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Justin L. Furrow

Chair, Labor and Employment Section

Employers of all size — from large, national and regional companies to family-owned businesses and startup ventures — rely on Justin Furrow’s advice regarding federal and state workplace laws and regulations, and they trust his expertise in defending them in employment litigation. 

Justin has successfully defended and assisted clients in matters arising under major employment laws in federal and state courts, and before administrative agencies such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Clients benefit from Justin’s experience with, and extensive knowledge of, federal and state laws related to:

  • Discrimination and retaliation
  • Workplace harassment
  • Employee leave, including under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Wage-and-hour compliance and class/collective action defense
  • Employment verification (including I-9 and E-Verify)
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Workers' compensation
  • Whistleblower protections
  • Disability, including reasonable accommodation
  • Enforcement of noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements
  • Workplace safety and health audits and citation contests

Justin partners with clients to provide day-to-day advice and counseling that is practical, creative, and designed to minimize risk and avoid litigation. He works together with clients to review and shape policies, procedures, and agreements governing the employer-employee relationship, limiting the possibility of significant employment-related liability.

But when litigation occurs, Justin develops a thoughtful strategy that minimizes risks and delivers results, allowing the client to address its objectives. Clients benefit from Justin’s hands-on, energetic, and innovative approach to matters, and his respectful style and character make him an asset to any team.

If you are unable to reach Justin, please contact one of his colleagues:



Laurel M. Tucker
D: 423.321.0482


J.D., summa cum laude, The University of Tennessee College of Law, first in class, 2008
B.A., magna cum laude, History, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 2005
B.S., magna cum laude, Political Science, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 2005


Georgia, 2008
Tennessee, 2008
U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit, 2009
U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit, 2012
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 2009
U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 2013
U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 2009
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2012
U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 2016