Nashville, Tennessee Employment Lawyers

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Vanderbilt University Law SchoolTennessee, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee and U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
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Bruce E Buchanan
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Nashville, 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...
Jim Higgins
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(800) 705-2121 525 4th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37210
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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...
Morgan E Smith
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Nashville, 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.
Thomas Wormouth Shumate
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Nashville , 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...
Rick Piliponis
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Nashville, 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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Nashville , TN Employment Law Attorney with 27 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...
Jason Andrew Lee
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NASHVILLE, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(615) 540-1004 611 Commerce Street, Suite 2603
NASHVILLE, TN 37203
Employment, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Jon Street
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Nashville, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(800) 705-2121 525 4th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37210
Free ConsultationEmployment, Insurance Claims, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
University of Tennessee College of Law and Wake Forest University School of Law
Robb C. Bigelow
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Nashville, TN Employment Law Lawyer
(615) 800-6966 4235 Hillsboro Pike
#217
Nashville, TN 37215
Employment and Civil Rights
Vanderbilt University Law School
J. Allred Trotter
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Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Attorney
(615) 636-8619 3515 Golf St
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37216
Employment, Bankruptcy and Consumer
Emory University School of Law
Michael L. Freeman
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Nashville, TN Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(615) 916-1600 530 Church St.
Suite 709
Nashville, TN 37219
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Mississippi College School of Law
Elizabeth Shirley Washko
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Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(615) 254-1900 401 Commerce St
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37219
Employment
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Attorney
(615) 320-3225 2908 Poston Ave
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37203
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Workers' Comp
Nashville , TN Employment Law Attorney
(615) 250-2000 2002 Richard Jones Rd. Suite B-200
Nashville , TN 37215
Employment
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(615) 320-5200 2100 West End Ave
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37203
Employment
Ohio Northern U Claude W Pettit COL
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(615) 726-7344 211 Commerce St
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37201
Employment
Duke University
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(615) 620-5838 144 2nd Ave N
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37201
Employment
University of Georgia
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(615) 244-9270 150 4th Ave N
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37201
Employment and Business
Memphis State University
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Attorney
(615) 320-3225 2908 Poston Ave
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37203
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and Insurance Defense
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Attorney
(615) 244-0020 2525 West End Ave
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37203
Employment and Business
Jacob VanAusdall
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Brentwood, TN Employment Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(615) 490-6020 750 Old Hickory Boulevard
Building Two, Suite 202
Brentwood, TN 37027
Employment, Business, Construction and IP
Tulane University
John Leebron
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Brentwood, TN Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(615) 771-0874 111 Westwood Pl
Brentwood, TN 37027
Employment, Business and Family
Mr. Theodore C. Wills
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Brentwood, TN Employment Law Lawyer
750 Old Hickory Boulevard
Building Two, Suite 202
Brentwood, TN 37027
Employment, Business, Construction and IP
Ted Wills, an Associate with Cole Law Group, focuses his practice on serving the needs of business clients. He has expertise in commercial transactions, commercial litigation, and managing clients’ intellectual property. Prior to joining Cole Law Group, Mr. Wills was in-house counsel for RGS Energy, a publicly traded solar energy developer, and has also done work in the entertainment law field. Mr. Wills received his Juris Doctor from New York Law School, where he was awarded the 2009 NY State Bar Foundation Intellectual Property Fellowship and earned Dean’s List honors twice. While in law school, Mr. Wills worked...
Emily Hunter Plotkin
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Franklin, 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...
James Brandon McWherter
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Franklin, TN Employment Law Attorney
(615) 354-1144 341 Cool Springs Blvd
Suite 230
Franklin, TN 37067
Employment, Education and Insurance Claims
Devoting his practice to the prosecution of insurance claims, Brandon represents policyholders with an unwavering passion. He views each case as an opportunity to help the little guy and seek justice in an otherwise unfair landscape.
John David Schwalb
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Franklin, TN Employment Law Lawyer
(615) 794-7100 741 Cool Springs Blvd
#104
Franklin, TN 37067
Employment, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
If you’re looking for distinction among attorneys in Franklin, TN, and surrounding areas, you’ll find it in John D. Schwalb, PLLC. Recognized as a Mid-South Super Lawyer by the Law and Politics Magazine, John D. Schwalb ranks among the top five percent of lawyers. His firm received and maintains an AV®-rating for providing exceptional legal services. After 30 years of experience in all aspects of the law, John D. Schwalb, PLLC, is qualified to supply superior legal knowledge and litigation skills to all in the Franklin, TN, area. We are prepared to assist you with family law cases, bullying...
Nanette Gould
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Nashville, TN Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(615) 301-8577 Nashville, TN 37211
Employment
Nanette is an attorney with ten years of experience practicing civil rights law in the Nashville area. Having represented students, employees, and employers, Nanette is well acquainted with both sides of virtually all Title IX and employer/employee disputes.

