Tim Garrett helps employers solve complex issues related to all aspects of labor and employment law, providing in depth counseling and developing creative solutions to underlying business issues. He is an experienced trial lawyer, defending employers of all sizes in employment litigation claims across the country. His work has ranged from defending a major university during a significant wage and hour collective action involving thousands of employees to the successful defense of a major healthcare provider in a gender discrimination / retaliation case. In addition, Tim has served as nationwide labor and employment counsel for the largest nonprofit dialysis company in the U.S.
Tennessee Bar Association
Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management (MT|SHRM) — Board of Directors, Legislative Affairs Director
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
We are representing a multinational food products corporation in connection with their upcoming contract negotiation, including conducting a thorough review of their CBA and advising on complications relating to leaves of absence.
We represented a ready mix concrete company with facilities across 12 states in defending unfair labor practice charges filed with the NLRB. Two employees, separately and at different times, quit coming to work and claimed to be “on strike” due to alleged unsafe work conditions and substandard wages.
Represented a government contractor in the defense of a discrimination charge brought by a former employee
Represented an industrial technology company in the settlement of allegations by a former employee of wrongful discharge
Defended the purchasers of a physician practice in the dissolution of a business partnership wherein substantial claims were made relating to the business agreement
Represented a private university in a misconduct case filed by a former student alleging gender bias in violation of Title IX and various state law claims
Represented a global engineering company in a Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration complaint filed by a former employee
Obtained summary judgment for a home improvement retailer in a multi-claim case filed by a former employee
Recently settled a sensitive matter for a non-profit dialysis provider in which an employee had alleged that her employer’s treatment of her amounted to disability discrimination
Represented the dermatology platform of a private equity firm in the settlement of complex litigation in two jurisdictions relating to the unwinding of a physician practice group purchase
Chambers USA — Labor & Employment (2003-2021)
Best Lawyers® — Nashville Labor Law: Management “Lawyer of the Year” (2018, 2015); Nashville Employment Law: Management “Lawyer of the Year” (2017, 2013); Nashville Litigation: Labor and Employment “Lawyer of the Year” (2016)
The Best Lawyers in America© — Employment Law: Management; Labor Law: Management; Litigation: Labor and Employment (2003-2022)
Benchmark Litigation — Labor & Employment Star: Tennessee (2019-2021)
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-2020)
Nashville Business Journal “Best of the Bar” (2011-2012)
HR Professionals Magazine “2013 Top Labor & Employment Law Attorneys”
Phi Beta Kappa
NCAA Post-Graduate Scholar — Wrestling
Vanderbilt Law Review — Associate Editor (1985-1986)