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Savannah Dabney

Associate

As a member of the Advocacy Group, Savannah Dabney concentrates her practice in a variety of commercial and business litigation matters.

Professional Biography

Overview

Ms. Dabney assists clients with general business-related litigation matters. She advises and represents companies before the EEOC and state and federal courts on employment issues, defending them against allegations of discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, and other charges, and advises them on employment matters such as discipline, leave issues, and compliance with state and federal law.

Representative Matters
  • Assisted in successfully moving to compel arbitration for employer defending discrimination against Title VII claims where motion was opposed.

  • Assisted in advising several large employers in responding to EEOC charges of discrimination, securing no-cause determinations.

  • Assisted in crafting argument of first impression in Tennessee, and argued issue on behalf of large national client.

  • Drafted Employee Handbook for mid-size company and advised company as to compliance with federal employment laws such as Title VII, FLSA, and the ADA.

  • Successfully argued for six-figure default judgment against large regional hospital.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Member – Knoxville Bar Association
  • Member – Tennessee Bar Association
  • Volunteer – University of Tennessee College of Law Homeless Pro Bono Project
Publications

Education

  • The University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 2018, magna cum laude
    • Executive Editor, Tennessee Law Review
    • Order of the Coif
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards: Advanced Business Associations, Evidence, Advanced Constitutional Law
  • The University of Tennessee, B.A., 2015, magna cum laude
    • Chancellor's Honors Program

Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2018
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 2019

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