ORANGE COUNTY, CA (March 2, 2016) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce James P. Carter has joined the firm’s Orange County office as a Principal.  Mr. Carter, who was previously a partner in Paul Hastings’ employment department, has considerable experience counseling and defending companies in all aspects of employment law.

“Jim is held in high esteem throughout the region as an excellent attorney who is committed to partnering with clients to find innovative solutions to their workplace law matters,” said Samantha N. Hoffman, Office Managing Principal in Orange County.  “I am delighted to welcome him to the office, and am confident his experience will immediately benefit our client base and add value to the firm.”

Mr. Carter, who has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2009 and was recently named the publication’s 2015 Orange County Employment Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year,” regularly represents employers in matters including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, wage and hour claims, class action cases, breach of contract claims, disability accommodation, leaves of absence and workers' compensation issues. Mr. Carter represents clients in many industries including financial, bio-tech, restaurant and food, aerospace, high-tech, property management, and insurance, and is a frequent speaker to management and human resource groups regarding employment and workers’ compensation issues.

Mr. Carter received his B.A. in English from Brigham Young University and his J.D. from Brigham Young’s Reuben Clark Law School.  He is an Advisory Board Member of the Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County; Board Member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Orange County Chapter, and past Section Chair of the Labor and Employment Section of the Orange County Bar Association.

Jackson Lewis’ Orange County office can be reached at (949) 885-1360. 

About Jackson Lewis

Founded in 1958, Jackson Lewis is dedicated to representing management exclusively in workplace law. With 800 attorneys practicing in major locations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Jackson Lewis is included in the AmLaw 100 and Global 100 rankings of law firms. The firm’s wide range of practice areas provides the resources to address every aspect of the employer/employee relationship.

Jackson Lewis is a leader in educating employers about the laws of equal opportunity and, as a firm, understands the importance of having a workforce that reflects the various communities it serves.

Jackson Lewis is a founding member of L&E Global Employers’ Counsel Worldwide, an alliance of premier employment law firms and practices in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific Region.

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