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Phone: (615) 651-6712
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The Pinnacle at Symphony Place
Nashville, TN 37201

Kara E. Shea


Specialization
  • Labor and Employment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Employment Litigation

About Kara's Practice

Kara E. Shea provides practical advice on employment issues and compliance to national, regional, and local employers of all sizes, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses, in a variety of industries. She also represents employers before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and in litigation, including discrimination, retaliatory discharge, whistleblower, and wage and hour cases, including class actions. Ms. Shea has briefed cases presented to both the Tennessee Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Shea regularly speaks on employment-related topics and provides supervisory training on topics including FMLA and FLSA compliance, conducting workplace investigations, and implementing employee discipline. She has been a regular columnist for the Nashville City Paper and is the editor of the Tennessee Employment Law Letter. Ms. Shea also practices in the area of intellectual property, including trade secrets, trademarks, and copyright matters.

Education
  • Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1996
    - Associate Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review
  • Boston University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1991


Major Publications & Speaking Engagements


Professional Recognition
  • Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Labor and Employment
  • Listed in Nashville Business Journal’s 2012 Best of the Bar
  • Nashville’s Top 101 Lawyers, Nashville Post Magazine, 2011

Admitted to Practice
    Tennessee; numerous U.S. District Courts; U.S. Courts of Appeals, Sixth, Seventh, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits; U.S. Supreme Court


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