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Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

Main Office Address

Three Wells Fargo Center
401 South Tryon Street, Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202
United States

Office Locations

North Carolina - Charlotte and Raleigh; South Carolina - Charleston, Columbia, Spartanburg and Myrtle Beach

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Personal Background

A partner in the firm's Charlotte office, Keith Weddington is the Chair of the firm's Regulatory Department. He received his JD, with honors, 1987 and his BA, 1984 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Keith Weddington concentrates his practice in employment law and has extensive experience representing employers in a broad array of disputes with employees and former employees.

Mr. Weddington frequently lectures and participates in seminars on employment law. He has also written numerous articles on employment law topics and compliance issues.

Experience Highlights
Mr. Weddington regularly advises and represents clients in employment law issues, including the following:

  • EEOC proceedings and litigation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Sexual harassment
  • Personnel actions such as hiring, evaluation, discipline and termination
  • Drafting and review of employment agreements
  • ERISA litigation
  • Covenants not to compete, confidentiality agreements and protection of trade secrets
  • Wrongful discharge, breach of contract, infliction of emotional distress and other claims arising out of the employment relationship
  • Preparation and revision of employee handbooks and employment policies
  • Drug testing policies and procedures
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Employment discrimination counseling
  • Violence in the workplace
  • Supervisor and management training
  • Unemployment compensation issues
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Reductions in force


  • Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America in Labor & Employment Law, 2006-2011
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers in Employment Law: Mainly Defendant, 2004-2006, and Labor & Employment Law, 2007-2011
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers in Employment & Labor and Employment Litigation: Defense, 2006-2011
  • Business North Carolina magazine's "Legal Elite" in Employment Law, 2005-2006 & 2008-2009
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Firm Background

Founded in 1884, Parker Poe has become a prominent law firm of regional scope with more than 210 attorneys, and is one of the largest firms in the Carolinas. With more than twenty lawyers practicing in the employment, employee benefits and immigration law arenas, we provide a full range of employment law services to employers. Our attorneys routinely represent employers in state and federal courts in the Carolinas and before state and federal administrative agencies. We regularly counsel employers in order to reach creative and effective resolutions of day-to-day employment issues that arise in the workplace.

Firm Practice Areas

Antitrust and Business Torts, Banking and Capital Markets, Bankruptcy Reorganization and Creditors' Rights, Business Law, Colleges and Universities, Commercial Contracts, Commercial Litigation, Constitutional Law, Construction, Eco-Business, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Employment, Energy & Utilities, Environmental, Estate Planning, Government & Public Policy, Health Care, HIPAA, Immigration, Information Technology, Intellectual Property, International Business, Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures, Municipalities, Public Finance, Real Estate & Commercial Development, Resort, Hospitality & Planned Development, Securities & Corporate Finance, Tax, Telecommunications, Transportation, Torts, Trial & Insurance, Venture Capital & Emerging Companies, White Collar Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations