James (Jim) Stock is a Principal in the Memphis, Tennessee, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is an experienced litigator and counselor in labor and employment law, and has been nationally recognized for both trial and appellate work.
Mr. Stock's 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. He 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 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, and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeals, as well as the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Stock is also a Certified Mediator and a frequent speaker at labor and employment seminars around the country.
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
•BASE Institute, Board Member
•Orphanos Foundation, Board Member
•The YMCA of Memphis and the MidSouth, Board Member
May 12, 2015
New Arkansas Law Permits Blue-Penciling of Employment Non-Compete Agreements
Arkansas has joined the list of states that allow “blue-penciling” of employment contracts by a court.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...
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August 15, 2017
Best Lawyers in America Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition
WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America , a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are...
August 15, 2016
Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America 2017
WHITE PLAINS, NY August, 15, 2016 - Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that more than 145 attorneys throughout the firm’s 57 locations have been named to the Best Lawyers in America 2017. In addition, 13 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the...
August 17, 2015
Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016
WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 17, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 137 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers. In addition, 10 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective...