C. Edward Rawl Jr.: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

C. Edward Rawl Jr.

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Associate
Columbia,  SC  U.S.A.
Phone(803) 255-0000

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Breach of Employment Contracts
  • Discrimination Claims
  • Employment Practices Liability Insurance - EPLI
  • Fair Housing Discrimination
  • Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements
 
University University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, B.A., cum laude, 2004
 
Law SchoolUniversity of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, SC, J.D., 2007
 
Admitted2007, South Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina; South Carolina Supreme Court; South Carolina Court of Appeals
 
Memberships 

Community

Urban Land Institute- Midlands Reality Check Business Development Event 2013 - Participant
Special Olympics South Carolina - Volunteer
City Center Partnership Long Range Planning Committee - Member
American Red Cross, Heroes Committee - Past Member
Leadership Columbia - Class of 2010

Professional Activities

American Bar Association - Member
American Bar Association - Gender Equity Task Force - Member
American Bar Association - Member Service Project Coordinator for the Young Lawyers Division
American Bar Association - Commission on Women in the Profession: Resolution and Legislative Affairs Committee - Member
ABA Young Lawyers Division - Membership Board - Vice Director
ABA Young Lawyers Division - former District 10 Representative (South Carolina and U.S. Virgin Islands)
ABA Young Lawyers Division - Finance Board - former Member
Richland County Bar Association - Member
South Carolina Bar Association - Member
South Carolina Bar Association - Judicial Qualifications Committee - Member
South Carolina Bar Association - Conventions Committee - Member
South Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division - Member
South Carolina Bar YLD - Executive Committee - Member
South Carolina Bar YLD - Professional Development Committee - Co-ChairSouth Carolina Bar YLD - Courthouse Keys Committee - former Chair
South Carolina Bar YLD - Long Range Planning Committee - former Member
South Carolina Bar YLD Host Committee - ABA YLD Meeting - Charleston, South Carolina
South Carolina Bar Association - Employment & Labor Law Section - Secretary

 
Biography

Edward Rawl practices in the Columbia office.

His practice includes litigating employment related disputes involving wrongful discharge, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, OSHA, the Surface Transportation Assistance Act, as well as other types of employment based claims.

In addition, Edward represents developers and property managers of conventional and government-financed and assisted multifamily housing projects in the defense of fair housing and public accommodation claims.

He counsels employers, property management companies, and owners on all aspects of employment and fair housing laws and the development of preventive policies and procedures to avoid employment and fair housing claims.

Edward handles litigation in both federal and state courts and claims pending with state and federal agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the U.S. Department of Labor. He has appeared before state and federal tribunals in South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, Ohio, and Kansas. He has also appeared before the appellate courts in South Carolina.

Edward is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, was selected as one of the Midlands' Legal Elite by Greater Columbia Business Journal Monthly Magazine in 2011, 2013 and 2014, and was selected for inclusion in South Carolina Super Lawyers - Rising Stars in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Edward was the recipient of the 2011-2012 and 2013-2014 South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division President's Medal, which recognizes young lawyers who have gone above and beyond in their dedication and service to the Young Lawyers Division. Ed was selected as Star of the Quarter for 2014 by the South Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

He was recently appointed by ABA Presidents Laurel Bellows and William Hubbard to serve on the twenty member ABA Gender Equity Task Force, which addresses the continuing gender equity issues that exist in the legal profession and in society at large. He also serves on the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession: Resolution and Legislative Affairs Committee. Edward serves on the Advisory Board of Fisher & Phillips' Women's Initiative and Leadership Council (WILC). Edward also was recently appointed Member Service Project Coordinator for the ABA's Young Lawyers Division.

Edward served as the Vice Director of the ABA Young Lawyers Division's Membership Board, and was recently appointed as the 2014-2015 Member Service Project Coordinator, placing him on the ABA YLD Senior Leadership Team, Cabinet and Member of the ABA YLD Council. He is Co-Chair of the SC Bar's Professional Development Committee, Co-Chair of the Community Law Week Project, Secretary of the Employment and Labor Law Section, and member of the SC Bar Convention and Judicial Qualifications Committees. Edward previously served as the ABA YLD District 10 Representative for South Carolina and U.S. Virgin Islands, also serving on its five member Finance Board.

