James W. Southworth

James W. Southworth: Attorney with Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.

Biography

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, as well as immigration.

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.

Publications

•“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

Speaking Engagements

•“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

Community Involvement

•Animal Friends Advisory Board (Pro Bono Counsel)
•North Side Sportsman's Association

Articles

•What will a President Trump mean to the employment world? (11/29/2016)
•Changes to Wage and Hour Laws that are Likely to Affect Your Business (7/10/2015)

Press Releases

•Southworth Addresses Legalized Marijuana and Workplace Issues in Live Workshop (4/19/2017)
•Southworth Speaks to Allegheny County Medical Society about Medical Marijuana (4/3/2017)
•DMC Welcomes Employment Attorney in Pittsburgh (6/1/2015)

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Employment and Labor Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
412-392-5371  Phone
888-811-7144  Fax
412-281-7272
www.dmclaw.com/Attorney-James-W-Southworth
University Attended:
Summit University, B.S., Pastoral Studies, 1982; Dallas Theological Seminary, ThM., 1991
Law School Attended:
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 2005
Year of First admission:
2006
Admission:
2006, Pennsylvania; Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Memberships:

Memberships

•Allegheny County Bar Association (Board Member of Labor and Employment Law Section)
•American Immigration Lawyers Association
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Society for Human Resource Management

Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Secured a favorable settlement with the Department of Labor (DOL) following a wage and hour investigation into a multi-state employer; Conducted in-house management training for a multi-state client which resulted in a measurable reduction in liability in subsequent employment based claims; Successfully secured a seven figure settlement through litigating a fee review on behalf of a healthcare client; Counsel for numerous clients through challenging terminations of employees following leave time; Successfully secured TN, H1B, and other employment based visas for numerous clients
ISLN:
919710885

Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 (16)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • James W. Southworth

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 06/16/17 in Employment Claims on 06/16/17

    As a former colleague, I routinely used Jim for all of my corporate client's labor and employment matters. Jim was very professional, displayed subject matter expertise,...

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    As a former colleague, I routinely used Jim for all of my corporate client's labor and employment matters. Jim was very professional, displayed subject matter expertise, and worked very well with difficult clients. He adds value to all client centric teams.

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  • James W. Southworth

    5.0/5.0 by a Other Legal Professional on 06/08/17 in Employment Law on 06/08/17

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  • James W. Southworth

    5.0/5.0 by a Chief Legal Officer on 06/08/17 in Employment Claims on 06/08/17

    James is an excellent lawyer in all regards.

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    James is an excellent lawyer in all regards.

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  • James W. Southworth

    5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 06/08/17 in Litigation on 06/08/17

    knowledgeable, honest, pragmatic

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    knowledgeable, honest, pragmatic

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  • James W. Southworth

    5.0/5.0 by a General Counsel on 06/08/17 in Labor and Employment on 06/08/17

    Excellent labor and employment attorney. Gives practical advice. Very responsive and easy to work with.

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    Excellent labor and employment attorney. Gives practical advice. Very responsive and easy to work with.

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  • James W. Southworth

    5.0/5.0 by a Senior Associate on 06/08/17 in Labor and Employment on 06/08/17

    • Legal Knowledge

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  • James W. Southworth

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 06/08/17 in Labor and Employment on 06/08/17

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • James W. Southworth

    5.0/5.0 by a Other Legal Professional on 06/08/17 in Employment Law on 06/08/17

    • Legal Knowledge

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  • James W. Southworth

    5.0/5.0 by a General Counsel on 06/08/17 in Labor and Employment on 06/08/17

    Jim is a smart, responsive and effective attorney who truly cares about achieving results for his clients. His knowledge and experience in labor and employment law is ex...

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    Jim is a smart, responsive and effective attorney who truly cares about achieving results for his clients. His knowledge and experience in labor and employment law is extensive, bringing much value to the companies he represents.

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  • James W. Southworth

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 06/08/17 in Employment Litigation on 06/08/17

    Excellent demeanor, extremely effective

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    Excellent demeanor, extremely effective

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