Claiborne County, Tennessee Employment Lawyers

Claiborne County, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(423) 626-4423 1724 Main Street
Suite 3
Tazewell, TN 37879
Employment, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Jim Higgins
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(800) 705-2121 200 Prosperity Place
Knoxville, TN 37923
Free ConsultationKnox County, TN Employment Law Lawyer
Employment, Elder, Medical Malpractice and Workers' Comp
University of Memphis
Mr. Higgins is a Nashville native. He attended the University of Tennessee where he graduated with honors and returned to home to work with a large insurance defense law firm. About 17 years ago Mr. Higgins left the defense practice and created a firm that only represents injured victims and their families. To better serve his clients the firm is broken down into specific litigation groups, such as the nursing home neglect division and serious injury division.

Mr. Higgins is a member of the million dollar advocates forum, recognized by Best Lawyers and is a board...
Katherine Ann Young
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Knox County, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(865) 474-1284 6700 Baum Drive
Suite 7
Knoxville, TN 37919
Employment, Administrative and Probate
California Western School of Law
Katherine A. Young has been a resident of East Tennessee for over twenty years. She previously taught at the University of Tennessee as an Assistant Professor for five years and additionally for four years as a Lecturer. She also has been a Human Services Hearing Office and a Human Rights Investigator for the State of New Mexico. She is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and California (inactive). She is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Tax Court, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, the Middle...
Heather G. Anderson
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Knox County, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(865) 546-8030 116 Agnes
Knoxville, TN 37919
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Real Estate
University of Memphis
Heather G. Anderson graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee where she was Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her law degree from the University of Memphis School of Law and while there, received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy as well as served on the Tennessee Journal of Practice & Procedure. In her time practicing, Heather has represented clients ranging in size from individuals to small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. She has the rare distinction of being named a Top 40 Under 40 attorney in two cities and regions in the state, by the Greater...
David Alexander Burkhalter
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Knox County, TN Employment Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(865) 524-4974 111 South Central Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Tennessee College of Law
Civil trial attorney in private practice since 1976. Mr. Burkhalter has extensive trial and appellate experience in both State and Federal courts. He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Kirk Angel
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Knox County, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(865) 297-4344 213 E. Moody Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37920
Employment
University of Tennessee College of Law
Kirk J. Angel, attorney and founder of The Angel Law Firm, PLLC, is a native of Western North Carolina. He received his BA in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. After graduating from UNC-Asheville, Mr. Angel attended the University of Tennessee where he received a Masters in Philosophy and his law degree in 1997. After graduating from UT, Mr. Angel practiced law with a small firm in Knoxville, Tennessee focusing his practice on employment law for employees as well as personal injury and worker's compensation. He returned to his home state to work as a Trial...
Tyler Craig Huskey
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Sevier County, TN Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(865) 525-5300 2430 Teaster Lane
Suite 210
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and Construction
Margaret Held
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Knox County, TN Employment Law Attorney
(865) 637-6550 1522 Highland Ave
Knoxville, TN 37916
Employment, Civil Rights, Divorce and Elder
Margaret Held has known she wanted to be a lawyer since she was 8 years old, hearing the stories of her grandfather's practice in Knoxville. "When you decide to become a lawyer when you are a kid, it's because you want to stick up for the little guy and take down the bully." As a new attorney, that attitude landed Ms. Held a prestigious Equal Justice Fellowship, awarded by the National Association for Public Interest Law to honor lawyers who make unique contributions in public law. The Fellowship allowed Ms. Held to represent entrepreneurs and non-profit rganizations to create and retain...
James W. Friauf
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Knox County, TN Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(865) 236-0347 6515 Clinton Hwy Suite 207
Knoxville, TN 37912
Employment, Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
The mission of James W Friauf, Attorney at Law is "Helping Everyday People and Those Who Serve Everday People." Specifically, we assist Everyday People in the areas of the law that are most relevant to them on a daily basis: employment matters, on-the-job injuries, car and truck accidents, divorce and child custody, and wills and trusts. We also provide a wide range of legal services to charities and nonprofit organizations at rates lower than those of larger firms. We do so because we recognize it is important that these organizations receive quality legal representation while minimizing the expenditure of precious...
