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Major employers in the retail, hospitality, automotive, information services, and manufacturing industries turn to Stan Graham for answers when dealing with complex employment issues. An accomplished trial lawyer, Stan provides immediate access, risk mitigation advice, and strategic planning that serve clients' specific goals in litigation and daily advice and counsel.


 


His practice includes extensive experience with the defense of litigation and arbitrations related to:


 



  • ADA Public Accommodation claims

  • Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) employment disputes

  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exemption and wage disputes

  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act benefits disputes

  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act disputes

  • Litigation arising under the Civil Rights Acts of 1866 and 1964

  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) litigation

  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act disputes

  • Labor Management Relations Act disputes

  • State civil rights disputes, including matters in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia


 


For several years, Stan has served on the Steering Committee and was elected to serve as Program Chair for the 2015 Annual Seminar for the Labor and Employment Section of DRI, an international organization of attorneys defending the interests of business in civil litigation.  He also formerly served as Chair of the Tennessee Bar Labor and Employment Law Section.


 


Recognitions

 


Chambers USA lists Stan Graham as a leading Labor and Employment Attorney, and he is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.  Stan is also recognized by Best Lawyers in the categories of:


 



  • Employment Law-Management

  • Litigation-Labor & Employment

  • Labor Law-Management


 




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




 


 


Professional Licenses



  • Tennessee

  • Alabama

  • Kentucky

  • Georgia

  • Arkansas


 


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


 

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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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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Employment: 100%
    20 years, 200 cases

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TNActive199907/19/2016
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199808/05/2016
ALAuthorized to practice law199608/13/2016
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
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
Defense Research InstituteSteering Committee, Employment Law Section2000 - Present
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 SectionVice-Chair2005 - 2006
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
Alabama Judicial CollegeFaculty1996 - 1998
American Inns of CourtAssociate Barrister1996 - 1999
Tennessee Bar AssociationLeadership Law Inaugural ClassN/A
Nashville Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Mock Trial CommitteeChairN/A
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Age Discrimination in Employment Law, Lindemann and Kadue, 2009 Supplement2009 Supplement to Treatise2009
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of FloridaFinanceOther - Bachelors1991
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