Overview

Tamika has significant experience in the area of employment litigation and arbitration. Her experience includes handling claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) in addition to state-specific employment law claims.

Tamika provides employment counseling and advice to employers on a national basis. She negotiates settlement and severance agreements and assists corporations in all areas of employment practices, including hiring, termination and investigation of employment disputes. She has expertise in drafting and seeking enforcement of non-competition and trade secret agreements. Tamika has practiced in multiple federal and state trial and appellate courts and has trial experience in bench and jury trials and arbitrations.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America® (2013-2018)
  • Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine (2009)
  • Rising Star, Georgia Super Lawyers® (2010)
  • Rising Star, Minnesota Law & Politics (2001-2006)
  • Up and Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer Magazine (2007)

Professional & Civic Associations

  • National Bar Association (2002-present)
  • American Bar Association (1998-present)
  • American Employment Law Council (2011-present)
  • State Bar of Georgia (2007-present)
  • Georgia Association of Black Women Lawyers (2008-present)
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers (2008-present)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (1997-2008)
    • Diversity Implementation Task Force (2007)
  • Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (1997-2008)
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers (1998-2008)
    • Co-chair, Leadership Committee (2005-2007)
  • Minnesota Supreme Court, Gender Fairness Implementation Committee (2005)
  • Hennepin County Bar Association (1998-2008)
    • Nominations Committee (2006-2007)
  • Lawyer’s Club of Atlanta (2008-present)
  • Gate City Bar Association (2008-present)
  • Hamline University School of Law Alumni Board (2000-2006)
    • Alumni Board President (2004-2006)
    • Alumni Board Vice President (2002-2004)
  • DePauw University, Board of Visitors (2006-2008)
  • DePauw University, Alumni of Color Council (2005-2008)
  • Women Rainmakers Roundtable (2010-2012)
  • "Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us."
  • Wilma Rudolph

Education

Hamline University School of Law

  • J.D., 1997 

DePauw University

  • B.A., 1993 

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Georgia, 2007
  • Minnesota, 1997
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
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