Charles K. Grant - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Charles K. Grant

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2014
Phone: 615-726-5767

Charles K. Grant is a shareholder in the Firm's Nashville office. He represents clients in complex employment litigation, including collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act. His practice also includes business litigation. He has tried more than 45 jury trials to verdict in both federal and state courts, and represented numerous clients in mediation and arbitration proceedings across more than a dozen states. Mr. Grant's clients also include licensed professionals, such as lawyers, physicians and dentists, whom he has represented before licensing boards.

Mr. Grant was profiled in the February 2014 online publication Diversity, Inc., and in the Spring 2011 issue of the Firm's Diversity Matters newsletter.

The CitadelBS 1988Washington and Lee University School of LawJ.D. 1991
Ladies Hermitage Association Board (Home of Andrew Jackson)Project Reflect, Inc. Nashville Business Incubation Center Harry Phillips American Inns of Court Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands Napier-Looby Bar Association Tennessee Bar Association Nashville Bar Foundation National Employment Law Council Tennessee Supreme Court, Disciplinary Hearing Committee, District V Tennessee Supreme Court Advisory Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure Nashville Bar Association (2014)

Case History

Recent Representative Matters
  • Favorable resolution in defense of publicly-traded insurer in collective action under federal Fair Labor Standards Act over allegations it misclassified its insurance appraisers in twelve states.
  • Favorable resolution in defense of publicly-traded national restaurant chain in collective action under federal Fair Labor Standards Act with putative class of over 550 members.
  • Successfully defended Fortune 10 company in state court jury trial against claims brought under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Tennessee Human Rights Act, and against claims alleging negligent infliction of emotional distress and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Plaintiffs sought damages of $60 million.
  • Obtained defense verdict in state court jury trial on claim of retaliatory discharge for asserting workers’ compensation claim.
  • Served as co-trial counsel representing landowner in $30 million jury verdict in eminent domain case. Successfully defended verdict in Tennessee Court of Appeals.
  • Obtained dismissals and summary judgments victory in state court case filed against institution of higher learning by dental students alleging claims of implied breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation and other claims. Plaintiffs sought damages of more than $25 million.
  • Obtained summary judgment in federal district court on behalf of public employer in case alleging termination of employment was retaliation in violation of First Amendment rights.

Office Location

Baker Donelson Center, Suite 800
211 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN 37201
United States

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment