Boyce, Louisiana Appeals & Appellate Lawyers

Harold A. Murry
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Alexandria, LA Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 34 years experience
(318) 448-4441 610 Murray St
Alexandria, LA 71301
Free ConsultationAppeals, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Mr. Murry (attorneymurry.com)Graduated from the LSU Law School in 1985. He has been practicing law throughout the state of Louisiana for over twenty five years. He has represented clients in hundreds of criminal cases ranging from DWI to First Degree Murder and is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Murry represents clients in a wide range of family law matters from child support calculations to interstate child custody disputes. In addition, he is a member LSBA Family Law Section and has served on the Louisiana Supreme Court Task...
attorney ernie l vallery
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alexandria, LA Appeals & Appellate Attorney
(318) 442-6565 526 murray street
alexandria, LA 71301
Appeals
Alexandria, LA Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 5 years experience
(337) 239-6557 PO Box 6118
Alexandria, LA 71301
Appeals, Bankruptcy, Construction and Employment
SMU Dedman School of Law
John Richardson
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OAKDALE, LA Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 4 years experience
(318) 335-9857 344 E 6th Ave
OAKDALE, LA 71463
Appeals, Business, Divorce and Family
Tulane University School of Law
Originally from Oakdale, John graduated from Oakdale High School in 2008. He set off for New Orleans to study finance at Tulane University and, in 2012, graduated with his B.S.M.

