Louis P. Britt  III - FordHarrison LLP

Louis P. Britt III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005

Louis Britt concentrates his practice on employment litigation and advice, representing private and public employers in a broad range of employment matters.

He handles employment discrimination and harassment cases (Title VII, ADA, ADEA and FMLA), wage/hour matters, enforcement and defense of restrictive covenants contained in employment agreements, and employment-related torts. He is experienced in complex and class action litigation, and has tried cases in state and federal courts across the country. Louis has extensive experience in public sector representation in both litigation and collective bargaining.

Louis is a member of the Labor and Employment Section of the American Bar Association; the Labor Section of the Tennessee Bar Association (Chair, Executive Council, 2008-2009); and the Memphis Bar Association (Board of Directors, 2008-2009), Labor and Employment Section. He is a chapter editor for The Fair Labor Standards Act (ABA), and is a frequent speaker on employment law matters.  In recognition of his accomplishments, Louis was inducted as a Fellow in the National College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in 2010.

University of MemphisBA 1974Tulane Law SchoolJ.D. 1977

Case History

Employment Defense - Discrimination — Successfully defended public employer at jury trial involving claims of race discrimination and alleged First Amendment violations.
Employment Defense - FLSA Class Action — Lead counsel in FLSA nationwide collective action litigation.
Employment Defense - Affirmative Action
  • Lead counsel for the City of Memphis before the United States Supreme Court in Stotts v. Memphis Fire Department involving affirmative action under a court-approved consent decree.
  • Office Location

    1715 Aaron Brenner Drive, Suite 200
    Memphis, TN 38120
    United States


    Lawyer of the Year Awards

    2014 Lawyer of the Year in Labor Law - Management of the Memphis Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law - Management of the Memphis Metro Area
    Louis P. Britt III has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Louis P. Britt III has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

    Practice Areas

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