Thomas L. Henderson

Shareholder || Memphis

Mr. Henderson is a shareholder in the Memphis office.  He has represented management in employment and labor relations matters for over 30 years. He has served as lead counsel in numerous jury trials in state and federal courts across the nation. His trial experience includes defending state and federal discrimination and harassment lawsuits, class actions, FMLA claims, ERISA and benefit claims, trade secret and unfair competition matters, and related state law claims. He also handles NLRB elections and unfair labor practice proceedings.

Mr. Henderson is listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” in three areas and “Mid-South Super Lawyers.”

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  • J.D., University of Memphis, 1985
  • B.S., Christian Brothers University, 1981

Admittance to Practice

  • Tennessee
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii
  • U.S. District Court, Central and Northern Districts of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

Professional Activities

  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Memphis Bar Foundation
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Foundation
  • Federal Bar Association


  • Memphis Bar Association - "The Me Too Movement" - Memphis - March 7, 2018
  • The PEER Group - "The Me Too Movement" - Jackson (TN) - February 8, 2018
  • SHRM - "Recent Developments at the NLRB" - Memphis - March 21, 2017
  • Memphis Bar Association - "Navigating the Administrative Processes for Labor and Employment Claims" - Destin - September 3, 2016
  • November/December 2012 - Memphis Business Quarterly - "The Defense Never Rests"
  • July 29, 2011 - Memphis Business Journal - "Labor Lawsuits in Growth Mode"
  • March 19, 2008 - Law360 - "Justices Weigh California's Limit On Employer Speech"
  • Best Lawyers Award Badge
  • Best Lawyers in America – Labor Law, Management; Employment Law, Management; and Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
  • Member, Diversity Law Institute
  • Member, The Trial Law Institute