Students accused of Title IX violations on today’s colleges and universities are afforded few, if any, rights. Students who do the accusing are almost always presumed to be telling the truth, but there are some false accusations. If your son, or daughter, is accused of sexual harassment or worse, he needs to know that the very first thing he should do is call...
George Jordan Phillips
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Hendersonville, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(615) 780-7988 131 Saundersville Road
Suite 130
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Employment, Business and International
University of Tennessee College of Law
George Phillips concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate and business law, communications law, labor and employment law and commercial and business litigation. He has extensive experience in negotiating and facilitating significant business acquisitions and complicated commercial transactions and agreements, including international contract negotiations. He serves as the general counsel for several companies that do not have an in-house counsel. He is the utility infielder for legal issues for a national pet supply company, regional mortgage company, solar equipment manufacturer and a remediation company, managing their contracts, compliance issues, regulatory issues, liability claims and litigation matters. Practicing in...
Michael Russell
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Franklin, TN Employment Law Lawyer
(615) 354-1144 341 Cool Springs Blvd
Suite 230
Franklin, TN 37067
Employment, Education and Insurance Claims
Michael L. Russell is an employee rights lawyer and a mediator. He represents victims of employment discrimination, workplace harassment, and wage and hour violations.
Jonathan Bobbitt
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Franklin, TN Employment Law Attorney
(615) 354-1144 341 Cool Springs Blvd
Suite 230
Franklin, TN 37067
Employment, Education and Insurance Claims
Jonathan Bobbitt is a civil trial lawyer that has one singular focus – – to obtain the best possible result for his clients. Sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge/whistleblower claims and business/contract disputes are Jonathan’s specialties. His cases are often high-stakes business disputes and egregious harassment.
N. Kee Bryant-McCormick
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Hendersonville, TN Employment Law Lawyer
(615) 431-2693 B-202
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Criminal and DUI
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Lawyer
(615) 244-6538 424 Church St
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37219
Employment, Business, Insurance Defense and Workers' Comp
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Attorney
(615) 259-1450 424 Church St
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37219
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Health Care
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Attorney
(615) 252-2357 1600 Division St
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37203
Employment
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Lawyer
(615) 259-3456 315 Union St
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37201
Employment
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(615) 251-3244 101 Church St
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37201
Employment
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Lawyer
(615) 244-9700 414 Union St
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37219
Employment, Antitrust and Entertainment & Sports
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Attorney
(615) 259-1366 201 4th Ave N
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37219
Employment and Education
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Attorney
(615) 259-3456 315 Union St
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37201
Employment, Antitrust, Business and Estate Planning
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Lawyer
(615) 244-2202 217 2nd Ave N
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37201
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Municipal
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Problems in the workplace?

Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


Essential job functions: The fundamental job duties of the employment position that the individual with a disability holds or desires. The term essential functions does not include marginal functions of the position.

Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.