Nashville Employment Lawyer
A graduate of Vanderbilt Law School and Vanderbilt University, former federal court law clerk in the Middle District of Tennessee, and experienced Nashville employment lawyer, Robb Bigelow represents employees against employers throughout Middle Tennessee. Conveniently located in Green Hills, Bigelow Legal is an employment law firm that fights on behalf of those who were taken advantage of, including victims of harassment, retaliation and discrimination, employees who were not paid fair wages or overtime, and people with a host of other employment law issues.
In a world where many employment law attorneys never get to try a case, Robb is an employment lawyer who has successfully tried cases in federal and state court. Before opening his own Nashville employment law firm, Robb was a partner at one of the 200 largest law firms in the United States. In his career as an employment attorney, he has tried and settled cases for employees that have resulted in his clients receiving millions of dollars. However, it is not the size of the settlement or verdict that makes him most proud, it is the people that he has helped. It is getting the woman her rightful overtime pay after she worked 60+ hours per week as a so-called “assistant manager” just to be able to make ends meet. It is fighting a company on behalf of a man who was fired after he told his boss he had cancer. It is helping victims of sexual harassment, discrimination and abuse.
Most people don’t know that over 95% of civil cases are either settled or dismissed. Many defendants (and plaintiffs) are scared of going to trial. However, Robb is an attorney who is not afraid to try cases, having tried numerous cases in federal and state trial and appellate courts. He prides himself in getting to know his clients, learning about their problems, needs and wants, and doing his best to help his clients achieve the results they want. For some, it might be an upfront settlement because they were wrongfully fired and need the money to support their families. For others, it might be the need to get their day in court so that they can be fully heard.
Based on feedback from his peers in the legal profession, Martindale-Hubbell assigned Robb an “AV Preeminent” Peer Review Rating the highest rating given to practicing lawyers based on ethical standards and legal ability. Yet the trust that the Nashville community has given Robb does not stop there. Robb is currently on the Board of the Nashville Bar Association, where he will be the NBA Vice-President, is on the PTO Board of Glendale Spanish Immersion Elementary School (where he was previously President) and is the President-Elect of the J.T. Moore Middle School PTO. He has also been very involved with multiple non-profit agencies in Nashville.Prospective Client Initial Consultation
It turns out that most of Robb's clients have never hired an employment lawyer before. A number of them call the office after being referred by a friend or a colleague. Others find Bigelow Legal by searching for “employment lawyers” or “employment attorneys” online. Unlike many Nashville employment attorneys, Robb require an initial face-to-face consultation and charges a fee of $75. Bigelow Legal does this for two reasons:
- Robb takes your case as seriously as you do. Most employment law cases are not easy, yet some people call up attorneys trying get free legal advice. In his experience as a Nashville employment lawyer, calling for free advice gets you nowhere 99.99% of the time. At Bigelow Legal, Robb wants his employment law clients to take their cases as seriously as he does. In his experience, employment lawyers who do not charge for an initial consultation are usually not worth hiring.
- A face-to-face meeting with a lawyer is extremely important. Unlike some Nashville law firms who will have you sit down with a paralegal or non-lawyer for your first (and sometimes second or third) visit, your very first consultation as a prospective client at Bigelow Legal will be with Robb and he will be the employment law attorney handling your case. This is extremely important when hiring an employment lawyer, as you should be both comfortable with and confident in your employment lawyer. The best way to do that is via a face-to-face meeting with an employment attorney.
Robb opened Bigelow Legal, P.C. as a plaintiffs employment law firm because he cannot stand discrimination, bullies or bigotry. Robb will do his best to help you up and make things right. Robb will sit down with you and listen to you giving you the respect you deserve, the respect that was not given to you at work. And Robb will fight for you.