Three FordHarrison Attorneys Named Lawyer of the Year 2016 by The Best Lawyers

Date   Aug 17, 2015

FordHarrison LLP, one of the country's largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is proud to announce that one of the firm's Memphis-based attorneys and two of the firm's Florida-based attorneys were selected as Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Herbert Gerson, a Partner in the firm's Memphis office, was named Lawyer of the Year for Litigation – Labor & Employment for the Memphis area. Al McKenna, a Partner in the firm's Orlando office, was named Lawyer of the Year for Labor Law - Management for the Orlando area, while Tammie Rattray, a Partner in the firm's Tampa office, was named Lawyer of the Year for Employment Law - Management for the Tampa area for the second year in a row.  Their honors will be published in a special edition of Best Lawyers, ‘The Best Lawyers in America© 2016.'
Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant. 

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

The lawyers being honored as "Lawyers of the Year" have received particularly high ratings in the surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Herb Gerson focuses his practice on managing all areas related to traditional labor and employment issues. He devotes much of his practice to counseling clients on avoiding employment discrimination claims and developing a positive work environment. Herb has written numerous articles on labor and employment matters, is a frequent speaker on labor and employment matters and co-chaired the Labor and Employment Committee of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association. He is also editor of the Tennessee Employers Desk Manual and the Arkansas Employers Desk Manual.

Al Mckenna, Board Certified as a Specialist in Labor and Employment Law by the Florida Bar, has represented management in all aspects of employment and labor law since 1983. Al is a traditional labor lawyer with extensive experience in union campaigns, collective bargaining, arbitrations and hearings and trials before the National Labor Relations Board. Al is also an experienced trial lawyer, having tried employment related cases in state and federal courts. Al represents a broad array of employers in a variety of industries all across America, but focuses his practice on the healthcare industry and government contractors.

Tammie Rattray is an experienced labor and employment lawyer with a broad scope of practice that includes both litigation and traditional labor law. Tammie is an experienced labor and employment lawyer with a broad scope of practice that includes both litigation and traditional labor law.  Tammie has represented clients in both union and union-free environments, providing counseling and support to meet the client's objectives.  Her experience includes collective bargaining, arbitrations, NLRB trials, and union campaigns.  Tammie also frequently represents clients in employment litigation, having successfully defended a broad array of claims including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistle-blower, and wage and hour, and she has tried cases to both federal and state court juries.

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