Profile & Honors
James W. (Jim) Southworth is a principal of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. He concentrates his practice in the areas of employment and labor law and employment immigration, as well as alternate dispute resolution and mediation.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Southworth was a human resource manager for a hospital in the state of Indiana. This background has given him an understanding of the issues companies face when dealing with employees and enables him to provide advice that not only passes legal muster but is also grounded in the realities of the workplace. Mr. Southworth has provided advice and counsel on virtually all employment-related concerns, from hiring procedures to termination and severance issues. He has worked with companies ranging in size from small to Fortune 500, in the medical/healthcare, construction, technology and manufacturing industries, helping them navigate the tricky waters of restrictive covenants, leave time, wage and hour issues, and various types of discrimination claims. Mr. Southworth has also assisted clients who seek visas for foreign national employees. He is an accomplished public speaker with 25 years of experience, having addressed audiences of all sizes and compositions on a variety of employment-related topics. Mr. Southworth also uses those skills to assist clients with in-house training for management staff.
Mr. Southworth has complied with and been accepted as a mediator for the Western District of Pennsylvania ADR program.
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•Animal Friends Advisory Board (Pro Bono Counsel)
•North Side Sportsman’s Association
Presentations & Publications
•“Navigating Medical Marijuana in the Workplace” (Presenter), JazzHR Workshop, 4/20/2017
•“Medical Marijuana and Its Effect on the Workplace in the Commonwealth of PA” (Presenter), Allegheny County Medical Society, 4/12/2017
•“Key Human Resource Obstacles for Small Business” (Presenter), Small Manufacturers Council (SMC) Seminar, 5/12/2016
•“Cyber Security, Data Breaches and the Rise of the Dark Web” (Co-Presenter), ACC Pennsylvania CLE, 4/5/2016
•“So, are Non-Competes Worth the Effort?,” Butler Human Resources Association, 3/8/2016
•“The Big Three Employee Issues,” Allegheny County Medical Society, 4/30/2015
•“Executive Action Regarding Overtime Pay,” Enscoe Long Seminar, 4/23/2015
•“Minimizing Workplace Violence,” Pittsburgh Human Resource Association, Oct. 2014
•“The Lifecycle of an Employee,” Small Manufacturers Council (SMC) Seminar, Fall 2014
•“PA Likely to Legalize Medical Marijuana Soon,” Working PArts Magazine, Feb./March 2016
•“What Happens to Non-Compete Agreements Post-Merger?,” HR.BLR.com, 4/23/2015
•“Non-Compete Agreements: How to Protect Your Company During an M&A, ” HR Magazine, 4/8/2015
•“Who Really Owns Your Companies Social Media Accounts?,” HR.BLR.com, 7/7/2014
What will a President Trump mean to the employment world?
Changes to Wage and Hour Laws that are Likely to Affect Your Business
7/19/2017 Press Releases
DMC Attorney James Southworth Receives Highest Rating from His Peers
4/19/2017 Press Releases
Southworth Addresses Legalized Marijuana and Workplace Issues in Live Workshop
4/3/2017 Press Releases
Southworth Speaks to Allegheny County Medical Society about Medical Marijuana
6/1/2015 Press Releases
DMC Welcomes Employment Attorney in Pittsburgh