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Best Employment Law Attorneys in North Carolina

Lawyer Legion created this list of the top picks in 2024 for the best employment law attorneys in North Carolina. To rank the top employment lawyers and other lawyers in North Carolina, we used both objective and subjective criteria.

The best employment law attorneys were selected based on their career accomplishments, success in high-profile cases, professional involvement, community leadership, and board certifications.

This list represents some of the most highly accomplished employment lawyers currently practicing in North Carolina. When reviewing this list, please be aware of each of the following:

  • Lawyers cannot pay to be included in this list.
  • Only lawyers who are active on Lawyer Legion were selected.
  • No online directory can accurately determine a statewide list of attorneys who are actually “the best” at practicing employment law (but our list comes close).
Michael A Kornbluth
Kornbluth Ginsberg Law Group, P.A.
Durham, NC
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Elizabeth Stewart Poisson
Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC
Wilmington, NC
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Richard T Granowsky
Hill Evans Jordan & Beatty, PLLC
Greensboro, NC
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Carolyn Ann Murchison
Tharrington Smith, LLP
Raleigh, NC
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B Davis
Howard, Stallings, From, Hutson, Atkins, Angell & Davis, P.A
Raleigh, NC
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Daniel W Clark
Tharrington Smith, LLP
Raleigh, NC
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Randall Roden
Tharrington Smith, LLP
Raleigh, NC
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Steven Dennis Corriveau
Martin & Jones, PLLC
Raleigh, NC
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Margaret F Rowlett
Smith, James, Rowlett & Cohen, LLP
Greensboro, NC
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Kathleen Peoples Tanner Kennedy
Hemphill Gelder, P.C.
Raleigh, NC
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Christopher Strianese
Strianese, PLLC
Charlotte, NC
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John M Riley
Martin & Jones, PLLC
Raleigh, NC
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Employment Law Bar Associations and Legal Organizations

National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) - The NELA is a national professional association of lawyers who represent employees against their employers and former employers in the areas of employment discrimination, illegal workplace harassment, wrongful termination, denial of employee benefits, and other employment-related matters. The National Employment Lawyers Association is the largest national association advocating for employees rights in the United States.
North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) - The North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) is an organization supporting the rights of those injured by the wrongdoing of others, workers, the disabled, those with family problems, consumers, those in debt, and those accused of a crime. Founded in 1962, the NCAJ continues enhancing the practice of attorneys to better serve the cases of clients. The NCAJ is an affiliate organization of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).

Specialty Certifications in Employment Law

North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization
Workers' Compensation - The North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization has designated Workers' Compensation Law as a field of law for which certification of specialists is permitted for lawyers who pass the requirements. Only attorneys who qualify for this designation are entitled to use the term "Board Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law."

North Carolina Government and Court Resources

Judicial Branch of North Carolina

Judicial Branch of North Carolina - The Judicial Branch of North Carolina is a fundamental pillar of the state's government, responsible for upholding and interpreting the law. It encompasses a hierarchical structure of courts, including the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, District Courts, and Superior Courts. These courts collectively administer justice, resolve disputes, and safeguard the rights of North Carolina citizens through fair and impartial legal proceedings.

North Carolina Attorney General

North Carolina Attorney General - The North Carolina Attorney General serves as North Carolina's chief legal officer and advisor. Elected by the people, the Attorney General represents the state in legal matters, offering guidance to state agencies and ensuring fair enforcement of laws. With a mandate to protect North Carolinians' rights, the Attorney General plays a pivotal role in upholding justice, advocating for consumer protection, and addressing critical legal issues.

North Carolina Court of Appeals

North Carolina Court of Appeals - The North Carolina Court of Appeals serves as an intermediate appellate court within North Carolina's judicial system. Comprised of 15 judges, the North Carolina Court of Appeals reviews decisions from trial courts and administrative agencies. It ensures legal correctness, fairness, and adherence to the law in various cases, contributing to the efficient administration of justice in North Carolina.

North Carolina Department of Labor

North Carolina Department of Labor - The New York Department of Labor (NYDOL) oversees a broad range of responsibilities aimed at supporting workers, enforcing labor laws, and administering unemployment insurance benefits within the state. Its primary duties include managing unemployment benefits, offering financial assistance to eligible individuals during periods of joblessness or reduced work hours. Additionally, NYDOL enforces labor laws related to minimum wage, workplace standards, and fair employment practices to protect workers' rights and ensure equitable workplaces. The department also focuses on workforce development by providing job training programs.

North Carolina Legislative Branch

North Carolina Legislative Branch - The North Carolina Legislative Branch operates under a bicameral system, consisting of the North Carolina Senate and the North Carolina House of Representatives. The Senate comprises 50 members serving two-year terms, while the House has 120 members also serving two-year terms. The Legislature is responsible for proposing, debating, and passing laws that govern the state. Its duties include formulating the state budget, levying taxes, and addressing various policy issues such as education, healthcare, and criminal justice.

Supreme Court of North Carolina

Supreme Court of North Carolina - The Supreme Court of North Carolina, established in 1818, stands as the apex of North Carolina's judicial framework. With seven justices, it exercises jurisdiction over appeals, constitutional questions, and rule formulation. This institution profoundly influences legal precedents and safeguards justice by rendering authoritative decisions on diverse legal issues, thereby serving as a cornerstone of North Carolina's legal landscape.

The North Carolina Judical Branch

The North Carolina Judical Branch - The North Carolina Judicial Branch has a rich history, rooted in the state's colonial past and shaped by its commitment to justice. Established during the colonial period, the judiciary is responsible for interpreting and applying the law, adjudicating civil and criminal cases, protecting individual rights, ensuring due process, and overseeing family law matters such as divorce and child custody. The state's judiciary has been instrumental in shaping legal precedents.

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