Overview

Mallory's practice focuses on assisting employers in defense of labor and employment matters in federal and state courts, as well as before administrative agencies.  She represents a wide range of clients in a variety of employment matters, including alleged race, sex, age, and disability discrimination; wrongful termination claims; wage and hour claims; and state law claims. Mallory also assists employers in responding to administrative complaints and investigations before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Tennessee Human Rights Commission, and the Department of Labor.

What Mallory enjoys most about her job is the opportunity it provides for her to educate employers about employment related laws and how to effectively navigate through workplace issues while minimizing legal risks.  Mallory believes that, unlike other practice areas, employment law provides a unique opportunity for lawyer and client to work hand-in-hand to try and prevent legal issues from arising through the use of training, effective and practical policies, and best investigation practices.  While Mallory loves working with clients to reduce the risk of a lawsuit, she isn’t afraid to roll up her sleeves and get her hands dirty.  Mallory had the chance to defend a client in front of a federal jury in Memphis, which returned a verdict in favor of the client on all counts. 

Honors & Recognitions

  • 2017-2018 Class of the Nashville Bar Foundation’s Leadership Forum
  • Rising Star, Mid-South Super Lawyers® (2016-2017)

Professional & Civic Associations

  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
    • Employment and Labor Relations Law Committee
    • Litigation Section Annual Conference Program Chair (2016)
    • Employment and Labor Relations Newsletter Co-Editor
  • Tennessee Bar Association

About Me

Mallory enjoys spending her downtime with her husband, Cory, their new baby Margot, and their fur-child, Elle. On the weekends you will find her chasing around Margot, going on long walks with the family, wishing for cooler weather, and trying to catch up on the never-ending task of cleaning the house.

Representative Matters

Representative Matters

  • Jury verdict in favor of Eaton Corporation in the case of Ruby Blackmon v. Eaton Corporation. Mallory was second-chair in a week-long jury trial involving sex harassment and retaliation claims against the employer. Employer won on all counts. 

News & Analysis

Speaking Engagements & Industry Publications

  • American Bar Association News & Development (Author), (2015-2016)
  • American Bar Association Employment and Labor Relations Law Newsletter (Co-Editor), (2016-present)
  • “Is There Privilege Between EEOC Attorneys and Potential Claimants?,” American Bar Association Employment and Labor Law Newsletter, February 2015
  • “Drafting Litigation Hold Letters in FLSA Putative Collective Actions,” American Bar Association Employment and Labor Law Newsletter, December 2014
  • “Not a LOL Matter: Workplace Policy Tips on BYOD, Social Media, and Data Security Essentials,” presented with 3n1 Media, October 2014; August 2014
  • “Note, Silence in the Court: Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission Rules of Procedure Silence Potential Ethical Complaints Against Judges, 42 CUMB. L. REV. 377,” Cumberland Law Review, 2012
  • “VIEWPOINTS: Alabama's Rules Against Confidentiality in Judicial Ethics Complaints Affect Us All” (Op-Ed), Birmingham News, May 2011
  • “Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission: The Impact of the 2010 Amendments,” presented for Birmingham Young Men’s Business Club Chapter Meeting, June 2011

Blogs & Videos

Blog Posts

  • "Never tell me the odds."
  • Han Solo

Practice Emphasis

  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Law Counseling and Advising in All Areas of Employee Relations
  • Data Privacy and Security Law
  • Social Media and BYOD Policies

Education

Cumberland School of Law at Samford University

  • Symposium Editor, Cumberland Law Review
  • Order of the Barristers
  • Hand Arendall Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy
  • Fellow, Judge Abraham Caruthers Legal Research & Writing Fellowship (2010-2011)
  • Advocate, Cumberland American Bar Association Mock Trial Team (2011-2012)

Florida State University

  • B.A., 2008
  • Editor-in-Chief, Gannett Inc.'s FSView & Florida Flambeau Newspaper
  • FSU Freshman Scholarship

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2013
  • Alabama, 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
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