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Biography

Seth advises and represents management clients in labor and employment matters in federal, state and administrative forums—including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Department of Labor (DOL), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)—throughout the United States. He has experience defending and prosecuting causes of action on behalf of clients in various types of labor and employment disputes involving the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA), the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Tennessee Uniform Trade Secrets Act (TUTSA), the Tennessee Human Rights Act (THRA), and the Tennessee Public Protection Act (TPPA), among others. Seth routinely litigates claims of unfair labor practices, improper layoffs, retaliation, discrimination, wage and hour disputes, and trade secret misappropriation as well as actions concerning restrictive covenants.

Seth graduated from Belmont University College of Law in 2016 where he competed as a member of Belmont’s award-winning Moot Court program and was selected as the recipient of the best performance award in Mass Media and the First Amendment.

In addition to his dedication to legal practice, Seth is a proud husband and father, and he finds joy in running marathons as a means of fundraising for organizations dedicated to epilepsy awareness and support.

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Experience

Legal Work Highlights

Represented national transportation company in hearing before National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on charges of unfair labor practices, including demand of $1.4 million in back wages.

Pursued declaratory judgment on behalf of employees of regional chemical plating company seeking to have non-competition agreements declared invalid due to actions of former employer.

Defended regional electric company in federal court against alleged violations of the Labor Management Relations Act and filed suit seeking to set aside arbitration award on behalf of company.

Defended national transportation company in federal court in WARN Act litigation, resulting in favorable mediated settlement.

Prosecuted causes of action on behalf of regional environment, health and safety services corporation in federal litigation to enforce restrictive covenants against former employee.

Represented regional chemical plating company and employees in federal litigation involving complex civil claims for alleged violations of the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act, Defend Trade Secrets Act, and Breach of Contract while prosecuting countersuit on behalf of client seeking damages for defamation.

Led expedited electronic discovery effort on behalf of national transportation company in response to NLRB subpoena requiring, as a matter of compliance, analysis and production of thousands of electronic communications and attachments with multiple custodians over several years.

Defended national transportation company in class action Wage and Hour litigation in federal court, resulting in favorable mediated settlement of over $10 million.

Obtained voluntary dismissal on behalf of nurse in state court litigation instituted by former employer claiming trade secret misappropriation, intentional interference with business relations, and inducement to breach claims.

Education

Law School

Belmont University College of Law, J.D., 2016

Undergraduate School

Belmont University, B.S., History, 2012, cum laude

Dean’s List Scholar, 2010-2011

Clerkships

Seth served as a clerk for the court(s) and judge(s) below:

Honorable Judge Deanna B. Johnson and the Honorable James G. Martin III, Twenty-First Judicial District of Tennessee at Franklin, 2016-2018

Tennessee Attorney General’s Office under Herbert H. Slatery III, 2015-2016

Tennessee Attorney General’s Office under Robert E. Cooper, Jr., 2014

Bar Memberships

Seth is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Tennessee, 2017

Courts

Seth is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee

United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Best Performance Award, Mass Media and First Amendment Law, 2016, Belmont University

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Member, Nashville Bar Association

Member, Tennessee Bar Association

Member, America Bar Association

Member, Belmont University College of Law Alumni Association

Former Member, Harry Phillips American Inn of Court

Inductee, Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA, Inc.), Board Member, 2023

National Moot Court Competition, Judge, 2022

Marathon Running Fundraiser, Danny Did Foundation, 2022

Belmont University College of Law’s National Moot Court Competition Teams, Training Judge, 2017–2020

Williamson County Mock Trial Competition, Juror and Instructor, 2018–2019

Health Law Society (precursor organization to the Belmont Health Law Journal), Vice President, 2015–2016

 

Presentations

Seth was invited to speak at the following events:

“Walking the Fine Line: Balancing Employee Privacy with an Employer’s Right to Know,” Presenter, FBT Webinar, June 2023

“Correcting the Course: How to Handle Employee Discipline and Terminations the Right Way,” Presenter, FBT Webinar, March 2023

“Advanced Employment Law in Tennessee,” Presenter, National Business Institute, December 2022

“Social Media and the First Amendment,” Presenter, Harry Phillips American Inn of Court, October 2019

“Evidence, Science, and the Law,” Presenter, National Business Institute, August 2019

“Invasion, Resistance, and Modern Indian Tribal Sovereignty,” Presenter, Harry Phillips American Inn of Court, April 2019

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