Michael D. Carrouth: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Michael D. Carrouth

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

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act - ADEA
  • Defense Litigation
  • Employment-Related Litigation
  • Union Avoidance
  • Family and Medical Leave Act - FMLA
  • National Labor Relations Act - NLRA
  • Non-Competition Agreements
  • Unfair Labor Practices - ULP
University Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC, B.A., 1985
Law SchoolUniversity of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, SC, J.D., 1988
Admitted1988, South Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

Professional Activities

Chairman, Labor Management Relations Committee, South Carolina Bar


Mike Carrouth is a partner in the Columbia office. He is certified as a Specialist in Labor Law by the South Carolina Supreme Court.

Mike has represented clients in successfully responding to union organizing efforts in 27 states.

This work includes successfully defending against multi-site and multi-state national organizing blitzes and card-check/neutrality campaigns. Mike also has represented clients in numerous litigation matters, including jury trials, involving FMLA, Title VII, breach of employment contract, and non-compete enforcement. He practices before state and federal courts, the National Labor Relations Board, and state and federal administrative agencies in the areas of union related matters, employment litigation, discrimination cases, non-compete agreements, and wrongful discharge cases.

Mike is a frequent speaker at seminars on labor and employment and litigation matters. He has written several articles, including The Impact of the Civil Rights Act of 1991 on Employment Litigation and What the General Practitioner Should Know About Employer Liabilities in Conducting Job Interviews.

Mike has been selected for inclusion in South Carolina Super Lawyers since 2008. He has been listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2005 and in The Best Lawyers in America since 2007.

He was selected by his peers to be one of Greater Columbia Business Monthly's Legal Elite in 2011 and 2013.


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

Greater Columbia Business Monthly's Legal Elite 2011, 2013.


The NLRB's New Election Rules Do Not Provide a Level Playing Field
April 1, 2015

South Carolina Union Activity: The Calm Before the Storm
September 1, 2008

Quotes and Soundbites

Vote Withdrawal at Boeing Could Mean Tougher Road Ahead for Machinists Union
April 17, 2015

Union Using Boeing Worker House Calls to Gauge Support, Might Withdraw Petition
April 14, 2015

NLRB Judge Nixes Domino's Class Waiver Despite Opt-Out
March 31, 2014

Pro-Union NLRB Alarms Employers
August 3, 2011

Newsletter Articles

Drafting A Social-Media Policy That Protects Your Business
September 1, 2010

Union's Orchestrated Refusal To Work Overtime Found Unlawful
November 1, 2009


Understanding and Addressing Organizing Strategies in Obama's Second Term
May 6, 2013


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Office Information

Michael D. Carrouth

1320 Main Street
ColumbiaSC 29201


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