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Myra Ann Hamilton

Employment and labor Attorney at Memphis, TN

5.0   10 reviews
  • State Years
    Tennessee - TN 15 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 31 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Myra

Learn Myra’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    50%
    U.S. EEOC Representation at Mediation U.S. EEOC Representation before Administrative Judge Representation before U.S. District Courts Conduct Compliance Training 2012 Selected and listed as a Power Player Among Employment & Labor Attorneys by the Memphis Business Quartely Magazine 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Selected and listed as a Power Player Among Employment & Labor Attorneys by the Memphis Business Quarterly Magazine; Listed on US EEOC Attorney Referral List in Several States

    24 years

  2. Discrimination
    20%

  3. Wrongful termination
    20%

  4. Entertainment
    10%
    2012, 2013, 2014 Selected and listed as a Power Player Among Entertainment Attorneys by the Memphis Business Quarterly Magazine 2011 Selected and listed as a Power Player Among Entertainment Attorneys by the Memphis Business Quartely Magazine

    24 years

Community Outreach and Involvement

Attorney Myra Hamilton’s advocacy, community and humanitarian spirit and her interest in helping “women” and their families was not stopped by a global pandemic that took the world by storm in the spring of 2020. In fact, during the Global Pandemic, Attorney Myra through the Eviction Settlement Program that was managed by Neighborhood Preservation, Inc., with the cooperation of Memphis Area Legal Services, and the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law’s Clinical Program negotiated with a financial arrangement Landlords to help people remain in their homes which kept eligible tenants from being evicted where the pandemic threatened not only their health and their livelihoods, but their homes as well.

Also, during the pandemic Attorney Myra participated as a Pro Bono Volunteer Attorney where she participated in the Virtual Non-Conviction Expungement Clinic in partnering and collaborating with the Sponsors of the Clinic: Ben F. Jones Chapter of the National Bar Association, Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission, Memphis Area Legal Services, Tennessee Faith and Justice Alliance, Memphis Bar Association-Young Lawyer’s Division, and the Shelby County General Sessions Clerk.

Attorneys for Justice 2021

In terms of Attorney Hamilton's business community service activity or organizational involvement, she has been recognized for her legal pro bono service within the community when she was selected and listed on the Pro Bono Honor Roll listed by the Tennessee Bar Association serving as a Pro Bono Attorney in the Courthouse Advice & Counsel Clinic and for her participation in the Saturday Legal Aid Clinic all sponsored by the Memphis Bar Association. Attorney Hamilton was awarded the 2012 Legends Award by the Melrose High School Alumni for providing legal service in the Community.

Attorney Hamilton has mentored Law School graduates waiting to pass the bar, served as a member of the Bar that motions or presents new law students who successfully passed the bar to the court during their swearing in ceremony, participated as a Moot Court Judge with the Thurgood Marshall Moot Court competition from an invitation from the Southern Regional Moot Court Director, National Black Law Students Association.

Attorney Hamilton is a former AmeriCorps Director where she trained college graduates in their efforts to provide community services to some of the most economically impoverished communities including tutoring. Attorney Hamilton provides free mentoring to young entrepreneurs starting a business and participates in local neighborhood business fairs and church legal clinics. Attorney Hamilton teaches continuing legal education seminars for National Business Institute on Human Resources/Employment Law for HR professionals and attorneys.

Attorney Hamilton also serves the community as one of the Ministers with the Healing Ministry at her church , a Pew Pastor, a Big Sister Co-Leader on the Priscilla Line in the Adelphe Christian Women’s Sorority all at her church she attends. Myra created a women's group called "Sister Sister" that provides for spiritual navigation of everyday life challenges well before the pandemic started.

Attorney Myra is best known as an Employment Discrimination Attorney. She has been recognized and honored in her General Counsel role with Hamilton Entertainment Employment Law, a 100% woman owned business.

Since 2000, Attorney Hamilton has handled workplace unlawful and discriminatory employment allegations before the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, (Nashville, Memphis, and Little Rock District), Tennessee Human Rights Commission and before other Federal EEOC offices in several other states relating to federal employment laws violations. Myra has provided employment law legal services that included but not limited to writing EEOC Position Statements to defend against allegations of unlawful employment practices of Corporate and non-federal employees.

Additionally, Attorney Hamilton has written Rebuttal statements for employees that opposes alleged legitimate nondiscriminatory basis argued and asserted by the Employer and to demonstrate that the Employer’s proffered reasons were pretextual in nature. Attorney Hamilton has appeared at scheduled medications with Federal Mediators in negotiating settlements on behalf of clients. For five consecutive years Attorney Myra wrote Management side EEOC Position Statements when she worked in Human Resources with the City of Memphis. Myra continues to write Position Statements for business clients, provides counsel and guidance on the business on risk associated with the investigation and provides recommendation on settlement. Attorney also writes Rebuttals to Position Statements for Clients.

