The firm’s attorneys are highly regarded for their extensive experience and expertise in representing individuals in employment and labor matters. The firm’s lawyers in this practice area are recognized leaders in the field of employment discrimination and have represented clients from the filing of charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), through trial, and on appeal in state and federal courts. With a host of successes at the trial court level, the firm’s attorneys have also litigated seminal employment and labor cases before the United States Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court and the North Carolina Court of Appeals. The firm’s lawyers have represented teachers and other educators before administrative tribunals, school boards and state and federal courts on issues ranging from job retention, due process rights, freedom of speech and defense against unwarranted criminal allegations. The firm’s lawyers also advise clients regarding severance agreements, non-compete agreements and employment contracts.