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Justin L. Furrow

Chair, Labor and Employment Section

Represented large manufacturing client and obtained pretrial dismissal of case involving FMLA retaliation and interference, and state law whistleblower claims

Defended Walden Security in unlawful retaliation race discrimination case; obtained early dismissal of certain claims against the company and of all claims against the president, and later pretrial dismissal of the remaining claims, which was affirmed on appeal

Represented family-owned business in a multi-day jury trial for claims of unlawful termination; complete defense verdict obtained

Successful defense of client in northeastern federal court in wage-and-hour lawsuit that resulted in early resolution, saving the client from defending against a class action law suit

Obtained pretrial dismissal of age discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against national, privately held security service provider

Successful trial-level dismissal of a wrongful discharge lawsuit brought against a nationwide manufacturing company and its individual officer, and success in defeating the appeal of that dismissal

Won trial-court dismissal of class action lawsuit, which was affirmed by the Tennessee Supreme Court

Successfully obtained summary judgment in Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuit against nonprofit organization

Secured complete defense verdict in multi-day arbitration of a southeastern US franchisee against a national fast food chain claiming multi-million dollars in damages for early termination of various franchise locations

Won dismissal of lawsuit against individual physician in lawsuit alleging conspiracy, antitrust, and related claims



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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