Thomas M. Winn III is a Principal in the Labor and Employment Group at Woods Rogers, where his nationwide practice focuses on HR counseling, employment litigation, and traditional labor issues.
Best Lawyers in America named Tom as the 2016 Roanoke Lawyer of the Year for Labor Law-Management. He is a member of the Virginia Bar Association’s Board of Governors.
Tom advises management on HR issues ranging from discipline/discharge, workforce reductions, handbooks and agreements, harassment, discrimination and retaliation, wage/hour compliance, health and disability, employee leave and benefits, and unfair competition.
Tom regularly represents employers regarding these issues before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including the EEOC, DOL, and OFCCP. He has served as “first chair” counsel at both trial and appellate levels.
Tom also counsels and represents employers in union organizing and decertification campaigns, collective bargaining, grievances/arbitrations, NLRB litigation, strike management, and other issues under collective bargaining agreements.
Tom has extensive experience representing government contractors with regard to collective bargaining and Service Contract Act issues. He has served as chief spokesman in union negotiations, and he has handled more than 100 labor arbitration cases.
Tom received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and graduated cum laude from the University of Richmond Law School where he was a member of the McNeill Law Society.
A native of Roanoke, his community involvement has included the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scouts of America, Opera Roanoke, Pathfinders for Greenways and DePaul Community Resources, among many others.
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