J. Gregory Grisham - FordHarrison LLP

J. Gregory Grisham

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 615-574-6700

Greg Grisham has over 25 years of successful experience counseling and representing employers in all aspects of workplace law in Tennessee and across the United States. He has helped employers avoid claims, charges and lawsuits with a focus on preventative practices. Preventative practices include counseling in situations involving discipline, termination, demotion, promotion and other workplace changes in the terms and conditions of employment, harassment investigations, wage and hour compliance, FMLA Compliance, Reasonable Accommodation assessment, supervisor training and the review of employment policies and procedures. Greg has successfully litigated hundreds of administrative charges, employment lawsuits, and arbitration demands on behalf of employers, including federal and state law claims alleging discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, defamation, invasion of privacy, breach of contract, wage and hour violations and ERISA violations, among others. He also represents employers before the National Labor Relations Board in unfair labor practice proceedings. He represents employers in the enforcement of post-employment restrictive covenants such as non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements and related trade secret litigation. Greg's practice also includes the defense of property owners and property management companies in federal and state Housing Discrimination charges and litigation. He also advises Tennessee Public Charter Schools on education law and workplace compliance matters. Greg has extensive experience working with insurance carriers and their insureds in the defense of EPLI claims. He is a regular speaker at public seminars on workplace law issues and has authored numerous articles on a variety of labor and employment law related topics.

The University of Tennessee at ChattanoogaBS 1983University of MississippiMBA 1984The University of MemphisJ.D. 1989
Tennessee State Bar AssociationNashville Bar AssociationFederal Bar AssociationSociety for Human Resources Management Artesian Community School, Memphis, TennesseeLitigation Counsel of AmericaTennessee Advisory Committee to United States Commission on Civil Rights 3/2007 to present.Tennessee Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission 2011-2017Memphis/Mid-South Chapter of the Federal Bar AssociationLabor & Employment Practice Group, The Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy StudiesMemphis Lawyers’ Chapter, The Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy StudiesNashville Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist SocietyTennessee Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission 2011-2014

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eastern and Western District of Arkansas
  • Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Tennessee
  • Eastern and Western District of Arkansas in addition to the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Tennessee

Office Location

150 Third Avenue South, Suite 2010
Nashville, TN 37201
United States

Practice Areas

Litigation - Labor and Employment