Labor & Employment Firm Places 34 Attorneys Nationwide In Elite Group
COLUMBIA, SC – September 26, 2008 – Four Columbia attorneys at Fisher & Phillips LLP have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2009®. The Columbia attorneys, who specialize in labor and employment law, are Managing Partner Jonathan P. Pearson and Partners Michael D. Carrouth, G. Daniel Ellzey and J. Hagood Tighe. An additional 30 Fisher & Phillips’ attorneys in other offices were also named to The Best Lawyers in America 2009®.
In addition to the individual honors, the Columbia office received a #1 ranking because Fisher & Phillips has more listed lawyers in Best Lawyers in the field of Labor and Employment Law than any other firm in their geographic region.
Michael D. Carrouth: Mr. Carrouth is a partner in the Columbia office certified as a Specialist in Labor Law by the South Carolina State Supreme Court. He practices before state and federal courts, the National Labor Relations Board, and state and federal administrative agencies in the areas of union avoidance, union campaigns, labor relations, employment litigation, discrimination cases, non-compete agreements, and wrongful discharge cases. He has been listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers since 2005, The Best Lawyers in America since 2007, and in South Carolina Super Lawyers 2008. Carrouth earned his JD from the University of South Carolina.
G. Daniel Ellzey: Mr. Ellzey is a partner in the Columbia office certified as a Specialist in Employment and Labor Law by the Supreme Court of South Carolina. He practices both labor and employment law and has been involved in some of the highest profile union campaigns and elections in the United States. He also advises clients on merger and acquisition matters involving labor issues. He has been named in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006, and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers since 2003. Ellzey earned his JD from the University of South Carolina and his MBA from the University of Utah.
Jonathon P. Pearson: Mr. Pearson is managing partner of the Columbia office and is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a Specialist in Employment and Labor Law and as a Certified Mediator. His practice emphasizes employment litigation of all types before state and federal courts, as well as traditional labor law. He is experienced in representing hospitality employers and is responsible for the South Carolina information at HospitalityLawyer.com. He has also served as Chairman of the Employment and Labor Section of the South Carolina Bar. He has been listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers since 2002, and in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006. Pearson earned his JD from the University of South Carolina.
J. Hagood Tighe: Mr. Tighe is a partner in the Columbia office and practices exclusively in the area of labor and employment law, representing management in union campaigns and employment litigation. He also provides training for supervisors and managers on harassment, EEO compliance, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and many other areas. Additionally, Hagood has authored numerous articles in the area of employment law and regularly lectures at seminars regarding employment law. Hagood was a 2004 recipient of the Silver Compleat Lawyer Award from the University of South Carolina School of Law Alumni Association. He is listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers 2007, and The Best Lawyers in America 2008. Tighe earned his JD from the University of South Carolina.
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About Fisher & Phillips LLP (www.laborlawyers.com)
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.