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Bone McAllester Norton Announces Civil Rights Law Practice Area

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Bone McAllester Norton PLLC has formally added a civil rights law practice area to our wide range of legal services. In doing so, we hope to contribute to a stronger community and region by helping ensure equal rights for all.

This practice area builds upon decades of work in the civil rights realm, including founder Charles W. Bone’s involvement in the successful efforts to obtain clemency for Cyntoia Brown. Available services include employment discrimination, housing and land use discrimination, Title IX discrimination, law enforcement accountability and compliance guidance, and internal investigations.

Learn more about our new practice area and participating attorneys here: Civil Rights Law.

Attorney Mandy Strickland Floyd Writes Column for Nashville Business Journal

Mandy Strickland Floyd Attorney at Bone McAllester Norton Professional indexIn March, Congress passed legislation providing paid sick and family leave as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bone McAllester Norton attorney Mandy Strickland Floyd wrote a primer to answer common questions about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which went into effect on April 2. In her piece, Mandy answers a variety of questions including which businesses are impacted and how these businesses can afford paying wages under this act.

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.

To read the full article on the Nashville Business Journal’s website: click here.

Families First Act - Answering Your Workplace Questions Webinar


The week of March 23, 2020, Congress passed sweeping legislation addressing the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the workplace. Under this new legislation, employers with fewer than 500 employees must provide paid sick and family leave to both full- and part-time eligible employees in certain circumstances. All businesses covered by the law must be in compliance by Thursday, April 2, when the law goes into effect.

Attorneys Sam Jackson and Mandy Strickland Floyd, will guide you through the new law’s requirements and provide you with some bottom-line answers to how this law may impact your business and employment decisions. 

Recorded on March 25, 2020

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Bone McAllester Norton Welcomes Two Attorneys to Nashville Office

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC has welcomed attorneys Mandy Strickland Floyd and Jack Spencer to the firm’s Nashville office.  

“We are thrilled that Mandy has decided to return to Bone McAllester. She and Jack are great additions to our practice,” said Charles Robert Bone, president and CEO of Bone McAllester Norton. “The expertise and passion they bring to their roles will help us continue to provide our clients with strategic solutions and optimal service.” 

Mandy Strickland Floyd Attorney at Bone McAllester Norton Professional indexFloyd returns to Bone McAllester Norton following two years of service with the American Civil Liberties Union of Nashville (ACLU-TN), where she worked as a staff attorney focused on constitutional and civil rights issues. Prior to her position at ACLU-TN, she worked at Bone McAllester Norton and as a law clerk to the Hon. Richard H. Dinkins of the Tennessee Court of Appeals. In her career, Floyd has represented clients in appeals before the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Tennessee Supreme Court, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. She will concentrate her Bone McAllester Norton practice in litigation and dispute resolution, education law, labor and employment law, and appellate practice. In addition to her litigation work, Floyd is actively involved in the industry through memberships with the Nashville Bar Association, Lawyers’ Association for Women, Tennessee Bar Association, Harry Phillips American Inn of Court and Napier Looby Bar Association. She also has been recognized as a recipient of the Tennessee Supreme Court Pro Bono Attorney for Justice Award and nominee for the ATHENA Nashville Young Professional Leadership Award. She earned her law degree from the University of Memphis in 2012.

John M Jack Spencer Attorney at Bone McAllester Norton Professional index

Spencer joins Bone McAllester Norton after clerking for the Hon. William R. Sawyer at the Federal Bankruptcy Court Middle District in Alabama. In his new role, Spencer will be concentrating his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, litigation and dispute resolution. A recent graduate of The University of Alabama School of Law, Spencer previously served as an intern in the civil rights and claims division of the Tennessee State Attorney General’s Office. He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, Nashville Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association and American Bankruptcy Institute.