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Leading Employment and Civil Rights Firm in TN

The 3 Core Components of a Winning Case

Winfrey Employment and Civil Rights primarily represents only employees and individuals whose employment and civil rights are harmed by the unlawful actions of large corporations or government entities. Occasionally, we will represent individuals with claims for serious personal injury or wrongful death.

We believe three things are essential for success against entities for employment and civil rights violations.

First, a client whose rights have been violated who refuses to let injustice stand.

Second, skilled legal counsel committed to securing the strongest possible result for each client.

Third, the relentless commitment of the client and lawyer to work as a team towards the goal of securing substantial justice.

Our clients and their cases are important. Employment and Civil Rights are important. Regardless of your background or situation in life, be confident that we will utilize ethical practices and absolute commitment to your case in order to help you move toward a brighter future.

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Brian C. Winfrey

A Highly Respected Labor & Employment Litigator

What Sets Us Apart: Results, Commitment, and Compassion

We Win Cases. Our results show a proven track record of successfully taking on big businesses, banks, and government entities in lawsuits and trials. Our cases go to trial unless justice can be achieved through settlement. We are trial lawyers committed to winning every case.

The wins for our clients are not just financial. Our goal is to help our clients heal financially and emotionally by enabling the client to put an incredibly stressful and difficult time in their lives behind them with a positive result. Additionally, many of our cases challenge public policies and procedures that better the future for workers, families, and people of all social or economic backgrounds.

Litigation and skillful lawyering are the tools we use to help our clients and community.

“The highest compliment an attorney can receive is case referrals from peers and past clients. We are proud that most of our clients come to us as a result of peer and past client referrals” – Brian C. Winfrey.

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Brian C. Winfrey

Brian C. Winfrey is an experienced trial lawyer who has secured tens of millions of dollars for clients across Tennessee and the United States in cases of retaliation, discrimination, harassment, civil rights, and unpaid wages.

Before building this firm, attorney Winfrey led the Employee Rights Practice in Tennessee at the nation’s largest plaintiff’s firm – where he won a large number of jury trials and served as lead counsel in several highly publicized cases. Mr. Winfrey’s proven record of trial successes puts his clients in a strong position to prevail in contentious litigation.

Mr. Winfrey is a native of Nashville with strong family ties to Memphis. Since graduating from Vanderbilt Law School in 2006, he has been committed to employment and civil rights litigation for his entire career.

Mr. Winfrey has been recognized for his accomplishments by The Best Lawyers in America, SuperLawyers, National Black Lawyers Top 100, the Nashville Business Journal’s Best of the Bar, and various other legal publications.

Recent Verdicts and Settlements

  • 250k in damages and additional 330k in attorneys fees in disability retaliation case in Memphis (2023)
  • 150k offer of judgment and 180k in attorney’s fees in TPPA retaliation case (2023)
  • 5.1 Million total settlement in unpaid wages class action in Nashville (2019)
  • 500k verdict in Sexual Harassment and Retaliation trial in Memphis (2021)
  • 260k verdict, additional 290k Attorney’s Fees award in Retaliation/Race case in Nashville. (2021)
  • 500k verdict Sexual Harassment/Retaliation trial, additional 228k attorney’s fees award in Memphis. (2021)
  • 150k verdict, additional 166k attorney’s fees award in sex harassment/retaliation trial in Jackson (2020)
  • 156k verdict, additional 195k attorney’s fees award in FLSA retaliation in Nashville (2020)
  • Seven-figure settlement in race discrimination case in Memphis (2020)
  • 650k settlement in retaliation and sex discrimination in Brentwood (2022)
  • 750k arbitration award in retaliation case in Chattanooga (2017)
Get the Justice You Deserve

Our Practice Areas

Whether you need help with discrimination, wage and hour, military leave, or harassment claims – The Winfrey Firm has you covered. We also specialize in breach of contract disputes and can help you negotiate work-related, severance, and non-competition agreements.

Employee Rights

Don't let your employer take advantage of you. The Winfrey Firm specializes in employee rights, and we can help you fight back against discrimination, harassment, or retaliation in the workplace.

Retaliation and Whistleblower

Have you reported illegal activity and been fired? Have you witnessed fraud being committed against the government? The Winfrey Firm can help you get the justice you deserve.

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Civil rights

If you suffer police brutality, excessive force, discrimination in employment, or any other civil rights violations? Our firm focus is to get full justice in civil rights actions of all kinds.

Sexual Harassment

Have you faced sexual harassment at work? The Winfrey Firm have experience fighting for employees who have faced this sort of mistreatment in the workplace.

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Recent Cases

Nashville Hospital Worker to go to Trial for Bias and Retaliation

A worker at Nashville General Hospital will go to trial for race discrimination. Contact us today if you want to learn more about our firm ...
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Jury awards $260,000 against Metro Nashville Public Schools for reporting discriminatory treatment of teachers and students.

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Channel 4 News Personalities File Suit Against WSMV

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Lawyer’s Work Acknowledged by Client After Channel 4 Settlement

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Trucker Trainee Keeps $150k Verdict In Sexual Harassment Case

After months of hard work and determination, our team was able to secure a victory in a sexual harassment case. Read more about the case ...
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Marshall County Schools hit with $500,000 racial discrimination verdict.

Brian C. Winfrey won this lawsuit for his client against the school district for racial discrimination, retaliation, fostering a hostile work environment, and constructive discharge. ...
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Fired worker files $10M lawsuit claiming harassment over interracial marriage

Learn more about the case of William Moss, a man who filed a 10 million dollar lawsuit against his former employer after alleging racism and ...
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Former MNPS Employee Wins Retaliation Lawsuit After Six Years

Our client was a top-performing employee of Metro Nashville Public Schools and was fired in retaliation for speaking out about discrimination in the school system. ...
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Brian C. Winfrey wins over $300,000 for Client in retaliation lawsuit against John McBride and Blackbird Studios.

Learn how the Law Office of Brian C. Winfrey successfully represented client in a retaliation lawsuit against Blackbird Studios.
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