Robert S. Phifer: Lawyer with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Robert S. Phifer


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Practice Areas

  • Employment Related Litigation
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Employee Benefits Litigation
  • Severance Agreements
  • Noncompetition Agreements
  • Affirmative Action
  • Military Leave
  • Employee Benefits Claims
  • Employment Contracts
  • Arbitration Agreements
University University of South Carolina, B.A., 1973
Law SchoolUniversity of South Carolina, J.D., 1977
Admitted1977, South Carolina and U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina; 1986, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1987, North Carolina and U.S. District Court, Western, Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina; 1989, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1990, U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships Mecklenburg County Bar; North Carolina State Bar; North Carolina Bar Association (Member, Labor and Employment Law Section); South Carolina Bar (Member, Labor and Employment Law Section); American Bar Association (Member, Labor and Employment Law Section; Employee Benefits Subcommittee).

Member, 1975-1977 and Executive Editor, 1976-1977, South Carolina Law Review. Member, Society of Wig and Robe (University of South Carolina School of Law). Instructor, Legal Writing, University of South Carolina School of Law, 1976-1977. Author: Note, "The Class Action Device in Title VII Civil Suits," 28 South Carolina Law Review 639, 1977; "Employee Arbitration Agreements Can Control the Risk of Litigation," Business North Carolina, at 72, August 2001. Co-Author: COBRA Compliance Manual, Haynsworth Baldwin Johnson & Greaves LLC, 2003. Member: Leadership Charlotte, Class XIX (1998); National Retail Federation Committee on Employment Law (Associate Member); Society for Human Resources Management; Charlotte Area Society for Human Resources Management; Rotary Club of Charlotte, North Carolina; The First Tee of Charlotte (Secretary and Member, Executive Committee and Board of Directors); Changed Choices (Member of Board of Directors). Member, Haynsworth Baldwin Johnson & Greaves LLC, 1982-2004. Associate, Haynsworth, Baldwin, Johnson & Greaves LLC, 1977-1982.

Reported CasesGilmer v. Interstate Johnson/Lane Corp., 500 U.S. 20 (1991); Harrison v. Edison Brothers Apparel Stores, 151F.3d 176 (4th Cir. 1998); Ard v. Southwest Forest Industries, 849 F.2d 517 (11th Cir. 1988); Barnes v. Southwest Forest Industries, 814 F.2d 607 (11th Cir. 1987); Karby v. The Standard Products Co., 7 IER Cases (BNA) 1235 (D.S.C. 1993); Bost v. Holly Farms Foods, 61 FEP Cases (BNA) 638 (W.D.N.C. 1993); Lentczner v. Winthrop University, 10 IER Cases (BNA) 926 (S.C Ct. Comm. Pleas 1994); Buffaloe v. United Carolina Bank, 89 N.C. App. 693, 366 SE2d 918 (N.C. Ct. App. 1988);

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Robert S. Phifer

201 South College Street, Suite 2300
CharlotteNC 28244


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