Knox County, TN Employment Law Attorney
(865) 544-2010 400 W Church Ave
Knoxville, TN 37902
Employment, Criminal, DUI and Workers' Comp
Knox County, TN Employment Law Lawyer
(865) 215-1000 900 S Gay St
Knoxville, TN 37902
Employment, Insurance Defense and Products Liability
Knox County, TN Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(865) 971-4330 1410 N Broadway St
Knoxville, TN 37917
Employment, Business and Criminal
John Marshall L.S. (Atlanta)
Campbell County, TN Employment Law Attorney
(423) 562-7085 100 S Fifth St
Po Box 280
La Follette, TN 37766
Employment, Appeals, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Knox County, TN Employment Law Attorney
(865) 525-5300 900 S Gay St
Knoxville, TN 37902
Employment, Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Knox County, TN Employment Law Attorney
(615) 632-7870 400 W Summit Hill Dr
Knoxville, TN 37902
Employment
Donald Franklin Mason
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Sullivan County, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(423) 343-4898 106 East Main Street
Kingsport, TN 37660
Employment and Personal Injury
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Knox County, TN Employment Law Lawyer
(423) 690-0501 1400 Centerpoint Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37932
Employment, Business and Environmental
Sullivan County, TN Employment Law Lawyer
(423) 378-8877 1212 N Eastman Rd
Kingsport, TN 37664
Employment
Knox County, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(865) 691-2777 Westland Dr. Suite 103
Knoxville, TN 37922
Employment and Business
The Nashville School of Law and University of Tennessee College of Law
Washington County, TN Employment Law Attorney
(423) 283-7009 206 Princeton Rd
Johnson City, TN 37601
Employment, Business, Entertainment & Sports and Estate Planning
Monroe County, TN Employment Law Lawyer
(423) 337-2111 120 W Morris St
Sweetwater, TN 37874
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Sullivan County, TN Employment Law Attorney
(423) 246-3132 226 Wexler St
Kingsport, TN 37660
Employment, Business, Divorce and Family
Washington County, TN Employment Law Lawyer
(423) 975-7656 100 Med Tech Pkwy
Johnson City, TN 37604
Employment and Personal Injury
Knox County, TN Employment Law Attorney
(865) 523-0404 180 Market Pl Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37922
Employment, Insurance Defense and Workers' Comp
Roane County, TN Employment Law Attorney
(865) 376-2145 1008 Bradford Way
Kingston, TN 37763
Employment, Administrative, Criminal and Workers' Comp
Sullivan County, TN Employment Law Attorney
(423) 378-1523 226 Wexler St
Kingsport, TN 37660
Employment
Washington County, TN Employment Law Lawyer
(423) 283-6303 1321 Sunset Dr
Johnson City, TN 37604
Employment
Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq.
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Bradley County, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(423) 424-6208 140 North Ocoee Street, Suite 290
Cleveland, TN 37311
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, Divorce and Workers' Comp
The George Washington University Law School
A graduate from the George Washington University Law School (GW), Kent T. Jones is the Owner and Managing Partner of Jones & Associates PC. Kent's undergraduate work at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville was in English and Honors Political Science. At GW, Kent placed first as an oralist in the Mid-Atlantic Regionals of the Phillip Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and was appointed to be a Member of the GW Moot Court Board. Additionally, he served as President of the GW International Law Society, sponsoring speaker panels on international trade law, international criminal law, international...
Thomas Wormouth Shumate
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Davidson County, TN Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(615) 229-7499 2900 Vanderbilt Place
Suite 100
Nashville , TN 37212
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Insurance Defense and Probate
University of Notre Dame
Tom Shumate is the founder of Meridian Law, PLLC, which represents individuals and businesses across Tennessee in a variety of civil matters including business, contract, and employment litigation; disputes involving non-competition agreements and theft of trade secrets; insurance defense; personal injury and wrongful death actions; and probate cases. Mr. Shumate graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University in 1995 and from Notre Dame Law School in 1998. He has practiced in Nashville, Tennessee since that time. In 2011 and 2013, Mr. Shumate was selected as a “Rising Star” by the Mid-South edition of Super Lawyers Magazine. He...
Bruce E Buchanan
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Davidson County, TN Employment Law Attorney with 36 years experience
2300 21st Ave. South, Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37212
Employment and Immigration
Vanderbilt University Law School
Bruce E. Buchanan is a founding partner at Sebelist Buchanan Law PLLC with offices in Nashville and Atlanta, where he represents employers and individuals in immigration law, with a special emphasis on employer immigration compliance, and employers in employment/labor law matters. Additionally, he is Of Counsel to Siskind Susser concerning employer immigration compliance matters.
Mr. Buchanan received his law degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1982. He served as senior trial specialist for the NLRB for 20 years. Mr. Buchanan also served for 12 years as Adjunct Professor at William H. Bowen UALR School of Law. He...
Quinton E. Thompson
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Shelby County, TN Employment Law Lawyer
(901) 322-8737 119 S. Main St
500
Memphis, TN 38103
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Vanderbilt University Law School
Jake VanAusdall
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Williamson County, TN Employment Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(615) 490-6020 750 Old Hickory Blvd
Building Two #202
Brentwood, TN 37027
Employment, Business, Construction and IP
Tulane University
Morgan E Smith
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Davidson County, TN Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(615) 852-5028 1222 16th Ave S Ste 23
Nashville, TN 37212
Free ConsultationEmployment, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Vanderbilt University Law School
I am a Vanderbilt educated lawyer living in Nashville, Tennessee, and primarily practicing in the areas of Family and Employment Law (Plaintiff's side). I have been involved in litigation since 2007, with experience in complex litigation in federal courts. When I am not working, you can find me at a Preds game or watching the University of Louisville and Vanderbilt on tv.
