Manufacturing and service companies, universities, colleges, private schools, and health care providers, among other employers, call Rosemarie Hill to counsel them on dozens of employment-related issues. These include inquiries about wage payments under state and federal wage and hour laws, concerns about hiring, firing, and discipline of employees, discrimination and harassment accusations, medical and other leave questions, and just about any issue that can arise in an employer-employee relationship.
Often clients need emergency consults on how to handle an employee problem, and Rosemarie provides quick assistance and pragmatic solutions that are highly valued by busy employers. She will also promptly admit when a particular inquiry needs further analysis and research, and then produces a quick turn-around and solution for the harried employer.
When a client, despite its best efforts, is hit with an administrative charge (for instance, from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)) or a lawsuit claiming violation of an employment law or illegal retaliation against an employee, Rosemarie and her team are on the spot to provide defense and representation from beginning to end. Her clients appreciate her quick response and her willingness to bring them into the defense strategy/cost analysis of each lawsuit or administrative charge.
Rosemarie excels in trial work, and every case receives the utmost intellectual and common-sense care. She speaks to jurors and judges alike with respect and in fair, understandable language with no loss of legal excellence. She is engaging and honest with clients, they are highly complementary of her efforts on their behalf, and they actually enjoy working with her and her team.
Her induction into the American College of Trial Lawyers assures clients that she is an excellent lawyer who will handle their matters with civility for all concerned in the process, but who will vigorously defend them and unceasingly fight for their cause.
She chairs the firm's Labor and Employment Section, and is proud to work with and for that excellent, intellectually challenging and entertaining group of folks.
Approved Arbitrator, Federal Arbitration Program, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
Mediation Panel, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Neutral