Andre B. Mathis
Andre Mathis concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, labor and employment law, criminal defense, education law, and general civil litigation.
Andre has represented clients, including businesses and municipalities, in various aspects of employment law, including discrimination litigation and contractual disputes. Andre has also assisted in the counseling of employers designed to ensure compliance with federal laws and regulations, including counseling on issues related to Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act, USERRA, and other laws. Andre further represents public and private schools, including K-12 schools and private colleges in all aspects of education law, including litigation, developing policies and providing advice and counsel. Andre’s civil/commercial practice also includes the representation of individuals, businesses and municipal entities in disputes involving construction, insurance coverage, personal injury (premises liability, transportation litigation, etc.), municipal law, contractual disputes and banking. In addition, Andre represents clients investigated for and/or charged with various criminal offenses in state and federal court.
- University of Memphis, B.A. degree, 2003
- University of Memphis, J.D. degree, cum laude (University of Memphis Law Review and the Moot Court Board), 2007
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and D.C. Circuit
- Best Lawyers in America (2018-present)
- Mid South SuperLawyers, Rising Star (2015- present)
- Appointed by American Bar Association (“ABA”) President William C. Hubbard to the ABA Standing Committee on Gun Violence
- Tennessee Bar Association 2014 Leadership Law Program
- Outstanding Associate, American Inn of Court, Leo Bearman, Sr. Chapter, 2011
- Alumnus of the Year, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis, 2011
- Top 40 Under 40, Memphis Business Journal, 2010
- Sam A. Myar, Jr. Memorial Award (awarded by Memphis Bar Association to an attorney under the age of 40 who has rendered outstanding personal service to the legal profession and the Memphis community)
- Memphis Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2014-2016
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Memphis’ Steak and Burger Dinner, Chairperson, (2014)
- Downtown Porter Boys & Girls Club, Board of Directors, 2008-present
- Streets Ministries, Inc., Board of Directors
- American Bar Foundation, Fellow
- University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Law Alumni Board, 2010-2016
- National Bar Association, Ben F. Jones Chapter, Former President
- Shelby County Ethics Commission, Member, 2013-2017
- Magistrate Judge Reappointment Panel
- Coach, Frederick Douglass Moot Court Team, University of Memphis School of Law, 2008-present
- Tennessee Bar Foundation, IOLTA Grant Review Committee, 2009-2011
- Obtained summary judgment on behalf of two commercial property owners in wrongful death/premises liability action where plaintiff sought $10 million in damages
- Successfully defeated collective action certification and obtained partial dismissal in FLSA matter on behalf of home care agency
- Obtained dismissal of telecommunications company in federal action where plaintiff asserted a Section 1983 claim, as well as claims of malicious prosecution and false imprisonment
- Successfully defended school transportation company jury trial in transportation litigation where plaintiffs sought in excess of $15 million in compensatory and punitive damages.
- Obtained summary judgment on behalf of public school district in case in which a national health insurer sought to overturn a $24 million contract award.
- Obtained dismissal of age/race discrimination lawsuit on behalf of public school district after the plaintiff had obtained an entry of default before our firm was retained to represent the school district.
- Obtained dismissal of law firm in $5 million legal malpractice action.
- Obtained summary judgment in action against law firm alleging breach of contract and fraud.
- Obtained summary judgment on behalf of school transportation company arising from a fight on a school bus.
- Successfully defended financial institution in a bench trial in which the plaintiff alleged breach of contract, conversion, fraud, and violation of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act.
- Successfully defended property management company in a bench trial in which the plaintiff alleged breach of contract and unlawful ouster.
- Obtained $1 million federal court jury verdict in employment retaliation lawsuit against automobile manufacturer.
- Enforced arbitration provisions on behalf of financial institutions and national/international corporations in state and federal court.
- Obtained summary judgment for insurer in insurance coverage dispute.
- Conducted numerous internal investigations on behalf of public and private entities.
- Represented companies and individuals in state and federal grand jury investigations.
- “A Critical Analysis of Actual Innocence After House v. Bell: Has the Riddle of Actual Innocence Finally Been Solved?” 37 U. Mem. L. Rev. 813 (2007)
- “State v. Sawyer: Tennessee Supreme Court Holds That A Police Officer Cannot Read an Affidavit to a Person in Custody Without Giving Miranda Warnings,” 36 U. Mem. L. Rev. 1171 (2006)