Doug S. Hamill

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  • Member at Mikel and Hamill PLLC (2 Attorneys)
  • 620 Lindsay Street, Suite 200, Chattanooga, TN 37403
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Biography

Doug has been practicing employment law since 2004. He primarily represents victims of employment discrimination, unlawful retaliation, and workplace harassment. Doug also has represented small businesses against whom employment discrimination charges have been asserted. He has successfully tried employment cases to juries in both federal and state courts. In some cases, Doug’s client obtained sizeable punitive damages awards from the jury. Doug’s employment cases have involved retaliatory discharge and whistleblower protection claims, as well as litigating employment claims involving disability discrimination, age discrimination, race discrimination, sexual harassment, and military discrimination.

Doug is a native of Mississippi, but has lived in Chattanooga since 2003. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from King College in Bristol, Tennessee in 1999 and his law degree from the University of Tennessee in 2003. In law school, Doug was a member of the Tennessee Law Review, which published his article, “The Fifty Dollar Fines Clause Re-Emerges After Thirty-Five Years of Slumber,” 70 Tenn. L. Rev. 887 (2003). After law school, Doug served as judicial clerk for the Chancery Court of Hamilton County. He has been in private practice since 2004.

Doug is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest rating for lawyers. He is admitted to practice in all courts in Tennessee, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He has also litigated before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Federal Sector Hearings Unit and the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board. Doug’s professional memberships include the National Employment Lawyers Association, past board member of the Tennessee chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, and the Chattanooga Bar Association.

Doug spends most of his free time with his wife, Julie, and his six children (four boys and two girls). He is also active in his church, Mountain Fellowship, and with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Retaliatory Discharge
  • Whistleblower
  • FMLA Violations
  • FLSA Violations
  • Employment Discrimination (Age, Disability, Gender and Race)

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
423-541-5400  Phone
mhemploymentlaw.com/our-team
University Attended:
King College, B.A., 1999
Law School Attended:
University of Tennessee at Knoxville, J.D., 2003
Year of First Admission:
2003
Admission:
2006, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 2004, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee; 2003, Tennessee
Birth Information:
Philadelphia, Mississippi
Reported Cases:
Hale v. TVA, 845 F.3d 224 (6th Cir. 2016); Walls v. TVA, 2017 WL 511859 (E.D. Tenn. Jan. 25, 2017); Hawthorne v. University of Tennessee, 203 F.Supp.3d 886 (E.D. Tenn. 2016); Dunn v. Chattanooga Publ'g Co., 993 F.Supp.2d 830 (E.D. Tenn. 2014); Akins v. Benton Oil Service, 2012 WL 2597877 (E.D. Tenn. July 5, 2012); Doss v. W. Rogers Co., 2012 WL 902941 (E.D. Tenn. Mar. 15, 2012); Cross v. Sbarro America, 2011 WL 5724115 (E.D. Tenn. Feb. 15, 2011); Helton v. Flowers Bakery of Cleveland, 2009 WL 3296646 (E.D. Tenn. Oct. 9, 2009); Robinson v. T-Mobile, 663 F.Supp.2d 604 (E.D. Tenn. 2009); Sigler v. American Honda Motor Co., 532 F.3d 469 (6th Cir. 2008).
ISLN:
917794313

Peer Reviews

4.4/5.0 (32 reviews)
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  • 4.8/5.0 Rated by a Of Counsel on 07/12/13 in Employment Litigation

    Doug is a very able and conciencious lawyer who is also a gentleman, which is an unfortunately rare combination these days.

    Doug is a very able and conciencious lawyer who is also a gentleman, which is an unfortunately rare combination these days. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Member on 06/13/13 in Employment Law

    Doug is an excellent lawyer. I have been opposite him in a number of cases over the past several years and have found him to be highly competent and ethical, and a very worthy adversary. I have recommended him to others without reservation.

    Doug is an excellent lawyer. I have been opposite him in a number of cases over the past several years and have found him to be highly competent and ethical, and a very worthy adversary. I have recommended him to others without reservation. Read less

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