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Eighty-Six Attorneys Selected to The Best Lawyers in America 2017


ATLANTA, GA (August 15, 2016) – Fisher Phillips announced today that 86 attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017. The attorneys, who practice in labor and employment law, labor and employment litigation, employee benefits law, or immigration law represent 26 regional offices. All of the attorneys were honored for their labor and/or employment work unless otherwise noted.

In addition, eight lawyers from the firm have been named Best Lawyers2017 “Lawyers of the Year” for their practices in their geographic regions. The designation is indicated by each of their names.

D. Albert Brannen
Thomas Cox, Jr.
Burton F. Dodd, Lawyer of the Year, Labor Law-Management
Donald B. Harden (10+ years listed)
Howard A. Mavity
C. L. “Tex” McIver (10+ years listed)
Ann Margaret Pointer (10+ years listed)
Roger K. Quillen (10+ years listed)
Thomas P. Rebel
Douglas R. Sullenberger
John E. Thompson (10+ years listed)
Kim Kiel Thompson, Immigration Law
Joshua H. Viau
James M. Walters

Joseph W. Ambash (10+ years listed)

Mason G. Alexander (10+ years listed)
Kevin J. Dalton

Craig R. Annunziata

Terry E. Lardakis
Richard A. Millisor
Steven M. Nobil (25 years listed)
Daniel P. O’Brien, Workers’ Compensation Law - Employers
David E. Schreiner
Jeffrey D. Smith, Employee Benefits Law

Columbia, SC
Cheryl L. Behymer
Michael D. Carrouth (10+ years listed)
G. Daniel Ellzey (10+ years listed)
Fred Manning II
Stephen C. Mitchell
Jonathan P. Pearson (10+ years listed)
J. Hagood Tighe (10 years listed), Lawyer of the Year, Labor Law-Management

David P. Hiller (10+ years listed)
Robert M. Robenalt (10+ years listed)

Michael V. Abcarian

Todd A. Fredrickson, Lawyer of the Year, Labor and Employment Litigation
Darin L. Mackender
Susan M. Schaecher
Danielle S. Urban

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Suzanne Bogdan
David A. Buchsbaum
Charles S. Caulkins (10+ years listed), Lawyer of the Year, Employment Law-Management
James C. Polkinghorn
Christopher D. Robinson
Cathy M. Stutin (10 years listed)

Gulfport, MS
Steven R. Cupp

Teresa S. Valderrama (15 years listed)

Irvine, CA
Karl R. Lindegren
James J. McDonald, Jr. (10+ years listed), Lawyer of the Year, Employment Law-Management
Warren L. Nelson
John M. Polson (10 years listed)

Kansas City, MO
J. Randall Coffey (10+ years listed)
Brian J. Finucane (10+ years listed)
James R. Holland II

Las Vegas
Scott M. Mahoney
Mark J. Ricciardi (15+ years listed)

George D. Adams
Thomas J. Birchfield (10+ years listed)
Cynthia Blevins Doll
Raymond C. Haley III (10+ years listed)
Jeffrey A. Savarise (10+ years listed)
Craig P. Siegenthaler

Jay W. Kiesewetter (10 years listed), Lawyer of the Year, Labor Law-Management
Jeff Weintraub (20 years listed)

New Jersey
Kathleen McLeod Caminiti
Rosemary S. Gousman (10+ years listed)
Cynthia M. Jacob, Appellate Practice (20+ years listed)
Christopher H. Mills (10+ years listed)

New Orleans
Sandra Mills Feingerts, Employee Benefits Law (20+ years listed)
Edward F. Harold
Michael S. Mitchell
Keith M. Pyburn, Jr. (15+ years listed)
Scott D. Schneider
Timothy H. Scott

Jeffrey E. Mandel (15 years listed), Lawyer of the Year, Labor Law-Management
Benton N. Wood

J. Freedley Hunsicker, Jr. (20+ years listed)
Todd Alan Ewan

Portland, OR
Clarence M. Belnavis
Richard R. Meneghello

San Antonio
Robert Kilgore

San Diego
Christopher C. Hoffman
David B. Monks

San Francisco
Timothy J. Murphy (25+years listed)

Steven M. Bernstein, Lawyer of the Year, Labor Law-Management
Theresa M. Gallion (10+ years listed)
Christine E. Howard

About Best Lawyers
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. More than 79,000 leading attorneys are eligible to vote, and Best Lawyers received more than 6.7 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

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