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Anthony M. Noel


+ TNoel 2013

201 4th Avenue North, Suite 1100 4th & Church Building Nashville Tennessee 37219


615-324-2746 (direct)
615-574-6416 (direct fax)

615-255-7722 (local)
615-780-2210 (fax)
800-421-0979 (toll free)
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Areas of Practice

General Liability
Product Liability
Labor & Employment
Workers' Compensation
Entertainment Law




Marquette University, B.S., 1993

New England School of Law, J.D., 1997

The greater part of Mr. Noel's practice hours are spent in the representation of management in Employment Law litigation and related matters, pre-litigation corporate counseling and the creation of human resource tools.  He has handled all aspects of litigation in matters involving Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, ERISA, FMLA, common law employment actions, workers’ compensation, workers’ compensation retaliation, and premises liability claims.  Advises clients on a daily basis with regard to issues of employment law, workers’ compensation law, and premises liability.  Mr. Noel has extensive experience counseling employers on employment law and workers’ compensation law compliance and litigation avoidance.  Mr. Noel also drafts personnel policies and employee handbooks.

Representative Client Work

Areas of counseling and litigation include: Defense of employment, liability, and workers' compensation claims; representation of management in Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, nationwide state law discrimination claims, unemployment compensation, wage and hour, employment contracts, non-compete agreements, ERISA, and Employment Practice Liability (EPL) Claims.

*  Pre-litigation counseling in all areas of labor and employment relations

*  Creation of human resource tools, including Employee Handbooks, Personnel Manuals, and Drug Testing Policies

*  Representation of management before state and federal agencies and courts

*  Responsible for researching legal issues related to corporate management and advising clients regarding potential exposure to liability

*  Litigation and trial of employment, liability, and workers’ compensation lawsuits

*  Obtained summary judgment on various occassions in both federal and state court in employment related matters.

Court Admissions

Tennessee; US District Courts of Eastern, Middle and Western Tennessee; US Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Professional Affiliations

Tennessee Bar Association

Nashville Bar Association

American Bar Association

Society of Human Resource Managers

Publications and Lectures

"Annual Employment Law Seminar," author and faculty member, Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan (2009)

"Progressive Discipline and Documentation," author and faculty member,  Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan (2009)

"Employment Law Seminar (Non-Compete Agreements)," author and faculty member, Kilgore Flares Company (2009)

"Sexual Harassment in the Workplace," author and faculty member, Sterling Education Services (2007)

"Potential Expansion of Retaliation Claims," author and faculty member, Sterling Education Services (2007)

"Employer Liability For Acts of Non-Employees," author and faculty member, Sterling Education Services (2007)

"Everything You Wanted To Know About Documentation," author and faculty member (2006)

Dismissal of Retaliatory Discharge Lawsuit Against Car Dealership Case, LWDN Quick Flash newsletter

FMLA Case Involving Retaliation and Interference Claims, LWDN Quick Flash newsletter

Social Media: Challenges for Employers, LWDN Quick Flash newsletter