- Workplace Safety and Health
|University ||University of Memphis, B.S., 1976|
|Law School||University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys, School of Law, J.D., 1980|
|Admitted||1988, U.S. Supreme Court; 2013, 6th Circuit Court of Appeals; 7th Circuit Court of Appeals; 8th Circuit Court of Appeals; 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; 10th Circuit Court of Appeals; 1981, Tennessee; Tennessee - E.D. Tenn.; 1987, Arkansas - E.D. Ark.; 1981, Tennessee W.D. Tenn.; 2010, Mississippi; 2010, Arkansas; 11th Circuit Court of Appeals|
Bar & Professional Association Memberships
Tennessee State Bar Association
Memphis, Shelby County Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
James (Jim) Stock is a Shareholder in the Memphis office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
James H. Stock, Jr.
Mr. Stock is an experienced litigator and counselor in labor and employment law, and has been nationally recognized for both trial and appellate work. An attorney who carries Martindale-Hubbell's highest AV rating, as well as recognition in Mid South Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America for many years, his practice focuses on representing national and regional corporate entities in all facets of employment law, traditional labor relations, wage and hour matters as well as enforcing restrictive covenants. Mr. Stock regularly partners with in-house counsel and human resource senior executives on issues as diverse as executive compensation, severance and separation agreements, EPLI coverage, arbitration of employment claims, the creation of employment policies, and workforce reductions.
Mr. Stock completed his B.S. and J.D. degrees from the University of Memphis, and in his career, has litigated employment cases in 28 states in both State and Federal Courts, Administrative Agencies, Arbitration forums, and has practiced in the 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th Circuit Courts of Appeals, as well as the United States Supreme Court. Licensed to practice law in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi, Mr. Stock is also a Certified Mediator and a frequent speaker at labor and employment seminars around the country. He currently serves on the Boards of BASE Institute, Orphanos Foundation. The YMCA of Memphis and the MidSouth, and also serves as adjunct professor.
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
•Litigation Counsel of America
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New Arkansas Law Permits Blue-Penciling of Employment Non-Compete Agreements
James H. Stock, May 15, 2015
Governor Asa Hutchinson has signed legislation (S.B. 998 or Act 921) allowing a court to enforce the reasonable parts of a non-competition agreement, while deleting the overbroad, unenforceable provisions, rather than striking down the entire agreement. The new law, signed on April 1, 2015, is...
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