The Kansas City Business Journal named Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris LLC (SBH) members Michael L. Blumenthal, Charlie J. Harris, Jr., and Kimberly A. Jones to its 2019 Best of the Bar, the publication’s 18th annual listing of the metro’s top lawyers in private practice. Notably, only one other firm had more honorees than SBH.
For the third straight year, a panel of five judges selected the award recipients. The new system results in a narrower group of honorees, and only 53 attorneys were named to the 2019 Best of the Bar. Attorneys are selected based on their work in the legal industry and community involvements.
“We are proud to have the work our firm does on behalf of clients recognized in this manner,” said Jones, SBH’s Managing Member. “Our firm strives to provide high-level legal services and we believe these distinctions are a reflection of that commitment. We are honored to be included in this distinguished list that recognizes our position as respected litigators in the Kansas City legal community.”
Blumenthal is a founding member of Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris, with a practice devoted to representing management in workplace legal issues and representing businesses in high-stakes business litigation. He is known as an aggressive and passionate trial lawyer and is admitted to the bars of Kansas, Missouri, and Georgia and has defended lawsuits in more than 20 states.
Harris is a nationally recognized labor and employment attorney with a practice focused on the 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.
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. In addition to providing day-to-day counsel on human resources issues, she trains management and nonmanagement employees nationwide on a variety of employment issues, including prohibited harassment, effective supervision, and managing the absent employee.
Blumenthal, Harris, and Jones will be honored at a congratulatory reception on Thursday, October 24, and profiled in the Friday, October 25, edition of the Kansas City Business Journal.