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130 North Court Ave
Memphis TN 38103
Fax: 901.524.5024

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Lisa Krupicka joined the firm in 1987 and has been a member since 1995. Her practice is focused primarily on advising and representing employers on a variety of employment-related matters, including employee handbooks, training, wage and hour issues, labor relations, and employee discipline and termination. She also advises businesses on compliance with the accessibility requirements of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Her litigation experience includes claims for race, sex, age, disability, religious and age discrimination; constitutional claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, Title III ADA litigation, ERISA discrimination and benefits claims, as well as wage and hour class actions. Ms. Krupicka is also a frequent speaker on employment-related topics for various professional and industry groups.


  • Duke University (J.D., 1986), with high honors; Order of the Coif; Editorial Board, Duke Law Journal (1985-1986)
  • Rhodes College (B.A., 1983), magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Named Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation: Labor and Employment in the Memphis area (2019)
  • Named Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" for Employment Law - Management in the Memphis area (2017)
  • Ranked by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Band 3 in the area of Labor & Employment in Tennessee (2017)
  • Recommended in the Chambers "Leaders in Their Field" for Labor & Employment, Tennessee (2016)
  • Named to Best Lawyers® in America list in the areas of Employment Law - Management and Litigation - Labor and Employment (2011 - present)
  • Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Named an "MBQ Power Player" in Employment Law by Memphis Business Quarterly (2010 – present)
  • Named to the "Top 100 Tennessee Super Lawyers" list (2008-2017)
  • Named to the "Top 50 Memphis Super Lawyers" list (2008-2017)
  • Named to the "Mid-South Super Lawyers The Top 50 Women" list (2011-2017)
  • Named to the Mid-South Super Lawyers list in the area of Employee Litigation: Defense (2006-2017)
  • Master in the Leo Bearman, Sr. Chapter of the American Inns of Court
  • Memphis Bar Association Presidential Award for Outstanding Service (2014)
  • Chair, Memphis Bar Association Section on Labor and Employment Law (2001)
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Tennessee Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Memphis Bar Foundation
  • Member, Association for Women Attorneys
  • Member, Board of Directors, Memphis Bar Association (2003 – 2004, 1999 – 2000; Young Lawyers Division (1990 – 1992)
  • Member, Duke University Alumni Advisory Committee (1987- present)
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Julia Smith Gibbons, Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee (1986-1987)

Publications and Presentations of Note

  • Author, "EEOC V. Dollar General: A Case Study in Sexual Harassment Investigations," HR Professionals Magazine (July 2018)
  • Panelist, "Return to Work Issues," ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law 10th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference (November, 2016)
  • Author, "Managing Employee Absences in a Regulatory Thicket," HR Professionals Magazine (August 2016)
  • “Employment Law Issues for Emergency Responders,” University of Mississippi School of Law E-911 Conference (October 2015)
  • “Wage & Hour Issues,” Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce HR Summit (October 2015)
  • “You Say ‘Independent Contractor’ and the DOL Says ‘Employee,’” Burch, Porter & Johnson Client Seminar (September 2015)
  • Panelist, “Workplace Trends – What Is Hot and What Is Not,” ALFA International Client Seminar (March 2015)
  • Presenter, "Wage and Hour Update," University of Mississippi CLE Program (December 2014)
  • Moderator, "Tell That Intern to Get Off Her iPhone and Bring Me a Latte: Hot Topics in Wage & Hour Law," ALFA International Client Seminar (June 2014)
  • Presenter, "Wage and Hour Update," University of Mississippi CLE Program (December 2013)
  • Presenter, "Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace," Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce HR Summit (November 2013)
  • Author, “More Things Non-Union Employers Don't Know about the NLRB,” HR Professionals Magazine (November 2013)
  • Presenter, "Wage and Hour Worries," Burch, Porter & Johnson Client Seminar (October 2013)
  • Presenter, "Class and Collective Actions," Mid-South Regional Program of College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (September 2013)
  • Author, “United States v. Windsor: The End of the Defense of Marriage Act?” HR Professionals Magazine (May 2013)
  • Presenter, "Employment Law Primer for Business," Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (March 2012)
  • Presenter, "Social Media and Other Hot Topics," Burch, Porter & Johnson Client Seminar (January 2012) 
  • Presenter, "Social Media Update," University of Mississippi CLE Program (December 2011) 
  • Moderator, "That Fateful Day: Legal and Historical Perspectives on the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.," University of Memphis School of Law (April 2011)
  • Moderator, "Staying Ahead of the Game: How Employers Can Cope with Changing Laws and Increased Regulatory Scrutiny," ALFA International Client Seminar (November 2010)  

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, National Civil Rights Museum (2005 to present; Executive Committee, 2010 to present)
  • Board of Directors, The Work Place, Inc. (1997-2002; Secretary 2002)
  • Commissioner, Memphis Landmarks Commission (1993-2003; Chairman, 1995-1997)