Mekesha H. Montgomery

Member
Nashville
T 615.251.5585
F 615.251.5551
The Pinnacle at Symphony Place
150 3rd Avenue South, Suite 1900
Nashville, Tennessee 37201

Mekesha is a member of Frost Brown Todd LLC’s labor and employment law practice group and serves as the member-in-charge of the Nashville office. She represents management in the areas of employment discrimination and wrongful discharge, union negotiations and arbitration. She has successfully represented companies defending against class and collective actions alleging employment discrimination and wage and hour violations, including class actions under the FMLA and collective actions under the FLSA.  She regularly provides advice and counsel to management responding to union - initiated grievances and has represented management in numerous labor arbitrations.  She also has significant experience dealing with issues arising from covenants not to compete.

Experience

Obtained jury verdict for employer in sexual harassment, gender discrimination, age discrimination and retaliation case

Successfully enforced individual employee arbitration agreement resulting in prompt settlement of previously highly contested case

Successfully settled on the eve of trial for nuisance value case where plaintiff had previously demanded a six figure settlement after winning several key pre-trial motions

Obtained preliminary injunction against two former employees violating covenants not to compete

Successfully defeated conditional certification motion for putative FLSA collective action

Obtained summary judgment for employer in case of first impression in Kentucky state court construing wage statute

Obtained dismissal of case after successfully enforcing arbitration agreement in age discrimination case

Obtained summary judgment in favor of employer in intentional infliction of emotional distress case

Successfully obtained order from United States District Court for D. C. Circuit vacating NLRB order reinstating employee who published newsletter critical to management

Successfully obtained orders in two different cases denying class certification based on alleged FMLA violations

Obtained summary judgment in favor of employer in age, gender and disability discrimination case

Obtained defense verdict in favor of employer at trial in whistleblower action

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Selected for inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyers® 2012, 2013
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2013, 2014

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio Bar Associations
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Lawyers' Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter, Co-chair of Health and Wellness Committee
  • Nashville CABLE
  • Women Presidents' Organization

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Nashville Habitat for Humanity – Administration Committee
  • Bowling Green/Warren County Habitat for Humanity – Board Member
  • Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management
  • Nashville Chamber of Commerce – HR Building Blocks Task Force

Other Contact Info

Assistant

Carly Crouch
Email
T 615.743.6735
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