Shareholder Charles W. ‘Chip’ Cavagnaro, Jr.*

Mr. Cavagnaro represents management in state and federal courts in all aspects of labor and employment law, as well as before numerous government agencies. His clientele ranges from small companies to multinational corporations.  By using his experience in the courtroom and before administrative agencies, he has been able to formulate policies and practices that address the challenges faced by employers through claims of discrimination or unfair treatment. He can effectively advise the firm’s clientele on reducing the risk of employment litigation.  He has handled:

  • discrimination claims based on race, sex, age, national origin, religion, pregnancy, and disability
  • claims of sexual and racial harassment
  • violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • claims for unpaid wages and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)  and state law
  • claims for wrongful discharge and retaliation for exercising protected employee rights;
  • employment-related tort claims
  • workers’ compensation claims
  • assisting in management’s response to union organizing campaigns
  • representing management in arbitration
  • the enforcement (or defense) of noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements

He was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2023 in the areas of Labor Law-Management and Litigation-Labor and Employment for the eighth year. Mr. Cavagnaro is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management and the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Memphis Bar Association.

Best Lawyers Award Badge

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Society of Human Resources Management
  • Labor and Employment Law Section of Memphis Bar Association
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2023 in fields of Labor Law-Management and Litigation- Labor and Employment


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