Chambers USA

National labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, is proud to announce its recognition in the 2024 edition of Chambers USA. The firm, along with 20 of its attorneys, has been honored both nationwide and in multiple regions across the country, marking a 17% increase in the number of attorneys recognized in 2023.

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 best labor and employment law practices nationally and in seven states, including California, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

The 20 Constangy attorneys recognized are:

  • Laura Balson (Labor & Employment - Illinois)
  • Zan Blue (Labor & Employment - Tennessee)
  • Penni Bradshaw (Immigration - North Carolina)
  • Rick Brown (Labor & Employment - Alabama)
  • Teresa Bult (Labor & Employment - Tennessee)
  • Ken Carlson (Labor & Employment - North Carolina)
  • Cara Crotty (Labor & Employment - South Carolina)
  • Mary Dohner Smith (Labor & Employment - Tennessee)
  • John Doyle (Labor & Employment - North Carolina)
  • Taren Greenidge (Labor & Employment - New York: Upstate)
  • Ellen Kearns (Labor & Employment - Massachusetts)
  • Damon Kitchen (Labor & Employment - Florida)
  • Maureen Knight (Labor & Employment - Virginia)
  • Kim Seten (Labor & Employment - Missouri: Kansas City & Surrounds)
  • Sal Simao (Labor & Employment - New Jersey)
  • Kristine Sims (Labor & Employment - North Carolina)
  • Jill Stricklin (Labor & Employment - North Carolina)
  • Ken Sulzer (Labor & Employment - California)
  • Pat Tyson (Labor & Employment - Georgia, Occupational Safety and Health - Nationwide)
  • Neil Wasser (Labor & Employment - Georgia)

Chambers USA is the leading guide to the legal profession and determines its annual rankings through confidential in-depth interviews with clients and attorneys and an assessment of recent work. Attorneys are ranked in their respective practice areas on the basis of legal knowledge and experience, ability, effectiveness and client service. Law firm departments are ranked using these qualities, as well as effectiveness and capability of the department as a whole. More information on the ranking process can be found at


Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete offers a wider lens on workplace law. We have counseled employers exclusively since 1946. With offices in 21 states, we are one of the largest labor and employment law practices in the U.S., with a growing Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice group to match. Constangy has been named as a top firm for women and minorities by organizations including Working Mother Magazine, Law360the National Law Journal and Many of our more than 200 attorneys have been recognized by leading authorities such as Chambers USA®, The Best Lawyers in America® and Martindale-Hubbell. Find out more about us online at

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