Smithville, Tennessee Employment Lawyers

Robert B. Bragdon
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Murfreesboro, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(615) 896-5600 752 S. Church St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Employment, Criminal, Personal Injury and Probate
Florida Coastal School of Law
I am an attorney who practices with my father, Robert O. Bragdon, in Murfreesboro, TN with emphasis on Personal Injury, Criminal, and Employment Discrimination cases. If you are seeking an attorney that will aggressively fight for your rights, and one who truly cares about your situation, then make sure to contact (615) 896-5600 immediately in order to discuss your legal options.
Randy P Lucas
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Gallatin, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(615) 451-1013 111 College Street
Gallatin, TN 37066
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal and Juvenile
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
I have been practicing trial, domestic, juvenile and criminal law since 1983.
Mr. William D. Hooper
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Gallatin, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
150 N. Water Avenue
Gallatin, TN 37066
Free ConsultationEmployment, Construction, Divorce and Workers' Comp
Florida Coastal School of Law
Born and raised in Sumner County, Will Hooper graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2005 and from the Florida Coastal School of Law. He was admitted to practice in the State of Tennessee in June 2011 and is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association.
Whitney Henderson Raque
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Murfreesboro, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(615) 848-9090 218 W Main St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, Divorce and Juvenile
Nashville School of Law
Cookeville, TN Employment Law Attorney
(931) 526-6123 101 S Jefferson Ave
Cookeville, TN 38501
Employment, Business, Divorce and Workers' Comp
Mufreesboro, TN Employment Law Lawyer
(615) 800-4745 106 North Church Street
Mufreesboro, TN 37130
Employment
Tullahoma, TN Employment Law Lawyer
(888) 364-8617 214 N.E. Atlantic Street
Tullahoma, TN 37388
Employment, Business, Insurance Defense and Workers' Comp
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...
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...
Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq.
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Cleveland, 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...
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.
Katherine Ann Young
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Knoxville, 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...
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
Robb C. Bigelow
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Nashville, 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...
Jake VanAusdall
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Brentwood, 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
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...
Jon Street
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Nashville, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 18 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
Charles Kevin Grant
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Nashville , 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...
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
George Jordan Phillips
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Hendersonville, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 30 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...
Tracy Provo Knight
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Clarksville, TN Employment Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(931) 647-8500 114 Franklin St.
Clarksville, TN 37040
Employment, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Lincoln Memorial University
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...
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...
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.
Justin Gilbert
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Chattanooga, TN Employment Law Attorney
(423) 499-3044 100 W. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Suite 504
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Employment, Education and Insurance Claims
Mr. Gilbert assists families in both the employment law and in special education law. He believes a wrongful termination affects an entire family. Additionally, Mr. Gilbert has long been active in upholding the rights of schoolchildren with disabilities—those who have individual education plans (IEPs) or 504 plans.
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.
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.
Michael L. Freeman
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Nashville, TN Employment Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(615) 916-1600 530 Church St.
Suite 709
Nashville, TN 37219
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Mississippi College School of Law
James Estes Cocke
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East Ridge, TN Employment Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(423) 498-2330 4159 Ringgold Road, Suite 105
East Ridge, TN 37412
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
University of Tennessee College of Law
Estes has been practicing law since 1974. He started in Memphis, TN where he worked for the best criminal and personal injury lawyers in that City. He moved to Chattanooga in 1976 where he again worked under the tutelage of one of Chattanooga's premier criminal attorneys. In 1999 he joined ERMC and eventually became the Chief Legal Officer and Sr. Vice-President of that company. In that capacity he oversaw civil personal injury litigation in over 40 states and supervised up to 100 outside top-notch personal injury lawyers around the country, attending numerous trials and mediations regarding...
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...
Jay Perry
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Chattanooga, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(423) 244-0182 823 Houston Street
Suite 203
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
University of Colorado 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
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
Elizabeth Shirley Washko
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Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(615) 254-1900 401 Commerce St
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37219
Employment
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Michael Macer
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Nashville, TN Employment Law Lawyer
3200 West End Ave.
Suite 500
Nashville, TN 37203
Employment
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
James W. Friauf
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Knoxville, 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...
Neil Barnes
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Charlotte, TN Employment Law Attorney
9 Court Square
P.O. Box 250
Charlotte, TN 37036
Employment, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
John Leebron
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Brentwood, TN Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(615) 771-0874 111 Westwood Pl
Brentwood, TN 37027
Employment, Business and Family
Franklin, TN Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(615) 599-1785 219 3rd Avenue North
Franklin, TN 37064
Free ConsultationEmployment, Bankruptcy, Business and Foreclosure Defense
Nashville School of Law
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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.


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