Columbia attorneys named to Best Lawyers

Seven attorneys from the Fisher Phillips firm in Columbia will be included in The Best Lawyers in America 2017.


Seven attorneys from the Fisher Phillips firm in Columbia will be included in The Best Lawyers in America 2017.

The publication is the oldest and most prestigious peer-reviewed publication in the legal profession.

The seven attorneys are: Cheryl L. Behymer, Michael D. Carrouth, G. Daniel Ellzey, J. Hagood Tighe, Fred Manning, Stephen C. Mitchell and Jonathan P. Pearson. The inclusion comes after a vote by their peers because of the lawyers’ dedication to management side labor, employment law or immigration law.

Mitchell is the managing partner in the Columbia office, handling lawsuits in both state and federal courts with an emphasis on state and federal labor laws as well as employment laws. He has been listed in the publication seven times before this nomination. Behymer is partner and co-chair of the firm’s affirmative action and federal contract compliance practice group. She has been listed in Best Lawyers in America two previous years.

Carrouth is also partner with an emphasis toward union organizing efforts in 29 states. This will be his tenth year in the publication. Ellzey practices both labor and employment law as partner in the firm, including staff reductions and wage issues. He has been voted into Best Lawyers in America for the 11th time this year.

Manning has extensive experience litigating employment law matters involving civil rights, contracts, and wrongful termination claims. This is Manning’s sixth year listed in Best Lawyers in America.

Pearson works with people on employment litigation issues, including wrongful discharge. He has been in 11 issues of the Best Lawyers in America, including this edition. Finally, Tighe practices labor and employment law with an emphasis on traditional labor matters and employment litigation. Tighe has been voted into the publication for his ninth year.

The firm has a total of 350 attorneys in 33 offices throughout the United States.

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