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Public and private corporations rely on Aron Karabel for advice and counsel in a wide range of labor and employment law matters. He has served as general counsel and chief negotiator for colleges and universities, school districts and municipalities and has successfully litigated matters in both federal and state courts as well as before various arbitrators and public agencies. Clients also have benefited from in-service training provided by Aron on matters relating to policy development and other day-to- day issues faced by employers.
Aron's areas of focus include:

  • Workplace discrimination and harassment
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Contract negotiation
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Employee discipline
  • Employment contracts
  • Higher education compliance
  • Benefits matters

Aron has significant experience in higher education compliance and labor relations. He has also represented public and private sector employers in negotiations, contract grievances, disciplinary proceedings, and administrative hearings.

J.D., cum laude, Albany Law School, 2005

  • Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology
  • Lawyering Fellow and Research Assistant

B.A., cum laude, Arizona State University, Political Science and Psychology, 2002

  • Forensic Speech and Debate Team
  • Research Assistant, Department of Psychology

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Tennessee


  • Member, Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations
  • Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • President, Tennessee Employment Relations Research Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association

Prior Affiliations

  • Associate, Thomas Drohan Waxman Petigrow & Mayle, LLP (Hopewell Junction, NY)
  • Associate, Gleason Dunn Walsh & O'Shea (Albany, NY)
  • Extern, United States District Court, The Honorable Thomas J. McAvoy (Albany, NY)
  • Summer Law Clerk, Eighth Judicial District Court, The Honorable Michael A. Cherry (Las Vegas, NV)


  • Board Member, Anti-Defamation League Southeast Region
  • Board Member and YLD Campaign Chair, Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee
  • Board Member and Personnel Committee Chair, West End Synagogue
  • Volunteer, Appellate Arguments (Albany Law School)
  • Chair and Volunteer, Various Golf Tournaments
  • Volunteer, United Synagogue Youth
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP
511 Union Street
Suite 2700
Nashville, TN 37219

Fellow Year


Areas of Practice

Labor & Employment Law



Leadership Positions

Member of the National Anti Defamation League's Civil Rights Committee

Law School

Albany Law School

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