After college, John attended Tulane University Law School. While at Tulane, John discovered his love for litigation and trial. He represented Tulane's American Association for Justice Mock Trial Team in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, his 2L year and coached the team in his 3L year. In addition to his participation in mock trial, John served as a student attorney for the Tulane Domestic Violence Clinic, where he fought for the rights of...
Matthew David Lane Jr
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Lafayette, LA Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 16 years experience
(800) 451-0300 556 Jefferson Street, Suite 102
Lafayette, LA 70501-6950
Free ConsultationAppeals, Administrative and Social Security Disability
Georgia State University College of Law
Matthew D. Lane, Jr. is committed to helping the citizens of Acadiana and Louisiana whose claims for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) have been denied. Disability law is all we do. And we have assisted hundreds of people obtain the Social Security benefits they deserve. The disability appeal process is long and complex, and when you are injured, sick, or severely depressed, it can be simply overwhelming. Matthew D. Lane, Jr. has the experience and tenacity to advocate for you at all levels of the disability appeal process, including Administrative Law Judge (ALJ)...
Ms. Lee Ann Archer
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Lake Charles, LA Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 34 years experience
(337) 474-4712 1225 Rustic Lane.
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Appeals
Tulane University School of Law
A former Louisiana Supreme Court clerk and practicing appellate attorney since 1992, Ms. Archer assists Louisiana trial attorneys with high stakes appeals. Visit her website at www.leeaarcher.com
Berryl Thompson-Broussard
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Lafayette, LA Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 16 years experience
(337) 235-4576 200 Corporate Blvd, Ste. 200
Lafayette, LA 70508
Appeals and Health Care
Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Southern University Law Center
Berryl, an attorney at the Gachassin Law Firm, has a Masters of Law in Health Law and is certified in health care compliance. Her practice areas focus federal, state and regulatory compliance (Stark, Anti-kickback, HIPAA, CoPs), transactions, and judicial and administrative appeals for Hospitals, Physicians and other health care providers.
April M. Hammett
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Monroe, LA Appeals & Appellate Lawyer
(318) 361-3140 2400 Forsythe AVe., Suite 2
Monroe, LA 71201
Appeals, Business, Divorce and Family
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Shreveport, LA Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 12 years experience
(318) 699-0889 9517 Stonehaven Dr
Shreveport, LA 71118
Appeals, Consumer and Personal Injury
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Lafayette, LA Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 24 years experience
(337) 233-1100 100 E Vermilion St
Ste 400
Lafayette, LA 70501
Appeals, Administrative, Bankruptcy and Environmental
Lake Charles, LA Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 17 years experience
(337) 493-3043 1000 Main St
Lake Charles, LA 70615
Appeals
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Lake Charles, LA Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 17 years experience
(337) 437-3880 611 Broad St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Appeals, Bankruptcy, Business and Civil Rights
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Lake Charles, LA Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 30 years experience
(337) 433-1621 1111 Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Appeals, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Lafayette, LA Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 25 years experience
(337) 237-7000 PO Box 52828
Lafayette, LA 70505
Appeals, Environmental, Maritime and Personal Injury
The University of Texas School of Law
Charles Joseph Stiegler
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New Orleans, LA Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 12 years experience
(504) 267-0777 318 Harrison Ave.
Suite 104
New Orleans, LA 70124
Free ConsultationAppeals and Employment
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Charles Stiegler is an experienced labor and employment attorney who has fought cases involving allegations of discrimination, retaliation, and unpaid wages in state and federal courts throughout the country.  After graduating with honors from LSU law school, Mr. Stiegler worked for high-end law firms based in Silicon Valley and New York City before starting his own practice here in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He specializes his practice in claims of unpaid overtime, unpaid wages, and unpaid commissions, but also practices in all other aspects of employment law including non-compete agreements, trade secret claims, False Claims Act lawsuits, and claims involving workplace...
Andre Robert Belanger
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Baton Rouge, LA Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 19 years experience
(225) 383-9703 8075 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Appeals, Criminal, DWI and White Collar Crime
Loyola University New Orleans
André Bélanger, a graduate of Loyola University, is a highly-respected criminal defense attorney serving the people of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and surrounding areas of Ascension Parish and New Orleans, for one of Baton Rouge's top-25 law firms. In his 15 years of practicing law, Mr. Bélanger has handled thousands of criminal cases at both the pre-trial and trial stage, including approximately 200 trials. This trial experience includes homicide defense and prosecution, large drug conspiracies and fraud cases making Belanger one of the few attorneys capable of handling even the largest, most complex federal cases. Having spent...
Robert Hallack
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Baton Rouge, LA Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 30 years experience
(225) 291-4357 13007 Justice Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Free ConsultationAppeals, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Southern University - Baton Rouge
Robert Hallack is the principal of Hallack Law Offices in Baton Rouge. In 1989, he earned his J.D. degree, cum laude, at Southern University Law Center. He was also Associate Editor of the Southern University Law Review by virtue of his article, "Louisiana's Comparative Fault Doctrine and the Mitigation of Damages," which was cited by the Louisiana Supreme Court. During his last year of studies, Mr. Hallack was awarded the West Publishing Award for Scholastic Achievement. Since 1989, he has devoted his practice to personal injury and wrongful death cases, including vehicle accidents, medical negligence, nursing home negligence, professional...
Ana Lynette Gregory
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Bastrop, LA Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 5 years experience
343 N. Washington St.
Bastrop, LA 71220
Appeals, Business, Criminal and Personal Injury
Southern University Law Center
The truth is, no lawyers win all their cases because legal matters vary on the merits. However, you deserve a lawyer you can trust who knows the law inside and out. We do not claim to be better than other law firms. It is your job to determine which lawyer is best for you and your case.
F. Edward Mouton
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Shreveport, LA Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 23 years experience
(318) 221-5213 400 Travis St
Suite 1102
Shreveport, LA 71101
Appeals, Business, Criminal and DWI
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University - University of New Orleans and Delgado Community College
University of New Orleans & LSU Law Center Graduate. Solo practitioner concentrating in Criminal & DWI Defense, Personal Injury & Contract Negotiations, Civil Litigation. Trial & Motion Practice. Mac Evangelista since 1988. Rated 'Best Lawyers' for past 15 years straight in SB Magazine.
David Stanley
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Baton Rouge, LA Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 36 years experience
(225) 926-0200 1055 Laurel Street, Suite 2
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Appeals, Criminal, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
DAVID STANLEY is the founder and principal of David E. Stanley, APLC. Since 1983, Mr. Stanley has successfully practiced law from his office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is a distinguished trial lawyer fiercely dedicated to representing individuals accused of committing serious or complex federal or state felony crimes or who seek to appeal their federal court, or state court, conviction or sentence.

