William G. Trumpeter

Of Counsel
Chattanooga Office

832 Georgia Avenue
Suite 1200 Volunteer Building
Chattanooga, TN 37402-2289

After thirty-seven years of representing management in labor relations and employment matters, Bill has decided to use the knowledge and experience he has gained and become a neutral in the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) arena. During his career, Bill engaged in traditional labor law, handled equal employment opportunity litigation, and represented clients faced with FLSA matters. Bill practiced before administrative agencies and in state and federal courts. He represented national, regional, and local clients in labor relations matters, labor negotiations, arbitrations, and mediations. He successfully represented a national restaurant chain in a class-type FLSA case which was a case of first impression in the Circuits. Bill has handled hundreds of labor arbitrations covering all types of issues. He has successfully acted as a private mediator in several employment actions. Bill has represented clients in the manufacturing, construction, health care, banking, restaurant, and service industries.   

“I believe I will be an effective mediator and arbitrator because I listen to people and try to understand what motivates them. I believe in treating everyone with dignity and respect. As an advocate, I believe I represented my clients zealously, but at the same time, made every effort to treat my opponents in an honest and professional manner. I believe my reputation for honesty and integrity among my peers will serve me well in the ADR realm.”

Other Professional Accomplishments
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Labor and Employment Law since 1993
  • Selected for inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyers®, 2006 - 2007, 2010 - 2012, 2014
  • Listed as a Rule 31 General Civil Mediator by Tennessee Supreme Court
  • FMCS Training on Becoming an Arbitrator