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National labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks & Smith and Prophete, LLP, announced today that 51 of its attorneys have been named to the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America®, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession.

Constangy also received several “top listed” awards, as the firm with the most lawyers named to Best Lawyers in various employment-law related categories for several states and regions, including:

  • Florida -  top-listed firm statewide for labor and employment litigation  
  • North Carolina – top-listed firm statewide for management-side employment law
  • Fairfax, VA – top-listed for Litigation - Labor and Employment.
  • Jacksonville, FL – top-listed for Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; and Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Macon, GA – top-listed for Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; and Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Winston-Salem, NC – top listed for Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; and Litigation - Labor and Employment

Kenneth P. Carlson was also named as “Lawyer of the Year” in the Winston-Salem area for labor and employment litigation.

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

  • Carl Cannon, recognized for Employment Law – Management (first year on list)
  • Erica V. Mason, recognized for Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Daniel P. Murphy, recognized for Employment Law - Management
  • Timothy R. Newton, recognized for Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Tamika R. Nordstrom, recognized for Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • William K. Principe, recognized for Employment Law – Management (first year on list)
  • Frank B. Shuster, recognized for Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management
  • 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

Birmingham, AL

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

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
  • Maureen R. Knight, recognized for Litigation - Labor and Employment (first year on list)

Jacksonville, FL

  • John F. Dickinson, recognized for Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment 
  • 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; Litigation - Labor and Employment  
  • Donald S. Prophete, recognized for Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment  
  • Stephen P. Schuster, recognized for Employment Law - Management
  • David C. Vogel, recognized for Employment Law - Management

Los Angeles, CA

  • Kenneth D. Sulzer, recognized for Litigation - Labor and Employment 

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  

Miami, FL

  • Devand A. Sukhdeo, recognized for Employment Law – Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment 

Nashville, TN

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

Tampa, FL

  • John W. Campbell, recognized for Litigation - Labor and Employment  
  • James M. Craig, recognized for Litigation - Labor and Employment; Labor Law - Management  
  • Michael D. Malfitano, recognized for Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • 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; Immigration Law; Litigation - Labor and Employment 
  • Kenneth P. Carlson, Jr., recognized for Arbitration; 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  
  • W. R. Loftis, Jr., recognized for Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment 
  • 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 15 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 Law Firms survey, and has been called a “go to” law firm by Corporate Counsel and Fortune magazine. Many of our more than 170 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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