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Year founded: 1943
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Overview

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The employment equation is changing. The old ways of doing business, the cookie-cutter approach to managing a workforce, using the standard employment litigation playbook – no longer cuts it. You now live in a new world where dynamics exist between worker and employer that demand a more thoughtful and creative management approach. Where your capacity to be flexible and adapt to fluid circumstances will determine your relevance in the marketplace. Where your ability to leverage cutting-edge technology in all aspects of your business could be the difference between success and failure.

Fisher Phillips is constantly evolving to meet the needs of the modern employer. We recognize there are new equations at play that have changed not merely the workforce, but the way employment cases themselves are litigated – including the tools and technology at our disposal, the enhanced ways we now collaborate with our colleagues and clients, and our deep commitment to diversity and inclusion. We invite you to spend some time on our website checking us out. But make sure to bookmark the page and come back often, because we promise we’re constantly changing – to not only keep up with the times, but to stay ahead of the curve.

Innovative Technology + Client Focus = The Modern Law Firm

We’ve made a robust investment in technology that puts us in the lead when it comes to innovation, but not because we want to be the firm with the most bells and whistles. It’s because we know this is the best way to serve our clients in today’s world. While we’re a tech-driven firm, our innovations are built on the foundation of our attorneys providing practical solutions to your workplace problems. It’s because we keep an ever-present eye on people and the challenges you face every day that we can leverage our technology to serve you.

Data Analytics + Skilled Litigators = Cutting Edge Representation

One of the tech solutions we’re most proud of is the ability to mine an astounding amount of data relating to all aspects of litigation to position ourselves – and your legal matters – for the best possible outcomes. When we put these innovative analytics into the hands of our skilled litigators, you unleash a powerful force that is second-to-none when it comes to representing employers in court, mediation, agency hearings, and all other settings.

Diversity + Inclusion = Success

Our commitment to diversity has been well-chronicled, and it’s led to national recognition for the way we not only support but champion our BIPOC, women, LGBTQ, disabled, and other diverse attorneys and staff. We’re proud of our awards and worked hard to earn them. But awards are meaningless if we don’t honor the spirit behind them each day. We’re a stronger law firm when we ensure that a wide diversity of voices helps fuel our actions. We know that our work in this space is ongoing, and we are incredibly energized when we think about what the future holds.

Insights + Practical Guidance = Power

We produce a constant stream of thought leadership updating our clients about the latest trends, developments, prevention options, and insights related to all aspects of labor and employment law. But we know you’re bombarded with information from all angles each day. That’s why we do something different: each of our insights doesn’t just tell you what happened, we take it a step beyond and tell you what you should do as a result. This sets us apart – and will set you up for success in your role, giving you practical information that is pure power at your fingertips. Go ahead and subscribe to our Insights to get on the receiving end of these tools.

Collaboration + Excellence = Premier Client Service

Our firm is greater than the sum of our parts, and that’s no accident. We have quite purposefully and deliberately ensured that any attorney and professional staff who joins our ranks prizes collegiality and shares our commitment to excellence. While many successful partners have chosen to bring their practices to our firm, attracted by our entrepreneurial culture and transparent compensation system, it’s the opportunity to practice with other exceptional lawyers that makes us better as a whole. Not only do our lawyers have cutting-edge Knowledge Management resources to enable us to work seamlessly across offices and handle the most complex problems in sync with one another, it’s our willingness to collaborate with each other that ensures each client gets the very best service a law firm can offer.

We also understand that our attorneys work best when they collaborate on business and legal solutions with our clients. To that end, we have developed a state-of-the-art extranet platform – FP Collab – that allows our clients to monitor their legal caseload and spend, and provides resources to help them run their business in this new employment equation.

Rankings

Fisher Phillips LLP is nationally ranked in 6 practice areas and metro ranked in 12 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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"Law Firm of the Year" Awards

2024 "Law Firm of the Year" in Litigation - Labor and Employment

National Rankings

Tier 1
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Immigration Law
Tier 1 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 2
Tier 2 for Mining Law

Metro Rankings

Atlanta
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Immigration Law
Tier 1 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Boston
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment

About Our Clients

Fisher Phillips represents employers in a broad range of industries including hospitality, healthcare, automotive, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, credit unions, banks and financial institutions, private schools, colleges and universities, state and local governments, legal and professional service firms, insurance and related services, and non-profit organizations.We are national and local, with attorneys admitted in just about every U.S. jurisdiction. We represent a wide range of public and private employers. Our clients include employers in the agriculture, automotive manufacturing, automobile dealership, banking, broadcasting, casino and gaming, construction, health care, hospitality, insurance, legal and professional services, manufacturing, mining, real estate, retail, technology, transportation, and wholesale and distribution industries, as well as state and local government entities, non-profit organizations, schools, colleges and universities.

