Celia Collins is sought after by company CEOs, owners and general counsel for comprehensive labor and employment services from advisory, policy design and training to litigation. Known for going above and beyond for every client – unionized or not – she has a broad range of industry experience, including healthcare, shipbuilding, fast food/service, prisons, manufacturing and others.
On the ground in South Alabama, Celia represents clients on their most challenging issues, such as Affordable Care Act compliance, terminating employees in a protected class, discrimination and harassment claims, union attacks and return to work issues. Such matters often don’t surface during business hours; Celia is known for being available around the clock.
Other important areas where Celia’s assistance proves invaluable include the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), FLSA/wage and hour, internal investigations, EEOC, OSHA and NLRB administrative matters, executive severance issues, and non-compete agreements. Celia is also known for her civil rights work related to Fair Housing Discrimination Claims.
Celia has extensive experience litigating in all areas of employment law, including Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, NLRA, state law contract and tort claims, FLSA, ERISA, workers’ compensation, and unemployment.
Celia is a Past Chair of the Alabama State Bar Labor and Employment Section and is recognized by Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers in Employment Law, Labor Law and Workers’ Compensation Law. Celia has been recognized by Best Lawyers as 2018 Mobile Labor Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year” and has been previously recognized by Best Lawyers as Mobile “Lawyer of the Year” in Management Employment Law and Employment Litigation Defense.
Johnstone Adams is committed to providing its clients with the full range of services necessary to meet their needs. Each lawyer develops and maintains the knowledge and experience which formulate the basis of effective legal representation in his or her areas of practice in a manner consistent with the needs of the client, both as to time and expense.
Johnstone Adams specializes in the practice areas of Banking and Finance Law, Business and Corporate Attorney, Construction Law, Employment, Labor and Workers’ Compensation, Forest Use, Health Care Law, Insurance Defense Law, Immigration Law, Oil and Gas Law, Real Estate Litigation Law, Tax, Trust and Estate Planning. The firm has expert lawyers concentrating in each of these areas of practice.
For more than a century, the firm has evolved with the changing times from generalists to lawyers with concentrated areas of practice, and it continues to represent many clients whom it has served for the majority of that period.