Based in Middle Tennessee, employment law attorney Emily Hunter Plotkin has spent her professional career developing strategic solutions for employers to ensure workplace compliance and to prevent or resolve workplace disputes. She has more than fifteen years’ experience in the employment law sector, both in private practice representing enterprises large and small and as in-house counsel for the Americas subsidiary of the world’s largest tire and rubber manufacturing company. No matter the context, Emily works with her clients to develop simple, pragmatic solutions that meet not only their immediate needs but also their long-term goals.
In addition to developing proactive solutions to prevent workplace issues on the front end, Emily also recognizes that sometimes workplace disputes are inevitable. She brings with her significant experience at both the state and federal level representing employers during all stages of litigation, from pre-litigation agency investigations all the way through to appeal. As in-house counsel, she served as the go-to attorney to handle the company’s arbitrations brought through its alternative dispute resolution program; she also resolved a significant portion of its workplace disputes during mediation and other pre-arbitration stages.
Emily founded Hunter Plotkin Law, PLLC in 2018 to continue to serve as a workplace law advisor and advocate, working with her clients to promote employment law compliance and to prevent or resolve workplace disputes. When counseling clients, Emily uses her depth of experience to provide pragmatic advice about all stages of the employment relationship, from pre-employment hiring practices, to policies, handbooks, performance management, and employment separations and post-employment matters. She is also skilled at conducting internal investigations and manager training to spot and address potential employment issues.
Emily’s broad experience in the dispute resolution arena also helps her create innovative solutions to resolve a wide range of business disputes. She is a Tennessee Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator and is available to mediate any form of employment or civil dispute.
Emily’s interest in the employment law sector began even before law school, when she served as a customer support consultant for a company that had developed workforce management software. She saw firsthand the importance of managing a workforce through simple, easy to understand processes that promoted productivity by delicately balancing a company’s business needs with its compliance obligations and its employees’ own needs.
In addition to her law practice, Emily is a professor of legal writing at Vanderbilt University Law School. In the rest of her spare time, she is an avid equestrienne, slow but stubborn endurance athlete, and mom of two active boys.
Bachelor of Arts in English/History, magna cum laude