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Shayna Giles

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Shayna Giles concentrates her practice in labor and employment litigation, including discrimination, harassment, medical malpractice, and premises liability matters.

Featured Experience

Assisted in the defense of multiple charges against property management company before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Obtained partial summary judgment in favor of a hospital against claims under the Tennessee Health Care Liability Act where the plaintiff alleged that the care rendered deviated from the recognized standard of professional practice.

Obtained dismissal in favor of a hospital against claims under the Tennessee Health Care Liability Act where the plaintiff alleged improper discharge from the hospital's emergency department.

Professional Biography

Overview

Ms. Giles assists employers and health care providers in a wide variety of employment and general litigation matters.

Ms. Giles helps employers update employee handbooks to comply with relevant federal, state, and local laws, and has drafted employment policies on a variety of issues, including policies regarding dress code, publication of birthdays and photos, stand-alone devices, and confidentiality, amongst others. She is well-versed in separation agreements and reductions in force as well.

Ms. Giles spends a significant portion of her practice working on litigation matters, helping to defend against charges of discrimination, harassment, medical malpractice, and premises liability.

Representative Matters
  • Assisted in the defense of multiple charges against property management company before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

  • Obtained partial summary judgment in favor of a hospital against claims under the Tennessee Health Care Liability Act where the plaintiff alleged that the care rendered deviated from the recognized standard of professional practice.

  • Obtained dismissal in favor of a hospital against claims under the Tennessee Health Care Liability Act where the plaintiff alleged improper discharge from the hospital's emergency department.

  • Assisted in the defense of premises liability claims against a manufacturing plant for actions involving a contractor at the plant.

  • Assisted in the defense of a lawyer accused of violating the Rules of Professional Conduct.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Member – American Bar Association – (Labor & Employment Division and Young Lawyers Division)
  • Member – Tennessee Bar Association – (Labor & Employment Section and Litigation Section)
  • Member – Memphis Bar Association – (Labor & Employment Division and Young Lawyers Division)
  • Member – National Bar Association
  • Recipient – Robert C. Khayat Award for Outstanding Service and Contribution to the Mississippi Law Journal
  • Recipient – University of Mississippi 2015 Skills Session Best Lawyer Award in Contract Drafting and Negotiation
Publications

Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 2017, magna cum laude
    • Executive Notes and Comments Editor (Volume 86) and Staff Editor (Volume 85) – Mississippi Law Journal
    • Member – Mississippi Moot Court Team
    • Chair – Honor Council
  • Tulane University, B.A. in International Relations and Spanish, 2014, cum laude

Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2017

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