Overview

Amber Isom-Thompson is a member of the Littler CaseSmart® team based in Tennessee. She is responsible for the drafting of early case evaluations (ECE). She identifies and reviews pertinent documents, interviews relevant witnesses, and drafts ECE reports. In keeping with each client’s litigation philosophy, she partners with the local Littler litigation team and assists in developing and executing strategies for effectively handling litigation.

Amber has extensive experience representing employers in the defense of employment–related claims dealing with:

  • Unlawful discrimination
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Violation of federal and state employment statutes
  • Wage and hour issues

Amber has represented employers in administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state fair employment practices agencies as well as before the National Labor Relations Board.  She also has extensive experience representing public employers in claims brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.

Before joining the Littler CaseSmart Team, Amber was a shareholder in the firm.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

American Bar Association

Recognition

Named, Rising Star

Mid South

Super Lawyers

2010-2014

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2016-2019

News, Analysis & Press

What’s a Certificate of Employability and Why Is this Applicant Handing Me One?

HR Professionals of Greater Memphis

Vol. 4, No. 11

2014

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

HR Professionals of Greater Memphis

Vol. 1, No. 3

2011

Books & Book Chapters

  • Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, Business and Corporate Litigation Committee, American Bar Association, Employment Law, Chapter 14, Contributing Author, 2013
  • Employment Law, Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, Chapter 15, Business and Corporate Litigation Committee - American Bar Association, contributing author, 2012
  • Religion, Employment Discrimination Law, Lindemann and Grossman, Chapter 9, 5th Ed., Contributor, 2012

Speaking Engagements

The EEOC: Looking Back and Forward - Successes, Failures and Anticipated Trends

Association of Corporate Counsel, Tennessee Chapter, Memphis, TN

February 27, 2014

Creating and Maintaining Employee Handbooks

Lipscomb and Pitts Breakfast Club, Memphis, TN

November 9, 2011

Education

  • J.D., University of Iowa College of Law, 1999High Distinction
  • B.A., Rhodes College, 1996

Bar Admission

Tennessee

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee