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Civil Relations

Memphis, TN
June 11, 2019

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Memphis, Tennessee 38122


Position Sought: Attorney

Skills and Experience: Over 20 years experience in general civil litigation, including but not limited to, domestic relations, commercial contracts, employment law and labor relations. Extensive experience in matters involving ERISA, NLRA, EEOC, FLRA and NLRB. Experience practicing before all Tennessee and Federal Courts. Excellent research and writing skills. Trained as a Rule 31 General Civil Litigator and Rule 31 Family Law Mediator. Will be applying to be listed with the State of Tennessee in the immediate future.


American Federation of Gov’t Employees, Council of Prison Locals (2012-2017)

National Union representing all federal correctional employees nationwide. Acted as counsel to the Union in grievances and arbitrations throughout the country. Particular experience in portal to portal matters, employee disciplinary matters, and termination matters. Also assisted the Union in collective bargaining with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Represented the Union in appeals before the National Labor Relations Authority

Notable Cases:, AFGE, Local 1013 v. Federal Bureau of Prisons, Yazoo City, 68 FLRA269 (2015), cited by, Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, et al.,, 574 U.S., 135 S.Ct. 513 (2014). Counsel for class of approximately 400 collective bargaining employees seeking back pay for time spent performing pre and post job duties over a 10-year period of time.

See also, AFGE, Local 1242 v. Federal Bureau of Prisons, Atwater California, 125 LA (BNA) 707


Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh (2005-2011)

Represented clients in matters involving commercial and personal contract disputes, labor and employment law, employee benefits law, and other matters involving general civil litigation. Assisted colleagues in matters involving healthcare law, workers’ compensation and business matters. Extensive experience representing clients in federal arbitrations.

Hanover Walsh Jalenak & Blair (1997-2005)

Represented clients in all types of civil litigation matters, including but not limited to, employment issues, domestic relations, workers’ compensation claims, and personal injury/wrongful death matters. Represented several local construction trade unions in collective bargaining, grievances, arbitrations, employee disputes, and strikes. Worked extensively with union employee benefit plans in matters involving ERISA and IRS compliance. Assisted Plan consultants with advising plan trustees on investment and administrative matters.

Brewer, Krause, Brooks and Mills (1996-1997)

Represented clients in matters involving insurance defense.


University of Memphis School of Law (JD 1996)

Member, University of Memphis Law Review

Member, Moot Court Board.

Director, National Conference of Law Reviews

Corpus Juris Secundum Award in Torts I & II; American Jurisprudence Award, Contracts I

Memphis State University(BA1992)

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