Since 2010, Attorney Hamilton has represented Federal Employees before the United States Equal Employment Federal Sector Hearings Unit where she litigates and negotiate settlements of filed Charges of allegations of workplace discrimination. Attorney Hamilton represents federal employees on EEOC Appeals originating in various Federal Sector Hearings Unit who requested a hearing before a Federal EEOC Administrative Judge.

Attorney Hamilton’s unlawful employment discrimination practices calls upon her skills, knowledge and experience to demonstrate effective communications with Government officials; conduct extensive caselaw research; providing the full gamut of legal services necessary for litigation before the U.S. EEOC from the time the complainant files a request for an administrative hearing until the proceedings conclude, including court appearances, discovery, dispositive motions, and hearings; Prepare all litigation documents in response to Acknowledgement Orders ; Joint Hearing Orders; Pre Hearing Conferences; and other requirements of the U.S. EEOC and the policies of the agency; performing tasks for pretrial preparation and case management to ensure that all paperwork is completed and filed in accordance with established timeframes; ensuring written discovery documents and witnesses are identified and prepared as needed for dispositive motions and trial in advance of court deadlines in support of the employee/client’s case; developing a case analysis outlining the strengths and weaknesses of the case, including recommendations on litigation or settlement, and providing it to the Client.

Myra also provides representation before the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development before the Appeals Tribunal in connection with filed unemployment matters.

Attorney Hamilton reviews all types of Entertainment & Sports Contracts as well as Film and Agent/Management Contracts.

Attorney Myra was selected by her peers as a 2020 finalist Best of the Bar by Memphis Business Journal.

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voted 2020 and 2018 Best Attorney in the Best in Black Awards.

Best in Black Awards 2020

Best in Black Awards 2018

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Employment Law Advocacy And Entertainment & Sports Law Representation

Myra was nominated and selected in 2017 as a Top 100 National Black Lawyer and in 2018 she was nominated and selected as a Top 100 National Advocate Employment Attorney. Myra also was nominated and selected as Top 10 Women’s Right Attorney with the National Trial Lawyers as she has negotiated numerous settlements in filed sexual harassment cases filed by clients; National Trial Lawyers for Women's Rights - Top 10

Attorney Hamilton has also been selected by Memphis Inside Business Magazine been selected and recognized as a Power Player Employment and Labor Attorney for the last 12 (twelve) consecutive years, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011.

Attorney Myra Hamilton is a proud graduate of Melrose High School, where she was selected as "Miss Melrose", Editor of the Yearbook, and an Honor Graduate. She graduated from Virginia Union University where she was voted President of her Freshman Class, studied abroad at the University of the West Indies in Kingston Jamaica, and graduated with honors. Attorney Hamilton graduated from Texas Southern, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, where she made the Deans List, was on Law Review and selected for two Judicial Interns, one with the Chief Judge of the United States Claims Court in Washington DC and for the Federal District Court in Houston Texas. Myra has served as a member on the American Bar Association Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity forum and served on the American Bar Association Presidential Advisory Council on Diversity.

Bar admissions:

United States Supreme Court Pennsylvania

United States Supreme Court Tennessee

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit Pennsylvania

United States Western District Federal Court Tennessee

United States Eastern District Federal Court Pennsylvania

United States Eastern District Federal Court Arkansas

United States Western District Federal Court Arkansas

EDUCATION

J.D., Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law

B.A., Virginia Union University

Studied Abroad: University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston Jamaica (English/Research)

 

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Location

Hamilton Entertainment Employment Law LLC
1661 International Drive Suite 400
Colonnade Building
Memphis, TN, 38120

