Chambers USA Awards Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP Top Legal Rankings Again For 2013

ATLANTA – Chambers USA Awards announced today that national labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP, is among firms selected to its 2013 list of top-ranking law firms and attorneys.

Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP, was awarded eight firm rankings and 27 distinct individual attorney rankings in the Chambers USA Awards—conducted by Chambers and Partners—which recognizes and rewards America’s top business attorneys and leading law firms. Chambers USA selected Constangy’s offices in North Carolina (Winston-Salem and Asheville) as top-ranked in the state for Labor & Employment Law. The firm’s offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, South Carolina, and Tennessee were also ranked as leading labor and employment law firms in these states.

Among the outstanding Constangy, Brooks & Smith attorneys who were top-ranked individually in Labor & Employment Law are John F. Dickinson from the Jacksonville office in Florida; and John Doyle, Jr., Kenneth P. Carlson, Jr. and W. Randolph Loftis, Jr., from the Winston-Salem office in North Carolina. In addition, Penni Pearson Bradshaw of Winston-Salem was selected as a top-ranked leader in Immigration law, as well as a highly ranked attorney in Labor & Employment Law.
Accompanying the top-ranked individual attorney recognitions, Mary Dohner Smith, partner in the firm’s Nashville office; Mark Tilkens, office head of the firm’s Madison office and Tamula Yelling, partner in the firm’s Birmingham office were all honored as ‘Up and Coming’ in Labor & Employment Law.

Other highly ranked attorneys include:

  • Richard O. Brown (Alabama – Birmingham Office)
  • Dana L. Thrasher (Alabama – Birmingham Office)
  • F. Damon Kitchen (Florida – Jacksonville Office)
  • Michael D. Malfitano (Florida – Tampa Office)
  • W. Melvin Haas, III (Georgia – Macon Office)
  • William K. Principe (Georgia – Atlanta Office)
  • Patrick R. Tyson (Georgia – Atlanta Office)
  • Neil H. Wasser (Georgia – Atlanta Office)
  • Timothy A. Davis (Missouri – Kansas City)
  • Robert Janowitz (Missouri – Kansas City)
  • Terry A. Clark (North Carolina – Winston Salem Office)
  • M. Brian Magargle (South Carolina – Columbia Office)
  • J. Steve Warren (South Carolina – Greenville Office)
  • William (Zan) A. Blue, Jr. (Tennessee – Nashville Office)
  • Teresa Rider Bult (Tennessee – Nashville Office)
  • Michael P. Maslanka (Texas – Dallas Office)
  • James M. Coleman (Virginia – Fairfax Office)
  • Jewell Lim Esposito (Virginia – Fairfax Office)

About Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP:

Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP has counseled employers on labor and employment law matters, exclusively, since 1946. A “Go To” Law Firm in Corporate Counsel and Fortune Magazine, it represents Fortune 500 corporations and small companies across the country. Its attorneys are consistently rated as top lawyers in their practice areas by sources such as Chambers USA, Martindale-Hubbell, and Top One Hundred Labor Attorneys in the United States, and the firm is top-ranked by the U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers Best Law Firms survey. More than 140 lawyers partner with clients to provide cost-effective legal services and sound preventive advice to enhance the employer-employee relationship. Offices are located in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. For more information, visit

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