Brandon L. Morrow

Brandon L. Morrow

Partner
Location:
Knoxville, Tennessee
Phone:
865-525-5134
Fax:
865-522-5723
Email:
Brandon represents businesses, colleges and universities, and religious institutions in all manner of employment and civil rights matters. He litigates trade secret and non-compete issues, wage and hour claims, and discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims. For many clients, he acts as an advisor, crafting policies and solutions to avoid costly litigation.
 
He is a 2019 graduate of the National Advocacy Training Program sponsored by the American Inns of Court. He has been elected by Mid-South Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" every year since 2016 and ranked by CityView Magazine as a Top Attorney in Business Litigation, Constitutional Law/Civil Rights, and Labor & Employment Law (2019).
 
Outside of employment law, Brandon has worked with his clients on a number of other notable matters:
 
• Negotiated lease of minor league baseball park between client and the Cincinnati Reds organization.
• Obtained dismissal of a lawsuit against one of Knoxville’s oldest churches on First Amendment grounds.
• Part of team that obtained dismissal of $500,000 defamation lawsuit against client, a local attorney.
• Part of team that successfully represented local community organization in highly-publicized zoning dispute.
Brandon serves as the Government Affairs Chair for the Tennessee Valley Human Resource Association and co-authors an employment law column, The Law at Work, in the Tennessee Bar Journal.
 
A former legislative aide to a four-term U.S. Senator, he holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Tennessee and a juris doctorate from the University of Tennessee College of Law.  He and his wife, Jenny, make their home in the Rocky Hill area of Knoxville.

Areas of Practice

  • Labor and employment matters
  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 2012
    • Honors: National Trial Team
    • Honors: Moot Court Board
    • Honors: Received Academic Excellence Awards in Trial Practice, Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, and Contract Drafting
  • University of Tennessee
    • B.A. - 2008
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

Representative Cases

  • Siler et al. v. Scott et al. , ---S.W.3d---, 2019 WL 2306932 (Tenn. Ct. App. May 30, 2019) Attorneys Robert L. Bowman and Brandon L. Morrow obtained dismissal of surety company which was affirmed on appeal.
  • McKinney v. G4S Government Solutions, 711 Fed. Appx. 130 (4th Cir. Oct. 19, 2017) Attorneys Edward G. Phillips and Brandon L. Morrow secured an appellate victory, affirming summary judgment on claims for hostile work environment, retaliation, and emotional distress
  • Tennessee Farmers Mut. Ins. Co. v. Reed, 419 S.W.3d 262 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2013) Attorneys John T. Johnson, Jr. and Brandon L. Morrow obtained dismissal of insurer which was affirmed on appeal. Court held that commercial general liability insurance policy did not provide coverage for claim that insured breached fiduciary duty regarding investment advice concerning promissory notes.

Honors and Awards

  • Selected by Mid-South Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" every year since 2016
  • Ranked by CityView Magazine as a Top Attorney in Business Litigation, Constitutional Law/Civil Rights, and Labor & Employment Law (2019)
  • Awarded the University of Tennessee Chancellor's Citation for Extraordinary Campus Leadership and Service (2008)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tennessee Valley Human Resource Association, Executive Committee
  • American Inns of Court - Hamilton Burnett Chapter
  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Knoxville Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. J. Steven Stafford (Tennessee Court of Appeals, Western Section), Judicial Intern

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Sigma Chi