News/Media
EEOC Will Use Criminal Record Guidance on Title VII Claims
April 25, 2014

Presentations

Employment Law Update - Pee Dee SHRM - Florence, SC - August 19, 2014

EEOC Will Use Criminal Record Guidance on Title VII Claims
April 25, 2014

Negotiations to Dismissal - The Art of Settlement - S.C. Bar CLE - Columbia, SC May 16, 2014

Employment Law Update - S.C. Department of Transportation, Disadvantaged Business Entity Seminar - Columbia, SC - February 11, 2014

Family & Medical Leave Act Overview - University of South Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business
Columbia, SC - November 4, 2013

Employment Law Red Flags -
Southeastern Affordable Housing Management Association (SAHMA) - Charlotte, NC - August 13, 2013

What's Next in Preparing for Healthcare Reform -
Palmetto Paralegals Association - Columbia, SC - July 18, 2013

The Supreme Court's Affordable Care Act Decision: Key Perspectives for Health Care, Employment, Insurance and Medicaid - S.C. Bar CLE - Columbia, SC - August 6, 2012

Employment Law Update - S.C. Department of Transportation, Disadvantaged Business Entity Seminar - Columbia, SC - September 6, 2012

What's Next in Preparing for Healthcare Reform -The National Association for the Sewn Products Industry (SEAMS) - Myrtle Beach, SC - October 12, 2012

Family & Medical Leave Act Overview - University of South Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business - Columbia, SC - November 12, 2012

What's Next in Preparing for Healthcare Reform - South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association - Greenville, SC - November 13, 2012

Recognition

South Carolina Super Lawyers, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Rising Stars
Greater Columbia Business Monthly, Midlands Legal Elite - Labor and Employment Law
South Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, President's Medal (2012)

 
Reported CasesReported Cases: Knight v. Domtar Paper Co., LLC, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54665 (D.S.C. 2013); Lee v. Eibot, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92532 (D.S.C. 2013); Byrd v. Pilgrim's Pride Corp., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14545 (N.D. Ala 2014).; Knight v. Domtar Paper Co., LLC, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54665 (D.S.C. 2013); Knight v. Domtar Paper Co., LLC, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 51400 (D.S.C. 2013); Amason v. PK Mgmt., LLC, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 30883 (D.S.C. 2011); Amason v. PK Mgmt., LLC, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 30882 (D.S.C. 2011); Anderson v. Fed. Express Corp., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 134580 (D.S.C. 2010); Anderson v. Fed. Express Corp., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 94195 (D.S.C. 2010); Anderson v. Fed. Express Corp., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 94234 (D.S.C. 2010); Bishop v. City of Union, 2010 S.C. App. Unpub. LEXIS 279 (Ct. App. 2010); Bryant v. City of Cayce, 421 Fed. Appx. 313; 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 7247 (4th Cir. 2011); Dinkins v. Lowe's Home Ctrs., Inc., 722 S.E.2d 808, 2012 S.C. App. LEXIS 2 (Ct. App. 2012); Faltas v. Steele Enterprises, 2012 S.C. App. Unpub. LEXIS 469 (Ct. App. 2012); Hammond v. AlliedBarton Sec. Servs., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 132744 (D.S.C. 2011); Haney v. Ray's Vacuum, 2011 S.C. App. Unpub. LEXIS 126 (Ct. App. 2011); MIA Funding, LLC v. Sizer, 2010 S.C. App. Unpub. LEXIS 504 (Ct. App. 2010); Padgett v. City of Greenwood, 2009 S.C. App. Unpub. LEXIS 606 (Ct. App. 2009); Pastene v. Sprouse, 393 Fed. Appx. 119; 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 18395 (4th Cir. 2010); Sellers v. S.C. Autism Society, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39134 (D.S.C. 2012); Sellers v. S.C. Autism Society, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39128 (D.S.C. 2012); Todd v. Fed. Express Corp., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 43491 (D.S.C. 2012); Todd v. Fed. Express Corp., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 31941 (D.S.C. 2012); Todd v. Fed. Express Corp., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 29615 (D.S.C. 2010); Todd v. Fed. Express Corp., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 29608 (D.S.C. 2010); Watts v. C.M. Tucker Lumber Cos., 2011 S.C. App. Unpub. LEXIS 443 (Ct. App. 2011); Wells Fargo v. Barker, 2012 S.C. App. Unpub. LEXIS 691 (Ct. App. 2012); Whittington v. Variety Wholesalers, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 58230 (D.S.C. 2012);; ;
 
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C. Edward Rawl Jr.

1320 Main Street
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