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Marcus M. Crider

Partner, Retail / Hospitality Department Chair
Sabrina Bennett
615.850.8017 direct

A broad range of companies—from some of the world's largest employers in manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, retail, and grocery, as well as various hospitality companies, start-up companies and family-owned businesses—rely on Marcus Crider to defend them in labor and employment matters.

Clients form a strategic partnership with Marcus to make decisions to avoid litigation and regulatory agency actions. Marcus' former experience as a federal Judicial Clerk has provided him with insight into the inner workings and processes of the court system, and what makes a difference in judicial decision-making and the resulting outcomes.

Marcus' experience includes:

  • Numerous federal jury trials involving alleged violations of Title VII, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), and common law retaliation
  • Defending litigated matters ranging from complex multi-plaintiff claims involving the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Department of Labor (DOL), the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and the National Labor Relations Board
  • Assisting companies with traditional labor matters including the arbitration of dozens of contract interpretation and employee discipline cases
  • Assisting companies of all sizes in non-compete and related business litigation, including negotiation and drafting of employment agreements

Chambers USA  and Best Lawyers recognizes Marcus as a leader in the Labor & Employment field, and he is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell. He also be recently listed as a "2017 Mid-South Super Lawyer."

  • J.D., University of Arkansas, 1996
    • National Trial Advocacy Competition
    • Best Oralist - Spring Moot Court Competition
  • B.A., Northwestern Louisiana State University, Psychology, 1993
Bar Admissions
  • Arkansas
  • Tennessee
Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Eighth Circuits
  • U.S. District Court, All Districts of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, All Districts of Tennessee


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