Scott E. Simmons


Office: 423.785.8475 | Fax: 423.321.1675

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  • Overview
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Involvement
  • In-Depth
  • Overview

    Scott Evan Simmons focuses his practice on employment litigation and preventative counseling in the firm's Labor & Employment practice. Mr. Simmons regularly counsels clients on a wide range of employment-related topics, including wage-and-hour compliance, hiring, termination and creation and modification of general personnel policies.

    As a former business owner with a master’s degree in business management, Scott can draw on his business-management background in communicating with clients on day-to-day legal issues, including employee relations and employer compliance matters.  

    Scott has served on Miller & Martin's hiring committee and as co-chair of the firm's Workplace Environmental, Health & Safety/OSHA practice.

  • Experience

    • Obtained summary judgment for employer in arbitration proceeding on race and disability discrimination claims.
    • Negotiated a favorable settlement for employer in front of TOSHA relating to a workplace death claim.
    • Obtained defense verdict as lead counsel in bench trial on claim of unpaid wages by terminated employee.
  • Education

    • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Tennessee College of Law, 2010
      • Order of the Coif
      • Editor-in-Chief, Transactions; The Tennessee Journal of Business Law
      • Editor, Tennessee Law Review
    • M.B.A., summa cum laude, Finance, The University of Tennessee, 2008
    • B.S., magna cum laude, University of Tennessee, 2005
  • Involvement

    Bar Admissions
    • Tennessee
    Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
    • Chattanooga Bar Association
    • Tennessee Bar Association
    • Red Bank Baptist Church, Deacon Chairman and Personnel Committee
    • The Benjamin House (Kampala, Uganda), Board of Directors (Past)

Did You Know

Prior to practicing law, Scott was a sportswriter, during which time he had opportunities to interview such legends as Lou Holtz, Pat Summitt, Johnny Majors and Rick Pitino, among many others.

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