New Partners in Missouri, New Jersey & Tennessee


ATLANTA – Labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP continues its recent growth, announcing the arrival of new partners in its Nashville and St. Louis offices, a promotion in its Princeton office, and new associates and of counsel attorneys in Boston, Denver and Princeton.

Rodrick Holmes joined the firm in May as a partner in Constangy’s Nashville office, and will divide his time between Memphis and Nashville. Holmes comes to Constangy from Littler Mendelson. His practice focuses on litigating claims on the federal, state and local levels on a wide range of employment related issues including issues such as discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge and wage and hour violations.

Robert Ortbals, Jr. has joined the firm as a partner in the St. Louis office. Ortbals comes to Constangy from Littler Mendelson. Ortbals has successfully advised and defended employers on issues including discrimination and harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, FMLA interference, non-compete and non-solicitation covenants, and wage and hour law.

Amy Beth Dambeck, who has been with Constangy since 2013, was recently promoted to partner in the firm’s Princeton office. Facets of her practice include wage and hour issues, employment discrimination prevention and defense, enforcement and negotiation of employment agreements and wrongful discharge issues.

McCray Pettway has joined the firm’s Boston office as an of counsel attorney. Pettway was previously senior in-house labor and employment counsel at American Water in Voorhees, N.J.

Heidi Wilbur joined the firm in May as an associate in the Denver office, focusing her practice on employment litigation prevention and defense. Wilbur comes to Constangy from Ogletree Deakins. Prior to entering private practice, Heidi clerked for the Honorable Alex J. Martinez on the Colorado Supreme Court.

Danielle Acocella has joined the firm as an associate in the Princeton office. Acocella concentrates her practice in the area of employment litigation with an emphasis on discrimination litigation.

“It’s an exciting time for our firm, as we have welcomed so many talented lawyers into the firm in recent months,” said Neil Wasser, chair of the firm’s executive committee. “It’s great to be able to announce these latest additions to the Constangy family, and congratulate those who have joined the partnership ranks of our firm.”

These new attorneys are part of a larger growth initiative by Constangy, which recently announced the addition of Kansas City attorney Donald Prophete as a named partner. Since March, the firm has welcomed more than two dozen new attorneys and announced the opening of offices in Denver and New York.



About Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP:

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP offers a wider lens on workplace law. We have counseled employers exclusively since 1946. With offices in 16 states, we are one of the largest labor and employment law practices in the U.S. Constangy holds a national Tier 1 ranking from the U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers Best Law Firms survey, and has been called a “go to” law firm by Corporate Counsel andFortune magazine. Many of our more than 160 attorneys have been recognized by leading authorities such as Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers in America and Martindale Hubbell. Find out more about us online at or follow us on Twitter @ConstangyLaw.

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