John G. Harrison

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Mr. Harrison is licensed and practices in both Texas and Tennessee. He is Board certified as a labor and employment law specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His practice is devoted exclusively to the representation of employers in matters of personnel policies and practices, labor and employment litigation, wage-hour compliance and other workplace issues.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Baylor University, Mr. Harrison attended the University of Virginia School of Law and focused his studies on labor and employment topics. After graduation, he served as a law clerk to the Hon. Sidney A. Fitzwater of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas. Thereafter, Mr. Harrison joined McFall Law Firm, a Dallas, Texas labor law boutique that became the Ogletree Deakins Dallas office in January 2000.

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Mr. Harrison has extensive experience in the litigation of claims in state and federal courts and administrative agencies throughout the United States. See, e.g., Newcomb v. Allergy and ENT Associates of Middle Tennessee, 2013 WL 3976627 (M.D. Tenn. 2013); Forbus v. Andrews Distrib. Co. of North Texas, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 26116 (N.D. Tex. 2005); Taylor v. Nickels & Dimes, Inc., 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14549, aff’d., 2003 U.S. App. LEXIS 13103 (5th Cir. 2003); Piper v. Kimberly-Clark Corp., 970 F. Supp. 566 (E.D. Tex. 1997); EEOC v. The Turtle Creek Mansion Corp., 1995 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12788 (N.D. Tex. 1995), aff’d., 82 F.3d 414 (5th Cir. 1996).

A particular specialty is the design and enforcement of alternative dispute resolution programs and mandatory arbitration agreements, including agreements with class action waivers. See Garrett v. Circuit City Stores, Inc., 449 F.3d 675 (5th Cir. 2006); Gannon v. Circuit City Stores, Inc., 262 F.3d 677 (8th Cir. 2001); Circuit City Stores, Inc. v. Curry, 946 S.W.2d 486 (Tex. App. – Forth Worth 1997, no writ).

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Professional Activities

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Special Legal Counsel Marketplace Chaplains USA (Former Director)
  • Society for Human Resource Management (Lecturer)
  • HR Southwest Conference (Lecturer)
  • Ogletree Deakins Hospitality Practice Group
  • Tennessee Hotel & Lodging Association

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