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Two Fisher Phillips Partners Again Named to ‘Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys'

Roger Quillen & Charles Caulkins Selected to Exclusive Group By Human Resource Executive Magazine
6.17.13

ATLANTA, GA (June 17, 2013) – Two partners with Fisher Phillips have been named to “The Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys” by Human Resource Executive magazine. Both attorneys have been named to the exclusive list several times.

This is the fifth consecutive year that Roger Quillen has been included and it is the fourth consecutive listing for Charles Caulkins. Quillen is the firm’s chairman and managing partner, and Caulkins is the managing partner of the Fort Lauderdale office and a member of the firm’s management committee.  

Human Resource Executive magazine compiled the list of influential employment attorneys on the basis of curriculum-vitae analyses, evaluations by clients and peers and reporting by the staff of Lawdragon, a Los Angeles-based news and networking site for lawyers and clients. 

Quillen joined the firm in 1980, has served on the firm’s Management Committee since 1997 and has been the firm’s chairman and managing partner since 1999. The firm, established in Atlanta in 1943, has grown steadily during Quillen’s tenure to its current 285 attorneys in 31 offices across the United States. 

Quillen’s practice involves litigation covering a wide range of employment discrimination issues, employee welfare benefit plans, the Railway Labor Act and issues arising before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. His special emphasis is in federal appellate litigation.  

Quillen has argued cases in most of the federal courts of appeals, with subject matter varying from review of NLRB decisions to class action arising from changes in retiree health insurance plans. He also represents employers in collective bargaining and counsels them on strategies designed to prevent claims and lawsuits. 

Quillen serves on the Best Lawyers Advisory Board and is a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. He also co-authored Labor and Employment Law in Georgia (LEXIS Publishing) for more than 10 years. 

Quillen graduated from The Ohio State University College of Law with honors. He also earned a master’s degree from Purdue University and two bachelor’s degrees at The Ohio State University. 

Caulkins has served on the firm’s management committee since 2007 and has been the managing partner of the Fort Lauderdale office for more than 25 years. Since 1977, he has represented employers nationally in labor and employment law matters. This includes advising employers on the development and implementation of preventive labor relations programs to avoid charges and lawsuits, protect trade secrets, and resolve disputes. He regularly counsels employers during union representation elections, decertifications, corporate campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations, strikes, and lockouts. He also handles employment related litigation and arbitrations before state and federal courts and administrative agencies involving claims of discrimination, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, OSHA and other statutory claims.  

Caulkins is a member of the board of directors of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, a founding member and past President of the Academy of Florida Management Attorneys and was the 2006 Chairman of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. He is “AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was recognized as a ‘South Florida Top Lawyer’ by South Florida Legal Guide. He has been recognized for his work in labor and employment law in Florida Super Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers. Caulkins was recently elected as the Chair of the Broward Workshop, an influential organization of business leaders in Broward County. 

Caulkins received his law degree from Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska, he earned a LL.M. from New York University School of Law and received his Bachelor of Arts from Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. 

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