Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris LLC (SBH) is pleased to announce nine firm attorneys garnered recognition in the 2021 edition of Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers.
Michael L. Blumenthal, Charlie J. Harris, Deena B. Jenab, Kimberly A. Jones, Bruce A. Moothart, and Paul D. Seyferth were named to the Super Lawyers List. Matthew J. Westering, Candice Johnson and Mark M. Haddad were repeat honorees on the Rising Stars list.
Notably, Jones made the Top 50: 2021 Kansas City Super Lawyers and Top 100: 2021 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers lists, and also appears in the Top 50: 2021 Women Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list for a ninth consecutive year.
Each year, no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state are selected by the Super Lawyers research team for inclusion on the Super Lawyers list. No more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state are selected to the Rising Stars list.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.
The result is a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazine and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country.
About the attorneys
Michael L. Blumenthal (Employment & Labor, Employment Litigation, Business Litigation) — Mike has appeared on the Super Lawyers list for 16 consecutive years. He is a founding member of SBH, and his legal career has been devoted to representing management in workplace legal issues and representing businesses in high-stakes business litigation.
Mark M. Haddad (Business Litigation) — Mark made the Rising Stars list for an eighth consecutive year. He represents businesses and individuals in a wide variety of complex legal matters, focusing on commercial, employment, and contract disputes, including noncompete agreements.
Charlie J. Harris (Employment & Labor, Business Litigation) — Charlie made the Super Lawyers list for the 14th consecutive year. He has a national practice representing corporations, not-for-profit agencies, corporate officers and directors, and municipalities against labor and employment claims. He also defends corporate clients in various commercial litigation.
Deena B. Jenab (Employment Litigation, Business Litigation, Employment & Labor) — Deena earned recognition on the Super Lawyers list for the eighth time. She represents employers in all facets of employment litigation and employment law counseling.
Candice Johnson (Employment Litigation: Defense) — Candice earned Rising Stars honors for a third consecutive year. She joined SBH in 2021 and focuses her practice on labor and employment counseling and defense litigation and has significant experience in discrimination issues.
Kimberly A. Jones (Employment Litigation, Employment & Labor) — Kim appeared on the Super Lawyers list for the 17th consecutive year. In addition to serving as managing member, she is an employment trial lawyer representing clients in federal and state courts and before AAA and labor arbitration panels. She also provides day-to-day counsel on human resources issues and trains management and employees on a variety of employment issues.
Bruce A. Moothart (Business Litigation, Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury – Products) — Bruce earned recognition on the Super Lawyers list for the 13th year in a row. He focuses his practice on the representation of businesses and professionals in complex litigation with an emphasis on insurance-related issues.
Paul D. Seyferth (Employment & Labor, Civil Litigation) — Paul earned recognition on the Super Lawyers List for the 16th consecutive year. A founding member of SBH, he has practiced law for more than 30 years and has tried many different kinds of commercial and employment cases, with a focus on high-stakes and high-profile employment, health care, and business litigation.
Matthew J. Westering (Civil Litigation) — Matt was named to the Rising Stars list for the eighth consecutive year. He joined SBH in 2019 as an experienced litigator with a practice that includes the defense of businesses and insurance companies in state and federal courts.