Garrett Buttrey concentrates his legal practice on employment litigation, traditional labor law, and advising clients on appropriate workplace policies.

Garrett counsels and represents employers in discrimination and retaliation matters brought under a variety of federal and state employment laws and has obtained successful resolutions on behalf of his clients in single- and multi-plaintiff, class, and collective actions. He regularly practices in state and federal court and routinely represents clients before federal, state, and local administrative agencies in cases from inception to complete dismissal or defense verdict. His representative experience spans a broad range of industries, including small and large employers in the healthcare, retail, and hospitality industries.

In addition, Garrett represents clients in traditional labor matters in collective bargaining negotiations, in private arbitrations, and before the National Labor Relations Board, including appeals of Board decisions.

While Garrett is adept at handling litigation and administrative matters, a key focus of his practice includes providing preventative counsel and advice to clients. He routinely advises clients on workplace policies, appropriate responses to the ever-changing workplace, including the response to the COVID-19 outbreak, and a host of employment law issues affecting employers. He has reviewed, drafted, and revised company policy handbooks to help his clients remain compliant with shifting legal landscapes.

During law school, Garrett served as a legal intern and analyst for the HR Policy Association, where he researched and drafted memoranda, and drafted amicus briefs to various federal U.S. Courts of Appeal regarding various employment and traditional labor issue. He also has experience in legislature, having served as a legal intern for the U.S. House of Representatives House Committee on the Judiciary and as an intern in the Tennessee General Assembly. While in law school, Garrett served as the Developments Editor for the George Mason Law Review.

Representative Experience
  • Obtained summary judgment in federal court on behalf of state contractor on claim by former employee of race and sex discrimination and retaliation
  • Served as co-counsel and examined witnesses in 5-day private arbitration for a breach of employment contract claim
  • Served as co-counsel in a variety of discrimination and retaliation claims involving current and former employees alleging violations of Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and state equivalent laws, among others.