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Fisher Phillips' John Beers and Tim Murphy Named to Northern California Super Lawyers; Kasia Nowak Named to Rising Stars

7.3.14

SAN FRACISCO, CA (July 3, 2014) – Fisher Phillips announces Partners John Beers and Tim Murphy of the firm’s San Francisco office have been named to the Northern California Super Lawyers 2014 Edition. In addition, Associate Kasia Nowak was named to the Northern California Super Lawyers 2014 Edition – Rising Stars, which recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the region. 

Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers, from more than 70 practice areas, who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The objective of the Super Lawyers selection process is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource to assist in the search for legal counsel. Approximately five percent of the Northern California Bar received the distinction.

Recognizing the top up-and-coming attorneys in the region, the selection process for Rising Stars is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process except that attorneys must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less. Approximately two percent of the Northern California Bar received this distinction.

Exclusively representing employers, Beers has litigated hundreds of employment cases for clients of all sizes, including Fortune 500 companies. He has successfully defended employers in jury trials against claims of wrongful discharge; whistleblowing; age, sex and disability discrimination; sexual harassment; retaliation; and other employment claims. Beers serves pro bono as an employment case Evaluator for the Early Neutral Evaluation component of the ADR Program of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and as a Mediator of employment cases for the Northern District's ADR Program. Beers earned his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (1976) and his B.A. from Stanford University (1973).

Murphy manages the San Francisco office and has handled cases involving a wide variety of issues.  A jury trial lawyer for more than 40 years, his practice focuses on matters concerning sexual harassment, race discrimination, whistleblower allegations, retaliation, wrongful discharge, trade secret protection, and disability discrimination.  Murphy received his J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law (1972) and his B.A. from Stanford University (1969).

Nowak’s practice involves employment-related litigation, including defending employers against claims of discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination. She has represented public companies, private companies and individuals in a wide variety of employment matters, in both state and federal courts, and before various state and federal agencies. Nowak earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley College of Law (2007), MSc, with merit, from the London School of Economics (2004) and her B.A., with highest honors, from the University of California, Berkeley (2000).

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