Stephen L. Shields

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Stephen L. Shields is a founding partner of the firm.  His legal practice focuses on representing employers, both private and public sector.  He is the Past President of the Memphis Bar Foundation and Past Chair of the Memphis Bar Association Section on Labor and Employment Law. He has been asked to serve on numerous boards, and in 2005 was appointed by the Commissioner of Education to the Tennessee Educator's Ethics Task Force.  

He is a frequent speaker at seminars on matters related to the focus area of his practice, having addressed more recently issues on resolving disputes in the workplace.

He is the author of several publications including Alternative Dispute Resolutions in Tennessee (Professional Education Systems), Alternative Dispute Resolution: Staying in Business and Out of Court (Institute of Business Law).

He is a graduate of Hanover College, University of Toledo College of Law (cum laude), and Yale Law School.  He is a member of the Memphis Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, and the American Bar Association, as well as the Council of School Attorneys.  In addition, he has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 1991, and since 2008 he has also been listed in Super Lawyers of the Mid-South.  

In addition, he has given up riding motorcycles and now can provide assurances to his clients that they will no longer hear about unavoidable accidents.

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