John Lomax is an AV® peer review rated lawyer who focuses on the defense of labor and employment matters. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Chambers & Partners USA Guide and Southwest Super Lawyers magazine. John represents employers in class and collective actions, and he has an active practice representing employers on wage and hour issues, restrictive covenants and trade secrets, affirmative action plans, employment agreements, reductions-in-force and EEO cases. He has handled arbitrations, bench and jury trials.
John also represents employers in traditional labor matters, representative case proceedings, unfair labor practices cases, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, and handling labor arbitrations.
Represented employer before trial and appellate courts in EEOC-led pattern-and-practice case involving alleged discrimination on Native American reservations
Represented employer in several nationwide class actions under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
Represented employer in a jury trial alleging off-the-clock under the Fair Labor Standard
Represented employer in four-week trial in wage and tort claims and contract claims asserted by an employee/shareholder
Represented health care provider in a week-long arbitration brought by physician/employee who alleged contract, wage payment, whistleblower and tort claims
Member of a National Coordinating Counsel team overseeing litigation of a large number of wage/hour class actions, FLSA collective actions and MDL proceedings on behalf of national employer
Represented multi-state employer in defense of Fair Labor Standards Act off-the-clock cases
Defended executive in a contentious non-competition lawsuit – litigation included a four-day preliminary injunction over the non-competition clause
Advised employers in labor negotiations/strike planning in many different industries and involving wide variety of unions including IAM, UMW, IBEW, NABET, UAW, IATSE and SEIU
Represented employers in many representative case proceedings and unfair labor practice hearings, before the NLRB
John Lomax routinely represents private companies doing business on the Navajo Nation and other federally recognized Native American reservations. On the Navajo reservation, he advises employers on the Navajo Preference Employment Act and Navajo Nation Business Opportunity Act. He assists employers with i) investigations and charges before the Office of Navajo Labor Relations, ii) hearings before the Navajo Nation Labor Commission, and iii) cases before tribal and federal courts. In the course of representing companies doing business on reservations, John regularly advises companies on the regulatory expectations, and at times conflicting demands, the companies face under federal law and tribal laws. Drawing on his experience as an employer-side labor and employment lawyer, John works with clients to comply with applicable laws, develop strategies for community relations, and achieve business objectives while working with native peoples and their governments.
Emory University School of Law (J.D., 1996)
American Jurisprudence Awards for Constitutional Law and State and Local Tax