.
  • N.D. Ala.
  • S.D. Ala.
Mac Greaves
One Federal Place, Suite 1100
1819 5th Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35203
205.244.5262 tel
205.244.5512 fax

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During his 33 years in private practice, Mac Greaves has represented employers in the full range of labor and employment matters. He routinely provides advice to clients concerning all employment-related issues in an effort to avoid litigation, union organizing efforts, and other state and federal investigations.

Mr. Greaves handles claims/litigation in all state courts involving matters relating to workers’ compensation, retaliatory discharge under the Workers’ Compensation Act, and unemployment compensation claims. Other state matters he handles include any and all tort claims in the employment context, including wrongful discharge, breach of contract, fraud, tort of outrage, invasion of privacy, assault and battery, false imprisonment, defamation, drug and alcohol-related issues, covenants not-to-compete, restraint of trade, trade secrets, the Alabama Age Discrimination Act, and any and all claims arising out of the employment relationship. He also prepares handbooks and drug and alcohol testing policies for clients and gives advice to employers with respect to all issues arising out of the workplace.

Mr. Greaves handles matters before the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor including Wage and Hour and OSHA, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and all state and federal courts. The subject matter of these cases and investigations includes the following: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (sex, race, religion, national origin, etc.), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, COBRA, professional liability litigation (agents, directors, and officers liability), and any and all other federal statutes involving the employment relationship.

Mr. Greaves served as a Law Clerk to The Honorable J. Foy Guin, Jr., U.S. District Judge, Northern District of Alabama, from 1976-1977 and served as an Attorney with Region 21 of the National Labor Relations Board from 1977-1979.  


  • Listed in the 2018 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers in the areas of Employment & Labor, Employment Litigation: Defense, and General Litigation (listed annually since 2014)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 (Copyright 2018 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) in the areas of Employment Law - Management and Labor Law - Management (listed annually since 2009)
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell




  • Jones Walker Annual Birmingham Labor and Employment Seminar, October 8, 2015


  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Alabama State Bar (Member, Section of Labor & Employment; Past Member, Board of Bar Commissioners)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Section of Litigation, Section of Labor and Employment Law, and Section of Tort Trial and Insurance Practice)
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Defense Counsel