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Tim is currently a director in Daniel Coker’s Oxford, MS office. He also serves as the chair of the firm’s Employment practice group and litigates on behalf of public and private employers in all areas of employment law, including discrimination and civil rights issues, wage and hour matters, employment contracts, covenants not to compete, and wrongful discharge. He also is heavily involved in the firm’s business litigation, hospitality, and construction practice groups and has tried numerous jury cases in each of those areas. In the 20 years Tim has been with Daniel Coker, he has focused his practice on representing employers, construction companies, and financial institutions across the states of Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas. 

Tim is a frequent presenter on employment and construction issues, is a member of the Steering Committee of ALFA International’s Labor & Employment Law and Hospitality & Retail practice groups, and participates in several construction-related organizations. He also chairs multiple practice groups within the firm including the Construction Law & Litigation practice group and the Financial Institutions & Credit Litigation practice group. 

Prior to joining Daniel Coker, Tim clerked at the Mississippi Supreme Court with former Chief Justice Lenore Prather. Earlier in his legal career, Tim was repeatedly recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Employment Litigation Defense. More recently, he has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Litigation and Labor & Employment.

Professional Affiliations

  • ALFA International
    • Hospitality & Retail Practice Group Steering Committee
    • Labor & Employment Practice Group Steering Committee
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Lafayette County Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2021 – Present
    • Litigation – Labor and Employment
    • Litigation – Municipal
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2011 – 2014
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent® Rated

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Community / Civic Activities

Oxford University United Methodist Church, Active Member

Notable Cases

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Reported Cases

  • Butler v. First South Financial Federal Credit Union, 2019 WL 1998982 (Tenn. Ct. App. May 7, 2019)
  • Burke v. Management & Training Corporation, 2018 WL 4038115 (N.D. Miss. Aug. 23, 2018)
  • Howard v. rue21 Corporation, 2017 WL 1102605 (N.D. Miss. Mar. 23, 2017)
  • Powertrain, Inc. v. Ma, 640 F. App’x 263 (5th Cir. 2016)
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