Amber Isom-Thompson 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.

Professional & Community Affiliations


American Bar Association


Named, The Best Lawyers in America®


Named, Rising Star

Mid South

Super Lawyers


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


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

Bar Admission



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