Clarksville Office

Montgomery County Office

1989 Madison Street, Suite 253
Clarksville, Tennessee 37043

Phone: 931.451.8053

Toll Free: 800.705.2121

Fax: 615.353.0963

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    Practice Areas

    Workers' Comp

    Injured at work? Act now. Timing is crucial. Learn the 4 critical steps to getting your workers compensation benefits. When injured at work, immediately report the injury in writing to the employer. Many workers comp laws require injured workers to file the state's version of "First Report of Work Injury or Illness" as soon as possible after a workplace injury. Read More: Workers Comp


    Attorneys can help clients receive the payment they are owed from their employment. Settlements often include pay that was illegally withheld or underpaid (back pay), liquidated damages (double the amount owed), punitive damages for extreme misconduct (such as time shaving or off-the-clock work without pay) and attorney’s fees.

    Family Medical Leave

    If you work for a major Tennessee employer (50+ employees), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) ensures you up to 12 weeks of unpaid time off for the birth or adoption of a child or for a serious health condition. This same Tennessee maternity leave law prevents discrimination against women for being pregnant.

    Employment Retaliation

    Retaliation (also known as retaliatory discharge) is a form of workplace discrimination when an employer "gets back" by firing or disciplining an employee for being a law-abiding citizen. It is unlawful for a Tennessee employer to fire you for reporting illegal activity or for refusing to participate in these activities. 
    Overtime Exempt? Not So Fast

    Overtime pay is a right for most Tennessee employees. Tennessee employers must pay time and a half for overtime eligible employees. Federal and Tennessee overtime laws are based on the workweek, not the number of hours worked a day. Overtime questions?

    Find out how Jim Higgins can Help

    Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

    FMLA means you can take time off to care for those you love. Covered Tennessee employees have a right to 12 work weeks a year of medical leave. When you need medical leave, you should not have to worry about losing your job. Did you get fired after asking about your FMLA rights? 

    Find out how Jim Higgins can Help

    Workers' Comp Advice

    When injured at work, immediately report the injury in writing to the employer. Unless you have a Tennessee workers compensation attorney who knows Tennessee law, you may miss important deadlines or you may lose your right to bring a comp claim.

    Find out how Jim Higgins can Help



    Employment Retaliation Hurts Workers

    Retaliation happens when an employer “gets back” by firing or otherwise disciplining an employee for making a claim or reporting a wrong. Retaliation in Tennessee employment violates various federal laws, the Tennessee Human Rights Act and Tennessee's whistleblower statute.

    Find out how Jim Higgins can Help



    Not Just Any Law Firm

    Tennessee's Employee Law Firm

    Attorney Higgins is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an elite group of trial lawyers who have obtained an award exceeding a million dollars for a client, and makes regular appearances offering legal advice on Tennessee Mornings on Fox 17. 

    The truth is--Jim Higgins used to work for the other side. He started his career working on behalf of employers but couldn't take being part of a process that worked against the needs of working people in Nashville and Memphis. He has built the Higgins Firm into a dynamic force with experienced paralegals, capable attorneys and a complete staff to assist the needs of Tennessee employees. 

    Need Representation?

    If you have suffered wrong from an employer in Clarksville, you deserve the advantage of Attorney Higgins and his Tennessee employment law staff. He’ll put the Three E’s – Experience, Expertise, and Excellence – to work for you. Contact Jim Higgins, the Clarksville employment lawyer who’ll work for you.


    Tennessee Employers Must Pay Overtime 

    In about three minutes, you can find out if your Tenneessee employer owes you overtime. Take the overtime test right now.