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Established in 1992, Farrar & Bates is a comprehensive litigation firm concentrating on trial and appellate practice in state and federal court, as well as administrative, arbitration, and mediation proceedings.
The firm regularly defends Tennessee municipalities, municipal officers, and municipal employees in the practice areas of employment discrimination and retaliation, premises liability, general tort liability, workers’ compensation, wage and hour disputes, police liability, civil rights, land use, zoning and planning, contract disputes, and inverse condemnation.
In addition, Farrar & Bates regularly consults with municipalities regarding the drafting of municipal ordinances and employment issues such as employee rights and the hiring, training, discipline, supervision, and termination of employees.
The firm also represents municipalities at the administrative level by investigating charges of discrimination and/or retaliation, preparing responses to requests for information from and participating in on-site investigations conducted by the Tennessee Human Rights Commission and/or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and defending claims for unemployment benefits.
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I highly endorse Mr. Guin as an ethical and highly regarded member of the Nashville Bar. He is extremely knowledgeable and I have called upon his expertice and experience to advise and guide me on a variety of legal issues in my practice. I recommend Mr. Guin without hesitation or reservation.
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|Attorney||Farrar & Bates, LLP||2011 - Present|
|Attorney||Honeycutt, Guin & Hooper, PLLC||2008 - 2011|
|Attorney||Howell & Fisher, PLLC||2004 - 2008|
|Attorney||Bullock, Fly & Hornsby||2002 - 2004|
|N/A||Tennessee Supreme Court||2001 - 2002|
|Intern||Tennessee Supreme Court||2000 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Nashville Adult Literacy Council||Instructor||2007 - Present|
|Tennessee Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|Business Network International||Member||2009 - 2010|
|Nashville Chamber of Commerce||Member||2009 - 2010|
|West v. Vought||Favorable ruling for my client|
|Lopez v. Taylor||Successful reversal of the trial court's ruling on fraud; affirmed in part and reversed in part|
|Rutherford County v. Wilson||Favorable ruling for my clients|
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|Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law||Internet Jurisdiction and Forum Selection Clauses||2000|
|University of Tennessee College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill||Political Science and Religious Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|
|Police Liability in Tennessee||Trending Topics in Law Enforcement: K-9 Search and Seizure, Social Media Policy in the Department, and 6th Circuit Qualified Immunity Case Law Update||2012|
|Police Liability||Reasonable Suspicion, Probable Cause, Qualified Immunity, and 6th Circuit Case Law Update||2011|
|Police Liability in Tennessee||Fourth Amendment Search and Seizure, Qualified Immunity, and 6th Circuit Case Law Update||2009|