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James H. Stock


P 901-462-2600
F 901-462-2626


James (Jim) Stock is a Principal in the Memphis, Tennessee, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is an experienced litigator and counselor in labor and employment law, and has been nationally recognized for both trial and appellate work.

Mr. Stock's practice focuses on representing national and regional corporate entities in all facets of employment law, traditional labor relations, wage and hour matters as well as enforcing restrictive covenants. He regularly partners with in-house counsel and human resource senior executives on issues as diverse as executive compensation, severance and separation agreements, EPLI coverage, arbitration of employment claims, the creation of employment policies, and workforce reductions.

Mr. Stock has litigated employment cases in 28 states in both State and Federal Courts, Administrative Agencies, Arbitration forums, and has practiced in the 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeals, as well as the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Stock is also a Certified Mediator and a frequent speaker at labor and employment seminars around the country.

Honors and Recognitions

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Federalist Society
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Memphis, Shelby County Bar Association
  • Tennessee State Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • BASE Institute, Board Member
  • Orphanos Foundation, Board Member
  • The YMCA of Memphis and the MidSouth, Board Member

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August 15, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Best Lawyers in America© Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

August 15, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are... Read More

August 15, 2016
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America© 2017

August 15, 2016

WHITE PLAINS, NY August, 15, 2016 – Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that more than 145 attorneys throughout the firm’s 57 locations have been named to the Best Lawyers in America© 2017. In addition, 13 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the... Read More

August 17, 2015
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016

August 17, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 17, 2015)  Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 137 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers. In addition, 10 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective... Read More

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May 12, 2015

New Arkansas Law Permits Blue-Penciling of Employment Non-Compete Agreements

May 12, 2015

Arkansas has joined the list of states that allow “blue-penciling” of employment contracts by a court. Governor Asa Hutchinson has signed legislation (S.B. 998 or Act 921) allowing a court to enforce the reasonable parts of a non-competition agreement, while deleting the overbroad, unenforceable provisions, rather than... Read More