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L. Eric Ebbert

Knoxville, Tennessee
(865) 546-1000
(865) 546-1001

L. ERIC EBBERT is a Member of Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones, PLLC, in the Knoxville, Tennessee office, which he joined in 2016. He is licensed in both Tennessee and Florida. He practices in the areas of Labor & Employment law - Management, business litigation, and health care liability. His emphasis on Labor & Employment law includes counseling and defending employers in state and federal courts and before government agencies under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, National Labor Relations Act, and state employment laws; conducting high-level investigations; management training; and employment contracts. His litigation practice also includes real property, breach of contract, tort liability, products liability, and health care liability, as well as the full spectrum of business-to-business litigation. Eric has tried more than 30 cases, representing regional, national and multi-national companies, through all stages of litigation and appeals. Eric received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University, and his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law. He is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee, and the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, and the U.S. Tax Court. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Litigation/Labor & Employment.  Since 2007 Eric has served as a member of the District Investigatory Committee of the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners. He is a member of the American, Tennessee, and Knoxville Bar Associations, a member of SHRM, and a member of the Board of the Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service, Inc. He devotes his personal time to family and church activities.

Areas of Practice

  • Labor & Employment Law - Management
  • Business Litigation
  • Corporate
  • Real Estate
  • Contract
  • Construction Law
  • Tort

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1996
  • Florida, 1999
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2011


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1996
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Moot Court Board
    • Honors: Award of Academic Excellence in Advanced Business Associations
    • Honors: Finalist in the Hunton & Williams Best Appellate Brief Contest
    • Honors: Hamilton Burnett American Inn of Court
    • Honors: Ray Jenkins' Trial Competition
    • Honors: Advocate's Prize Competition
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
    • B.S. - 1992
    • Major: Accounting

Published Works

  • "States Are Going to Pot: Medical Marijuana Laws Pose Increased Risks for Unwary Employers", H.R. Professionals Magazine, March, 2019
  • "Get Ready for Medical Marijuana! New Jersey Shoots to the Lead", H.R. Professionals Magazine, January , 2020


  • Extensive lectures and course presentations on on all topics and recent developments related to Labor & Employment Law

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Litigation/Labor & Employment
  • Honored by the Tennessee Supreme Court as a 2015 ATTORNEY FOR JUSTICE and included on the Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Voted a TOP ATTORNEY by his peers in CityView Magazine, 2010
  • Recipient - Baker Donelson Knoxville Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2008
  • Recognized by The Pro Bono Project for outstanding public service, 2008
  • Awarded the American Bar Association's TORT TRIAL & INSURANCE PRACTICE SECTION CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT for completing the TIPS National Trial Academy, 2006
  • Recipient - New Exchangite of the Year, 2000

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • Knoxville Bar Association, Member
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Member
  • Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service, Inc., Board Member, 2009 to Present; Secretary 2013 and 2014
  • District Investigatory Committee of the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners, 2007 - Present, Member
  • Literacy Council of Kingsport, Board Member, 2003 - 2004
  • Kingsport Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee, Committee Member, 2003 - 2004
  • Exchange Club, Vice President, 2001; Board Member 1999 - 2000
  • Leadership Greene County Class of 1999
  • Keep Greene Beautiful, Secretary, 2001; Board Member 1999 - 2000
  • Greene County Partnership Community Action Team for local government and foreign trade, Member, 1998

Past Employment Positions

  • Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C., Shareholder and Knoxville Recruiting Chair, 2004 - 2016
  • The Andersen Firm, P.C., Corporate and Trial Lawyer, 1997 - 2004
  • Lufkin & Henley, P.C., Trial Lawyer, 1996 - 1997

Pro Bono Activities

  • Represented client in the Clemency Project of 2014


  • Italian

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