Fisher & Phillips Labor Attorneys Named Among

December 15, 2007

COLUMBIA, S.C. – December 11, 2007- Four Columbia attorneys at Fisher & Phillips LLP have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2008®.  The Columbia attorneys, who specialize in labor and employment law, are Senior Partner Daniel Ellzey, and Managing Partner Jonathan Pearson, Partner Hagood Tighe and Partner Michael Carrouth.

An additional 26 Fisher & Phillips’ attorneys in other offices were also named to The Best Lawyers in America 2008®.

In addition to the individual honors, the Columbia, SC office received #1 ranking because Fisher & Phillips had more listed lawyers in Best Lawyers in the field of Labor and Employment Law than any other firm in South Carolina.

Biographical Information

Jonathan Pearson is a managing partner in the Columbia office of the national labor and employment law firm. His practice emphasizes traditional labor law, as well as a wide range of employment litigation including Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA and FLSA. He also frequently assists employers in union contract negotiations and in dealing with strike-related issues. Jon is certified as a specialist in labor and employment law by the South Carolina Supreme Court and is past Chairman of the Labor and Employment Section of the South Carolina Bar.


About Best Lawyers
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About Fisher & Phillips
Fisher & Phillips LLP ( is one of the largest national law firms in the field of labor and employment law, with 200 attorneys in 18 offices. Founded in 1943, it was one of the first U.S. law firms to concentrate its practice exclusively upon representation of employers in labor and employment matters. In addition to its Atlanta headquarters the firm has offices in Charlotte, Chicago, Columbia, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Irvine, Kansas City, Las Vegas, New Jersey, New Orleans, Orlando, Philadelphia, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, and Tampa.