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Mark Peters

Partner

Helps clients solve their most vexing workforce issues

A seasoned and creative problem-solver, Mark Peters represents employers in litigation and day-to-day advice and counseling.  He combines a focus on results with a client-centric approach. Through his extensive work with providers in acute care, behavioral health, long term care, home health and dialysis, healthcare employers rely upon Mark's experience to solve their employment issues and disputes with non-clinical and clinical staff - including physicians - creatively, efficiently and effectively.

Mark works with employers to help manage their workforces and resolve disputes through the most appropriate and cost-efficient means - either through negotiation, litigation, or alternative dispute resolution.  He has significant jury trial and arbitration success in employment discrimination, retaliatory discharge and harassment cases.  He also advocates for employers in matters involving wage and hour collective and class actions, the FMLA, Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, trade secrets and restrictive covenants, ERISA claims, unfair labor practices and union negotiations.  Additionally, Mark is experienced in successfully developing and implementing mandatory alternative dispute resolution programs.

Mark has authored numerous articles in national publications and regularly speaks on employment issues throughout the country.  Mark is active in the American Health Law Association, previously serving for six years as a Vice Chair of the Labor and Employment practice group.

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  • Related Services
  • Education
    • J.D., with honors, University of Florida Levin College of Law, 1996
      • Order of the Barristers
      • Senior Executive Editor, Florida Law Review
      • National Mock Trial Team
      • Member, Journal of Law and Public Policy
      • Teaching Assistant, Legal Research and Writing
    • B.A., Sewanee-The University of the South, 1992
      • Wilkins Scholar
      • Order of Gownsmen
      • Varsity Soccer
      • Varsity Football
  • Bar Admissions
    • Tennessee
  • Court Admissions
    • United States Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits
    • U.S. District Court, All Districts of Arkansas
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
    • U.S. District Court, All Districts of Tennessee
    • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
    • U.S. District Court, All Districts of Oklahoma
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
    • U.S. District Court, All Districts of Colorado
    • All State Courts Tennessee
  • Recognitions
    • Chambers USA
      • Labor & Employment, 2013-2022
    • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings)
      • Health Care Law, 2020-2023
      • Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2020-2023
    • Martindale-Hubbell
      • AV-Rated
  • Professional Involvement
    • Member, Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations
    • American Health Law Association, Labor and Employment Group member (Past Vice Chair)
    • Society for Human Resource Management, Middle Tennessee (Past Board Member, Legislative and Legal Chair)
    • Alumnus, Harry Phillips American Inn of Court
    • Member, Society for Human Resource Management (National, Nashville Chapters)
  • Community Involvement
    • Frist Foundation Young Leader's Council, Alumnus
    • Youth soccer coach
    • Urban League of Middle Tennessee, former Board Member and Secretary
    • Glendale Spanish Immersion Elementary School, former PTO Co-President
    • Alumnus, Nashville Young Leaders Council

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