Collins & Doolan, PLLC

Practice Areas

Employment Law

The employment relationship is of critical importance to every business, but requires constant legal attention to avoid pitfalls. Collins & Doolan has expertise in the complex field of Employment Law. Our attorneys represent both employees and employers in such matters as:

  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Wrongful termination
  • Hostile work environment claims
  • Discrimination on the basis of protected status, such as age, sex, race, religion, national origin, disability and pregnancy.
  • Whistle-blower Claims
  • FMLA Retaliation and Interference Claims
  • Wage and Hour Claims and collective action suits (including unpaid overtime)

We are well-versed in the administrative pitfalls that are often needed to bring a claim in court. Our attorneys regularly appear at administrative and court hearings on behalf of our clients.

Civil and Commercial Litigation

Our attorneys also represent clients in various business disputes between partners, clients, employees, or competitors. When these types of disputes arise, Collins & Doolan works closely with its business clients to determine how to resolve these issues, whether that means filing a lawsuit or attempting to a resolution outside of the courtroom.

Personal Injury and Section 1983 Claims

Many individuals are seriously injured, through no fault of their own, and deserve fair compensation for their injuries. Our attorneys have had great success in a variety of personal injury cases involving:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Defective products (products liability)
  • Animal bites
  • Slip-and-fall injuries
  • Permanent disability or loss of security
  • Wrongful death
  • Emotional damage caused by libel or slander
  • Wrongful arrest
  • Inappropriate insurance claims
  • Medical malpractice

Personal injury cases are often won or lost by securing the proper experts to support a claim. The firm has access to and experience with the accident reconstruction experts, economists, engineers, nurses, and physicians needed to provide the expert testimony to carry a case to trial or settlement.

The firm also has experience in litigating Section 1983 claims on behalf of persons who had their constitutional rights deprived by any other person acting under color of a statute, ordinance, regulation, or similar authority. Often, these claims involve when a state authority acts with deliberate indifference to an inmate or prisoner’s need for proper medical attention.

Workers’ Compensation

Tennessee law provides that an employee who is injured while working is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, including medical benefits, temporary wages, and ultimately payment for the disability suffered while on the job. The firm has extensive experience handling workers compensation claims both with the Tennessee Department of Labor and in the courts.