Select Clients

  • Corey Companies
  • Equifax Inc.
  • General Dynamics/Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
  • Gwinnett Hospital System, Inc.
  • Heidelberg USA
  • Hennessey Motors, Inc.
  • Holder Construction
  • InComm
  • J&M Tank Lines
  • Mansfield Oil Company
  • National Distributing Company
  • Norfolk Southern Corporation
  • Toyota Engineering & Manufacturing
  • United Distributors, Inc.

Highlighted Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
Employment Law - Management
Fisher & Phillips is a multifaceted firm with deep bench strength across the U.S. The partners and practice managers are responsive to client needs and are always there to lend support and guidance to associates and clients through complexities of intricate cases.
Employment Law - Management
Fisher Phillips is very well versed and rounded; haven't lost a case yet with them.
Employment Law - Management
Fisher Phillips is extremely strong, and we have been very pleased with their representation of our company in all NLRB and union related matters. Their advice is sound and results have been excellent in the 20 years we have worked with them.
Daniel Sandberg, Chief Executive Officer – Brembo North America, Inc.
Employment Law - Management
We rely on Fisher Phillips to assist us in guiding our members in employment and labor matters. They have an excellent knowledge base, provide timely response and treat clients professionally. The breadth and depth of their attorneys experience is of the highest level.
Stan Harris – Louisiana Restaurant Association
Employment Law - Management
Fisher & Phillips were very helpful with private school employment and admissions law.
Litigation - Labor and Employment
It is very easy to work with this experienced, business-oriented, practical team at Fisher & Phillips. They are hardworking, creative, and a good use of our resources.
Kathy Hughes – Union Pacific Corporation
Employment Law - Management
Fisher & Phillips attorneys are experts in their field and personable.
Labor Law - Management
C.R. Wright, Joe Shelton and other members of the Fisher & Phillips firm perform excellent work; combining subject matter expertise with a practical, common sense approach, provided in a timely and concise manner.
Labor Law - Management
Steve Bernstein of Fisher & Phillips is the best! He is always responsive. He provides clear, practical advice that takes the business needs into consideration.
Jewelle Johnson, Senior Counsel – Graphic Packaging Intl. Inc.
Employment Law - Management
Fisher & Phillips has amazing people, subject matter knowledge and service. The depth of their specialists provides a collaborative approach to employment issues that cross multiple areas and disciplines. When working with clients, they can present complex legal issues in clear, concise terms. I highly recommend them to anyone seeking a firm to provide efficient and knowledgeable representation.
Stan Harris – Louisiana Restaurant Association

Rankings

"Law Firm of the Year" Awards

2024 "Law Firm of the Year" in Litigation - Labor and Employment

National Rankings

Tier 1
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Immigration Law
Tier 1 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 2
Tier 2 for Mining Law
Tier 3
Tier 3 for Litigation - ERISA

Regional Rankings

Atlanta
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Immigration Law
Tier 1 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Boston
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 2 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 2 for Labor Law - Management
Charlotte
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Chicago
Tier 3 for Employment Law - Management
Cleveland
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 2 for Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Tier 3 for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Colorado
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 2 for Immigration Law
Columbia-SC
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - ERISA
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Columbus-OH
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 1 for Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Tier 2 for Labor Law - Management
Dallas/Fort Worth
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 2 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Fort Lauderdale
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Gulfport
Tier 2 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Houston
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Kansas City-MO
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation
Las Vegas
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Los Angeles
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Louisville
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Memphis
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Nashville
Tier 2 for Litigation - ERISA
Tier 3 for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
New Jersey
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 2 for Appellate Practice
Tier 2 for Labor Law - Management
New Orleans
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
New York City
Tier 2 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 2 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Orange County
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Orlando
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Philadelphia
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 3 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 3 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 3 for Litigation - Intellectual Property
Phoenix
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 2 for Labor Law - Management
Pittsburgh
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 2 for Mining Law
Tier 2 for Natural Resources Law
Portland-OR
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
San Diego
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 3 for Labor Law - Management
San Francisco
Tier 2 for Employment Law - Management
Seattle
Tier 3 for Immigration Law
Tampa
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Troy
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Washington, D.C.
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Covenants Not to Compete
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Immigration Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • OSHA
  • Trade Secrets Law
  • Wage-Hour Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Fisher Phillips LLP has 140 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Fisher Phillips LLP eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
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Demographics

