Tillman Y. Coffey: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Tillman Y. Coffey

Atlanta,  GA  U.S.A.
Phone(404) 240-4222

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Practice Areas

  • Employment Discrimination and Harassment
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Non-Competition and Trade Secrets Agreements
  • Employee Defection and Trade Secrets
  • Employment Policies and Procedures
  • Supervisor Training
  • Dealership
University Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, B.S., summa cum laude, 1989
Law SchoolUniversity of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, TN, J.D., cum laude, 1992
Admitted1992, Georgia

Tillman Coffey is a partner in the Atlanta office. He joined the legal profession with 15 years of real world experience working in jobs ranging from supervisor in a lead smelter blast furnace to working as a cloth spreader in a garment factory.

This experience has been an invaluable tool in understanding employees, workplace issues, and in providing practical advice.

Tillman's practice focuses on the defense of employment discrimination complaints in court and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and various state commissions.

Tillman also advises clients on the preventive measures they can take to minimize liability.

In addition, Tillman provides training to management and speaks to groups and associations on many labor and employment law topics, including effective hiring, discipline and discharge, disability law, sexual harassment, wage and hour law, and family and medical leave.


With Termination Looming, Employee Complains: Get Out Of Jail Free Card?
June 12, 2014

What Came First - Management Discipline or the Employee Complaint?
June 3, 2014

Is There a Locker Room Mentality on Your Jobsite?
April 5, 2014

Fake - A Cautionary Tale About Hiring Decisions
May 1, 2005

Sword or Shield? Using Employee Handbooks
June 25, 2003

Legal Alerts

Protection For Those Who Protect Us
May 10, 2005

Quotes and Soundbites

Disciplinary Moves: Dicey If The Worker Complains First
June 17, 2014

Termination May Not Be The End
February 25, 2014

Helping Hand
December 14, 2012

Newsletter Articles

How's Your ESI Score?
November 3, 2014

The Chicken Or The Egg?
October 1, 2014

Better Check The Brakes
August 1, 2014

Failure Is Not An Option
May 5, 2014

Termination May Not End It
March 1, 2014

Does Your Dealership Have A Locker Room Mentality?
February 3, 2014

Do I Have To Hire A Criminal With Bad Credit?
August 1, 2013

Did The Local DUI Lawyer Draft Your Pay Plans?
May 1, 2013

Did Your DUI Lawyer Draft Your Employee Handbook?
June 1, 2012

Resolve To Be A Better Manager
January 3, 2012

Overtime Blues
August 1, 2011

Hitting The Reset Button At Work
July 1, 2011

Do Your Job Descriptions Still Fit?
June 1, 2011

E-Mails, Memos, and Other Smoking Guns
March 1, 2009

The Employment Application: More Than a Formality
January 1, 2009


Hot HR Topics: What's New in 2015
May 14, 2015

Anatomy of an HR Lawsuit
April 15, 2015

Anatomy of an HR Lawsuit
April 8, 2015

Anatomy of an HR Lawsuit
March 11, 2015

Anatomy of an HR Lawsuit
March 5, 2015

HR Academy Hot HR Topics - What You Don't Know
March 12, 2014


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How's Your ESI Score?
Tillman Y. Coffey, November 28, 2014
No question that customer satisfaction is a primary goal and focus for dealerships (and manufacturers). In a highly-competitive industry where products and prices can be virtually identical, dealerships understand that customer satisfaction may be the only difference between them and their...

The Chicken Or The Egg?
Tillman Y. Coffey, October 10, 2014
You finally decided to take the long overdue disciplinary action. Jack has got to be disciplined. But just before you do, Jack, possibly sensing what’s about to happen, makes a complaint of harassment. This is the first you’ve heard of this problem. Is the complaint legitimate? What do...
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Tillman Y. Coffey

1075 Peachtree Street, NE
AtlantaGA 30309


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