In 2018, Mr. Stanley became a Lifetime Charter Member of Best Attorneys in America. From 2015 to the present, he has been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers. The American Society...
Robert Lowe
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New Orleans, LA Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 44 years experience
(504) 517-8160 701 Poydras St
Ste 3600
New Orleans, LA 70139
Appeals and Family
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
As one of the founders of Lowe Stein, Mr. Lowe is a top-rated attorney in New Orleans who has revolutionized family law matters. For over 40 years, he has been the trusted name for individuals in need of legal representation. As a Board Certified family law specialist, Mr. Lowe helps clients with issues such as child visitation, custody, spousal and child support, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, divorce actions, property partitions, and more. He has practiced before all six Louisiana appellate courts, the Federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, the United States Supreme Court, and federal district courts in Louisiana. In...
Martin Regan
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New Orleans, LA Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 44 years experience
(800) 798-5019 2125 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
Free ConsultationAppeals, Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Attorney Martin Regan believes in the law and the right to the best defense. Any case, for all clients anywhere in the world: Homicide or Drug, Medical Malpractice, Federal Habeas Corpus and more. As the senior managing partner of Regan Law PLC who brings more than 40 years of success and experience to each case, Attorney Martin Regan is not only esteemed by judges and colleagues in any court of law, he is respected and revered, known as the attorney to watch and flanked by the strongest team of six professional attorneys prepared to support you....
Louis M. Grossman
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New Orleans, LA Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 16 years experience
(504) 620-3347 909 Poydras St
#3600
New Orleans, LA 70112
Appeals, Energy and Environmental
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
Lou Grossman is a partner in the New Orleans office of Kean Miller and practices in the environmental litigation, energy, and appellate groups. Since being admitted to practice in 2003, he has handled complex disputes involving the energy and petrochemical industries, including toxic tort claims, environmental damage claims, and commercial litigation. In addition, Lou has handled the appeals of numerous high-profile legal issues at the trial and appellate court level. He is listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for 2013 and 2014. Lou was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 2015, and was listed as a Rising...
B. Scott Andrews
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Baton Rouge, LA Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 23 years experience
(800) 929-7481 8201 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Free ConsultationAppeals, Maritime, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Scott Andrews is a 2011 Baton Rouge Business Report Forty Under 40 honoree, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers and Top 40 Under 40 member, Secretary of the Northwestern State University Foundation, an Adjunct Professor of Law teaching Insurance Law, Products Liability and Advanced Louisiana Torts at the Southern University Law Center. Scott has also been selected for inclusion in Louisiana Super Lawyers-Personal Injury Plaintiff (2012-2013), and enjoys a prestigious AV peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Scott Andrews is a Member of the Louisiana Law Review and published one article prior to graduating in 1996 as a member of...
Erich P. Rapp
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Baton Rouge, LA Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 32 years experience
(225) 382-3425 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Appeals, Business and Environmental
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Bradley J Spedale
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Baton Rouge, LA Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 12 years experience
(225) 343-1300 3301 North Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Free ConsultationAppeals, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Brad’s practice utilizes the Master of Business Administration he earned in addition to his Juris Doctor. In addition to representing businesses of all kinds, he practices many different areas of law, performing both transactional work and litigation. Brad’s trust and estate practice covers everything from simple wills and successions to complex trusts and advanced estate planning. As part of his real estate practice, he is a title agent for Gulf Title Corporation, which is an agent for First American Title Insurance Company of Louisiana. Brad’s collection practice specializes in purchased debt. He also litigates many labor and employment matters and...
Charles R.  Talley
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New Orleans, LA Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 38 years experience
(504) 585-3046 909 Poydras St
#3600
New Orleans, LA 70112
Appeals, Energy, Maritime and Personal Injury
Florida State University College of Law
Chuck Talley is a partner in the New Orleans office of Kean Miller. He practices in the admiralty and maritime, and oil and gas practice groups. Chuck has particular experience in admiralty and maritime law, personal injury defense, including defense of Jones Act seaman claims, property damage claims, Corbello litigation, appeals, and oil & gas law. He has more than 31 years of trial and appellate experience before state and federal courts throughout the United States.

Chuck is listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2008-2019. He is also listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2020.

Chuck was selected by New Orleans CityBusiness as...
Charles S. McCowan Jr.
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Baton Rouge, LA Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 30 years experience
(225) 382-3404 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Appeals, Antitrust, Business and Civil Rights
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Jennifer J. Thomas
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Baton Rouge, LA Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 20 years experience
(225) 389-3705 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Appeals, Business, Health Care and Medical Malpractice
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Tyler Moore Kostal
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New Orleans, LA Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 9 years experience
(504) 620-3190 909 Poydras St
#3600
New Orleans, LA 70112
Appeals, Energy, Environmental and Medical Malpractice
Loyola University New Orleans
Tyler Kostal is an associate attorney in the New Orleans office of Kean Miller. She practices in the energy and environmental litigation group, defending energy companies in lawsuits involving oil and gas, environmental, toxic tort exposure, wetlands loss, pipeline, and commercial litigation and appeals. She also assists clients with Medicare reporting and compliance obligations for toxic tort exposure claims.

Tyler is listed as a Rising Star by Louisiana Super Lawyers for 2019.

