Stephen C. Mitchell: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Stephen C. Mitchell

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 Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Collective Bargaining and Arbitration
  • Employment Counseling
  • Strike Avoidance
  • Union Campaigns
  • Union Elections
  • Union Management Relations
University University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, B.A., 1987
Law SchoolUniversity of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, SC, J.D., 1991
Admitted1991, South Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

Professional Activities
Contributing Editor, The Developing Labor Law, 5th ed. and Supplements since 2006
Chapter Author, ABA/BNA Treatise Employment At Will: A State by State Survey - 2012
Past member, Executive Committee for the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys


Stephen Mitchell is managing partner of the firm's Columbia office. His practice emphasizes employment litigation as well as traditional labor law.

He has handled administrative charges and lawsuits in state and federal courts involving wrongful discharge, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, ERISA, FMLA, FLSA, employment testing, as well as other types of employment based claims.

Steve has also assisted employers in handling class action litigation.

In the traditional labor law arena, Steve has represented employers throughout the United States in a broad variety of union related matters.

Steve is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a Specialist in Employment and Labor Law. He is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and he has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America since 2010. Steve has been listed in Chambers USA since 2007 and included in South Carolina Super Lawyers since 2009. Steve was also named to Columbia Business Monthly's Legal Elite of the Midlands in 2015.


Benefits Outweigh Risks In Criminal Background Checks
May 7, 2012

Change Employers Can Expect
December 29, 2008


“The Election's Impact on the National Labor Relations Board and Unions” - InsideCounsel SuperConference - Chicago, IL - May 7, 2013


Five Attorneys Named to 2015 Legal Elite of the Midlands
October 27, 2015

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

South Carolina Super Lawyers since 2009
Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2007
The Best Lawyers in America since 2010

Quotes and Soundbites

Q&A: Union Election Petitions Rise Under New Rules, but Impact Unclear
July 29, 2015

The Election's Impact on the National Labor Relations Board and Unions
May 7, 2013

Reported CasesRepresentative Work; Firm Provides Successful Defense in Multi-State Non-Compete Matter

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#207 in weekly profile views out of 3,671 lawyers in Columbia, South Carolina
#93,313 in weekly profile views out of 1,733,488 total lawyers Overall

Office Information

Stephen C. Mitchell

1320 Main Street
ColumbiaSC 29201


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