Jonathan P. Pearson: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Jonathan P. Pearson

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

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Unfair Labor Practices - ULP
  • Employment Litigation
  • Fair Labor Standards Act - FLSA
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act - OSHA
University University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, B.A., cum laude, 1973
Law SchoolUniversity of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, SC, J.D., cum laude, 1976
Admitted1976, South Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

Professional Activities
Past Chairman, Employment and Labor Law Section of South Carolina Bar
Member, Management Labor and Employment Roundtable


Jon Pearson is a partner in the Columbia office. His practice emphasizes employment litigation of all types before state and federal courts, as well as traditional labor law.

He has handled lawsuits and administrative charges involving wrongful discharge, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA and FLSA, as well as many other types of employment-based claims.

Jon has also represented numerous employers before the National Labor Relations Board in union representation elections and unfair labor practice charges.

Jon has been particularly active in assisting employers in union contract negotiations and in dealing with strike-related issues, such as contingency planning and injunction proceedings. He regularly represents employers with occupational safety and health issues, including litigating contested citations before state and federal agencies.

He has also served as Chairman of the Employment and Labor Section of the South Carolina Bar.

Jon is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been included in the South Carolina Super Lawyers list since 2008. He has been listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2003 and in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006.


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

Eight Attorneys Selected to Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Lists
April 24, 2015

AV Peer rated in Martindale Hubbell
South Carolina Super Lawyers since 2008
Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2003
Best Lawyers in America since 2006


Legal Alerts

OSHA Issues Long-Awaited Final Rule On Personal Protective Equipment
November 27, 2007 (Certified Specialist, Employment and Labor Law, The Supreme Court of South Carolina)


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Office Information

Jonathan P. Pearson

1320 Main Street
ColumbiaSC 29201


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