6 Ogletree Deakins attorneys named to Best Lawyers List

August 26, 2020

Six attorneys from Ogletree Deakins’ Columbia office were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 list. Those lawyers include:

  • William L. Duda (Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment)
  • Katherine Dudley Helms (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment)
  • D. Michael Henthorne (Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment)
  • John A. Hill (Litigation – Labor and Employment)
  • Leigh M. Nason (Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment)
  • Charles T. Speth II (Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment)

In addition, Katherine Dudley Helms was named 2021 Columbia-SC Employment Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year.” Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” is awarded to individual lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region.

The attorneys on the 2021 list were selected based upon the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area through a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process. For more information, visit https://www.bestlawyers.com/methodology.


About Ogletree Deakins

Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for nine consecutive years. In 2020, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Labor Law – Management and Litigation – ERISA categories. Ogletree Deakins has more than 900 attorneys located in 53 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. www.ogletree.com