Craig Oliver

Partner
Legal Assistant
Kishanna Hawthorne
P: 615.252.3882 khawthorne@bradley.com
Craig handles employment and non-competition litigation across the country. He has recently handled cases in Tennessee, Florida, Texas, Colorado, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. He has also represented employers in union matters across the country, including in Tennessee, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania. Craig represents clients in numerous industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, professional staffing, insurance, and transportation, as well as various religious organizations.
Representative Experience
  • Labor and Employment Experience
      • Obtained dismissal of case filed against retail store by customer who claimed she was assaulted by a store employee. 
      • Obtained dismissal on summary judgment of case filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, in which former employee of our client alleged that she was discharged in retaliation for pursuing worker’s compensation benefits.
      • Represented technology company in prosecuting unfair competition claims against former employee in Colorado and defending unpaid wages claims filed by former employee.
      • Obtained summary judgment on FMLA and pregnancy discrimination claims filed by former employee of hospital.
      • Successfully represented healthcare company at trial of breach of contract claim filed by former employee in Texas. Successfully represented employer in defeating appeal filed by former employee.
      • Obtained dismissal of race, gender, and disability discrimination claims filed by former employee of staffing company.
      • Assisted employer in obtaining an injunction in Williamson County, Tennessee to prevent a former employee from violating a noncompete agreement.
      • Obtained summary judgment in a case alleging racial discrimination. The decision was affirmed by the 6th Circuit upon appeal.
      • Assisted employer in obtaining two injunctions for workplace violence in response to threats by fired employees.
      • Successfully defended employer who bargained to impasse with union to keep dues checkoff provision out of initial collective bargaining agreement.
      • Obtained restraining orders in state court to prevent two former employees from carrying out threats of violence.
      • Obtained dismissal of federal lawsuit filed by former store manager of convenience store who alleged that he was terminated in retaliation for complaining that he was misclassified as exempt and should have received overtime pay.