RONALD G. DAVES is Managing Member of Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones, PLLC. He practices in the areas of labor and employment law, including litigation of employment discrimination lawsuits, union/management issues, EEO/ADA compliance and personnel policies and procedures. He is a member of the Litigation Section and the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association and Tennessee Bar Association, serving as Chairman of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association, 2002-2003. Ron is a member of the Loudon Monroe Human Resource Association, the Tennessee Valley Human Resource Association and the Society of Human Resource Management. Ron is a Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator and approved Mediator in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. Prior to entering private practice, Ron was Vice President - Personnel for Pilot Freight Carriers in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and served as Chairman of the Personnel Practices Subcommittee of the American Trucking Associations, Washington, D.C. He also served as an investigator for the Tennessee Human Rights Commission. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where he was recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for excellent achievement in the study of labor law and recipient of the Robert L. McKnight memorial scholarship in labor law. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1962 to 1965.