Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris LLC (SBH) is pleased to announce that members Michael Blumenthal, Charlie Harris, Jr., and Kimberly Jones were recently named repeat honorees on Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s POWER List for Employment Law. 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 second 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. “Since earning his law degree from the University of Kansas in 1992, Mike Blumenthal has proved to be a formidable force in the courtroom for employers. In 2017, he persuaded the Missouri Supreme Court to resolve a procedural mess in the way employment-discrimination cases are filed. The following year, he won a first-impression ruling in the Kansas Supreme Court involving that state’s statute of frauds,” 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. “The undoing of former Jackson County Sheriff Mike Sharp started with the zealous advocacy of Charlie Harris,” Missouri Lawyers Weekly wrote of Charlie’s most notable recent legal accomplishment.
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. “Her wins include two trials just months apart in 2014 on claims from two longtime Jackson County prosecutors who alleged they’d been fired to make way for younger hires. Juries in both cases returned defense verdicts, vindicating the county’s employment decisions and avoiding $3 million in requested damages,” her profile said in part.