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Attorney Profile

Meet Our Legal Specialists

Karla M. Campbell

Member

Karla M. Campbell, Member - Stranch, Jennings & Garvey, PLLC

Phone

615.254.8801

Location

The Freedom Center
223 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37203

Karla M. Campbell

Member

Karla Campbell is a dedicated advocate of employee rights, with a wide range of experience in civil litigation, appellate practice, labor, employment and ERISA. A fluent Spanish-speaker, she has helped the firm expand its range of services to clients experiencing employment issues, such as improper pay, harassment and discrimination, and wrongful termination. In addition to her general civil and appellate practice, Ms. Campbell is also active in providing labor and ERISA services to union-side and individual clients.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Campbell was a litigation attorney in Washington, D.C. She was the first law clerk selected to serve with the Hon. Jane Branstetter Stranch of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition, she holds a certificate in Refugee and Humanitarian Emergencies, and proudly served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador for three years.

Ms. Campbell is a 2002 graduate of the University of Virginia. She earned her J.D. degree in 2008 from Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as the article selection editor of the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal. She is a member of the American, Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations; the board of directors of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee; the American Constitution Society, Nashville Lawyers Chapter; and the Lawyers Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter.

Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • ERISA Trust Funds
  • Labor Law

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2008)
    • Article Selection Editor, Georgetown Immigration Law Journal
  • University of Virginia (B.A., 2002)
    • Highest Distinction

Clerkship

  • Hon. Jane B. Stranch of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • Ohio

EXPERIENCE

Representative Cases:

  • Successfully argued for claimants’ direct access to the courts in certain ERISA cases, an issue of first impression in the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, in Hitchcock v. Cumberland University.
  • Negotiated the first community benefits agreement in Tennessee around the Nashville Major League Soccer stadium on behalf of community groups (2018).
  • Successfully argued that Google and Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S. Corp. jointly employ YouTube Music content operations workers. The NLRB Region 16 director ruled in March 2023 that Google LLC, whose parent company is Alphabet, has control over benefits, employee hours, supervision and direction of work. The Alphabet Workers Union filed a petition for a representation election in October 2022.

Professional Honors & Activities

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Former board member, AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee
  • Former board member, American Constitution Society, Nashville Lawyers Chapter
  • Former board member, Lawyers Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter

Published Works

  • The Convergence of U.S. Immigration Policies: A Two-Factor Economic Model, 21 Geo. Immigr. L.J. 663, 2007

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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J. Gerard Stranch IV

J. Gerard Stranch IV

James G. Stranch III

James G. Stranch III

R. Jan Jennings

R. Jan Jennings

Hon. John (Jack) Garvey

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Michael G. Stewart

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