Conie L. Abernathy

Of Counsel Memphis

Conie L. Abernathy has over twenty years' experience in the field of Human Resources management and utilizes that experience in her employment law practice. Prior to joining the firm, Conie served as Senior Manager EEO/AAP for one of the country's largest employers. Conie has extensive experience representing clients in the service industry. Her practice focuses on matters of human resource policy, affirmative action, investigations before federal and state administrative agencies, and the resolution of human resource management issues.


  • Represents a national restaurant chain in all matters of employment discrimination before the EEOC and State Fair Employment Agencies
  • Represent clients before the Department of Labor in response to FLSA and OSHA complaints
  • Provides human resource management advice to clients in development of policies
  • Assists clients with human resource problem solving and resolution of employee issues
  • Represents clients in mediation of all types of employment claims
  • Represents clients before the OFCCP and assist in the development of Affirmative Action Programs

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management

Published Works



Media Quotes

Spring 2001 - University of Memphis Law Review - "The O’Connor Standard – How Wide is the Divide?"