Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris LLC (SBH) is pleased to announce that members Michael Blumenthal, Charlie Harris, Jr., and Kimberly Jones were recently named to Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s inaugural “POWER 30” list for employment law. In a new regular feature called THE POWER LIST, 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 30 most powerful employment attorneys in Missouri.” Notably, SBH was the only firm throughout the entire state with three honorees and SBH accounted for three of 13 management-side attorneys on the list.
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 is the kind of defense attorney you don’t want to mess with, in or out of court: He’s practiced both law and martial arts since earning his law degree from the University of Kansas in 1992,” 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 Harris’ tenacity as a defense attorney is best illustrated by his investigation of an employment discrimination case that led to the downfall of the Jackson County sheriff,” Missouri Lawyers Weekly wrote.
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. “Kim Jones prefers to head off her clients’ problems before they start — that is, before they lead to litigation, much less before they land in front of a jury,” her profile said in part.