• Lead defense counsel in NAACP-backed class-action lawsuit against the Metro School Board, wherein plaintiffs claimed that the School Board attempted to resegregate Metro’s schools.
    • Trial counsel during a three-week preliminary injunction hearing, defeating plaintiffs’ request that the Court rezone Metro schools.
    • Trial counsel during two-and-a-half week trial, again defeating plaintiffs’ request that the Court rezone Metro schools and obtaining a defense judgment.
    • Defended the case at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, preserving the trial court’s judgment in favor of Metro schools.
  • Successfully appealed from U.S. District Court liability finding in class-action race discrimination case against the Metro Water Department.
  • Successfully appealed Department of Health and Human Services’ decision denying MNPS’s request for federal funding. What was at stake? $1.5 million in retiree drug benefits.
  • Obtained a defense verdict in two-week trial against Metro Nashville, in which plaintiff alleged mistaken arrest and deliberate indifference, requesting nearly $1 million from the jury.
  • Obtained judgment in Metro’s favor in pension fraud investigation and litigation, recovering and saving more than $1 million.
  • Served as co-counsel during two-week civil rights trial against Metro and three individual Metro police officers, wherein plaintiffs alleged excessive force by officers and deliberate indifference in Metro’s training of officers on restraint techniques and use of Taser electronic control devices. Co-authored Metro’s brief at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, where Metro successfully defended the verdict.
  • Successfully defended Metro police officers in two separate trials alleging excessive force.
  • Successfully defended hundreds of employment, constitutional, and common law tort cases, obtaining countless summary judgments and dismissals on the pleadings.
  • First-chaired and second-chaired numerous jury and non-jury cases, obtaining judgments in their client’s favor in employment, civil rights, fraud, breach of contract, unjust enrichment, negligence, and public nuisance cases.
  • Briefed and argued numerous cases before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Tennessee Court of Appeals, and Tennessee Supreme Court, addressing claims under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Tennessee Human Rights Act, and the Tennessee Governmental Tort Liability Act.
  • Briefed and argued numerous cases before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, including two qualified immunity appeals, two employment discrimination appeals, and several civil rights appeals.
  • Second-chaired oral argument before U.S. Supreme Court.