Tennessee Employment Lawyers

Robb C. Bigelow
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Nashville, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience

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... Read More »
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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.
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...
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
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.
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
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.
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
Myra Hamilton
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Memphis, TN Employment Law Lawyer
(901) 471-3242 119 S. Main Street
Suite 500
Memphis, TN 38103
Employment and Entertainment & Sports
http://www.ntlforwomensrights.org/members/myra-hamilton/
Erika Danielle Robinson
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Memphis, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(901) 614-6373 160 S. Hollywood St.
COE 115
Memphis, TN 38112
Employment and Education
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
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
Tyler Craig Huskey
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Pigeon Forge, 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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Knoxville, 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...
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
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...
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.
Donald Franklin Mason
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Kingsport, 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
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
Florence Johnson Raines
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Memphis, TN Employment Law Lawyer
(901) 725-7520 Johnson and Brown, P.C.
11 South Idlewild Street
Memphis, TN 38104
Employment
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
Chattanooga, TN Employment Law Lawyer
(423) 757-5914 CBL Center, Suite 150
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Employment, Antitrust, Business and IP
Chattanooga, TN Employment Law Attorney
(423) 755-2667 736 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Employment, Business, Family and Medical Malpractice
Washington University School of Law
Chattanooga, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(423) 755-2651 736 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Employment, Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Chattanooga, TN Employment Law Lawyer
(423) 755-2650 736 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Employment and Business
University of Tennessee College of Law
Knoxville, 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
Chattanooga, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(423) 755-2688 736 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Employment
Memphis, TN Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(901) 434-8520 3620 Hacks Cross Rd
Memphis, TN 38125
Employment
University of Georgia
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 27 years experience
(615) 620-5838 144 2nd Ave N
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37201
Employment
University of Georgia
Knoxville, 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)
Chattanooga, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(423) 756-6600 832 Georgia Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Employment, Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Georgia
Memphis, TN Employment Law Attorney
(901) 291-1500 795 Ridge Lake Blvd
Memphis, TN 38120
Employment
Chattanooga, TN Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(423) 785-8475 832 Georgia Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Employment
University of Georgia
Chattanooga, TN Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(423) 755-2655 736 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Employment, Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Tennessee College of Law
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN Employment Law Attorney
(615) 259-3456 315 Union St
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37201
Employment
Memphis, TN Employment Law Lawyer
109 N Main St
Memphis, TN 38103
Employment
Chattanooga, TN Employment Law Attorney
(423) 785-8320 832 Georgia Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Employment
Memphis, TN Employment Law Lawyer
(901) 526-0431 1715 Aaron Brenner Dr
Memphis, TN 38120
Employment and Real Estate
Memphis, TN Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(901) 434-8048 3620 Hacks Cross Rd Fl 3
Memphis, TN 38125
Employment
Columbia Univ School of Law
Memphis, TN Employment Law Lawyer
(901) 795-6695 3725 Champion Hills Dr
Memphis, TN 38125
Employment
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Tennessee Employment Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Knoxville Legal Aid Society, Inc. Pro Bono Project
(423) 525-3425
Knoxville, TN


Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee
(615) 244-6610
Nashville, TN

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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.