John P. Rodgers

John P. Rodgers



  • Labor and Employment
  • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
  • ERISA Litigation

WSG Practice Industries


Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Tennessee, U.S.A.


John Rodgers helps employers solve their employment-related problems. His practice is three-fold. First, he counsels clients on the numerous situations that can arise related to their employees, including termination and disciplinary decisions, reasonable accommodation issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), wage-and-hour issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state law, and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) problems. His goal is to work with clients in a practical, problem solving way.

Second, John helps clients in the transactional setting with their employees by drafting and negotiating employment agreements, including non-competition, non-solicitation agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.

Third, John represents public and private employers in employment-related litigation. He actively litigates employment disputes on behalf of employers and has handled discrimination and retaliation, wage and hour, FMLA, and non-compete cases in both state and federal court. He also devotes substantial attention to ERISA litigation (including claims for allegedly unpaid contributions to various plans) and representing individuals and businesses in conservatorship matters in probate court. 

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2011
  • Kentucky, 2020

Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 2011, summa cum laude; Order of the Coif
  • Indiana University, B.A., 2005
Areas of Practice

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation | ERISA Litigation | Labor and Employment | Litigation


Labor & Employment Insights
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 

Our Labor and Employment team has extensive experience helping our clients resolve disputes both in and out of the courtroom. We are proud to work with a large and diverse group of local, regional, and national clients in a variety of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, mining, media,...


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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, June 2021

Do you trust your employees about their vaccination status, or do you need to see proof? Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) new mask guidance came out last week, many employers have been wrestling with the question of how best to determine the COVID-19 vaccination status of their employees...

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, August 2020

In the COVID-19 era, many employers and businesses are wrestling with unprecedented issues...