James R. Mulroy  II - Jackson Lewis P.C.

James R. Mulroy II

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 901-462-2601

James R. Mulroy, II is the Managing Shareholder and Litigation Manager of the Memphis, Tennessee office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Mulroy has more than 30 years of trial and litigation experience in federal and state trial and appellate courts as well as before administrative judges and tribunals. He has represented clients in dozens of labor and employment, civil rights, unfair trade practices and public accommodation cases as well as a variety of class actions and multi-party lawsuits.

Mr. Mulroy regularly counsels clients on a broad spectrum of employment-related issues, including employment and separation agreements, personnel policies and handbooks, EEO training, FLSA and FMLA compliance, restrictive covenants, and reductions-in-force.

Mr. Mulroy is admitted to practice before the state courts of Arkansas, Tennessee, Illinois and Mississippi.  He is also admitted to practice before various federal district courts, nine United States Courts of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.  He is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Section on Labor and Employment Law (Litigation Section), Defense Research Institute’s Labor and Employment Law Committee and the Tennessee and Mississippi Bar Associations.

Mr. Mulroy received his J.D. degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1975. He received a B.A. degree in 1971 from Rhodes College and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Memphis in 1988.  Before entering private practice, Mr. Mulroy served as a trial attorney with the U.S. Navy JAG Corps.

Mr. Mulroy has been included in Best Lawyers of America from 2005-2014. He is also a fellow at the College of Labor and Employment lawyers. Mr. Mulroy has been rated AV by Martindale Hubbell and a Preeminent Lawyer since 2003 with a client satisfaction rating of a 5.0 (on a scale of 1 to 5).  Mr. Mulroy has been named as a “Tennessee Top 100” since 2011 by Mid-South Super Lawyers, a publication for which he has been included in their SuperLawyers selection since 2006. Mr. Mulroy is included as a “Leader in the Field” in Tennessee in Labor and Employment Law in the current edition of Chambers USA.

University of MemphisMBA 1988The University of TennesseeJ.D. 1975Rhodes CollegeBA 1971
Tenneessee Bar AsscociationTennessee Chamber of CommerceRhodes College Alumni BoardCollege of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Client Comments

"James Mulroy has been part of the legal team that has provided employment law representation for our organization for many years. James brings a deep knowledge of employment law along with maturity and wisdom that only comes with experience. I have had the opportunity to watch, first hand, James in action in a federal courtroom defending our organization. At the end of a six day trial in which our organization prevailed, I can say that I was proud of the way that we were represented and thankful that James Mulroy was our lead counsel. James is a pleasure to work with and he brings honesty and integrity to the profession. I always know that he and his team are doing what is in the best interest of our organization."

-Cliff Reyle
Chief Human Resource and Information Officer
Youth Villages

"Jim Mulroy provides highly effective labor & employment solutions to our company. He is extremely responsive, cost effective, and efficient. Jim is always available on short notice to provide our company with high-level legal advice."

-Vin Thomas
Corporate Counsel
TitleMax Holdings, LLC

"Mr. Mulroy's experience in all areas of employment law has proven invaluable to me as an in-house counsel. He is efficient and responsive in all matters, and has achieved some great results for the company during my tenure."

"Although being sued by a former employee and best friend was one of the worst experiences of our lives, our attorney, Jim Mulroy, made the experience much more bearable. Mr. Mulroy gave us the advice and guidance that we needed to win our case in summary judgment. Jim Mulroy is one of the most professional, ethical attorneys we have ever met. The communication lines were always open and he responded to our questions and concerns very expediently. We would definitely recommend Jim Mulroy to anyone needing legal representation."

"Jim's broad experience in a corporate legal department, governmental agencies, and law firms gives him the unique ability to evaluate simple or complex problems from many angles, provide creative and cost effective solutions, and develop strategies to place companies in the best position possible. He is responsive, resourceful, offers reasonable solutions, and gets results. As corporate counsel for national companies, I have hired Jim during the past eight years to successfully handle wage and hour class action lawsuits, wrongful termination lawsuits, DOL investigations, EEOC Mediations, prepare employment contracts, and present in-house training programs for managers."

Office Location

999 Shady Grove Road, Suite 110
Memphis, TN 38120
United States

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Other Information

Gender: Male