National labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks, Smith and Prophete, LLP, announced today Jonathan Yarbrough has been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America®, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. Jon was named in both the employment law and employment litigation categories. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of peers in their practice areas.
This is Yarbrough’s sixth consecutive appearance on the Best Lawyers rankings. Earlier this year, Yarbrough was also named to North Carolina’s Super Lawyers and to Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite.
Yarbrough’s Asheville-based practice includes providing advice and counsel to employers on compliance with federal and state employment laws, including the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and wage and hour laws. He also assists federal contractors with affirmative action planning and compliance. Jon has successfully represented employers in a wide variety of employment related lawsuits and charges brought before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and the United States and North Carolina Departments of Labor, and before state and federal courts in North Carolina and Tennessee. He has also successfully defended whistleblower charges before OSHA and before Administrative Law Judges of the United States Department of Labor.