Mekesha H. Montgomery

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’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, and serves as Chair of the firm’s Manufacturing Industry Team. 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, collective actions under the FLSA and EEOC-initiated class actions. Mekesha 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 and with ERISA and Employee Benefits Litigation.


  • Obtained jury verdict for employer in sexual harassment, gender discrimination, age discrimination and retaliation case.
  • Enforced individual employee arbitration agreement resulting in prompt settlement of previously highly contested case.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Obtained order from United States District Court for D.C. Circuit vacating NLRB order reinstating employee who published newsletter critical to management.
  • 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®, 2012-2014, 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Employment Law - Management, 2013-2018

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio Bar Associations
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Lawyers' Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter
  • Women Presidents' Organization

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Greater Nashville Habitat for Humanity, Board of Directors, Administration Committee
  • Rotary Club of Nashville

Other Contact Info


Christin Bryant
T 615.743.6731