James Becker, Memphis Tennessee AttorneyJames R. Becker Jr.
Memphis, Tennessee

phone (901) 881-8716
fax 1-888-387-0279
email Email Me

I opened my Memphis, Tennessee employment law office on Labor Day, 2006 for the purpose of helping workers and small businesses protect their rights. Before opening my own practice, I worked in law offices for more than 12 years. During that time I devoted the overwhelming majority of my practice to helping workers and small businesses protect themselves. I  have not limited my practice to only representing employees.  I have always been willing and eager to help small businesses by providing affordable and experienced employment law counsel to the people who run small businesses and want an experienced lawyer to help them navigate the myriad of employment law issues.  As an additional part of my practice I speak at seminars teaching employers and other attorneys about the area of worker rights.  Finally, I often answer questions through the lawguru network.

I've handled cases brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Employee Retirement Income and Security Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the National Labor Relations Act, as well as the Labor-Management Relations and Disclosure Act. In addition, I've handled non-compete cases across the United States and trade secret disputes.

Whether you need a non-compete lawyer, employment discrimination lawyer or counsel on an overtime pay issue, our Memphis, Tennessee based law office can help you.

I have practiced before state and federal trial and appellate courts in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi. I've also represented individuals and companies before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor, the Merit Systems Protection Board and other federal, state and local agencies.  I have the experience and knowledge to help you.

Areas of Practice:
90% Labor and Employment
5% Small Business Disputes
5% Contract Disputes
Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
Tennessee, 1994
U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 1994
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas
U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1997
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Memphis State University School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee, 1994
Honors: American Jurisprudence Award in Legal Research and Writing
Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee, 1991
Honors: Cum Laude
Major: Political Science
Representative Cases:
Barnes v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 2001 WL 588033 (TN. Ct. App. 2001)
Adams TV of Memphis, Inc. v. IBEW, Local 474, 1996 WL 590434 (TN Ct. App. 1996)
Representative Clients:
Individual Employees
AmeriCARE Health & Rehabilitation
Pyrofire Displays, LLC
Crescent Cleaners
Recent Classes/Seminars Taught:
Protecting Your Company from Illegal Hiring Pract, Lorman, 2005 - 2007
Drafting Effective Employee Handbooks, NBI, 2005
Honors and Awards:
Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society Recipient
American Jurisprudence Award, Legal Research and Writing
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Memphis Bar Association

Past Employment Positions:
Crone & Mason, PLC, Attorney, 1998 - 2006
Dan M. Norwood, Attorney, 1994 - 1998
Becker Law Firm • 5100 Poplar Ave Ste 2606 • Memphis, TN 38137 • Phone: 901.881.6205
Becker Law Office of Memphis, Tennessee represents clients in the Metro Area and West Tennessee, including Cordova, Germantown, Collierville, Lakeland, Millington, Somerville, Covington, Paris, Nashville, Savannah, Jackson, Union City, Dyersburg, McKenzie and all communities of Shelby County, Fayette County and Tipton County.
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