Fisher Phillips Attorney Selected to The State Newspaper's "20 Under 40"
COLUMBIA, SC (February 29, 2012) - Fisher Phillips announced that associate Karen Luchka Wingo has been selected by The State newspaper for its annual "20 under 40" list of the area's top young professionals. Luchka was recognized both for her professional accomplishments and personal contributions to the community.
Luchka is an associate in the Columbia office of Fisher Phillips 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. Luchka also focuses her practice on providing practical and proactive advice to clients aimed at minimizing the risk of litigation and improving employee relations. She provides training to human resources professionals, managers and supervisors on the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, harassment and discrimination, social networking and electronic workforce issues, and many other employment and labor related subjects.
Luchka is a frequent lecturer at seminars on a variety of employment related topics, as well as legal ethics. During law school, she clerked for North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge James A. Wynn and worked for the District Attorney in Durham, N.C. where she tried cases in both traffic and district court.
Luchka is a member of the board of directors of the Girl Scouts of South Carolina, Mountains to Midlands Council; chair of the council's Women of Distinction event; a member of the ACTS Metro board of directors; and the legislative co-chairwoman and member of the board of directors for the Columbia Society for Human Resource Management. She also volunteers her time as a judge at mock trial competitions hosted by the South Carolina Bar.