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Jeff Smith

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Waller

Tennessee, USA
    Local Time: Tuesday 10:02

Practice Expertise

  • Discrimination & Harassment
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Labor & Employment Class Actions
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Areas of Practice

  • Discrimination & Harassment
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Labor & Employment Class Actions
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Wage and Hour (FLSA)
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Profile

Jeff has represented owners, architects, general contractors and sub-contractors in a number of construction disputes involving commercial properties, including convention centers, continuing care retirement communities, nuclear power plants, coal-fired power plants, and nursing homes.  In addition, he has represented designers in disputes arising out of design-build highway construction projects.

Employers rely on Jeff to defend them against discrimination claims based on sex, age, race, religion and disability; unfair competition claims, wrongful termination, wage/hour litigation and whistleblower litigation. He also provides proactive counseling on employment issues to management teams and human resources departments, and he has extensive experience drafting employment, severance, confidentiality and non-compete agreements for employers.

Jeff's commercial litigation practice includes the representation of public and private companies in the trial and appellate courts, as well as in arbitrations.  Jeff has extensive experience representing clients in dealer termination cases in state and federal court, and he has successfully obtained injunctive relief for clients preventing manufacturers from terminating dealer agreements. (See, Nacco Materials Handling Group, Inc. v. Toyota Materials Handling USA, Inc., 366 F.Supp.2d 597 (W.D. Tenn. 2004.)

Additionally, Jeff provides advice and counsel to schools from formation through operations.

Bar Admissions
Tennessee
Arkansas

Education
J.D., The University of Mississippi School of Law, 1993
B.B.A., University of Mississippi, 1990

Areas of Practice

  • Discrimination & Harassment
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Labor & Employment Class Actions
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Wage and Hour (FLSA)

Professional Career



Professional Associations
Member, American Bar Association
Forum on Construction
Appellate Practice Committee
Commercial and Business Litigation Committee
Member, American Health Lawyers Association
Alumnus, Leadership Memphis Executive Program, Class of 2011-2012
Former Member, Board of Advisors, Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce


Professional Activities and Experience
Partner, Adams and Reese, LLP, Memphis, Tenn., 2006 - 2016

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