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Eight Attorneys Selected to Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Lists


COLUMBIA, SC (April 24, 2015) – Seven Fisher Phillips attorneys have been selected for inclusion in this year’s South Carolina Super Lawyers and one attorney has been selected for Rising Stars.

Partners Cheryl L. Behymer, Michael D. Carrouth, G. Daniel Ellzey, Stephen C. Mitchell, Jonathan P. Pearson, J. Hagood Tighe and Karen Luchka Wingo will be included in the 2015 edition of South Carolina Super Lawyers.

Partner Edward Rawl is listed in Rising Stars, who must be 40 years old or younger and in practice for 10 years or less.

South Carolina Super Lawyers has long been recognized as a comprehensive list of the top lawyers in the state that can be used as a resource for clients seeking legal counsel.

Cheryl Behymer is a partner in the Columbia office and co-chair of the firm’s Affirmative Action and Federal Contract Compliance Practice Group. She assists clients by providing timely and practical counsel and training in affirmative action, workplace harassment, immigration compliance, employee leave issues involving the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other labor and employment issues.

Mike Carrouth is a partner in the Columbia office. He has represented clients in successfully responding to union organizing efforts in 27 states. This work includes successfully defending against multi-site and multi-state national organizing blitzes and card-check/neutrality campaigns.

Dan Ellzey is a partner in the Columbia office. He practices both labor and employment law. In the employment area, Dan counsels clients on all state and federal employment laws (Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, etc.), major staff reductions and facility closures, labor law implications of mergers and acquisitions, OSHA compliance, and wage and hour matters.

Stephen Mitchell is managing partner of the Columbia office. He has handled administrative charges and lawsuits in state and federal courts involving all state and federal labor and employment laws.  Steve also represents employers throughout the United States in the traditional labor arena by helping them successfully respond to union organizing efforts, as well as assisting with collective bargaining. 

Jon Pearson is a partner in the Columbia office. His practice emphasizes employment litigation of all types before state and federal courts, as well as traditional labor law. He has handled lawsuits and administrative charges involving wrongful discharge, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA and FLSA, as well as many other types of employment-based claims.

Hagood Tighe is a partner in the Columbia office. He practices exclusively in the area of labor and employment law, representing management in traditional labor matters and employment litigation. Hagood has extensive experience in the area of traditional labor working with employers throughout the United States. 

Karen Luchka Wingo is a partner in the Columbia office and a member of the firm's Healthcare Practice Group. She represents management and employers in cases pending in both state and federal court, as well as in agency proceedings. Karen also focuses her practice on providing practical and proactive advice to clients aimed at minimizing the risk of litigation and improving employee relations.

Edward Rawl is a partner in the Columbia office. His practice includes litigating employment related disputes involving wrongful discharge, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, OSHA, the Surface Transportation Assistance Act, as well as other types of employment based claims.

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