Armin J. Moeller Jr.

Partner Jackson
(601) 965-8156
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  • Louisiana State University School of Law
    J.D., 1972
  • Tulane University
    B.A., 1969, Economics
Bar Admissions
  • Mississippi, 1975
  • Louisiana, 1972
About Armin
Armin is described by sources as the ultimate professional attorney: responsive, thorough and acts professionally in all settings. He is highly respected for his labor relations practice, advising employers in negotiations, as well as his work on employment matters and discrimination claims. – Chambers USA 2016
  • What types of clients do you represent?

    I represent major manufacturers, processors, fabricators, wireless telecommunication companies, fiber and cloud services, business-to-business service and supply companies, professional services organizations, trucking and waterway transportation companies, power generation and distribution companies, banks and credit unions, construction and design/build contractors, hospitals, and health care providers.

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  • What type of matters do you work on most often?
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  • Breach of labor contract/judgment against union: Served as lead counsel in lawsuit for client against IUOE Local 406 in the USDC SD TX for breach of contract, tortious breach of contract, and other claims involving local union’s expulsion of IUOE members from Louisiana and other states working for our client. Following trial, the USDC SD TX awarded our client damages in the amount of $413,789.53. IUOE Local 406 appealed to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and following oral argument, our client was awarded the lower court's judgment plus costs. IUOE Local 406 paid $457,444.06. (2016, Turner Industries Group, LLC v. Local 450, IUOE, U.S. Ct. of Appeals, 5th Circuit, (No. 15-20277))
  • Manager’s theft of confidential business information/trade secrets and violation of non-competition agreement: Successfully investigated and filed suit against former manager and others who denied any misconduct. Brought suit in USDC SD MS and resolved through consent judgment with substantial restitution and extension of former manager’s non-compete. (2014, Canon Solutions America, Inc. v. William Pittman Jr, Thomas Napier and Gulf Copy Systems, LLC (No. 1:14-cv-00149-LG-JMR))
  • FLSA collective actions: Resolved numerous collective actions with limited back pay and most without payment to alleged class members. (2015, David Womack v. Complex People Leasing, LLC, et al.  No. 3:15-cv-306-TSL-RHW (USDC SD MS)); (2014, Ronald F. Goss et al. v. Southern Construction Group LLC, No. 13-0566-WS-B (USDC SD AL)) 
  • Neutrality agreement demand: Successfully defended employer in USDC SD MS and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals against union demand for enforcement of neutrality agreement which employer was required to accept as condition of purchase of predecessor company’s assets. (2008, Gulfside Casino Partnership v. Mississippi Riverboat Council, No. 1:07 CV 110 LG-JMR)
  • Race/discrimination claims: Electric utility lineman's claims of racially discriminatory call out, assignment, failure to promote, train, and termination dismissed on summary judgment. (2014, Graylyn Johnson v. Mississippi Power Company, Civil Action No. 3:13 CV- 798 TSL-JMR) 
  • Race/age discrimination/refusal to hire: Summary judgment granted by USDC SD MS. (2015, Luretha Bivins v. Mississippi Regional Housing Authority, No. 15-60484 and affirmed on appeal to Fifth Circuit 2016, No. 1:133-CV-230)
  • Labor arbitration/termination: Power generation plant employee's discharge upheld even though employee was released from duty for illness, went to a doctor, had a doctor's note to remain off during the day in question, but decided to go fishing after awakening and feeling better. (2014)
  • Labor arbitration: No violation of contract by major electrical equipment manufacturer in hiring 15 employees into new positions without giving seniority preference or assignment rights to any of nine grievants. (2014)  
  • OFCCP compliance/audits: Successfully represented major wireless telecommunications/cloud services company in OFCCP audit in which no violations were found. (2014)
        • Louisiana State University School of Law, J.D., 1972
        • Tulane University, B.A., 1969, Economics
        • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi, 1976
        • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi, 1976
        • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1991
        • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana, 1996
        • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1976
        Bar Admissions
        • Mississippi, 1975
        • Louisiana, 1972
        Professional Affiliations
        • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association; president, 1988-1989
        • Mississippi Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, chair, 1987-1988
        • Mississippi Bar Foundation, fellow
        • American Bar Association Developing Labor Law Committee, chapter editor, 1980-2008
        • College of Labor and Employment Law, fellow; Fifth Circuit Credentials Committee, chair, 2016; Fifth Circuit Regional Seminar, co-chair, 2016
        • Multi-State Labor and Employment Seminar, program chair, 1984-2010
        Awards & Accolades
        • Mississippi Business Journal, Mississippi Leading Attorney, 2010
        • Chambers USA, Labor and Employment Law, Star Individual, Band 1, 2003 - present
        • The Best Lawyers in America, Labor and Employment, 1988 – present
        • Human Resource Executive Magazine, Hall of Fame 2016 Inductee:  The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys
        • Human Resource Executive Magazine, Top 100: The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys, 2010 - present
        Community Involvement
        • The Breakers Homeowners Association, board member, 2012-2015; president, 2014-2015
        • Country Club of Jackson Subdivision Association, Covenants Committee, chair, 2015-2016