Tim's practice is focused on employment counseling, litigation and employee benefits. He has been recognized by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America and Mid-South Super Lawyers.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1991
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern
    • Arkansas: Eastern, Western
    • Florida: Northern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 3rd Circuit
    • 5th Circuit
    • 6th Circuit

Distinctions

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Labor & Employment (Mississippi), 2016
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers®, Employment Litigation: Defense, 2013-2015
  • Fellow, The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers
  • Fellow, Young Lawyers Division, Mississippi Bar

Education & Honors

  • University of Alabama, J.D., 1990
  • University of Mississippi, B.B.A., Management, 1988

Experience

  • Ray v. The GEO Group (S.D. Miss. 2013) (summary judgment obtained for company in case claiming FLSA retaliation, race discrimination, Section 1983, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and false imprisonment).
  • Reddix v. Corrections Corporation of America (S.D. Miss. 2012) (summary judgment obtained for company in case claiming retaliatory discharge pursuant to title VII). 
  • Luckett v. Madison County Nursing Home (S.D. Miss. 2012) (summary judgment obtained for company in case claiming age discrimination, ERISA denial of benefits, and intentional infliction of emotional distress arising out of termination). 
  • Porter v. Tunica County, Miss. (N.D.Miss. 2012) (summary judgment obtained for County in case claiming race discrimination, gender discrimination, breach of employment contract, and intentional infliction of emotional distress arising out of termination) 
  • Chisolm v. Ergon Refining, Inc. (S.D.Miss. 2011) (summary judgment obtained for company in claim of race discrimination and intentional infliction of emotional distress arising out of termination).
  • Rogers v. Ergon Trucking, Inc. (S.D. Miss. 2011) (summary judgment obtained for trucking company in suit brought by truck owner-operator alleging race discrimination, breach of contract, negligence and intentional conflict of emotional distress).
  • Bohanna v. Tunica County, Mississippi (N.D. Miss. 2010) (summary judgment for county on current employee’s claim of racial harassment)
  • Jennings et al. v. Corrections Corporation of America (N.D. Miss. 2009) (summary judgment for employer in multiple plaintiff case claiming racial discrimination, conspiracy and defamation arising out of termination).
  • James Sweet vs. Murphy Oil USA, Inc. d/b/a Murphy USA (American Arbitration Association 2009) (summary judgment for company in lawsuit brought by former manager who alleged breach of contract, fraud and justifiable reliance).
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Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • ​"Today's Work Environment Suggests Employers Should Examine Their Non-Competition Agreements to Ensure Clarity," Workplace, Vol. 2012 No. 1.
  • "Promotion, Advancement and Reclassification" Chapter, Management Editor, Fourth Edition of Lindemann and Grossman's Employment Discrimination Law.
  • Mississippi Section, 50-State Compendium on Restrictive Covenants, Defense Research Institute.
  • Speaker, 24th Annual Multi-State Labor and Employment Law Seminar, Orlando, Florida, (2006).