Of Counsel and Consultants
John P. Scruggs
John graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in business administration and a Second Lieutenant’s commission in the U.S. Army. After two years’ active duty making Southeast Asia safe for democracy, he returned home and began an extensive career in human resources. He served as Human Resources Manager at Block Drug Company (now GlaxoSmithKline) in Memphis, a 600 employee manufacturing plant. He was also part of the start-up management group at Federal Express Corporation, serving as Corporate Director of Personnel, during which time the company grew to over 20,000 employees. While at FedEx, he was instrumental in development and implementation of a proactive employee relations program that has become a model for progressive employers nationwide.
After graduating from law school, John entered the private practice of law. John now has over thirty years’ experience advising and representing corporate clients in all phases of employment and labor relations law, drawing extensively on his “real world” human resources background to emphasize preventive law and positive employee relations actions. He has been recognized by the Martindale-Hubbell Lawyers Directory peer review program for over twenty years with an “AV Preeminent®” rating – the highest available.