William C. Sessions, III

William C. Sessions, III

William Sessions is a native of Cookeville, Tennessee. He graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a BS and AS in 1987, and obtained his juris doctorate from the University of Memphis School of Law in 1991. He has been a partner with Heaton and Moore, P.C. since 2010.

Mr. Sessions has served as outside general counsel for large national corporations, directing companies through employment, labor, human resource, contract and general liability matters. He provides management and ownership guidance and advice as to law changes, pending legislation, and employment decisions, and assists management in developing strategy and changes to policies/procedures necessary to stay compliant with these changes.

In addition to managing his busy legal practice, Mr. Sessions is frequently asked to speak at seminars by national educational institutions and corporations in employment, labor and human resource issues, and to develop and present legal training programs for Human Resource professionals, company managers and supervisors

Mr. Sessions has represented business clients in jurisdictions throughout the country including Tennessee, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas, and has been admitted to the following Federal Courts:

U.S. District Courts for the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of Tennessee; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas; U.S. District Court for the Central District of California; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Fort Meyers; U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; and U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Area of Expertise

  • Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Labor Law
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Workers Compensation
  • Business Law
  • Premises Liability
  • Litigation Strategy
  • ADA & FMLA Matters
  • FLSA
  • Company Handbooks


Admissions & Associations

¨ Special Judge – Circuit & General Sessions Courts

¨ Memphis Bar Association

¨ Tennessee Bar Association

¨ Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association

¨ American Bar Association

¨ Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

¨ Defense Research Institute (DRI)

¨ Member of various professional organizations including Mid-South Workers Comp. Assoc.