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Overview

Mandy Strickland Floyd is a passionate advocate with a wide range of experience in civil litigation, dispute resolution, and appellate practice. Mandy concentrates her practice in the areas of labor and employment law, constitutional and civil rights, education law, and general business litigation. In addition to her active litigation work, Mandy advises clients concerning business and employment disputes.

Mandy returned to Bone McAllester Norton following two years of service with the ACLU of Tennessee. While working as an ACLU-TN Staff Attorney, Mandy focused on constitutional and civil rights issues through her federal trial and appellate work. Prior to joining the Firm in 2014, Mandy served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard H. Dinkins of the Tennessee Court of Appeals, where she first began to develop her appellate expertise.

Experience

Civil Litigation

  • Won judgment and order of sanctions in complex bench trial in United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee against the City of Memphis for violation of consent decree protecting First Amendment rights.
  • Won multiple contempt orders and negotiated favorable settlement in commercial dispute involving dissolution of a business partnership.

Appellate Practice

  • Successfully defended appeal of grant of summary judgment in client’s favor involving liability on promissory notes.
  • Represented clients in appeals before the Tennessee Court of Appeals, the Tennessee Supreme Court, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Labor and Employment

  • Represents employees and employers in state and federal courts involving employment discrimination, FLSA, noncompetition disputes and alternative dispute resolutions.
  • Represents employees and employers in race discrimination, gender and pregnancy discrimination, FMLA violations and retaliatory discharge.

Education

  • Representation of boards of education across the state involving employment of licensed and classified employees, employee contracts, employee and student discipline, employee and student rights, special education and disability accommodation, First Amendment issues, sexual harassment and civil rights matters, desegregation, tort liability, school finance and taxation, and school construction.
  • Represents those who have experienced sexual assault, discrimination, and harassment throughout college and university Title IX process.

Professional Recognition and Activities

Awards

  • ATHENA Nashville Young Professional Nominee
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Pro Bono Attorney for Justice

Memberships

  • Harry Phillips American Inn of Court, 2013-15, 2019-Present
  • Nashville Bar Foundation
  • Leadership Forum Steering Committee
    • Class of 2016-17
  • Lawyers’ Association for Women
    • Past Co-Chair, Diversity Committee
    • Past Newsletter Editor
    • Past Treasurer
  • Napier Looby Bar Association
    • Past Historian
  • Tennessee Bar Association

About Mandy

Mandy is a certified chocolatier and, prior to her legal career, was the owner of a small artisan chocolate shop. Mandy lives in Bellevue with her husband and she has three active children who help keep her cross-examination skills sharp through daily practice.

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