Keith D. Frazier

Shareholder || Nashville

Mr. Frazier represents management in the area of labor and employment law with an emphasis on employment litigation including collective actions under the FLSA and the ADEA. Mr. Frazier has been counsel in over 20 jury trials in both state and federal courts, and he has experience trying collective actions in federal court before a jury and in an arbitration setting. Mr. Frazier has also handled over 40 arbitrations arising under collective bargaining agreements.

Mr. Frazier is active in civic and professional activities. Mr. Frazier served in the past as President of the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division and as a member of the Tennessee Bar Association Board of Governors; Mr. Frazier is also active in the ABA’s Labor and Employment Section where he currently serves as a Section Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates. On the civic front, Mr. Frazier has served as Vice Chair of Existing Business/Workforce Development for the Nashville Chamber of Commerce. In that capacity Mr. Frazier served on the Chamber’s Board of Governors and Executive Committee. Mr. Frazier serves in a volunteer capacity as labor counsel for several nonprofit entities within Tennessee. Mr. Frazier has been included in the publication The Best Lawyers in America since 2001.  He has also been included in the labor and employment section of Chambers USA since 2004.

In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Frazier has had the opportunity to assist with the Management of Ogletree Deakins.  From 2000 until January of 2005, Mr. Frazier served as the Managing Shareholder of the Nashville office. Mr. Frazier was also the Acting Managing Shareholder for our Los Angeles office from September 2010 until January 2011. In January 2005, Mr. Frazier was elected to the Firm’s Board of Directors and he served in that capacity until January 2011. Mr. Frazier subsequently was elected to a third three year term on the Firm’s Board of Directors running from January 2014 until January 2017.  Currently, Mr. Frazier is working with our offices in Europe to develop a greater exchange of business between those offices and our offices in North America.

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Education

  • J.D., with honors, University of Tennessee College of Law, 1985
  • B.S., University of Tennessee, 1982

Admittance to Practice

  • Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association (Member, Labor and Employment Section; Council Member, 2007-present, Section Delegate to the House of Delegates, 2009 – present)
  • Tennessee Bar Association (Chair, Judiciary Committee, 1999-2001; Member, Jury Reform Task Force, 1998; Member, Board of Governors, 1993-95; Secretary – Treasurer, Labor and Employment Section, 1990-92; Young Lawyers Division: Treasurer, 1991-92; Vice President, 1992-93; President-Elect, 1993-94; President, 1994-95)
  • Nashville Bar Association (Chair, Employment Law and Civil Rights Committee, 1994; Federal Court Committee, 2004)

Speeches

  • Corporate Labor and Employment Counsel Exclusive - "Complex Leave Challenges: Round 4 - Return-to-Work Issues" - La Quinta - November 9, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - "What I Wish I Knew Before My Deposition . . ." - San Diego - May 5, 2017
  • Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers Award Badge
  • Ranked in Chambers USA
  • The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Logo
  • Acritas Star (2017-present)
  • Fellow, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Who’s Who Legal: Management Labour & Employment 2015
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2015 – Nashville Employment Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year”)
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2001-present)
  • Chambers USA
  • Fellow, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
  • Fellow, Nashville Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
  • Nashville Business Journal “Best of the Bar” (2011-12)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell