TAMPA (June 10, 2014) — Three partners in the Tampa office of Fisher & Phillips LLP have been selected by their peers for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers. Steve Bernstein, Theresa Gallion and Christine Howard are included in Florida Super Lawyers, a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers.
Only five percent of lawyers in the state are recognized by Florida Super Lawyers for attaining a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
For more than 20 years, Steve Bernstein has maintained a traditional labor practice, representing employers throughout the United States. In addition, he advises clients on union-related matters and compliance with the NLRA, the WARN Act, USERRA, FMLA and the ADA. He places an emphasis on implementing preventive employee relations programs that include supervisory training and effective human resources policies and procedures. He has been recognized in Florida Super Lawyers since 2012.
Gallion has more than 30 years of practice as a labor and employment attorney, representing clients in a wide variety of industries, with particular emphasis on hospitality, healthcare, education, retail and telecommunications. She is one of the firm’s most experienced trial lawyers, and has successfully tried more than 40 jury trials in employment cases. A substantial portion of her practice is devoted to management training on such topics as equal employment opportunity, diversity, and management skills. She has been selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers since 2007.
Howard has practiced labor and employment law for more than 20 years. She focuses on defending employment discrimination, harassment, leave and disability, and wage and hour complaints. In recent years, she has defended numerous collective action cases filed on behalf of classes of employees alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, successfully defeating class certification in each instance. In addition to her litigation work, she conducts workplace investigations, compliance audits and management training. She is managing partner of the Tampa office of Fisher & Phillips and has been listed in Florida Super Lawyers since 2013.
About Super Lawyers
Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers, a service of the Thomson Reuters Legal division, undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area and a good-standing and disciplinary check. For more information, visit www.superlawyers.com/florida/.
About Fisher & Phillips LLP (www.laborlawyers.com)
Fisher & Phillips LLP is a national law firm committed to providing practical business solutions for employers’ workplace legal problems. Labor and employment law is all the firm does, offering deep and broad knowledge and experience in the area of the law the attorneys know best. Fisher & Phillips attorneys help clients avoid legal problems, are dedicated to providing exceptional client service, and are there when you need them. The firm has 300 attorneys in 31 offices. In addition to Tampa, the offices are in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbia, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Gulfport, Houston, Irvine, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, New England, New Jersey, New Orleans, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Tampa, and Washington, D.C.