Partners
Male: 133
Female: 43
Asian: 4
Black / African American: 5
Hispanic / Latinx: 3
White / Caucasian: 162
LGBTQIA+: 3
Of Counsel (but not partners)
Male: 23
Female: 23
Asian: 1
Black / African American: 2
Hispanic / Latinx: 3
White / Caucasian: 40
LGBTQIA+: 1
Associates
Male: 61
Female: 56
American Indian / Alaskan Native: 1
Asian: 10
Black / African American: 8
Hispanic / Latinx: 4
White / Caucasian: 85
Multi-Racial: 6
LGBTQIA+: 1
Other Lawyers
Male: 14
Female: 3
Hispanic / Latinx: 1
White / Caucasian: 15
Multi-Racial: 1
LGBTQIA+: 1
Attorney Management / Department Heads
Male: 9
Female: 1
Hispanic / Latinx: 1
White / Caucasian: 9

Awards

Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.
  • San Diego Daily Transcript’s Top Attorneys - Regina Petty
  • Fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers - Jeff Mandel
  • 50 People Who Most Influenced EHS in 2012-13 - Ed Foulke, Howard Mavity
  • Lawyers of Color Inc. Hot List - Kristen Nesbit
  • Fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers - D. Albert Brannen
  • Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers - Rosemary Gousman
  • Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys - Charles Caulkins, Roger Quillen
  • Honorary Construction Safety Professional - Howard Mavity
  • Business of the Year - Irvine Office
  • BTI Most Recommended Law Firms 2015 - Firm
  • Client Choice Award - Todd Scherwin
  • Most Recommended by Corporate Counsel - Firm
  • Three Fisher Phillips Partners Named to "Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys" in the United States
  • Fisher Phillips Named "Law Firm of the Year" for Second Year in a Row
  • Eighty-Six Attorneys Selected to The Best Lawyers in America 2017
  • Fisher Phillips Named to 2017 Best Law Firms
  • Two Partners Named 2016 "Client Service All-Stars" by BTI Consulting Group
  • Three Fisher Phillips Partners Named to "Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys" in the United States
  • Top Law Firm - Fort Lauderdale
  • BTI Client Service A-Team 2013 - Firm
  • Barrister's Best 2012 - Todd Fredrickson
  • Memphis Magazine's 2012 Power Players - Jeff Weintraub
  • Lawyers on the Fast Track - Todd Scherwin
  • BTI Brand Elite: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms
  • Fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers - Mark Ricciardi
  • 2020 Gold Standard Certification from The Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF)
  • Named a “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” after achieving a perfect 100% score on the 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI)
  • Fisher Phillips’ Los Angeles Office Named 2020 “Most Admired Law Firms to Work For” by The Los Angeles Business Journal
  • Anet Drapalski Listed Among the Los Angeles Business Journal's 2021 Minority Leaders of Influence
  • Emily Litzinger Named to Louisville Business First's 2021 40 Under 40 Class

Main Location

Atlanta, GA
1230 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 3300
Atlanta, GA 30309
United States
404-231-1400 Call our Atlanta, GA location at 404-231-1400 Get Directions Get directions to our Atlanta, GA location

