Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson, P.C.

Labor & Employment Department

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What the team is known for Impressive bench of lawyers with notable expertise in union matters, including union avoidance. Noted for its sophisticated understanding of issues in the manufacturing, energy and healthcare sectors. Advises on regulatory compliance and training franchises, as well as representing clients in EEOC and class action cases. Acts on regional and national matters, including class and collective actions as well as harassment claims.

Strengths One source praises the team as "tenacious and steeped in all phases of employment and labor law," adding: "Its lawyers are passionate about the legal profession and represent the best that the legal field has to offer."

Another interviewee explained that the team "always has the best intentions for its clients and performs its duties with a great deal of professionalism."

One client reports that the firm is "outstanding," adding: "It consistently exhibits strong expertise in employment law matters."

Work highlights Represented Cook's Pest Control in a disability and age discrimination claim, as well as a further worker's compensation claim.

Notable practitioners

Albert Vreeland
is an experienced practitioner who focuses his practice on ERISA class actions, restrictive covenant lawsuits and FLSA matters. One source says: "He has an excellent reputation with judges," while another adds: "He is able and thoughtful."

David Middlebrooks
is a highly regarded practitioner who handles disputes concerning discrimination allegations, ERISA  and FLSA, among other labor and employment matters. An impressed client says: "He is a zealous advocate who provides solid day-to-day employment law advice and is always responsive and thorough. Without a doubt, he is one of the best lawyers my company retains."

Michael Thompson
attracts significant praise from peers, who say: "He is a consummate professional with a depth of specialized knowledge that allows employers to make fully informed decisions." He is recognized for his experience with discrimination claims, immigration regulatory compliance and collective actions under the FLSA.

Richard Lehr
represents clients in a wide array of labor and employment mandates, including harassment claims, labor relations and matters involving unions. One client says: "He offers sound advice and stays with us every step of the way. He is always on top of the situation."