Mr. Satterfield has handled cases involving employment discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, and disability; sexual harassment; wrongful discharge; retaliatory discharge; breach of contract; covenants not to compete and trade secret violations; wage and hour disputes and child labor violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act; and the Family Medical Leave Act. He has extensive experience counseling clients on compliance issues and litigation avoidance strategies; assisting employers with responses to EEOC charges and other administrative actions; drafting substance abuse policies, noncompetition and nondisclosure agreements, and employee handbooks; and conducting supervisor training.
Mr. Satterfield has represented clients in employment lawsuits in state and federal courts, trial and appellate, in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia. From 1987-1988, he served as a judicial clerk to Judge John L. Napier of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
•YMCA of Greenville Metropolitan, Board of Directors (2004-2011) and Chairman (2009-2010)
•Pendleton Place Children’s Shelter, Board of Directors (2011-2014)
Honors and Recognitions
•Greenville Business Magazine Legal Elite (2013)
March 31, 2016
Carolina Employer Workplace News - Spring 2016
North Carolina Legislation Removes LGBT Protections and Possible Wrongful Termination ClaimsThe North Carolina “Single-Sex Multiple Occupancy” Act (also known as “HB-2”) prevents cities and counties from passing their own anti-discrimination rules. It is attracting nationwide attention due to its adverse...
October 19, 2015
Carolina Employer Workplace News - October 2015
Lessons for Terminating an EmployeeA case involving a claim for breach of an oral promise provides lessons for employers on what “not to do” when discharging an employee. A South Carolina jury returned an $868,000 verdict for the wrongful termination claim. Lessons include watching what you say.
October 14, 2015
South Carolina Jury Awards Employee $868,000 for Breach of an Oral Promise
A jury has returned an $868,000 verdict for an employee’s wrongful termination in an unusual case illustrating what “not to do” when discharging an employee. The verdict is believed to be one of the largest ever in South Carolina involving breach of an oral promise. Parker v. The National Honorary Beta Club, No. 2014-CP...
In the News
August 15, 2017
Best Lawyers in America Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition
WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are...
May 26, 2017
Chambers USA Recognizes Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys in 2017 Edition
WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 26, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 68 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking the leading law firms in the U.S.The firm...
August 15, 2016
Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America 2017
WHITE PLAINS, NY August, 15, 2016 - Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that more than 145 attorneys throughout the firm’s 57 locations have been named to the Best Lawyers in America 2017. In addition, 13 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the...
Professional Associations and Activities
•District of Columbia Bar
•Greenville Society for Human Resource Management, Board of Directors (2013)
•South Carolina Bar
•South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors (2011-2013)
•Upstate South Carolina American Inn of Court