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Lawyer of the Year Joins Fisher Phillips in Memphis

Jay Kiesewetter brings extensive experience to labor & employment practice

MEMPHIS, TN (February 2, 2015) – Fisher Phillips announced today that attorney Jay W. Kiesewetter has joined the firm’s Memphis office. Kiesewetter was recently named “Lawyer of the Year” for 2015 by The Best Lawyers in America for his management-side employment law practice. This is the latest in a long list of accolades for the labor and employment attorney.

Memphis Managing Partner Jeff Weintraub said: “Our clients are fortunate to now have access to one of the top labor and employment attorneys in the Mid-South. Jay’s commitment to delivering stellar client service coupled with astute legal advice is a perfect fit for the way Fisher Phillips delivers legal services to our employer clients.”

Kiesewetter added: “Fisher Phillips has a great reputation for being a business partner to the firm’s clients. That’s the way I practice, so this is a firm that aligns with my desire and commitment to provide high-quality business-focused legal advice at the time clients need it.”

For years, Kiesewetter has provided legal services to employers across the Mid-South and around the United States. As senior counsel, he advises clients on issues related to union organizing and elections, arbitrations, negotiations, strikes, lockouts, and Labor Board charges. He counsels clients in the development of positive, sustainable employment strategies that add value to the employer’s business while enhancing a non-union client’s ability to remain union-free, or, reducing the adversarial tension that often exists in a union workplace. He was one of the founders of the Memphis law firm Kiesewetter Wise Kaplan Prather, PLC before merging it into Littler Mendelson three years ago.

Kiesewetter has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2005, and by Super Lawyers since 2007. He also has been named in Business Tennessee’s 150 Best Lawyers in Tennessee and holds an AV Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell.

Kiesewetter earned his law degree from St. Louis University School of Law (cum laude), a master’s degree from the University of Southern California and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri. He is admitted to practice in both Tennessee and Missouri and before several U.S. Courts of Appeal and the Western District of Tennessee.

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