Tim has practiced exclusively in the area of labor and employment law since 1987 and possesses extensive experience in defending public and private employers against claims involving a wide variety of state and federal labor and employment laws.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern
    • Louisiana: Middle
    • Tennessee: Western
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Tribal Court
  • Mississippi Supreme Court
  • Mississippi Court of Appeals
  • Mississippi Circuit Courts
  • ​Mississippi Chancery Courts

Distinctions

  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Labor and Employment, 2007-Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV®- Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Employment Law – Management, 2006-Present
    • Labor Law – Management, 2006-Present
    • Lawyer of the Year, Employment Law – Management (Jackson), 2017
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Labor & Employment, 2011-2018
    • Mid-South Rising Stars, Labor & Employment, 2006-2007
  • Mississippi Business Journal, Top 10 Leaders in Law, 2016

Education & Honors

  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 1984
    • Phi Delta Phi (Legal Honor Fraternity)
  • University of Mississippi, B.B.A., Managerial Finance, 1981
    • Student Alumni Council
    • Ambassador – Recruitment

Experience

  • Toney v. Select Specialty Hosp., 142 F.Supp.3d 494 (S.D. Miss., 2015)
  • Earthgrains Bakery Grp., Inc. v. Miss. Dept of Emp’t Sec., 131 So.3d 1163 (Miss. 2014)
  • Graham v. Applied Geo Technologies, Inc., 593 F.Supp.2d 915 (S.D. Miss., 2008)
  • Decarlo v. Bonus Stores Inc., 989 So.2d 351 (Miss., 2008)
  • Southwood Door Co. v. Burton, 847 So.2d 833 (Miss., 203)
  • Byrd v. Imperial Palace of Mississippi, 807 So.2d 433 (Miss., 2001)
  • Hopson v. Quitman County Hosp. and Nursing Home Inc., 126 F.3d 635 (5th Cir., 1997)
  • Gaston v. Jack Post Corp., 971 F.Supp. 1084 (N.D. Miss., 1997)
  • N.L.R.B. v. Hood Furniture Mfg. Co., 941 F.2d 325 (5th Cir., 1991)
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Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Speaker, “Mini Law School for HR Professionals,” National Business Institute, Jackson, Miss., July 19, 2018.
  • Speaker, “Continued Expansion of the NLRA,” SHRM Conference, Biloxi, Miss., May 12, 2015.
  • Speaker, ''Positive Employee Relations: Maintaining Your Direct Relationship,'' Society for Human Resource Management – MS Chapter, Jackson, Miss., June 20, 2014.
  • Speaker, “Wage & Hour: Avoiding Pitfalls,” Society for Human Resource Management – MS Chapter Annual Conference & Convention, Biloxi, Miss., May 7, 2014.
  • Speaker, “Contesting Claims for Unemployment Benefits,” Electric Power Associations of Mississippi, Jackson, Miss., April 10, 2014.
  • Speaker, “Water & Hour Top Ten Mistakes,” Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, Jackson, Miss., March 3, 2014.
  • Speaker, “Employment Law Basics for In-House and Corporate Counsel,” Mississippi Corporate Counsel Association, Jackson, Miss., February 26, 2014.
  • Speaker, “The Legal Pitfalls of Health Care Reform – The Employer’s Perspective,” Strategic Leadership for HR Executives, Jackson, Miss., November 19, 2013.
  • Speaker, “Avoiding Worker’s Compensation Fraud,” Society for Human Resource Management, Hattiesburg, Miss., February 15, 2011.