Max Smith Joins FordHarrison's Nashville Office as Counsel

Date   Dec 5, 2018

NASHVILLE – FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that P. Maxwell “Max” Smith has joined the firm’s Nashville office as counsel. Max comes to FordHarrison from Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP.

“We are excited to have Max join our team,” said Mark Stamelos, Nashville Office Managing Partner. “His vast employment law experience, coupled with his deep-rooted commitment to client service, will be a great asset to the firm and another benefit for our clients.”

Max’s legal practice is devoted to the representation of management in employment law matters including litigation and day-do-day counsel. He represents companies spanning a broad array of industries including healthcare, financial services, and manufacturing, and has helped his clients successfully resolve both litigation and charges before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. Federal employment law claims Max has handled on behalf of clients include alleged violations of Title VII, the ADA/ADAAA, the ADEA, the FMLA, and the FLSA. He has also represented clients in charges of violations of the Tennessee Human Rights Act, the Tennessee Disability Act and the Tennessee Public Protection Act.

Prior to joining FordHarrison, Max spent several years as an associate in Waller Lansden’s employment law practice group in Nashville. While in law school, Max served as Senior Editor for the Alabama Law Review and was the recipient of the Hugo L. Black scholarship. Before attending law school, Max was a journalist, covering police and crime stories in Mobile, Alabama for the Press-Register, Alabama’s oldest newspaper.