Lisa York Bowman, the Managing Member of York Bowman Law, LLC, has over 20 years of experience litigating with a focus on employment law.  Lisa’s practice is devoted to helping executives negotiate employment contracts and severance agreements. Lisa also helps small to mid-sized businesses with all employment related matters, including:

  • Federal EEO Investigator;
  • Federal court litigation;
  • Severance negotiations;
  • Department of Labor Audits;
  • EEOC Charges;
  • Employee terminations;
  • Policy and Procedure Manuals;
  • Harassment and Discrimination training;
  • Non-Compete Agreements;
  • Non-Solicitation Agreements;
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements;
  • Independent Contractor Agreements;
  • Fair Labor Standards Act compliance and litigation;
  • Family Medical Leave Act compliance and litigation;
  • Older Workers’ Benefit Protection Act compliance and litigation;
  • Title VII litigation;
  • Unemployment Compensation hearings;
  • Vendor contract negotiations;
  • Americans With Disabilities Act compliance and litigation;
  • Domestic Service Workers compliance;
  • Job descriptions;
  • White Collar Exemptions;
  • Referral Bonus Programs;
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Claims;
  • Physician employment arrangements

LECTURES

  • FMLA Training for HR, Financial Industry, 2018
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Training, Logistics Industry, 2018
  • Essential Terms of an Employment Agreement, Trusted Advisor Network, 2017
  • Analyzing Non-Compete Agreements, Trusted Advisor Network, 2017
  • How to Pay Hourly Employees who Travel, Peachtree Business Connection, 2016
  • How to Organize Employee Files, Peachtree Business Connection, 2016
  • Analyzing Non-Compete Agreements, Peachtree Business Connection, 2016
  • Identifying Independent Contractors v Employees, Peachtree Business Connection, 2016
  • Creating & Maintaining Electronic Filing Systems, Hall Prangle & Schoonveld Utah Staff, 2007
  • Proper Nursing Documentation, Ogden Regional Medical Center Nursing Education, 2006
  • Brain Injury Litigation, Community Health System Risk Management Conference, 2003

ORGANIZATIONS

  • The Atlanta Academy, Gladiator Fund, Co -Chair, 2019
  • State Bar of Georgia, 2008 to date
  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, 2008 to date
  • Utah Bar Association, 2008 to date
  • IXOYE Global Entrepreneurship Network, Board of Directors, 2011
  • Illinois Bar Association, 2005 to date
  • Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Advisory Committee, 2005
  • Tennessee Bar Association, 1998 to date

PUBLISHED DECISIONS

  • Miller v Dacus, 231 S.W.3d 903, Tenn. 2007 – addresses informed consent in labor & delivery cases.
  • Bravo v.  Sumner Regional Health Systems, Inc.  d/b/a Sumner Regional Medical Center v. Robert Dabney, M.D., No. M2002-02642-COA-R3-CV – Tennessee Court of Appeals, December 23, 2003 – further defined the requirements under T.C.A. § 29-26-115 (locality rule) regarding an expert’s competence to testify.
  • Hill v. Lamberth, et al., No. M2000-02408-COA-R3-CV, Tennessee Court of Appeals, October 2, 2001 – summary judgment on behalf of a school board affirmed.

SELECTED EXPERIENCE

Click each state for selected legal accomplishments by Lisa in that state:

  • Defeated an FMLA claim in the Northern District Court of Georgia on behalf of a financial institution – summary judgment granted.
  • Successfully represented a government official in a claim of racial discrimination under Title VII before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – received a Determination of Fault and ultimately resolved the matter in favor of the government official.
  • Effectively counseled both the Chief Executive Officer and in-house counsel of a healthcare corporation on issues involved in a planned uninsured patient’s discharge and transfer – developed a strategic plan to locate alternative placement for the patient in compliance with federal statutes.
  • Successfully counseled a healthcare corporation during all stages of an investigation by the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) regarding an alleged violation of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) – defeated the complaint and the client was deemed to be in compliance with EMTALA.
  • Successfully guided a healthcare corporation during its response to an investigation by the Office of Civil Rights regarding an alleged violation of the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) – defeated the complaint and the client was deemed to be in compliance with HIPAA.
  • Served as lead counsel for a healthcare corporation in a lawsuit filed by a credentialed physician who claimed tortious interference with a non-compete clause – resolved all issues with summary judgment.
  • Developed a strategic plan for a healthcare corporation to avoid liability for multiple staff physicians’ use of the Prolift, TVT sling, Pinnacle, and SPARC (surgical mesh) products – defeated all claims in federal court with summary judgment avoiding punitive damages and attorneys’ fees.
  • Successfully defended an orthopaedic surgeon against claims of professional malpractice by discrediting plaintiff’s expert orthopaedic surgeon and then strategically filing a substantive Motion in Limine prior to the trial date – resulted in resolution for nuisance value.
  • Negotiated an extremely favorable pre-suit settlement of a claim made against a healthcare corporation involving the intra-operative use of Heparin and Protamine.
  • Successfully developed a strategy for a major healthcare corporation to defeat a series of lawsuits that failed to comply with the technical requirements of a newly enacted medical malpractice statute – successfully resolved all lawsuits with dismissal.
  • Developed a strategic plan for a physician practice group to avoid liability for suspected insurance fraud by a member- liability avoided.
  • Defended various healthcare organizations during a series of Fair Hearings initiated by multiple physicians pursuant to Medical Staff Bylaws – obtained winning results during the Fair Hearings.
  • Defended an obstetrician-gynecologist during an attempt by the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners to suspend licensure – successfully negotiated an agreement to avoid suspension.
  • Served as trial counsel in federal court on behalf of an obstetrician-gynecologist in a complex neonatal encephalopathy lawsuit involving more than $25 million in damages – defense verdict.
  • Served as litigation counsel on behalf of a healthcare corporation in a complex neonatal encephalopathy lawsuit involving more than $20 million in claimed damages – defense verdict.
  • Successfully represented an obstetrician-gynecologist in a brachial plexus injury lawsuit – defeated claims with summary judgment.
  • Assisted with the representation of an obstetrician-gynecologist in a complex neonatal encephalopathy lawsuit involving more than $30 million in claimed damages – settled for nuisance value.
  • Served as trial counsel on behalf of a plastic surgeon in a claim of misdiagnosis – defense verdict.
  • Represented a construction company in a lawsuit filed by a class representative – successfully defeated class certification.
  • Served as trial counsel in a complex neonatal encephalopathy lawsuit involving more than $30 million in damages – defense verdict.
  • Prepared multiple healthcare providers for intense evidentiary depositions in a lawsuit involving claims of professional malpractice that lead to catastrophic injury – deponents vehemently defended their care during depositions, which led to a favorable nuisance value settlement.
  • Successfully defended a healthcare corporation in a neonatal encephalopathy lawsuit involving more than $20 million in damages – favorable settlement for the client.
  • Initiated outside peer reviews of a neurosurgeon involved in a series of patient complaints – effectively counseled the healthcare organization on ways to conduct prospective internal peer reviews in compliance with Medical Staff Bylaws to reduce liability.
Managing Member

Phone: (678) 771-3268
Email: Email Me

EDUCATION

University of Florida Law School, J.D., 1998.
Fisk University, B.A., cum laude, 1994.

BAR ADMISSIONS

Georgia, 2008
Utah, 2008
Illinois, 2006
Tennessee, 1998

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