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Fisher Phillips Attorneys Selected to 2018 Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Lists

4.30.18

Five attorneys with Atlanta-based Fisher Phillips have been selected for the 2018 South Carolina Super Lawyers list, while one of the firm’s attorneys has been selected as a Rising Star.

Each year, lawyers nominate their peers for these prestigious lists. Candidates must then pass a rigorous selection process of evaluations based on indicators such as peer recognition and professional achievement in order to be named to the South Carolina Super Lawyers list.

Attorneys Cheryl Behymer, Michael Carrouth, Stephen Mitchell, Jonathan Pearson and Hagood Tighe were recognized for their work in employment and labor law.

Sheila Willis was listed as a Rising Star, an honor based on a multiphase selection process of attorneys 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 co-chair of the firm’s pay equity practice, as well as the affirmative action and federal contract compliance practice group. She assists clients in conducting pay equity audits and 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. Behymer has repeatedly been included in South Carolina Super Lawyers.

Michael Carrouth has represented clients in responding to union organizing efforts in 30 states. This includes successfully defending against multi-site and multi-state national organizing blitzes, card-check/neutrality campaigns, and campaigns under the new NLRB expedited election rules. Carrouth has also successfully litigated numerous claims on behalf of employers, including non-compete matters and employment discrimination lawsuits. He has been listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers since 2008.

Stephen Mitchell, who is managing partner of the Columbia office, handles administrative charges and lawsuits in state and federal courts involving all state and federal labor and employment laws. Mitchell 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. He has been listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers since 2009.

Jonathan Pearson’s practice emphasizes employment litigation 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. Pearson has been listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers since 2008.

Hagood Tighe practices exclusively in the area of labor and employment law, representing management in traditional labor matters and employment litigation. In addition to counseling and single-plaintiff litigation, Tighe has extensive experience handling class and collective action litigation throughout the United States. He has repeatedly been included in South Carolina Super Lawyers.

Sheila Willis represents employers in a variety of labor and employment matters, frequently advising clients regarding hiring, discipline, investigations, and other related issues.  She handles matters related to employment discrimination, wage and hour litigation, unemployment proceedings, as well as providing training for supervisors and managers on harassment, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) compliance, the Family Medical Leave Act and many other areas.  Sheila also serves as President of the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association. 

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