Bode Elected Chair of Tennessee Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section

July 06, 2016


Miller & Martin attorney, John R. Bode, has been elected Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association's Labor & Employment Law Section for 2016-2017. The Labor & Employment Section is one of the largest groups in the TBA, with approximately 700 members. It focuses on all traditional labor relations issues and matters arising in individual employment rights.

Bode has devoted more than three decades to the exclusive representation of management in labor and employment disputes. He has served as lead trial counsel in numerous cases before state and federal agencies and courts, including the National Labor Relations Board. He also has extensive experience representing many prominent national, regional and Tennessee employers in union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, arbitrations, strikes, decertification petitions, wage and hour and other state and federal audits. Professional accomplishments include, multiple recognitions in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business; Best Lawyers in America©; Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers® and Mid-South Super Lawyers. Bode was inducted into the Class of 2015 Fellows of the Chattanooga Bar Foundation and was recently named Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

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