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Stanley Eugene Graham

Stanley Eugene Graham

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor

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About Me

Stan Graham is a partner at Waller Lansden and the immediate past chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. He has since 1996 represented employers throughout the country in trial, litigation, and day-to-day labor and employment counseling, including the litigation of contract disputes and the defense of claims arising under the Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Labor Management Relations Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, and the full range of state and federal employment discrimination laws. He also has broad experience in ERISA litigation, medical peer review actions, and commercial litigation.

Mr. Graham represents Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries, including the financial services, healthcare, hospitality, airline, manufacturing, insurance, distribution, and automotive industries. He is admitted to the state bars of Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia, and appears regularly before state and federal courts and agencies throughout the United States. 

Mr. Graham is peer-review rated ‘AV’ by Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been recognized as a Mid-South Super Lawyer in the field of Employment Law by Law and Politics Magazine. From 2006 to 2007, he served as Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section.

Education



  • B.S. in Business Administration, University of Florida, 1991

  • J.D., cum laude, Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, 1996

    • Executive Editor, Cumberland Law Review

    • Presidential Scholar, Curia Honoris and Phi Kappa Phi honors




Clerkships and Previous Affiliations



  • Assistant Attorney General, Complex Civil Litigation Division, Alabama Office of the Attorney General, 1996-1998


Professional Activities



  • Past Chair, Tennessee Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section

  • Expert Witness Chair, Steering Committee, Defense Research Institute Employment Law Section

  • Contributing Editor, Lindemann and Kadue, Age Discrimination in Employment Law Supplement (American Bar Association)

  • Steering Committee, Middle Tennessee Diversity Forum

  • Board of Directors, Tennessee Hotel & Lodging Association

  • Graduate, Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Program

  • Past Associate Barrister, Harry Phillips American Inns of Court

  • Past Faculty, Alabama Judicial College

  • Past Director, Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

  • Fellow, Tennessee Bar Association/YLD

  • Frequent speaker and author on workplace issues


Civic and Other Activities



  • Vestry Member, 2004-2007, St. George's Episcopal Church, Nashville

  • Past Member, Board of Directors, St. George’s Kindergarten

  • Advisory Council, W.O. Smith Nashville Community Music School

  • Member, Exchange Club of Nashville

  • Past Member, Steering Committee, United Way of Metropolitan Nashville Sennet Society


Professional Licenses



  • Tennessee

  • Alabama

  • Georgia


Court Admissions



  • Supreme Court of the United States

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

  • United States District Court for multiple districts in the United States

  • Supreme Court of Tennessee

  • Supreme Court of Alabama

  • Supreme Court of Georgia


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Employment & Labor: 100%
    19 years, 200 cases

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Contact Info

511 Union St Ste 2700
Po Box 198966
Nashville, TN, 37219-8966

511 Union Street, Suite 2700
Po Box 198966
Nashville, TN, 37219-8966

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TNActive199906/13/2015
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199807/07/2015
ALAuthorized to practice law199607/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV ratedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Mid-South Super LawyerLaw & Politics MagazineN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Partner, Labor and Employment Practice GroupWaller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP1998 - Present
Assistant Attorney General, Complex Litigation SectionOffice of the Attorney General, State of Alabama1996 - 1998

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Defense Research Institute, Employment Law CommitteePlanning Committee 2009 Conference2008 - 2009
Tennessee Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionChair2006 - 2007
Tennessee Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionExecutive Council2005 - Present
Defense Research Institute, Employment Law CommitteeExpert Witness Chair2005 - Present
Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionFellow2005 - Present
Tennessee Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionVice-Chair2005 - 2006
Defense Research InstituteSteering Committee, Employment Law Section2000 - Present
Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Mock Trial CommitteeChair, Mock Trial Competition2000 - 2001
Nashville Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionBoard of Directors1999 - 2004
Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionBoard of Directors1999 - 2004
American Inns of CourtAssociate Barrister1996 - 1999
Alabama Judicial CollegeFaculty1996 - 1998
Nashville Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Mock Trial CommitteeChairN/A
Tennessee Bar AssociationLeadership Law Inaugural ClassN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Age Discrimination in Employment Law, Lindemann and Kadue, 2009 Supplement2009 Supplement to Treatise2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
CumberlandLawJuris Doctor1996
University of FloridaFinanceBachelor of Science, Business Administration1991

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Tennessee Bar Association Labor and Employment Law ForumLabor and Employment Law Update2009
Tennessee Bar Association Labor and Employment ForumLabor and Employment2008
Tennessee Bar Association General Practice SummitLabor and Employment Law for General Practitioners2007
Hospitality Law ConferenceReligious Accommodation2007
Hospitality Law ConferenceLabor and Employment2007
Hospitality Law ConferenceLabor and Employment2006