Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris LLC (SBH) is pleased to announce that members Michael Blumenthal, Charlie Harris, Jr., and Kimberly Jones were recently named honorees on Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s POWER List for Employment Law. All three have earned the distinction in each of the three years since the award was established.
In a now regular feature, the publication identifies and highlights Missouri’s most accomplished attorneys in various sectors of law.
Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s editorial team interviewed attorneys and other leaders around the state, reviewed records of verdicts and settlements, and consulted archives to arrive at the list of “the most powerful employment attorneys in Missouri.” Notably, SBH was the only firm in the entire state with three honorees for the third straight year, and there were only 36 total attorneys recognized.
Blumenthal’s distinguished legal career has been devoted to representing management in workplace legal issues and representing businesses in high-stakes business litigation. “Mike Blumenthal represents corporate clients in single-plaintiff, employment discrimination cases with the tenacity one would expect from someone who holds black belts in several forms of martial arts,” the publication noted.
Harris has a national practice focusing on representation of corporations, nonprofit entities, corporate officers and directors, and municipalities against claims of disability, race, gender, sex and age discrimination, sexual harassment, and wage and hour and collective actions. “(Charlie’s) now been hired to defend the Kansas City, Missouri, School District in three cases involving former employees who claim they were terminated for whistleblowing in connection with the state certification of the district,” Missouri Lawyers Weekly wrote. “He also serves as disciplinary hearing officer in Missouri attorney ethics cases, and he recently was named to Children’s Mercy Hospital’s board of directors.”
SBH’s managing member, Jones is an employment trial lawyer representing companies, not-for-profit organizations, and higher education institutions in federal and state courts and before AAA and labor arbitration panels. “She’s heavily involved in the Kansas City community. She served as president of the board of the Women’s Employment Network, a Kansas City-based organization that helps women achieve economic independence through employment,” her profile reads in part. “She also works with the Mid-America Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and previously served on the Kansas City steering committee for the Human Rights Campaign.”