Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP is pleased to announce that 27 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking the leading law firms in the U.S.

Chambers USA ranks the top firms and lawyers across the country based on written submissions, thousands of in-depth attorney and client interviews, and its own database resources.  The rankings reflect work performed, strategic growth, excellence in client service and contributions to the legal profession.

Constangy was ranked among the nation’s best labor and employment law practices in six states, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

The following attorneys earned individual rankings. All are listed for labor and employment law unless otherwise noted:


  • Richard Brown
  • Dana Thrasher
  • Tamula Yelling


  • Kenneth D. Sulzer


  • Steven W Moore


  • John Dickinson
  • Damon Kitchen
  • Michael Malfitano


  • Melvin Haas III
  • Patrick R. Tyson
  • Neil H. Wasser (eminent practitioner)

Kansas City & Surrounds

  • Timothy A. Davis
  • Nancy M. Leonard
  • Donald S. Prophete
  • David C. Vogel


  • Ellen Kearns

 North Carolina

  • Penni Pearson Bradshaw (also recognized in immigration law)
  • Kenneth P. Carlson Jr.
  • Terry A. Clark
  • John Doyle Jr.
  • W Randolph Loftis Jr.
  • Kristine M. Sims (up and coming)

 South Carolina

  • Cara Crotty


  • William A. (“Zan”) Blue Jr.
  • Teresa Rider Bult


  • James M. Coleman
  • Theresa Connolly


About Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP:

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete 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 has been named as a top firm for women and minorities by organizations including Law360, the National Law Journal and Many of our more than 180 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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