Kevin W. Washburn

Bar: Tennessee Supreme Court, 2000 

Education: Bachelor of Science in Radio, Television and Film in 1991 from the University of North Alabama; Jurist Doctorate from the University of Memphis School of Law in 2000. While in law school, Mr. Washburn was a member of Phi Delta Phi and the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. He also received The Dean's Award for Academic Excellence and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award. 

Professional: Mr. Washburn is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association and the Memphis Bar Association. 

Practice: Mr. Washburn’s legal career has been devoted to the representation of employers in employment related matters. He represents national and international clients in all areas of employment law with emphasis in the Fair Labor Standards Act (wage & hour), Family Medical Leave Act, workers’ compensation defense, Title VII claims defense and affirmative action compliance matters to include corporate representation during Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) audits and Affirmative Action Plan drafting. Mr. Washburn has successfully represented corporate clients in courts across the State of Tennessee to include the Tennessee Supreme Court and Tennessee Supreme Court Special Workers’ Compensation Panel as well as the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. He has also successfully represented corporate clients before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). 

Mr. Washburn also drafts and revises employee handbooks and personnel policies, and assists corporate clients in compliance issues involving the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), WARN Act and other federal and state labor laws. He has authored several programs for use at various Continuing Legal Education seminars and corporate conventions and has been published by the Club Managers Association of America. 

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Washburn was the Director of Business Affairs, also serving as in-house counsel for the Memphis Redbirds, the AAA affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, and Blues City Baseball.