​For 27 years, Tim has represented businesses and management in employment litigation, restrictive covenant litigation and strategic counseling throughout the country. He is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Attorneys, and has been recognized by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America and Mid-South Super Lawyers for many years.

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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

  • Best Lawyers in America®,
    • Lawyer of the Year, Employment Law – Management, [Jackson, MS], 2019
    • Lawyer of the Year, Labor Law – Management, [Jackson, MS], 2018
    • Employment Law – Management, 2011-2019
    • Labor Law – Management, 2011-2019
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Labor & Employment (Mississippi), 2011-2018
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Employment Litigation: Defense, 2013-2018
  • 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

  • Exposed conspiracy between two former mid-level managers during evidentiary hearing before Mississippi federal judge to take 90 employees to client’s competitor and use client’s confidential information from bi-annual bid to its largest customer.  In evidentiary hearing in parallel lawsuit in Louisiana federal court, exposed same facts resulting in consolidation with first-filed Mississippi action.  Thereafter, resolved on very favorable terms.
  • Head v. Columbus Light & Water Department (N.D. Miss. 2017) (summary judgment obtained for ​employer in case claiming age discrimination and disability discrimination arising out of termination). 
  • Morris v. Corrections Corporation of America (N.D. Miss. 2017) (summary judgment obtained for company on claim that the termination of an independent contractor’s contract constituted a wrongful discharge under the public policy exception to the employment at will doctrine). 
  • Guided hospital through an Early Exit Incentive Program and subsequent reduction-in-force.​
  • Johnson v. Ergon-West Virginia (W.D. Pa. 2015) (obtained ruling that independent contractor’s claim of misclassification contractor under FLSA was subject to the employer’s mandatory arbitration agreement, and that employer could require transfer from Pennsylvania to Mississippi). 
  • 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) 
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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).