Tyler earned her B.B.A., cum laude, in economics and marketing in 2005 from the University of Mississippi. She earned her J.D., cum laude, from Loyola University New Orleans College of...
Imtiaz A Siddiqui
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New Orleans, LA Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 15 years experience
900 Camp Street
Suite 435
New Orleans, LA 70130
Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Employment
Tulane University School of Law
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Theresa R. Hagen
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Baton Rouge, LA Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 30 years experience
(225) 382-3450 400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Appeals, Civil Rights and Employment
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Theresa Hagen is an associate attorney in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. She practices in the labor and employment group and advises and represents local, regional and national clients in matters involving federal and state employment discrimination laws such as Title VII, the ADA, and the ADEA. She has experience in cases involving alleged sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, family and medical leave issues, and wage payment actions.

Theresa served as a law clerk for the Hon. Robert Downing, Nineteenth Judicial District Court of Louisiana, from 1989 to 1991.

Theresa earned her B.A. from Northeast Louisiana State University in 1977....
Monica P. Navarro
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Gretna, LA Appeals & Appellate Attorney
(504) 368-5223 401 Weyer St
P.O. Box 461
Gretna, LA 70054
Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Family
University of Michigan Law School
Michael A. McGlone
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New Orleans, LA Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 44 years experience
(504) 585-3059 909 Poydras St
#3600
New Orleans, LA 70112
Appeals, Maritime and Personal Injury
Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Roy H Maughan, Jr.
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Baton Rouge, LA Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 33 years experience
634 Connells Park Ln
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Free ConsultationAppeals, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Family
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Roy’s law practice includes entertainment law (primarily television, film and music), contracts, transactional work, advising and forming business entities, intellectual property litigation, personal injury litigation and other complex litigation matters. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University and his Juris Doctorate degree from Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1986. Roy served five terms as a member of the Board of Governors of the Louisiana Association of Justice and served two terms on the Professionalism Committee for the Louisiana State Bar Association. He has also chaired and served on numerous Baton Rouge Bar...
David Sharpe
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New Orleans, LA Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 29 years experience
(504) 568-1990 601 Poydras St.
Suite 2775
New Orleans, LA 70130
Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Maritime
The National Law Center, GW Law School
David Sharpe focuses on marine insurance coverage; marine finance and vessel documentation; bankruptcy, restructuring, and creditors’ rights; admiralty and maritime; and international and cross-border law. He represents clients that own, operate, charter, or employ vessels, and helps them understand and manage their risks in the United States, Gulf of Mexico, and worldwide offshore maritime oilfield and alternative-energy markets. Mr. Sharpe services clients in the area of concentration on maritime contracts (time and bareboat charter parties, master service contracts, insurance and indemnity agreements, marine-insurance coverage, and ship sale and finance) and related commercial litigation (maritime liens, vessel arrest and attachment,...
Robert H. Harrison Jr.
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Denham Springs, LA Appeals & Appellate Attorney with 32 years experience
(225) 664-1500 Suite F-2
32350 LA Hwy 16
Denham Springs, LA 70726
Appeals, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Robert H. Harrison, Jr. of the Harrison Law Firm is a lifelong resident of Livingston Parish. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree. He received his Juris Doctorate from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU, where he was selected for the Louisiana Law Review, was a Flory Trial winner and was a member to the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Following law school, Mr. Harrison was a law clerk for the Hon. J. Michael McDonald of the 19th Judicial District Court. Mr. Harrison is a former partner in the...
Adam Dennis Lewis
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Baton Rouge, LA Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 3 years experience
(225) 412-6348 835 Louisiana Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Appeals, Maritime and Personal Injury
South Texas College of Law
Adam Lewis was born in Clear Lake, Texas. Due to his father’s employment in the oil and gas industry, Adam moved to various places such as Louisiana, Nigeria, Scotland, and England. After graduating high school in England, Adam returned to his roots to attend Texas Tech University. While there, Adam pursued History and Political Science before receiving his diploma in 2008. After graduation, he went to Houston, Texas, where he worked in numerous legal industries such as pharmaceutical litigation and litigation support and technology.

Adam’s career choices led him to Park City, UT, where he worked in the legal department of...
Brian R. Carnie
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Shreveport, LA Appeals & Appellate Lawyer with 13 years experience
(318) 562-2652 333 Texas St
#450
Shreveport, LA 71101
Appeals, Business and Employment
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Brian Carnie is a partner in the Shreveport office of Kean Miller and practices in the labor and employment group. He represents employers of all sizes in the private and public sectors. Brian dedicates his practice exclusively to the representation of management's interests in virtually all aspects of labor and employment law, including the defense of wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, workplace tort, breach of contract, FMLA, and OSHA whistleblower claims in federal and state courts, and before administrative agencies. Brian prepares, litigates and defends non-compete agreements and other restrictive covenants for his clients. He has extensive experience in Fair...
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