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Disability Discrimination EEOC claim against a federal agency
I consulted with Ms. Hamilton about a matter that needed to be filed in federal court. She was very knowledgeable about the EEOC process and was resourceful in helping me to address my needs.
Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Sexual Harassment Allegation
Attorney Myra Hamilton accepted my case for representation which was an unfortunate and very serious situation and Attorney Hamilton turned it around for good. She was empathetic with me yet fierce with my Employer’s Lawyer. She listened to me and explained every step of the process and gave a voice to me as a victim. I know she is also in the Ministry with her Church from her online bio but she never judged me when I was venting and using a lot of profanity. She worked very hard to act in my best interest and rectify a situation that hurt me very deeply. I have and will continue to HIGHLY recommend Attorney Hamilton to anyone who has been the victim of an sexual harassment in workplace. She gives a voice and hope to victims.
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Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2022
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Employment Discrimination Attorney
I needed an attorney to quickly review an employment matter for me. Not only was Attorney Myra Hamilton extremely responsive but she asked for and reviewed all relevant documents., I found Myra very knowledgeable of the subject matter and she considered numerous positions/angles. I am very appreciative of Attorney Hamilton making me a priority and providing me strong guidance. Attorney Hamilton delivered for me and my disciplinary actions were removed and a settlement was reached.
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Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2022
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Attorney Hamilton Knows Employment Discrimination Laws
I highly recommend Attorney Hamilton! She went above and beyond. She was extremely knowledgeable and guided me throughout the entire process. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome of my complex discrimination case. I literally called 3 to 6 law firms in my area, and they all refused to take on my case, except for Attorney Hamilton. She believed in me and was willing to put in the hard work. She seriously didn't shy away from complex problems. I hope I never experience on the job discrimination
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Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best of the Best Age Discrimination Employment Lawyer
Attorney Myra Hamilton by far, is the best attorney I have ever encountered. What could have easily been a frustrating, stressful, and uncomfortable situation was, instead a clear and empowering experience. Each step of the way Attorney Hamilton was consistent and honest. I have already referred Attorney Hamilton to several people with the recommendation that she is exceptional. Myra has a commitment to practicing law for all people. My case was resolved to my satisfaction over and beyond and ex
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
I would definitely recommend this attorney
Attorney Myra Hamilton delivered! Her representation resulted in an acceptable negotiated settlement. The settlement was out of court. She is very well-versed in her area of employment law. I definitely recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2017
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Discussed her strenghts, and knowledge in fields of law.
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Workplace harassment
She listened to all of the details. I wrote out all of the details of my case and she reviewed it thoroughly and asked all relevant questions. Myra conducted lots of relevant research on my case and was generous with her time dedicated to my case. Never in a rush. Always honest! Would definitely recommend! Best in the business!
Posted by Toni | May 31, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney Hamilton's review
Attorney Hamilton represented me in a complicated EEO case against a Federal Agency. She was knowledgeable, professional, and well versed in the EEO laws. She kept me abreast throughout the process. She has also had many consultations with me about other discriminatory workplace issues. I would recommend her to anyone seeking justice.
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Posted by Ruth | May 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Attorney Myra Hamilton represented me successfully before the Appeals Tribunal of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development and I was awarded my unemployment benefits. She was skilled, told me exactly what to expect and when she questioned me during the hearing there was no way the Judge could rule any other way but in my favor. She pulled testimony from me that demonstrated that it would be both unfair and an injustice to uphold my employer's position that I engaged in misconduct. She is kind and very professional. Yes, I will recommend her to others.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • General Counsel
  • Hamilton Entertainment & Employment Law LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Corbin Johnson, PLLC
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Contract Attorney
  • Watkins & Associates
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Employment and Labor Specialist
  • City of Memphis
  • 2000 - 2005
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Education

  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Virginia Union University
  • BA
  • 1981

Associations

  • Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association Black Female Executives Music and Entertainment
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association (Womens Rights)
  • Membership Committee Chairperson
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Membership Committee Chairperson
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • National Top 100 Advocates (Employment Lawyer)
  • Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Black Lawyers in Tennessee
  • National Black Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 2015 Power Player Among Employment & Labor Attorneys
  • Memphis Business Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top North America Employment Attorney
  • American Registry
  • 2015
  • Listed on Attorney Referral List
  • U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • 2014
  • Attorney Referral List
  • U S EEO
  • 2014
  • 2014 Power Player Among Employment and Labor Attorneys
  • Memphis Business Quarterly
  • 2014
  • 2013 Power Player Employment Labor Attorney
  • MemphisBusiness Quarterly
  • 2013
  • Listed on Attorney Referral List
  • U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • 2013
  • Woman to Watch Employment Attorney
  • Memphis Magazine
  • 2012
  • 2012 Power Player Entertainment Attorney
  • Memphis Business Quarterly
  • 2012
  • 2012 Power Player Employment & Labor Attorneys
  • Memphis Business Quarterly Magazine
  • 2012
  • Listed On Attorney Referral List
  • U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • 2012
  • 2012 Power Player Entertainment Attorneys
  • Memphis Business Quarterly
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Memphis Bar Association & Memphis Area Legal Services
  • 2012
  • 2011 Power Player Employment & Labor Attorneys
  • Memphis Business Quartely
  • 2011
  • Woman to Watch Employment Attorney
  • Memphis Magazine
  • 2011
  • Admitted to Federal Eastern District Court
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Admitted to Federal Western District Court
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Listed on Attorney Referral List
  • US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • 2011
  • Law Review
  • Texas Southern University
  • 1986
  • Deans List
  • Thurgood Marshall School ofLaw
  • 1985
  • Deans List
  • Thurgood Marshall Law School
  • 1984
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Speaking Engagements

  • “What You Need to know Now“
  • Employment Law
  • 2018
  • “Employment Law Advance Issues and Answers “
  • Employment Law
  • 2018
  • “Human Resources Law from a-A to Z “
  • Employment Law
  • 2016
  • Continuing Legal Education for Lawyers and Human Resource Professionals
  • Human Resource Law From Start to Finish
  • 2016
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Memphis Employment and labor Lawyer Myra Ann Hamilton
Myra Ann Hamilton
Employment and labor Attorney
Memphis, TN
Licensed for 31 years