Sanford Heisler Sharp Earns Top Marks in Benchmark Litigation’s Inaugural Ranking of Labor & Employment Firms & Lawyers

Posted March 12th, 2019.

Firm Ranked Nationally, In New York, California, D.C. and Tennessee
Ten of Its Lawyers Earn Regional Star Status

March 12, 2019, New York – Benchmark Litigation has announced that Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP received top marks in its inaugural rankings of labor and employment law firms and lawyers in the U.S.  David Sanford was selected as the 2019 “Labor & Employment Attorney of the Year” from the large cohort of labor and employment lawyers representing more than half of the states, and Washington, D.C.  In addition, the firm earned a national ranking in the practice area along with four state-level rankings and ten lawyers were named Labor & Employment Stars.

“We are pleased that Benchmark Litigation’s peer-reviewed analysis of the nation’s labor and employment law firms and lawyers resulted in outstanding results for Sanford Heisler Sharp,” said David Sanford, Chairman of the firm. “In 2018 we prevailed on behalf of plaintiffs in many significant and high-profile employment disputes and expect to continue our record of success in 2019.”

Sanford Heisler Sharp was ranked in the top tier in New York, and was ranked in California, Washington, D.C. and Tennessee for its litigation expertise and outcomes last year.

The firm’s attorneys who earned Labor & Employment star status in the Northeast are David Sanford, Jeremy Heisler, Kate Mueting, Russell Kornblith, Alexandra Harwin, Andrew Melzer, H. Vincent McKnight and Deborah Marcuse.  Kevin Sharp earned star status in the South and Ed Chapin earned star status in the West.

“We are all engaged in socially and morally significant efforts to make society more just, kind and civil,” said Sanford.  “Our table at the awards ceremony was surrounded by great defense firms, which were recognized for the work they do. And justifiably so. The reality is that every one of us could be elsewhere. We choose to be here doing what we do because we care.”

This 2019 recognition by Benchmark Litigation followed on the heels of Sanford’s string of similar top awards in 2018, including his selection as one three finalists for The American Lawyer’s coveted national “Attorney of the Year” award.  He also earned honors as a 2018 “Titan of the Plaintiffs’ Bar” and 2018 “Employment MVP” from Law360; 2018 National Law Journal “Plaintiff’s Lawyer Trailblazer;” 2018 Tier One Chambers Ranking and  “Leader in the Field for Labor & Employment in New York;” and 2018 “Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyer” recognition from Lawdragon.  Sanford was also recognized as a 2018 “Lawyer of Distinction” and he earned top Martindale-Hubbell AV ratings in employment and labor law in Washington, D.C.

About Sanford Heisler Sharp

Sanford Heisler Sharp is a public interest class-action litigation law firm with offices in Baltimore, MD; New York; Washington, D.C; Nashville; San Francisco, and San Diego. Our attorneys have graduated from the nation’s top law schools, clerked for judges throughout the United States, and amassed extensive experience litigating and trying cases that have earned over one billion dollars for our clients.

The firm specializes in civil rights and general public interest cases, representing plaintiffs with claims of employment discrimination, sexual violence, labor and wage violations, predatory lending, consumer fraud, and whistleblowing, among other claims. Along with a focus on class actions, the firm also represents individuals and has achieved extraordinary success in the representation of executives and attorneys in employment disputes.

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