Frederick "Trip" Conrad, III

Trip Conrad defends employers against allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful discharge brought under federal and state laws, 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)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Tennessee Human Rights Act (THRA)
  • Tennessee Disability Act
  • Tennessee Public Protection Act

Trip advises clients on maintaining compliance with OSHA regulations, and his experience includes labor relations matters, including participating in collective bargaining negotiations with labor unions and defending employers in administrative hearings before the NLRB relating to collective bargaining agreements.  Clients also seek Trip’s 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.

Prior to joining Waller, Trip 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, Trip was a labor and employment associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.


  • Member, Tennessee Bar Association

Prior Affiliations

  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Judge Julia S. Gibbons, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Memphis, Tenn., 2017-2018
  • Associate, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Washington, D.C., 2016-2017
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Chief Judge Gloria M. Navarro, U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2014-2015
  • Associate, Egerton, McAfee, Armistead & Davis, PC, Knoxville, Tenn., 2013


  • J.D., summa cum laude, University of Tennessee College of Law, 2013
    • Order of the Coif
    • Articles Editor, Tennessee Law Review
    • Tennessee Law Scholar
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Vanderbilt University, Economics and History, 2010
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • National Merit Scholar
    • Vanderbilt Merit Scholarship

Legal Services

Industries Served

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Superior Court, District of Columbia
  • Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
  • Tennessee, All State Courts