Biography

Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1997
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Tennessee: Eastern, Middle, Western
  • U.S. Court Of Appeals
    • 6th Circuit
    • 8th Circuit
    • Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Distinctions

  • AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation – Labor & Employment; ​Litigation - ERISA
  • Spearheaded addition of Rule 72 to the Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers®, Labor and Employment
  • ​Chair, Tennessee High School Mock Trial Competition, 2004
  • American Bar Association, ​Young Lawyers Division Star of the Year Award, 2007
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Outstanding Service Award, 2007
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Star of the Quarter Award, 2006-2007
  • Co-Editor, American Bar Association Business Torts Journal

Education & Honors

  • Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1997
    • Associate Managing Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review
  • Wake Forest University, B.A., 1993
  • Clerkship, ​Justice Frank Drowota, Tennessee Supreme Court, 1998-1999
  • Clerkship, ​Judges W. Frank Crawford and Holly Kirby, Tennessee Court of Appeals, 1997-1998

Publications

  • Author, "How To Avoid the Tide of Lawsuits Brought By Foreign Nationals," Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 7 No. 1, 3-11 (March 2014).
  • Co-Presenter, "Updates in Retaliatory Discharge," Tennessee Bar Association CLE, May 2014.
  • Tennessee Chapter Editor, "Covenants Not to Compete: A State-by-State Survey," (9th ed. 2013). 
  • Tennessee Chapter Editor, "Tortious Interference in the Employment Context: A State-by-State Survey," (3rd ed. 2013 & Supp. 2013). 
  • Tennessee Chapter Editor, "Trade Secrets: A State-by-State Survey," (4th ed. 2012 & Supp. 2013). 
  • Tennessee Chapter Editor, "Employee Duty of Loyalty: A State-by-State Survey," (5th ed. 2013). 
  • Regional Editor, "Employment At Will: A State-by-State Survey," 2013 Supplement. 
  • Chapter Author, "Employee Duty of Loyalty: A State-by-State Survey," Fifth Edition, 2013. 
  • Author, "Effective Use of Non-Competition/Non-Solicitation Agreements In The Workplace," Workplace, Vol. 2013 No. 8, Sept. 2013. 
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