Entrepreneurs, executives and boards of directors seek our counsel on a wide range of business issues because of our deep understanding of their markets and their strategic objectives.
Established in 1905, Waller comprises approximately 250 attorneys in Austin, Birmingham, Chattanooga, Memphis and Nashville. We have the depth and experience to quickly assemble multidisciplinary teams to address complex transactional, regulatory and litigation issues throughout the United States. We have client relationships spanning decades, and we are trusted advisors to publicly traded and privately held companies in a wide range of industries.
Whether navigating complex compliance issues, negotiating mergers and acquisitions, demonstrating our formidable litigation skills, or closing critical real estate deals, clients view us as their go‐to partner time and time again.
37 attorneys recognized in 12 practice areas by Chambers USA in 2018
72 attorneys recognized in 60 practice areas in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 (LevineLeichtman Capital Partners).
Recognized among the nation's largest healthcare law firms since 2005 by Modern Healthcare
Top ranked in the South for membership in the American Bar Association's Health Law Section
Named "Best Patent Law Firm in the State of Tennessee" by ideabuyer.com
75% of Waller partners AV‐rated by Martindale‐Hubbell
Awarded "Outstanding Legal Services with a Diverse Legal Team Award" by UPSShow more +
A seasoned and creative problem‐solver, Mark Peters represents employers throughout the country in litigation and day‐to‐day advice and counseling. He combines a focus on results with a client‐centric approach to serving employers in a broad range of industries from healthcare to telecommunications to manufacturing to professional sports. Through his extensive work with healthcare providers in acute care, behavioral health, long‐term care, home health and dialysis, healthcare employers rely upon Mark’s experience to solve their employment issues and disputes with non‐clinical and clinical staff, including physicians, creatively, efficiently and effectively.
Mark works with employers to help manage their workforces and resolve disputes through the most appropriate and cost‐efficient means — through negotiation, litigation, or alternative dispute resolution. He has significant jury trial and arbitration success in employment
discrimination, retaliatory discharge and harassment cases. He also advocates for employers in matters involving wage and hour collective and class actions, the FMLA, Section 806 of the Sarbanes‐Oxley Act, trade secrets and restrictive covenants, ERISA claims, unfair labor practices and union negotiations. Additionally, Mark is experienced in successfully developing and implementing mandatory alternative dispute resolution programs.
Mark has authored numerous articles in national publications and regularly speaks on employment issues throughout the country. Mark is active in the American Health Lawyers Association, previously serving for six years as a Vice Chair of the Labor & Employment practice
- Sewanee‐The University of the South - B.A., 1992
- University of Florida Levin College of Law - J.D., 1996 with honors - Law Review - National Mock Trial Team - Journal of Public Policy
United States Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits
U.S. District Court, All Districts of Arkansas
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court, All Districts of Tennessee
U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court, All Districts of Oklahoma
All State Courts Tennessee
U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
U.S. District Court, All Districts of Colorado
Member, Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations
Legislative Chair, Society for Human Resource Management, Middle Tennessee Board Member (Legislative and Legal Chair), Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management
Alumnus, Harry Phillips American Inn of Court
Member, Society for Human Resource Management (National, Nashville Chapters)
Frist Foundation Young Leader's Council, Alumnus
Youth soccer coach
Urban League of Middle Tennessee, former Board Member and Secretary
Glendale Spanish Immersion Elementary School, former PTO Co‐PresidentShow more +
Employment Law (Corporate) in Tennessee
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