Cookeville Employment Law Firm
While we remain successful in representing our clients' interests in union organizing campaigns, all NLRB matters, employment law litigation matters and immigration/ nationality issues, our firm also retains more traditional legal roles. Our sophisticated litigation practice ranges from proceedings before state and federal governmental agencies to trials at all levels of state and federal courts. Our attorneys have successfully defended against all types of employment discrimination and wrongful discharge claims. Affiliated firms have successfully defended class action, trade secrets, tax, pension and benefits lawsuits.Wimberly Lawson strives to deliver the highest quality legal service in a timely, cost-effective and ethical manner. Our monthly Labor Relations Bulletin keeps clients abreast of labor and employment issues as they occur. We also present an annual update conference that summarizes the past year's developments while anticipating future legal trends. Our attorneys maintain their competitive edge by writing articles, attending legal education courses and preparing and delivering seminars sponsored by many national, regional and local organizations. SUMMARY OF SERVICES Employment Law Practice Traditional Labor Law Practice - Management Only Employment Litigation Practice - Defense Only Workers' Compensation Law Practice Insurance Law Practice Governmental and Non-Profit Practice Supervisory and Non-Supervisory Training Business and Commercial Law Practice Immigration Law
Certification as Labor, Employment, Commercial and Immigration/Nationality Law Specialists is not currently available in Tennessee by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education & Specialization and the Firm does not claim any specialization in the above listed areas.
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