William N. Ozier


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Bill Ozier’s more than 40-year practice as a labor and employment attorney has earned him national praise that includes 33 consecutive years of recognition in Best Lawyers in America® for labor and employment and top-tier rankings in Chambers USA for his “longstanding expertise in discrimination, harassment and retaliation disputes. One client enthuses: ‘He’s one of the best lawyers I’ve ever worked with. He does brilliant work really quickly and he does it well.'” (from Chambers USA 2017). Bill’s ability to provide practical employment advice while remaining mindful of the cost/benefit considerations for the business has resulted in numerous long-term client relationships. One such relationship includes the representation of a prominent Tennessee university and academic medical center in the defense of employment discrimination claims, including tenure denial cases, student lawsuits and general labor and employment advice.

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Nashville Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association

National Association of College and University Attorneys

American Inns of Court

Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry — Board Member (2006-present); Chair (2012-2014); General Counsel (2008-2011)