8.18.14

ATLANTA – National labor and employment law firm Constangy, announced today that 43 of its attorneys have been named to the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America®, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession.

Constangy offices in Florida and four metropolitan areas received "Top Listed" designations, honored for the most listed lawyers in a particular region and practice area. In Florida, Constangy was recognized as the top listed firm in labor and employment litigation. In addition, Best Lawyers® has named three of the firm’s attorneys as a 2015 “Lawyer of the Year,” which recognizes a single lawyer in each practice area and metropolitan area.

Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of peers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, therefore 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.”

“Since 1946, Constangy attorneys have been known for building knowledgeable, longstanding and trusting relationships with our clients,” said Neil H. Wasser, Chairman of Constangy’s executive committee. “We’re honored that our commitment to excellence continues to be recognized by our peers, and we are particularly proud of the 11 Constangy attorneys who are celebrating 20 or more years on the Best Lawyers list.”

Asheville, NC

·        Jonathan W. Yarbrough, recognized for employment law management, labor and employment litigation

Atlanta, GA

·        Timothy R. Newton, recognized for employment law management

·        Frank B. Shuster, recognized for employment law management, labor law management (26th year on list)

·        Patrick R. Tyson, recognized for employment law management

·        Neil H. Wasser, recognized for employment law management

Austin, TX

·        Mark R. Flora, recognized for employment law management, labor law management, labor and employment litigation (20th year on list)

Birmingham, AL

·        Richard O. Brown, recognized for employment law management, labor law management

·        James N. Nolan, recognized for workers' compensation law (20th year on list)

·        Dana Latham Thrasher, recognized for employee benefits (ERISA) law (20th year on list)

Boston, MA

·        Andrew L. Eisenberg, recognized for employment law management, labor and employment litigation

·        Ellen C. Kearns, recognized for employment law management, labor law management, labor and employment litigation

Columbia, SC

·        Cara Yates Crotty, recognized for labor law management

Dallas, TX

·        Michael P. Maslanka, recognized for employment law management, labor and employment litigation (20th year on list)

Fairfax, VA

·        James M. Coleman, recognized for employment law management, labor law management, labor and employment litigation

Greenville, SC

·        David H. Keller, recognized for workers' compensation law

Jacksonville, FL

Top Listed in employment law management, labor law management, labor and employment litigation 

·        John F. Dickinson, recognized for employment law management, labor law management, labor and employment litigation  (22nd year on list)

·        F. Damon Kitchen, recognized for employment law management, labor law management, labor and employment litigation  

·        Heather A. Owen, recognized for employment law management, labor law management, labor and employment litigation  

·        J. Ray Poole, recognized for employment law management, labor and employment litigation 

·        Gary R. Wheeler, recognized for labor law management

·        Margaret P. Zabijaka, recognized for employment law management, labor law management

Kansas City, MO

·        Timothy A. Davis, recognized for employment law management

·        Stephen P. Schuster, recognized for employment law management

Macon, GA

Top Listed in employment law management, labor law management, labor and employment litigation 

·        W. Melvin Haas III, recognized for employment law management, labor law management, labor and employment litigation 

·        Jeffery L. Thompson, recognized for employment law management, labor law management, labor and employment litigation  

Madison, WI

Top Listed in labor law management

·        Michael H. Auen, recognized for employment law management, labor law management, labor and employment litigation (28th year on list)

·        James K. Pease, Jr., recognized for employment law management, labor law management (28th year on list)

·        Mark P. Tilkens, recognized for employment law management, labor law management, labor and employment litigation

Nashville, TN

·        William A. Blue, Jr., recognized for employment law management, labor law management, labor and employment litigation 

·        Teresa Rider Bult, recognized for employment law management, labor and employment litigation  

Tampa, FL

·        John W. Campbell, recognized for labor and employment litigation  

·        James M. Craig, recognized for employment law management, labor and employment litigation   

·        Michael D. Malfitano, recognized for employment law management, labor law management, labor and employment litigation (20th year on list)

·        David P. Steffen, recognized for employment law management, labor and employment litigation

Winston-Salem, NC

Top Listed in employment law management, labor law management, labor and employment litigation 

·        Penni P. Bradshaw, recognized for employment law management, immigration law, labor and employment litigation (also recognized as a Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year”) 

·        Kenneth P. Carlson, Jr., recognized for Arbitration, employment law management, labor and employment litigation, Mediation (also recognized as a Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year”)   

·        Terry A. Clark, recognized for employment law management, labor law management.

·        John J. Doyle, Jr., recognized for employment law management, labor law management, labor and employment litigation

·        W. R. Loftis, Jr., recognized for employment law management, labor law management, labor and employment litigation  (26th year on list)  

·        Charles P. Roberts III, recognized for employment law management, labor law management

·        Barbara E. Ruark, recognized for workers' compensation law

·        Robin E. Shea, recognized for employment law management (also recognized as a Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year”) 

·        Jill Stricklin, recognized for employment law management, labor and employment litigation 

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About Constangy:
Constangy 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 ranked as a Tier 1 firm by the U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers Best Law Firms survey. More than 150 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, or  download our app for iPhone/iPad and Android.

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