Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP is pleased to announce that 18 of the firm's attorneys have been recognized in the 2022 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 nationally and in six states, including California, 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


Kenneth D. Sulzer


John Dickinson
Damon Kitchen
Michael Malfitano


Patrick R. Tyson (recognized in OSHA and Labor & Employment)
Neil H. Wasser (Eminent Practitioners)

Kansas City & Surrounds

Timothy A. Davis
Donald S. Prophete
Kimberly Seten


Ellen Kearns

North Carolina

Penni Bradshaw (Immigration)
Kenneth P. Carlson Jr.
John Doyle Jr. (Senior Statespeople)

South Carolina

Cara Crotty


William A. (“Zan”) Blue Jr.
Mary Dohner-Smith
Teresa Rider Bult


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 17 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 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 or follow us on Twitter @ConstangyLaw.

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