Robert Binkley Jr.

Mr. Binkley, a Member of Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, P.L.C., joined the Firm in 1986 shortly after receiving his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee College of Law.   For over thirty years Mr. Binkley has represented employers and individuals in employment, workers’ compensation, insurance, and tort matters. Mr. Binkley assists and counsels private and public employers in conducting investigations and litigation concerning compliance with Title VII, FMLA, ADEA, ADA, FLSA, THRA, and other state and federal employment related laws. In addition, he has extensive experience in personal injury and workers’ compensation litigation and speaks on varied employment law topics. Mr. Binkley is a member of the Firm’s Employment Law and Tort and Insurance Practice Groups and serves as the Firm’s personnel partner.


Community Involvement

All Saints Anglican Church

Room in the Inn

Evangelical Community Church, former Elder

Boy Scout Troop 354  ( Augustine School ), Former Troop Committee Chair, former Scoutmaster

Boy Scout Troop 4 ( Trinity Christian Academy), Former Troop Committee

Augustine School, Former Board Member

West TN Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Former Board Member



Recent Publications and Speaking Engagements

May 2017:  West TN Society for Human Resources Management

Topics:  FLSA Land Mines

March 2017:  NRRDA

Topic:  The Trump Effect

November 2016:  West TN Society for Human Resources Management

Topics: All Hands on Deck!  OSHA Revisions

May 2016:  West TN Society for Human Resources Management

Topics:  Best Practices for FMLA/Leave and Wage and Hour Resources, and Panelist for HR in Film

November 2015:  West TN Society for Human Resources Management

Topics:  We’re Not in Kansas Anymore!  FLSA/DOL Update and Oh My! Union Avoidance in 2015:  Dealing with New Issues

July 2015:  Jackson Madison County School System

Topic:  Investigation, Conduct, and Performance Evaluations

May 2015:  West TN Society for Human Resources Management

Topic:  FLSA – Rules for the Gam

August 2014:  Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Conference

Topic:  Management Training

May 2014:  State Farm Fire and Casualty

Topic:  R Y’all Ready for This?  The New TN Workers Comp Laws

May 2014: West TN Society for Human Resources Management

Topic:  Pitfalls to Avoid for Employee Handbooks

April 2014:  Tennessee Municipal League Risk Management Pool

Topic: Local Government Soup, Tennessee Employment Legislation

March 2014:  Marshall County Chamber of Commerce

Topic:  Business Beware:  The FLSA Frenzy



Representative/Published Cases

  • Peterson v. Dean, 14-5219 (6th Cir. 2015)
  • Kyle v. City of Jackson, 2012 WL 3871410 (Tenn.Ct.App. September 07, 2012)
  • Hampton v. Northwest Tennessee Human Resource Agency, 2010 WL 2754347 (Tenn.Ct.App. July 13, 2010)
  • Rivers v. Northwest Tennessee Human Resource Agency, 2010 WL 1539838 (Tenn.Ct.App. April 19, 2010)
  • Bomar v. Hart & Cooley Flex Div., 2009 WL 5065693 (Tenn. Workers’ Comp. Panel December 23, 2009)
  • Bressler v. H & H Specialty Coatings, Inc., 2009 WL 605085 (Tenn. Workers’ Comp. Panel March 09, 2009)
  • Smith Bros., Inc. v. Union City Ins. Agency, Inc., 2007 WL 1775969 (Tenn.Ct.App. June 21, 2007)
  • Stallings v. Taco Bell Corp., 2005 WL 2077733 (Tenn. Workers’ Comp. Panel August 30, 2005)
  • Blurton v. Grange Ins. & Cas. Co., 159 S.W.3d 1 (Tenn.Ct.App. July 02, 2004)
  • Henson v. Factory & Steel Transportation, 2003 WL 22970955 (Tenn. Workers’ Comp Panel December 15, 2003)
  • Riley v. INA/AETNA Ins. Co., 825 S.W.2d 80 (Tenn. February 10, 1992)