Office Locations

Phoenix, AZ
3200 North Central Avenue, Suite 1550
Phoenix, AZ 85012
United States
602-281-3400 Call our Phoenix, AZ location at 602-281-3400 Get Directions Get directions to our Phoenix, AZ location
Los Angeles, CA
444 South Flower Street, Suite 1500
Los Angeles, CA 90071
United States
213-330-4500 Call our Los Angeles, CA location at 213-330-4500 Get Directions Get directions to our Los Angeles, CA location
San Francisco, CA
One Montgomery Street, Suite 3400
San Francisco, CA 94104
United States
415-490-9000 Call our San Francisco, CA location at 415-490-9000 Get Directions Get directions to our San Francisco, CA location
Fort Lauderdale, FL
201 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 1700
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
United States
954-525-4800 Call our Fort Lauderdale, FL location at 954-525-4800 Get Directions Get directions to our Fort Lauderdale, FL location
Tampa, FL
101 East Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 2350
Tampa, FL 33602
United States
813-769-7500 Call our Tampa, FL location at 813-769-7500 Get Directions Get directions to our Tampa, FL location
New Orleans, LA
201 Saint Charles Avenue, Suite 3710
New Orleans, LA 70170
United States
504-522-3303 Call our New Orleans, LA location at 504-522-3303 Get Directions Get directions to our New Orleans, LA location
Washington, DC
1401 New York Avenue, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005
United States
301-880-5030 Call our Washington, DC location at 301-880-5030 Get Directions Get directions to our Washington, DC location
Kansas City, MO
46 Penn Centre
4622 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 910
Kansas City, MO 64112
United States
816-842-8770 Call our Kansas City, MO location at 816-842-8770 Get Directions Get directions to our Kansas City, MO location
Las Vegas, NV
300 South Fourth Street, Suite 1500
Las Vegas, NV 89101
United States
702-252-3131 Call our Las Vegas, NV location at 702-252-3131 Get Directions Get directions to our Las Vegas, NV location
Portland, OR
111 Southwest Fifth Avenue, Suite 4040
Portland, OR 97204
United States
503-242-4262 Call our Portland, OR location at 503-242-4262 Get Directions Get directions to our Portland, OR location
Philadelphia, PA
Two Logan Square, 12th Floor
100 North 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States
610-230-2150 Call our Philadelphia, PA location at 610-230-2150 Get Directions Get directions to our Philadelphia, PA location
Memphis, TN
Renaissance Center, Suite 312
1715 Aaron Brenner Drive
Memphis, TN 38120
United States
901-526-0431 Call our Memphis, TN location at 901-526-0431 Get Directions Get directions to our Memphis, TN location
Guadalajara, MX
Ignacio L. Vallarta No. 3290 Interior 1
Colonia Vallarta San Jorge
Guadalajara 44690
Mexico
Call our Guadalajara, MX location at Get Directions Get directions to our Guadalajara, MX location
Mexico City, MX
Creston 121, Jardines del Pedregal
Álvaro Obregón
Mexico City 01900
Mexico
Call our Mexico City, MX location at Get Directions Get directions to our Mexico City, MX location

Management and Personnel

Chairman and Managing Partner, Member - Management Committee
John M. Polson
Chairman Emeritus and Member - Management Committee
Roger K. Quillen
Member - Management Committee
Christine Howard
Chief Operating Officer
Dave Lentz
Chief Business Development and Marketing Officer
Jeannie Muzinic
Chief Talent Officer
Tony Brown
Chief Information Officer
Michael Steele
Director of Research & Knowledge Services, Library
Scott Snipes
Director of Facilities
David Dilworth
Chief Diversity Officer
Regina Petty

Contacts

Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management
Travis Vance\Todd Logsdon
Retail Industry
Edward Harold
International Employment
William Wright
Hospitality Industry
Andria Ryan\Alden Parker
Government Relations
Rick Grimaldi\Ben Ebbink
Employee Defection & Trade Secrets
Michael Elkon/Robert Yonowitz
Employee Benefits
Sheldon Blumling
Data Security and Workplace Privacy
Risa Boerner
Affirmative Action and Federal Contract Compliance
Cheryl L. Behymer\Thomas P. Rebel
California Litigation
Kristen Nesbit\Karl Lindegren

Significant Matters

Below are matters chosen by the firm to highlight.
  • Castillo v. DHL Express (USA), Inc., 243 Cal.App.4th 1186 (Cal. App. 2015).
  • Duckworth v. Symon Says Enters., Inc., 21 WH Cases2d 1625 (M.D. Fla. 2014)
  • Tisch v. DST Systems, Inc., 366 S.W.3d 345 (Mo. App. 2012).
  • Farmer v. The Phillips Agency, 285 F.R.D. 685 (N.D. Ga. 2012).
  • Valcho v. Dallas County Hospital District, 574 F.Supp.2d 618 (N.D. Tex. 2008); 658 F. Supp. 2d 802 (N.D. Tex. 2009).
  • Santos v. General Dynamics Aviation Services Corp., 984 So.2d 658 (Fla. 4th DCA 2008).
  • Joint Executive Board of Las Vegas v. NLRB, 515 F.3d 942 (9th Cir. 2008).
  • Albra v. Advan, Inc., 490 F.3d 826 (11th Cir. 2007).
  • Whirlpool Corp. v. Burns, 457 F.Supp.2d 806 (W.D. Mich. 2006).
  • Albertson's, Inc., 344 NLRB 1357 (2005).
  • Solon v. Kaplan, 398 F.3d 629 (7th Cir. 2005).
  • Daniel v. Spectrum Stores, Inc., 381 F.Supp.2d 1386 (M.D. Ga. 2005).
  • Musnick v. King Motor Co. of Fort Lauderdale, 325 F.3d 1255 (11th Cir. 2003).
  • Allocco v. City of Coral Gables, 221 F.Supp.2d 1317 (S.D. Fla. 2002).
  • Simon v. Allstate Employee Group Medical Plan, 263 F. 3d 656 (7th Cir. 2001)

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