Maurice Wexler - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Maurice Wexler

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 901-577-2272

Maurice Wexler, senior counsel in the Memphis office, concentrates his practice in litigation.  He has experience in labor and employment and general corporate law, representing employers in a broad variety of issues relating to labor and employment.  Mr. Wexler has counseling and litigation experience in the areas of employment discrimination, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA; statistical cases; class actions; employment policies; wage/hour cases; drugs, alcohol and AIDS-related issues; unemployment compensation; arbitration; labor negotiations; federal executive order 11246; compliance reviews; charge handling; develop affirmative action plans; NLRB and DFR cases; mediation and arbitration. He also serves as a diversity and inclusion trainer for the Firm.

University of ColoradoBS 1953Loyola UniversityJ.D. 1963
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Fund Raising Gala (2009)Eastwood Manor Neighborhood Association Board of Directors, Memphis Metropolitan YMCA Memphis Metropolitan YMCA University of Memphis School of Law (2000 – 2003)

Case History

Representative Matters
  • Counsel to national corporation in responding to investigation by Office of Special Counsel, U. S. Department of Justice, of alleged immigration-related unfair employment practices, successfully negotiating resolution favorable to corporation (2013).
  • Successfully represented large local facility in resolving wage and hour investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor 2011-2012 and related litigation.
  • Obtained summary judgment for U. S. division of international corporation against state claims of retaliation and disability discrimination from U. S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 2010.
  • Won landmark decision in U. S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, against donning and doffing FLSA claims in nationwide class action, 2010.
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment for major U.S. airlines in failure to fairly represent case, U. S. District court, Western District of Tennessee.
  • Successfully defended and obtained summary judgment against federal claims of employment discrimination for two separate television stations owned by separate major American television networks, one of which was affirmed on appeal to U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the other not appealed.
  • Successfully defended and obtained summary judgment for major American corporation against claim of violation of federal Family Medical Leave Act.

Office Location

First Tennessee Building, Suite 2000
165 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
United States


Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment