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Law School: Washington and Lee University School of Law - Washington and Lee University
Jurisdictions: Tennessee
Virginia (Inactive)
West Virginia

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About Charles Kevin Grant
Charles K. Grant's experience includes defending clients in complex employment litigation, including class actions and collective actions (wage and hour litigation); litigation concerning claims under Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA); wrongful discharge; sexual, racial, age, national-origin, disability, and religious discrimination and harassment under state and federal laws; Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA); retaliatory discharge; defamation; intentional infliction of emotional distress, tortious interference with contract; employment and non-compete agreements; protection of trade secrets; drug-testing; conspiracy; reductions in force; and the Worker Adjustment Retraining and Notification Act (WARN).

His clients also include licensed professionals such as lawyers, physicians and dentists, whom he has represented before licensing boards. Mr. Grant has extensive federal and state trial experience, has tried more than 45 jury trials to verdict, has represented local, regional, and national clients in more than a dozen states, and has represented numerous clients in mediation and arbitration proceedings.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Employment Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Class Action
  • EEO
  • General Civil
  • L & E Health Care
  • Labor & Employment
  • Labor & Employment Litigation
  • Litigation
  • OFCCP/Affirmative Action Plans
  • Policies and Training
  • Wage and Hour
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Tennessee
Virginia (Inactive)
West Virginia
Professional Experience
Shareholder, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Current
Education
Washington and Lee University School of Law - Washington and Lee UniversityJ.D.
The CitadelB.S.Business Administration
Professional Activities
Member, Board of Directors Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands 2007-Current
Details: For 40 years, the Legal Aid Society has been a place for low-income families to find a helping hand with legal issues involving money, family, housing, health care and domestic violence. Donations of both dollars and time make it possible for the Legal Aid Society to provide services in 48 counties through eight offices located in Clarksville, Cookeville, Columbia, Gallatin, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Oak Ridge and Tullahoma. In 2007 Legal Aid Society staff attorneys helped more than 6,010 people and their families. Volunteer attorneys, working through the Nashville Pro Bono Program and other local pro bono programs, worked on an additional 1,154 cases.
Board Chairman Project Reflect, Inc. 1999-Current
Details: Founded in 2002, Project Reflect is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian organization... A community of partners – staff, volunteers, donors, and supporting agencies – collaborating on behalf of children of poverty. Project Reflect was chartered in 1992 by Sister Sandra Smithson, a Roman Catholic Franciscan nun. Our two divisions are: Education Reform and Children’s Programs. Through 2002, we sponsored a summer school, after-school program, pre-school program, and teen scholars program – all for children at high risk of failing school (“at-risk” students). In 2003, we opened Smithson Craighead Academy, Middle Tennessee’s first charter (public) school for at-risk students in kindergarten through grade four.
Board Chairman Nashville Business Incubation Center 1998-Current
Details: The Nashville Business Incubation Center opened its doors in June 1986, making it one of the earliest incubation centers established by the Tennessee Valley Authority that are still in existence. It continues to be one of the most viable in the nation. An outreach effort of Tennessee State University, the day-to-day operations of the Center is managed by the College of Business and is located on the TSU downtown campus. The policy making body for the NBIC is Growth Enterprises Nashville, Inc. To date the NBIC boasts 78 successful business graduates. After leaving the incubation center, these graduates have become a major source of employment and economic development in Tennessee. In the general population a new business has an 80 percent chance for surviving five years. Businesses that begin in the NBIC have a 90 percent success rate.
Awards
Harris Gilbert Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award , Tennessee Bar Association
Grant received the Harris Gilbert Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year Award for his work on issues of disenfranchisement and restoration of voter rights. In 1996, Grant took on a case from the Nashville Pro Bono program to help a convicted felon who had served his time win back the right to vote. Inspired by that experience, Grant worked with a coalition of bar groups, radio stations and the Davidson County Election Commission to raise public awareness of voting rights restoration and identify those who might be eligible for reinstatement. Through that process Grant became one of the state’s foremost experts on the topic. He also discovered that state laws governing restoration of rights were out-of-date and inconsistent. Grant then worked with the Tennessee Bar Association to introduce and pass legislation to improve and streamline the process for restoring voting rights. He also was instrumental in planning town hall meetings around the state to explain the new law and help others pursue their rights. For his tireless advocacy on behalf of those seeking to redeem past wrongs, the association was pleased to present the award to Grant. The Harris Gilbert Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year Award is given annually to a private sector attorney who has demonstrated dedication to the development and delivery of legal services to the poor, and has performed significant pro bono work. The award is named for Harris A. Gilbert, who served as president of the TBA from 1994 to 1995 and whose dedication to legal services for the poor set a high standard for all Tennessee attorneys.
Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, Baker Donelson
"Best of the Bar", Nashville Business Journal
Recognized as among the best in the area of employment litigation defense.
Tennessee State Conference President's Award , NAACP
Recognized for work streamlining process for returning voting rights to former felons deemed to be rebuilding their lives.
President's Award , Tennessee Bar Association
Leadership of TBA's Diversity Summit.
Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year , Nashville Bar Association
Professional Associations
Member, Advisory Commission on Rules of Practice and Procedure, Tennessee Supreme Court
-Current
Fellow , Tennessee Bar Foundation
-Current
Member , National Employment Law Council
-Current
Fellow , Nashville Bar Foundation
-Current
Member, Employment Law , Tennessee Bar Association
-Current
Barrister , Harry Phillips American Inns of Court
-Current

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