84 Peachtree Road
Suite 230
Asheville, North Carolina 28803T: 828.277.5137

Practice Areas

Practice Emphasis

  • Employment counseling and litigation, affirmative action planning and compliance, wage and hour compliance and litigation

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1994
  • United States District Courts for the Western, Middle Eastern Districts of North Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals for Fourth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court


University of Louisville

  • J.D., 1994
  • Managing Editor - Journal of Law and Education

Wake Forest University

  • B.A., History, 1989 


Jonathan W. Yarbrough

“Why aren't you signed up for the 401K? I'd never be able to run that far.”   


Jon Yarbrough's practice includes providing advice and counsel to employers on compliance with federal and state employment laws, including the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and wage and hour laws. He also assists federal contractors with affirmative action planning and compliance. Jon has successfully represented employers in a wide variety of employment related lawsuits and charges brought before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and the United States and North Carolina Departments of Labor, and before state and federal courts in North Carolina and Tennessee. He has also successfully defended whistleblower charges before OSHA and before Administrative Law Judges of the United States Department of Labor.

Before joining Constangy, Jon was a partner with Edwards, Ballard, Bishop, Sturm, Clark & Keim, P.A.


Awards & Recognition

  • AV® Peer Review Rated By Martindale Hubbell
  • Business North Carolina’s  2013 Legal Elite
  • Recognized in Chambers USA Guide
  • Recognized as a North Carolina Super Lawyer for Employment & Labor; Employment Litigation: Defense (2012-2017)
  • Named Best Lawyers® (2011-2017)

Professional Activities/Associations

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Section on Labor and Employment Law
  • Western North Carolina Human Resources Association - President-Elect

Civic/Charitable Activities/Associations

  • Board of Directors - Asheville Buncombe Youth Soccer Association
  • President of the Board - Project Challenge NC, Inc.
  • Member - Committee of Management, Reuter Family YMCA
  • Member - Zebulon B. Vance Debate Society

Other Personal Background Information and Interests

  • Jon enjoys spending time with his three children, Anna, Sara and Avery, playing golf and soccer and cheering for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.
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