A full-service employment and labor law firm, Irvin Bowen Hale-Smith LLC pledges to serve its clients with insightful and practical labor and employment law guidance.  Irvin Bowen Hale-Smith LLC represents clients throughout the United States with a particular focus on the Southeast.  Our practice is a reflection of the legal scholarship and workplace experience of our principals and attorneys.

A. McArthur Irvin pioneered the approach to a positive workplace that strengthens an employer in resisting the onset of organizing activity.  He has lectured in more than thirty states to assist employers to take action now to eliminate conditions that encourage unionizing attempts and spawn needless litigation.  Throughout his career, Mac has been a first responder for employers across the nation facing union organizing activity.  That same preventive approach assists corporations in creating a climate where employees are not inclined to file lawsuits, but instead work through company procedures to resolve issues and disputes.

Sandra Kaye Bowen is an experienced attorney who has developed particular expertise in the areas of employment law and litigation.  Sandy provides practical advice to clients regarding rights and obligations under the laws including family and medical leave and disability issues; counseling, discipline and termination of employees; and the ever-evolving area of non-competes and other restrictive covenants.  Sandy represents clients in negotiations, before agencies and in court when disputes cannot be avoided.

Ann Hale-Smith has devoted her practice exclusively to labor and employment law throughout her legal career and has extensive experience in all aspects of our laws that affect the workplace.  She has substantial expertise in traditional labor law as well as the myriad employment law issues facing employers.  Ann devotes a significant part of her practice to assisting companies who do business with the federal government with their compliance obligations under our affirmative action laws.

Mac, Sandy and Ann each are AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards.*

We are sensitive to our clients’ needs for creative and sensible fee arrangements.  We have entered into numerous agreements which allow our clients better to predict and manage legal costs.  These arrangements include fixed retainers, competitive hourly rates, combined hourly and contingent fees, incentive agreements and flat fees.

Irvin Bowen Hale-Smith LLC has a proactive, preventive philosophy and the experience and depth to champion the interests of our clients.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent®, and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies.