Fisher & Phillips Partners Michael V. Abcarian and Michael P. Royal Named to the Best Lawyers in America 2013 List

Dallas, TX, August 26, 2012 --( Fisher & Phillips LLP announced today that Dallas attorneys Michael V. Abcarian and Michael P. Royal have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013® (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). The attorneys were honored for their labor and employment work. The list of attorneys is compiled by conducting surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

For more than 30 years, Abcarian, managing partner of the Dallas office, has represented both private and public employers, large and small, handling everything from large class actions and other complex litigation cases in both federal and state courts, to hundreds of individual plaintiff cases. He appears frequently before agencies like the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, the National Labor Relations Board, and the U.S. Department of Labor. Abcarian is a sought-after speaker and has written extensively on labor and employment law issues.

Royal, a partner with the Dallas office, has been representing national and international clients in multiparty complex and class action litigation for nearly two decades. He has found great success in state and federal court involving claims related to wage and hour disputes, discrimination issues, wrongful discharge, whistle blowing, harassment, retaliation, trade secrets and noncompetition agreements. In addition to his considerable litigation practice, Royal routinely counsels employers on compliance with various state, federal, and foreign employment laws.

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Fisher & Phillips LLP represents employers nationally in labor, employment, civil rights, employee benefits and immigration matters. The firm has 270 attorneys in 27 offices. Founded in 1943, it is one of the largest U.S. law firms to concentrate its practice exclusively upon representation of employers in labor and employment matters. In addition to the Dallas office, the firm has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbia, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Irvine, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, New England, New Jersey, New Orleans, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Tampa, and Washington, D.C.
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