Mark A. Baugh, chair of the Firm’s Diversity Committee and resident in the Nashville office, concentrates his practice in litigation and representing employers in employment-related issues.
Mr. Baugh has advised and successfully represented educational institutions, national and regional retailers, health care providers, service providers, trucking companies and technology service providers in the defense of claims of discrimination, claims of harassment, wrongful termination, breach of contract and retaliation, at the federal, state and administrative levels. He also has extensive experience representing insurance companies in coverage disputes and workers’ compensation insurance regulatory matters.
Mr. Baugh also represents cargo and passenger transportation service providers and transit companies, advising on federal transit laws, Department of Transportation regulations and drug testing claims.
Mr. Baugh also represents school clients in administrative proceedings with the EEOC, the Office of Civil Rights of the United States Education, and other state and federal agencies, in employee grievance proceedings, and in the state and federal trial. Mr. Baugh has extensive federal and state trial experience representing local, regional, and national clients in several states.
- Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D., 1992
- Tennessee State University, B.S., 1989
- Tennessee, 1993
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Successfully represented client in federal court jury trial against claims for violation of the ADA, FMLA and FMLA Retaliation.
- Successfully represented client in federal court jury trial against claims for violation of FMLA.
- Favorable resolution for client in FLSA matter in federal court.
- Successfully represented a multinational company in arbitration for breach of employment contract brought by employee and subsequent counter-complaint.
- Successfully represented shareholders in claims of breach of fiduciary duty claims brought by former shareholder and employee.
Professional Honors & Activities:
- Chair – Baker Donelson Diversity Committee
- Chair – Tennessee Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practice Section, 2006 – 2007
- Member – American Bar Association, Labor and Employment and Litigation Sections
- Member – American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
- Barrister – Harry Phillips Inn of Court
- Former Hearing Panel Member – Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility
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