Paula Graves Ardelean, an Employer/Management lawyer with Butler Snow LLP in Ridgeland, Mississippi has been practicing labor and employment law for 30 years and became a Section member in 1989 and is a member of the Section Council. She decided to join after meeting Butch Powell, who was the Chair of the Section of Labor and Employment Law at the time. Butch encouraged her to join and get involved in the Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee, a relatively new Committee at the time and she has loved it since. Paula has remained an active member and regularly attends the Section Conferences and participates in the continuous work of the ERR committee. She most enjoys staying abreast of the latest developments and networking with people at events in wonderful locations. Ms. Ardelean’s practice areas of law include: Employment Counseling, Employment Litigation and Labor and Employment. She chose this area of law because she enjoyed learning about different employers and also having the opportunity to speak with employers and employees on a frequent basis. This self-described “persistent” lawyer is a great member to get to know.
Favorite Book: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Hobbies: Writing Country Songs
Favorite Movie: “When Harry Met Sally”
Dream Vacation: Italy
Favorite Class in Law School: Criminal Procedure