​For over 30 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, 2021
    • Employment Law – Management, 2011-2022
    • Labor Law – Management, 2011-2022
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Labor & Employment (Mississippi), 2011-2022
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Employment Litigation: Defense, 2013-2021
  • Fellow, The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers
  • Mississippi Bar Foundation
    • Fellow
    • Board of Trustees, 2022-2025
  • Fellow, Young Lawyers Division, Mississippi Bar
  • Who's Who Legal, Labour & Employment, 2020-2021
  • Benchmark Litigation
    • Labor & Employment Star, 2021

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.
  • Guided hospital through an Early Exit Incentive Program and subsequent reduction-in-force.​
  • Burnice v. CoreCivic (N.D. Miss. 2022) (summary judgment obtained for ​employer in case claiming sexual harassment, gender discrimination and retaliation arising out of termination). 
  • Roush and Hunter v. Akal Security, Inc. (E.D. Wash. 2020) (summary judgment obtained for ​company whose two former employees – who had extensive aviation experience – claimed the company: (i) misappropriated their names and likeness in a submission to U.S. Transportation Safety Commission for $150+ Million contract it was awarded, (ii) was unjustly enriched, and (iii) inflicted emotional distress upon them).
  • 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). 
  • 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). 
  • More...

In the News

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Presenter, “A&F Section Town Hall: COVID-19 Vaccines and the Workplace – What Employers Need to Know,” National Association of Bar Executives, February 25, 2021.
  • Author, "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).