Personal

I enjoy travel with my wife and two children.

EDUCATION

  • University of Mississippi, J.D., magna cum laude, 2006
    • Moot Court Board Member
    • National ABA Appellate Competition Team Member
    • Judge W.N. Ethridge, Jr. Memorial Law Scholarship recipient
    • Albert N. Hopkins Scholarship recipient
    • Outstanding Student Award in Pre-Trial Practice
  • University of Mississippi, B.A., 2003

Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2007
  • District of Columbia, 2008
  • Tennessee, 2013
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, 2007
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, 2015
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, 2008
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, 2020
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2009

Memberships

  • Mississippi Bar Association (Executive Committee Member for Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • Golden Triangle Bar Association

thought leadership

Speaking Engagements

  • “Social Media and the Workplace”, Tupelo SHRM, 2020
  • “Labor and Employment Law – What to Expect from a Trump Administration”, Golden Triangle SHRM, 2017
  • “Wage and Hour Update”, Golden Triangle SHRM, 2016
  • “The FLSA – Are You Sure You’re In Compliance”, MS SHRM Annual Conference, 2015
  • “Covering Your Bases: How to Conduct a Thorough Workplace Investigation”, Breakfast Briefing, 2015
  • “Use of Social Media in Recruiting and Hiring”, Golden Triangle SHRM, 2015
  • “The Bermuda Triangle: The Intersection of the FMLA, the ADA, and Workers’ Compensation Law”, MS SHRM Annual Conference, 2014
  • “Latest Developments from the National Labor Relations Board”, MS SHRM Annual Conference, 2013
  • “The National Labor Relations Act: Non-Union Employer, the Act Applies to You, and The Board is Watching”, Labor and Employment Law Conference, 2013
  • “The Family and Medical Leave Act, The Basics and Common Issues”, Labor and Employment Law Conference, 2013
  • “The Supreme Court and the Cat’s Paw Theory in Discrimination Cases”, Labor and Employment Law Conference, 2011
  • “Immigration Law and Employers”, Labor and Employment Law Conference, 2009
  • “The Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008”, Labor and Employment Law Conference, 2008

Publications

  • Regimbal is an editor for BLR’s HR Hero Mississippi Employment Law Letter (http://www.employerscounsel.net/area/MS/),
  • Regimbal has authored several employment law articles pertaining to Mississippi employment law for XpertHR:
    • Employment At-Will
    • Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates
    • Involuntary Terminations
    • Employment Offer
    • Terms of Employment
    • Employee Discipline

Recognition

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • 2022 Mid-South Super Lawyer in Employment/Labor Law
  • 2014-2017 Mid-South Rising Star in Employment/Labor Law

overview

"Because of my background in business, I’m driven to approach legal matters from a very practical position. I work with employers on the front end to comply with labor and employment laws to avoid potential litigation. My focus goes well beyond giving clients legal advice to keep them out of trouble. I also lay out what they can do—ways they can legally meet their commercial objectives in the context of important operations and considerations such as budgets, labor, profits, and other key components of business."

Practice Overview

The recipient of numerous awards for his client service, litigator Martin Regimbal represents management in a wide range of labor and employment matters. Applying years of valuable experience to his practice, he advocates for employers in collective actions and single-plaintiff matters and handles issues brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), and other federal and state statutes.

Martin also advises clients regarding compliance with the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and handles matters relating to union campaigns, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, participating in labor arbitration hearings, and litigating unfair labor practice charges. In addition, he drafts non-competition agreements and litigates non-competition agreement enforcement actions in the courts.

Additionally, Martin represents clients in and outside of Mississippi in various federal and state courts and before such governmental agencies as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Department of Labor (DOL), and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Martin regularly counsels employers on specific personnel issues, provides training to help them avoid pitfalls down the road, and frequently conducts seminars for management-level employees on a variety of labor and employment law topics. He adeptly guides clients through the issues that concern them most, including the sharp increase in unionization activity, workforce cuts and layoffs in a fluctuating economic landscape, and the potential for their involvement in wage-and-hour class actions, a type of dispute that has seen exponential growth in recent years.

With an aggressive, but calm, level-headed style, Martin strives to avoid bluster and acrimony in favor of professionalism and practical approaches to disputes and negotiations. Always candid, Martin discusses the realities of litigation with his clients and helps each client identify the right balance for them between a principled and resolute approach and a cost-effective approach, all while minimizing the impact on day-to-day operations and the bottom line.

Martin also has been recognized as a 2022 Mid-South Super Lawyer by Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine in the area of employment and labor law. He was previously recognized in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 as a Rising Star in the area of employment and labor law. He is AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.