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About Me

Leslie Beale has extensive experience in managing a variety of legal issues facing employers, including serving as Senior Attorney for a publicly traded restaurant company where she had primary responsibility for management of the employment claims team.  Ms. Beale has investigated and responded to more than 100 charges of discrimination from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and similar agencies.  She has successfully represented clients in both federal and state courts, as well as in mediation and conciliation actions with various enforcement agencies.  Ms. Beale regularly advises clients on a wide range of legal compliance issues, drafts handbooks and employment policies, and conducts training for clients and their employees.

In addition to being a licensed attorney, Ms. Beale is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by HRCI.


Practice Areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 40%
  2. Sexual Harassment: 20%
  3. Discrimination: 20%
  4. Employee Benefits: 15%
  5. Wrongful Termination: 5%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

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    I am please to provide an endoresement of Leslie Beale. As in-house counsel, I find that you can always rely on Ms. Beale's professionalism and vast knowledge of employment law. A top-notch attorney.


    Marcia Kilby
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    This attorney is very knowledgeable, diligent and experienced. She understands the needs of corporate clients, having served in-house, and tailors her solutions to best meet the legal and business needs of her clients. I highly recommend her.


    Tracy Edmundson
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Beale Firm, PLLC

318 Nancy Lynn Lane, Suite 27
Knoxville, TN, 37919



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Attorney Labor and Employment DefenseKnoxville Cityview Magazine2011
Top Attorney - Employee Benefits/ERISA - EmployerKnoxville Cityview Magazine2011
Top Attorney, Labor and Employment DefenseKnoxville City View Magazine2010
Top Attorney, Labor and Employment DefenseKnoxville City View Magazine2009
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding MemberThe Beale Firm, PLLC2011 - Present
AttorneyBaker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz2007 - 2011
Senior AttorneyRuby Tuesday, Inc.2003 - 2007
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Knoxville Bar Association, Work-Life Balance CommitteeMember2010 - Present
Knoxville Chamber PartnershipAmbassador2010 - Present
Knoxville Bar Association, Corporate Counsel SectionCo-Chair2008 - 2009
Tennessee Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Knoxville Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
The Beale Firm BlogEEOC Releases ADAAA Regulations2011
BakerDonelson Client AlertFor Your Eyes Only: Employee Privacy on Employer Systems2010
KBA Corporate Counsel Section's The ConsiglioreTraps for Employers in Social Media Networks2010
Baker Donelson Client AlertDi-GINA Know? GINA is Effective November 21, 20092009
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tennessee College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)N/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Multiple Sclerosis SocietyThe Americans with Disabilities Act - 2011 and Beyond2011
Employers' Toolbox SeriesThe Americans with Disabilities Act and Your Workforce - Today, Tomorrow and Beyond2011
Employers' Toolbox SeriesLeave Me Alone - An Employer's Guide to Managing the FMLA2011
Employers' Toolbox Lunch SeriesSpring Cleaning - Five Ways to Improve Your Employment Practices Without Calling Your Lawyer2011
Baker Donelson Breakfast BriefingAfter the Complaint: How to Conduct and Effective and Efficient Investigation2010
Baker Donelson Breakfast BriefingFirst Things First: Classifying Employees and Independent Contractors2010
Baker Donelson Breakfast BriefingTop 10 HR Practices2009
Strategies and Solutions for Today's EmployerWhat's the Word? The Status of English Only Policies in the Workplace2008