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Trust. Courage. Confidence.

Nashville Civil Rights Employment Attorneys

HMC Civil Rights is a Middle Tennessee-based civil rights litigation law firm. We use a collaborative approach by combining the skills of seasoned trial attorneys and staff to confidently and relentlessly pursue justice for our clients.

Tennessee Civil Rights & Employment Attorneys

HMC Civil Rights works tirelessly to advocate for the civil rights of workers, students, and the marginalized from harassmentdiscrimination, mistreatment, and retaliation.

This firm was initially founded by Heather Moore Collins as a solo practice in 2009 out of a deep desire to provide a voice to the voiceless throughout Nashville, Columbia, Franklin, Murfreesboro, and the rest of Tennessee.

Since that initial dream in 2009, the firm has evolved and grown into a skilled and dedicated team of trial attorneys and staff.

We are committed to earning our clients’ trust, having the courage to stand up for their rights, but most importantly, through skill and hard work walking into a courtroom with the confidence necessary to restore our client’s rights. 

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Heather M. Collins – Attorney at Law

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We take cases to trial!

Heather Collins has been the lead trial counsel for multiple cases that have resulted in high verdicts for the firm’s clients.

Because of our results in the courtroom, we are also able to achieve high-value settlements for our clients when that is the preferred route.

Sometimes attorneys push for mediation or settlement because they don’t have the trial experience to back up the bluster and defense counsel always knows it. That is not the case with HMC Civil Rights, trial practice is our focus, and defense counsel knows it too.

Workplace discrimination is a serious civil rights violation, and you need a dedicated and capable team on your side who has experience with trial and negotiation. 

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Our team has experience handling a wide range of discrimination cases, including race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, and disability discrimination.


If you feel that you’ve been wrongfully terminated from your job or suffered other adverse employment actions, our team can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.

Sexual Harassment

No one should have to endure sexual harassment in the workplace. If you’ve been the victim of sexual harassment, our team can help you hold your harasser accountable and get the compensation you deserve.

Wrongful Termination

Our team has experience handling wrongful termination cases in both state and federal courts. If you’ve been wrongfully terminated from your job, we can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.

Nashville's Leading Civil Rights Employment Attorneys

Why Clients Choose Us?

Heather M. Collins is an experienced civil rights and employment law attorney who has dedicated her career to protecting the rights of employees. She has represented clients in a wide range of employment-related matters, including discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims. Heather is a strong advocate for her clients and is committed to fighting for their rights in the workplace.

Our team does not believe in taking shortcuts. We will thoroughly investigate your case and build a strong legal argument in support of your claim. We are not afraid to take your case to trial, and we will fight for you every step of the way.

Our team has represented clients in state and federal court, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). We have also represented clients in mediation and arbitration. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and litigators and have obtained favorable outcomes for our clients in both settings.

Please contact us today to have your legal matter reviewed by a member of our team. 

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Meet Our Attorneys


Heather M. Collins



Ashley Walter



Katherine Hinkle



These are just a few of the words that our clients have used to describe our team. We are dedicated to fighting for the rights of our clients, and we will do whatever it takes to get justice for them. If you need an employment law attorney, please contact us today.

We believe that all people are entitled to respect and dignity in the workplace. We will fight for your rights, and we will not rest until we get you the justice you deserve.


Our team is dedicated to fighting for the rights of our clients. We take your trust in us during this difficult time seriously.


We understand how difficult it can be to stand up to your employer. We will be by your side every step of the way.


We will give your case the attention it deserves. Our team of understanding experts will guide you through the process to justice.


What client say about us

Heather M. Collins my case with real class. They handled all aspects of my case with professionalism. I can not be happier with the outcome of my case I will always recommend having them in your corner.

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Michael Rose

The Heather M. Collins firm have been highly professional and super responsive during our recent legal experience. I would highly recommend them to anyone having an issue with wrongs that need to be righted in the workplace.

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Kimberly Underwood

A very great law firm. They kept me informed on everything and I liked the way they handled my case. I highly recommend this law firm. -Tony Brown-

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