Tami Earnhart is a partner in the Labor and Employment Group and Health Care Group. She represents employers in all aspects of employment and labor law, including discrimination and other litigation, claims filed with administrative agencies, and labor arbitrations. She helps employers avoid employment disputes, when possible, and advises companies in making personnel decisions and creating policies in compliance with state and federal laws, including FMLA and affirmative action policies.
Tami frequently trains boards, human resources professionals, managers and non management employees on issues such as discrimination, harassment, discipline and discharge, hiring practices, and FMLA compliance. She also regularly defends employers in discrimination, wage and hour, and other litigation before state and federal courts; claims filed with administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Indiana Civil Rights Commission; and labor arbitrations. In addition, she has prepared articles and is a frequent speaker on employment issues, such as harassment, FMLA, health care reform, affirmative action and the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Tami is originally from Elkhart, Ind. and received her Bachelor of Science in legal administration from the University of Evansville, graduating magna cum laude. Tami earned her juris doctorate, magna cum laude, from Indiana University Maurer School of Law and was elected to the Order of the Coif. While attending law school, she served as senior managing editor for the Indiana Law Journal and the publicity coordinator for the Sherman Minton Moot Court Board.
Tami is admitted to practice in all Indiana State Courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the U.S. District Courts in the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. She has also been admitted to defend companies in employment lawsuits in various other state and federal courts across the country.