Meet the Barrister – Emily Mack
A periodic Q & A session with a Lewis Thomason (LT) lawyer
Lewis Thomason: When did you decide to become a lawyer?
Emily Mack: My parents were kind enough to let me know at a rather young age that I was not blessed with the vocal range needed to achieve my aspiration of becoming a famous singer. From that time on, I knew I would become a lawyer.
Lewis Thomason: What has been the highlight of your career so far?
Emily Mack: After nearly five years of practicing law, I still love what I do. I think that there are a lot of people who do not feel that way, even early on in their careers, and I feel fortunate to be one of those who do.
Lewis Thomason: What is one thing on your bucket list and why?
Emily Mack: Visiting Italy, no explanation needed.
Lewis Thomason: When I was in high school my friends would describe me as __.
Emily Mack: I’m not sure; you would have to ask them.
Lewis Thomason: What was your first job and what did you learn from that experience.
Emily Mack: I began babysitting around the age of 12. I learned that I did not want to have children of my own until I was much older.
Lewis Thomason: My biggest “pet peeve” is_________.
Emily Mack: Nashville traffic.
Lewis Thomason: If you had time for a new hobby or to learn a new skill, what would you choose and why?
Emily Mack: Probably yachting, because if I ever find the time for a new skill or hobby I will have won the lottery.
Lewis Thomason: What is your favorite way to waste time?
Emily Mack: Binge-watching a new show.
Lewis Thomason: What is the best way to stay motivated and complete goals?
Emily Mack: Have student loans and a mortgage.
Lewis Thomason: If you were ruler of your own country what would be the first law you would introduce?
Emily Mack: I would probably introduce some type of legislation related to harsher punishment for animal cruelty.
Emily Mack has extensive experience advising businesses on issues unique to the employment law arena, including drafting non-compete agreements, employee handbooks and policies, and counseling employers on a wide variety of legal matters including employee discipline, workplace investigations, leaves of absence, and terminations. Emily also has considerable experience defending public and private employers in federal and state court, and administrative proceedings before federal and state agencies, involving claims for wrongful discharge, retaliation, discrimination, harassment, arising from a variety of laws. Emily is passionate about helping businesses navigate the legal landscape and avoid employment compliance issues through providing in-depth training to employers on state and federal laws and regulations.
Emily’s education practice focuses on representing public boards of education and private schools and universities across the State of Tennessee in a variety of legal matters including school board policies, student discipline, employee and student rights, Title IX compliance and investigations, special education and disability accommodation, and other legal matters that are unique to educational institutions.