Twenty-Eight Constangy, Brooks & Smith Attorneys Honored as Best Lawyers for 2012

September 6, 2011

Wendy Angel
Public Relations Coordinator
Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP
404-230-6724 Office
wangel@constangy.com

ATLANTA—National labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP, announced today that 28 of its attorneys have been named to the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. New to the list this year are partners Charles P. Roberts III and Robin E. Shea in Constangy’s Winston-Salem, N.C. office, and J. Steve Warren in the Greenville, S.C. office.

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive annual peer-review survey. For the new U.S. edition, more than 41,000 leading attorneys cast nearly 3.9 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in the same and related specialties.

Because of the rigorous and transparent methodology used by Best Lawyers, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

The attorneys and their practice areas for which they have been recognized are:

Asheville, N.C.

  • Jonathan W. Yarbrough—Employment Law – Management and Litigation – Labor and Employment


Atlanta

  • Frank Barry Shuster—Employment Law – Management  and Labor Law – Management  (listed for more than 20 years)
  • Patrick R. Tyson—Employment Law – Management

Austin

  • Mark R. Flora—Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management and Litigation – Labor and Employment (listed for more than 15 years)

Birmingham

  • James N. Nolan—Workers' Compensation Law
    Dana L. Thrasher—Employee Benefits Law

Boston

  • Ellen C. Kearns—Employment Law – Management and Litigation – Labor and Employment

 Columbia

  •  Henry S. Knight, Jr.—Employment Law – Management and Labor Law – Management 

Dallas

  • Michael P. Maslanka—Employment Law – Management and Litigation – Labor and Employment (listed for more than 15 years)

 Fairfax

  • James M. Coleman—Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment, and Labor Law – Management 

 Greenville

  • J. Steve Warren—Employment Law – Management (first year listed)

 Jacksonville

  • John F. Dickinson—Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management , and Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Frank Damon Kitchen—Labor Law – Management and Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Margaret Philips Zabijaka - Labor Law – Management

Kansas City

  • Robert J. Janowitz—Employment Law – Management and Labor Law – Management

 Macon

  • W. Melvin Haas III—Labor Law – Management , Employment Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Jeffery L. Thompson—Labor Law – Management , Employment Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor and Employment

 Nashville

  • William A. Blue, Jr.—Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management , and    Litigation – Labor and Employment

 Tampa

  • Michael D. Malfitano—Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management , and Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • John W. Campbell—Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Charles E. Williams - Labor Law – Management

 Winston-Salem

  • Penni P. Bradshaw—Immigration Law, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management , and Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Kenneth P. Carlson, Jr.—Employment Law – Management, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Litigation – Labor and Employment, and Mediation
  • Terry A. Clark—Employment Law – Management and Labor Law – Management
  • John J. Doyle, Jr.—Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management , and Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • W. Randolph Loftis, Jr.—Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management , and Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Charles P. Roberts III—Employment Law – Management (first year listed)
  • Robin E. Shea—Employment Law – Management (first year listed)


About Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP:

Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP has counseled employers on labor and employment law matters, exclusively, since 1946. A “Go To” Law Firm in Corporate Counsel and Fortune Magazine, it represents Fortune 500 corporations and small companies across the country.  Its attorneys are consistently rated as top lawyers in their practice areas by sources such as Chambers USA, Martindale-Hubbell, and Top One Hundred Labor Attorneys in the United States, and the firm is top-ranked by the U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers Best Law Firms survey.  More than 130 lawyers partner with clients to provide cost-effective legal services and sound preventive advice to enhance the employer-employee relationship.  Offices are located in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.constangy.com