G. Daniel Ellzey: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

G. Daniel Ellzey

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

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Labor Arbitration
  • Labor Contract Negotiations and Administration
  • Management Employment Law
  • National Labor Relations Board - NLRB
  • Union Campaigns and Elections
University University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, B.A., 1970; University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, M.B.A., 1977
Law SchoolUniversity of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, SC, J.D., 1973
Admitted1973, 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

Professional Activities

General Counsel, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) South Carolina State Council
Chairman, Labor and Employment Law Section, South Carolina Bar Association (1985-1986)
Member, House of Delegates, South Carolina Bar Association (1992-1994)


Dan Ellzey is a partner in the Columbia office. He practices both labor and employment law. In the employment area, Dan counsels clients on all state and federal employment laws (Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, etc.), major staff reductions and facility closures, labor law implications of mergers and acquisitions, OSHA compliance, and wage and hour matters.

Dan litigates cases involving discrimination, wrongful discharge, ERISA, non-compete, and other employment-related matters in federal and state courts. He also represents companies before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

In the labor area, Dan advises companies across the nation on union avoidance and proactive employee relations plans. Dan has been involved in some of the highest profile union campaigns and elections in the United States.

He represents clients before the National Labor Relations Board, and he advises clients on merger and acquisition matters involving labor issues.

Dan is certified as a Specialist in Employment and Labor Law by the Supreme Court of South Carolina. He is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized in South Carolina Super Lawyers since 2008.

Dan has also been listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2004 and in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006. He was selected by his peers to be one of Greater Columbia Business Monthly's 2010 Legal Elite. Dan was also recognized as an Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America for 2014.


New Union Organizing Initiatives - Myrtle Beach, SC
May 15, 2011


Serves on the Human Resources Committee and the Legislative Agenda Task Force for the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
Previously served on the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the Columbia Chamber of Commerce
Serves on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement and the Carolina Children's Home
Worked closely with the Strategic Alliance for the Midlands and the South Carolina Department of Commerce
In 2005, he was recognized by Governor Mark Sanford as an economic development Ambassador


Eighty-Four Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Selected to The Best Lawyers in America 2016
August 17, 2015

Forty-Four Attorneys Ranked Among Top in Chambers USA 2015
May 19, 2015

Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Named to Local Legal Elite 2010 Top Ten List
October 1, 2010 (Certified Specialist, Employment and Labor Law, The Supreme Court of South Carolina) (Certified Circuit Court Arbitrator and Mediator, Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification of the South Carolina Supreme Court's Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission)


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G. Daniel Ellzey

1320 Main Street
ColumbiaSC 29201


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