Frederick Larue Conrad III

Conrad, Trip


Frederick L. "Trip" Conrad III defends employers against allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful discharge brought under federal and state laws. He advises clients on maintaining compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) health and safety regulations, and with Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour laws. His experience also includes labor relations matters, including participating in collective bargaining negotiations with labor unions and defending employers in administrative hearings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) relating to collective bargaining agreements.

He has experience with a wide variety of matters, including:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
  • FLSA
  • Tennessee Human Rights Act (THRA)
  • Tennessee Disability Act
  • Tennessee Public Protection Act

Clients also seek his advice in relation to non-competes and tortious interference and work with him to develop strategies to avoid the potential for litigation in the area of labor and employment law.

Previously, Mr. Conrad gained valuable experience as a judicial law clerk in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. Additionally, he was a labor and employment associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., Economics;History, magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • Tennessee
Court Admissions
  • All State Courts in Tennessee
  • All U.S. District Courts in Tennessee
  • Superior Court of the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • DRI
  • St. Luke’s Community House, Board of Directors
  • Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Center Stage Society's Young Professionals Group
  • Nashville Public Library, Next Chapter Society, Young Professionals Group
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Ones to Watch, Labor and Employment Law - Management, 2021-2023