Robb C. Bigelow
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Davidson County, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(615) 800-6966 4235 Hillsboro Pike
#217
Nashville, TN 37215
Employment and Civil Rights
Vanderbilt University Law School
Robb Bigelow is a trial lawyer with over 15 years of experience in the legal community. Bigelow began his career working for the Honorable Juliet Griffin in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. After gaining three years of invaluable insight into the judicial process, Bigelow began working as an employment lawyer at Stewart, Estes & Donnell. When that firm merged with Dickinson Wright PLLC, Bigelow continued his employment practice, ultimately becoming a partner in the firm. In 2015, Bigelow left Dickinson Wright to form his own firm. Since 2015, Bigeow has focused on workers rights...
Mr. James R. Becker Jr.
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Shelby County, TN Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(901) 881-6205 5100 Poplar Avenue, Suite 2606
Memphis, TN 38137
Employment
University of Memphis
I have lived in Memphis since 1979 and have practiced employment law across West Tennessee since 1994. For a little bit of time in the late '90s I practiced in other substantive areas in addition to employment law, but have always returned to that practice area. Since 2006 I have maintained my own practice with my wife who handles family law matters. We have three children of whom we are very proud and both hold black belts in Taekwondo.
Rick Piliponis
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Davidson County, TN Employment Law Attorney
(800) 705-2121 525 4th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37210
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Workers' Comp
University of Tennessee College of Law and DePaul College of Law
Charles Kevin Grant
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Davidson County, TN Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(615) 726-5767 Commerce Center, Suite 1000
211 Commerce Street
Nashville , TN 37201
Employment and Business
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Charles K. Grant's experience includes defending clients in complex employment litigation, including class actions and collective actions (wage and hour litigation); litigation concerning claims under Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA); wrongful discharge; sexual, racial, age, national-origin, disability, and religious discrimination and harassment under state and federal laws; Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA); retaliatory discharge; defamation; intentional infliction of emotional distress, tortious interference with contract; employment and non-compete agreements; protection of trade secrets; drug-testing; conspiracy; reductions in force; and the Worker Adjustment Retraining and Notification Act (WARN). His clients also include licensed professionals such as lawyers, physicians and dentists, whom...
Jared Renfroe
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Shelby County, TN Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(901) 522-2317 119 South Main Street
Suite 700
Memphis, TN 38103
Employment, Trademarks and Workers' Comp
University of Tennessee College of Law
Jared is a Partner with Spicer Rudstrom in the Memphis office who focuses on litigation throughout Tennessee. He graduated cum laude from Lambuth University with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and then graduated cum laude with a J.D. degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law. He served as an editor for the Tennessee Law Review and was recognized with the Jerry J. Phillips Best Comment award for his scholarly article that was published in the Tennessee Law Review. Jared was also involved with numerous pro bono activities and the legal clinic while in law school.

Jared’s practice is concentrated...
Jeffrey Mark Griffee
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Shelby County, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(901) 762-0535 530 Oak Ct Dr, Suite 360
Memphis, TN 38117
Employment, Business, Insurance Claims and Insurance Defense
Vanderbilt University Law School
Mark Griffee concentrates his practice in the areas of general civil litigation, including business, commercial, construction and personal injury litigation; insurance defense and coverage counsel, including general liability, employment, life, professional liability, reinsurance, ERISA and workers’ compensation (claims and premium dispute resolution); as well as computer intellectual property and health care service transactions and litigation. Mr. Griffee is licensed to practice law in both Tennessee and Arkansas. He has been admitted to the Tennessee Supreme Court, Sixth and Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeals, U.S. Court of Claims and United States District Courts for the Western and Middle Districts of Tennessee.
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Emily Hunter Plotkin
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Williamson County, TN Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(615) 786-9943 204 Fourth Avenue South
Franklin, TN 37064
Employment and Arbitration & Mediation
Columbia Law School
With more than fifteen years' experience as a labor and employment attorney, I have a pragmatic business acumen developed through strategic partnership with clients, both as an outside counsel and in-house counsel at a Fortune 500 manufacturing and automotive services company. In addition to providing general employment advice and counsel to clients, I also have spearheaded employment compliance projects to ensure company policies and platforms match employment laws across all fifty states. I also have significant experience representing employers in claims brought through alternative dispute resolution programs. As such, I recognize the importance to both sides of getting...
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Claiborne County Employment Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Knoxville Legal Aid Society, Inc. Pro Bono Project
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