Moore & Van Allen PLLC
Cabell Clay brings to her wide-ranging clients counseling and litigation experience in both employment matters and commercial disputes.
Cabell appreciates that every business is unique and believes that understanding her clients’ business model, culture, and needs is crucial to successful attorney-client partnerships. Whether it involves high stakes litigation defense or review of employment practices and policies, Cabell works with clients to develop advice and strategies that align closely with their long-term goals and interests.
Cabell routinely advises clients on a variety of employment matters, including employment agreements, drafting of restrictive covenants, trade secret protections, employee discipline and terminations, severance agreements, employment handbooks and policies, ADA accommodation requests, FMLA compliance, discrimination and harassment issues, and wage & hour compliance and audits.
She also handles wide-ranging employment and commercial litigation, including trade secret misappropriation litigation, DOL investigations, restrictive covenants disputes, management representation in Title VII, ADA, ADEA, and wage & hour litigation, as well as proceedings before the EEOC and corresponding state and local agencies. Additionally, Cabell has substantial experience in handling class action defense, internal investigations, contract claims, securities and mortgage fraud defense, unfair trade practices claims, and civil appeals.
In addition to her extensive civil trial experience, Cabell spent six months on special assignment as an Assistant District Attorney in the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office, where she honed her trial skills by successfully prosecuting misdemeanors in both District and Superior Courts.In addition to her commitment to her clients, Cabell is a dedicated public servant. Over the last five years, she has contributed over 2,500 hours to pro bono efforts, community service, and bar leadership. Cabell assists victims of domestic violence in obtaining domestic violence protective orders, represents the best interests of children caught in the middle of high conflict custody disputes, and provides housing rights advice through Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Lawyer on the Line program. Cabell is also active on behalf of Charlotte’s youth. Along with serving as a member of the Junior League of Charlotte and a volunteer judge for the Assistance League of Charlotte’s Teen Court, Cabell is a member of the Steering Committee for Chameleon’s Journey, a grief camp for children run by Hospice and Palliative Care Greater Charlotte Region. Cabell also serves on the Board of Directors for the Council for Children’s Rights, a non-profit in Charlotte that stands up for the rights of every child to be healthy, safe, and well-educated. Cabell is a respected leader within the Mecklenburg County Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.