Five South Carolina Partners Ranked Among Top in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers

June 19, 2008

Firm Also Ranked Among the Best for Labor & Employment Law

ATLANTA, GA and COLUMBIA, SC – June 19, 2008 – Fisher & Phillips LLP announced today that 25 attorneys, nationwide, are featured in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2008. Five of these attorneys are partners in Firm’s South Carolina office. Fisher & Phillip is ranked as one of the top labor and employment law firms in the United States. In addition, the South Carolina Fisher & Phillips office was ranked among the top labor and employment law firms in the state.

Each year, Chambers USA publishes a list of the top law firms and attorneys across the United States. It determines rankings through thousands of in-depth interviews with randomly selected attorneys, clients, and businesses.

Fisher & Phillips Chairman and Managing Partner Roger Quillen said, While it’s an honor each year for our firm to be so recognized, this year is especially gratifying to see so many more of our attorneys being noted for their dedication to the highest quality of service they provide to our clients. This group of attorneys represents the culture, dedication, and expertise that Fisher & Phillips’ attorneys bring to their work every day. Our clients are the ones who truly benefit from this breadth and depth of experience and knowledge.

The following is a listing of the Fisher & Phillips lawyers in South Carolina who were featured in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2008.

src=img/M_Carrouth_1small.jpg   Michael Carrouth

Michael Carrouth is a partner who represents management exclusively and concentrates his practice in the areas of union avoidance, union campaigns, labor relations, employment litigation, discrimination cases, litigation involving non-compete agreements, and wrongful discharge cases. Mr. Carrouth has successfully represented employers in trials in both state and federal courts.

src=img/ELLZEY_3.jpg   Daniel Ellzey

Daniel Ellzey is a senior partner. Throughout his 30-year career, Mr. Ellzey has represented clients throughout the United States in a broad variety of labor and employment law issues. In the labor area, he regularly counsels clients on the legal issues involved in remaining nonunion.

src=img/Mitchell6-08small.jpg   Stephen Mitchell

Stephen Mitchell is a partner whose practice emphasizes employment litigation as well as traditional labor law, including union avoidance, collective bargaining, and arbitrations. He has handled employment related administrative charges and lawsuits in state and federal courts, as well as matters before the National Labor Relations Board.

src=img/J_Pearson_1small.jpg   Jonathan Pearson

Jonathan Pearson is the managing partner of the Columbia office. His practice emphasizes employment litigation of all types before state and federal courts, as well as traditional labor law. Mr. Pearson has been particularly active in assisting employers in union contract negotiations and in dealing with strike-related issues, such as contingency planning and injunction proceedings.

src=img/J_H_Tighe_1small.jpg   J. Hagood Tighe

J. Hagood Tighe is a partner and practices exclusively in the area of labor and employment law, representing management in union campaigns and employment litigation. Mr. Tighe focuses on assisting employers in implementing strategies designed to minimize the risk of litigation and union organization.


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Fisher & Phillips LLP represents employers nationally in labor, employment, civil rights, employee benefits and immigration matters. The firm has 200 attorneys in 19 offices. Founded in 1943, it is 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, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Irvine, Kansas City, Las Vegas, New Jersey, New Orleans, Orlando, Philadelphia, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, and Tampa.