8.17.15

ATLANTA – July, 2015 – National labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks & Smith and Prophete, LLP, announced today that 50 of its attorneys have been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America®, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession.

Constangy was the “top listed” firm for labor and employment litigation in the state of Florida, with the most attorneys listed of any firm in the state. Constangy was also the top listed firm for management-side employment law in the state of North Carolina. Locally, Constangy was the top listed firm for management-side employment law, labor law, and labor and employment litigation in Jacksonville, Fla., Macon, Ga. and Winston-Salem, N.C.

Two Constangy attorneys were also named as “Lawyer of the Year” in the Winston-Salem area – Penni P. Bradshaw for management-side employment law and Kenneth P. Carlson for arbitration.

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.”

Asheville, NC

  • Jonathan W. Yarbrough, recognized for Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment

Atlanta, GA

  • Erica V. Mason, recognized for Litigation – Labor and Employment (first year on list)
  • Daniel P. Murphy, recognized for Employment Law – Management (first year on list)
  • Timothy R. Newton, recognized for Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Tamika R. Nordstrom, recognized for Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Frank B. Shuster, recognized for Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management (27th 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; Litigation - Labor and Employment (21st year on list)

Birmingham, AL

  • Richard O. Brown, recognized for Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management
  • James N. Nolan, recognized for Workers' Compensation Law - Employers (21st year on list)
  • Dana Latham Thrasher, recognized for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (21st year on list)
  • Tamula R.Yelling, recognized for Employment Law – Management (first year on list)

Boston, MA

  • Andrew L. Eisenberg, recognized for Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Ellen C. Kearns, recognized for Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment

Columbia, SC

  • Cara Yates Crotty, recognized for Labor Law - Management

Denver, CO

  • Steven W. Moore, recognized for Employment Law - Management

Fairfax, VA

  • James M. Coleman, recognized for Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment

Greenville, SC

  • David H. Keller, recognized for Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Jacksonville, FL

  • John F. Dickinson, recognized for Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment (23rd year on list)
  • F. Damon Kitchen, recognized for Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment  
  • Heather A. Owen, recognized for Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment  
  • J. Ray Poole, recognized for Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment 
  • 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; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment  
  • Donald S. Prophete, recognized for Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment  
  • Stephen P. Schuster, recognized for Employment Law - Management
  • David C. Vogel, recognized for Employment Law - Management

Macon, GA

  • W. Melvin Haas, III, recognized for Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment 
  • Jeffery L. Thompson, recognized for Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment  

Madison, WI

  • Michael H. Auen, recognized for Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment (29th year on list)
  • Sharon Mollman Elliott, recognized for Employment Law - (first year on list)
  • James K. Pease, Jr., recognized for Employment Law - Management; Labor Law – Management (29th year on list)
  • Mark P. Tilkens, recognized for Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment

Nashville, TN

  •  William A. Blue, Jr., recognized for Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment 
  • Teresa Rider Bult, recognized for Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment  
  • Mary Dohner Smith, recognized for Litigation - Labor and Employment (first year on list)

Tampa, FL

  • John W. Campbell, recognized for Litigation - Labor and Employment  
  • James M. Craig, recognized for Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment  
  • Michael D. Malfitano, recognized for Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment (21st year on list)
  • David P. Steffen, recognized for Employment Law - Management; Employment Law - Individuals; Litigation - Labor and Employment

Winston-Salem, NC

  • Penni P. Bradshaw, recognized for Employment Law – Management (Lawyer of the Year); Immigration Law; Litigation - Labor and Employment 
  • Kenneth P. Carlson, Jr., recognized for Arbitration (Lawyer of the Year), Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment; Mediation; Trade Secrets Law 
  • Terry A. Clark, recognized for Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management
  • John J. Doyle, Jr., recognized for Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment (27th year on list)  
  • W. R. Loftis, Jr., recognized for Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment (27th year on list)  
  • Charles P. Roberts III, recognized for Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management
  • Robin E. Shea, recognized for Employment Law - Management
  • Jill Stricklin, recognized for Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment 

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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 and Fortune 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 www.constangy.com or follow us on Twitter @ConstangyLaw.

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