Employment Law

Commercial Litigation

Representing the Working People of Mississippi

Regions Plaza, Suite 1088

210 E. Capitol Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39201​

Email: mike@farrell-law.net
Tel:  601-948-8030

Fax: 601-948-8032

 

The Law Office of Mike Farrell, PLLC

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OUR VISION

Welcome to the Law Offices of Mike Farrell, PLLC

 

-  Have you been fired? 

 

 

 

 

-  Are you not getting overtime pay?

 

 

 

 

 

-  Have you been denied FMLA leave?

 

 

 

 

-  Have you been harrassed on the job?

 

 

 

 

 

                         

   Why you should contact us for your employment law question.

 

CONTACT US NOW, and we will respond the same day.  You do not have to wait for an office appointment because we can talk on the phone the same day so you can get an immediate answer to your question about your job.

 

If you are having a problem with your job or your job benefits, call or email me for a free consultation on whether you have a legal remedy that we can take to a courtroom.  I promise you a prompt response to your call or email.

 

We help employees understand and protect their rights in the workplace.

 

We handle all types of employment law and commercial litigation on behalf of individuals, families, and businesses in Jackson and throughout Mississsippi.  Our mission is to provide our clients with sophisticated, aggressive, and goal-driven representation.

 

If you have been presented with an employment or severance agreement, call the law office of Mike Farrell PLLC.

 

Most importantly, we aggressively represent our clients who have been victimized by unlawful employment practices, including wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, disability/leave violations, and minimum wage/overtime violations.

 

 

PRACTICE

AREAS

EMPLOYMENT LAW

In our employment law practice, we handle cases under multiple federal employment laws, including:

 

Equal Pay Act

Civil Rights Act of 1964

Fair Labor Standards Act

Family and Medical Leave Act

Americans with Disabilities Act

Age Discrimination in Employment Act,

Uniformed Services Employment & Reemployment Rights Act

 

      WE HANDLE represent EMPLOYEES AND EMPLOYERS

The specific issues we handle include:

  • Wrongful termination

  • Discrimination based on age, disability, sex, pregnancy, race, religion

  • Sexual harassment

  •  Overtime

  •  Hostile work environment

  •  Retaliation

  • Family and Medical Leave Rights (FMLA)

  • Disability 

  • Disability accommodation rights

  • Military leave and reinstatement rights

  • Whistleblowing

 

 

      We represent clients in a wide range of general litigation matters arising under federal and state laws.  We review/negotiate employment contracts, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and severance agreements. With over 40 years of experience.
 
      Our main goal is to help our clients avoid liability and prevent workplace disputes before they start.  When disputes arise, we defend our business clients professionally and skillfully in negotiation, arbitration, and/or litigation.
 
      Mr. Farrell has many years of experience of representing companies in defending employment cases.  This experience is a tremendous advantage that few other law firms can offer their clients.  It provides you with insight into the case that few can match Understanding the other side can benefit your case.
 
 
 
 

 

 

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

In our commercial litigation practice, we handle claims involving:

  • commercial disputes
  • Breach of contract
  • Employment contracts
  • non-competition agreements
  • Severance agreements

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Representing Employers

 

On the other hand, federal law prohibits your employer from firing you if your employer is motivated by your race, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability status or need to take FMLA leave.  There are few other protected categories, but these are the biggies.  The "employment-at- will" doctrine under Mississippi law means that you can be fired for a good reason, a bad reason, or no reason.

 

Mississippi has a narrow exception to the employment-at-will doctrine that provides you cannot be fired for refusing to participate in criminal activity or reporting criminal activity.

 

We help employers understand and comply with their myriad obligations under federal, state, and local employment laws.  Among our services, we prepare/review employment contracts, severance agreements, employee handbooks, and other work-related documents.  We provide counseling and advice regarding employee discipline and termination issues.

OUR ATTORNEYS

Mike Farrell, Esq.

Tel: 601-948-8030

email: mike@farrell-law.net

The law firm of Mike Farrell, PLLC represents clients across Mississippi who have victimized by unlawful treatment in the workplace.

 

We focus on all aspects of employment law including claims for overtime, wrongful termination, retaliation, FMLA claims and all other types of employment law issues.

 

If you have been fired or mistreated on the job, call us for a free phone consultation.  The law does not provide a remedy for every unfair situation that you might experience on your job.  You need to know if you have a claim that can stand up in court.

 

Not every lawyer can give you an answer over the phone, but with over 40 years of handling employment cases, Mike Farrell can give you a quick answer about whether you have a viable  legal claim.  If you have a good case, then you can go forward with a lawsuit.  if you do not have a case that will stand up in court, then you need to hear that from a lawyer experienced in employment matters so you can accept your situation, move on or get a second opinion.  Only an experienced attorney can do that in a single phone call.

 

Most lawyers do not handle employment cases for a good reason.  Such cases have many pitfalls for the inexperienced or unwary.  Mike Farrell is one of a handful of lawyers in Mississippi who represent employees in employment related cases on a regular basis.

 

In employment law, experience counts - a lot.  If you file a suit, your former employer will hire a law firm with a lot of experience in employment law.  You need to level the playing field with any experienced, aggressive attorney.  Mike Farrell has handled over hundreds of cases in his career.

 

We also make it easy for you by handling your case on a contingency basis.  That means you do not pay any legal fee unless we obtain a settlement or judgment for you.  In other words, we share the risk with you.  If I take your case, I cannot guarantee any results.  I do promise that I will work extremely hard to achieve the best possible results.

 
 

Peer Ratings:

 

Mr. Farrell is rated by his peers on the prestigious Martindale Hubbell directory of lawyers as AV which is the highest possible ranking.  Only 5% of all lawyers have that rating.   

 

It is also been selected as a Super Lawyer for employment cases.  He is also a member of the Million Dollar Roundtable 

 

Mike Farrell is dedicated to giving his clients services second to none.   He personally handles every case, and performs his own legal research, discovery, depositions, expert witnesses, motions, hearings, trial, and appeal.  Mr. Farrell works closely with clients to develop an effective legal strategy that meets each client’s objectives and budget.

 

Education:   Georgetown University Law Center, 1973
                         Mississippi State University, 1970

 

Military:  Mississippi National Guard 1973-1995, retired as a Lt. Col.

Teaching Positions:
Millsaps College  - Adjunct Professor of The Legal Environment of Business

Mississippi College School of Business – Adjunct Professor of Business Law

 

Presentations

Publications



Federal Court Admissions
United States Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Military Appeals

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi


Personal
Mike Farrell graduated from Mississippi State University with a BA Degree in History in 1970.  He then attended Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.  While in law school, he worked as a Legislative Assistant in the U. S. Congress for Representative G. V. “Sonny” Montgomery.  Since law school, he has practiced law in Mississippi.  For many years, he practiced labor and employment law on the management side.   He now concentrates on the plaintiff side. 

 

Mr. Farrell served in the Mississippi National Guard for 22 years and retired at the rank of Lt. Col.