Louis P. Britt, III

Louis P. Britt, III

Partner - Senior Status / MemphisNashville

Louis Britt concentrates his practice on employment litigation and advice, representing private and public employers in a broad range of employment matters.

Louis handles employment discrimination and harassment cases (Title VII, ADA, ADEA and FMLA), wage/hour matters, enforcement and defense of restrictive covenants contained in employment agreements, and employment-related torts. He is experienced in complex and class action litigation, and has tried cases in state and federal courts across the country. Louis has extensive experience in public sector representation in both litigation and collective bargaining.

Louis is a member of the Labor and Employment Section of the American Bar Association; the Labor Section of the Tennessee Bar Association (Chair, Executive Council, 2008-2009); and the Memphis Bar Association (Board of Directors, 2008-2009), Labor and Employment Section. He is a chapter editor for The Fair Labor Standards Act (ABA), and is a frequent speaker on employment law matters.  In recognition of his accomplishments, Louis was inducted as a Fellow in the National College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in 2010.

Representative Experience
  • Successfully defended public employer at jury trial involving claims of race discrimination and alleged First Amendment violations.
  • Lead counsel in FLSA nationwide collective action litigation.
  • Lead counsel for the City of Memphis before the United States Supreme Court in Stotts v. Memphis Fire Department involving affirmative action under a court-approved consent decree.
Honors & Awards
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers in Business, Band 1 Labor & Employment
  • The Legal 500 United States, Recommended attorney in Labor & Employment - Labor and Employment Disputes (2020, 2021)
  • The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Fellow
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Labor Law, Employment Law, and Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • The Best Lawyers in America - Memphis Labor Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year" (2021)
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Memphis Litigation - Labor and Employment "Lawyer of the Year" (2018)
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Memphis Employment Law – Management "Lawyer of the Year" (2013)
  • "Mid-South Super Lawyers" and "Super Lawyers – Corporate Counsel Edition"by Super Lawyers magazine
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell