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FMG continues growth of national employment law practice with 15 new attorneys in 9 offices

4/9/21

FMG CONTINUES GROWTH OF NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT LAW PRACTICE WITH 15 NEW ATTORNEYS IN 9 OFFICES

Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP, a leading nationwide litigation law firm, is pleased to announce the following attorneys focusing on labor and employment law recently have joined the Firm.

Ben Mathis, FMG’s Managing Partner said, “We continue to see significant and sustained growth in our employment law practice in all our markets. Thanks to this demand, we have recruited a number of outstanding attorneys who continue to build our litigation and counseling capabilities. Dan Jett, and Craig Rolfe bring significant jury trial experience to complement our current California Employment Team, which already has some of the best trial lawyers in the State. Jessica Kelly and Vicki Fuller add great experience to our existing Boston employment group that is now handling a number of major cases throughout New England. Our new colleagues are a great group of lawyers and we are pleased they chose to join us.”

 
 
Candice Jackson is a partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP’s San Rafael and San Francisco offices. She is chair of the Firm’s Education Team and also practices in the Firm’s Labor and Employment Law and Government Law Practice Sections. She is one of the country’s foremost education and employment law attorneys, having formerly served as Deputy General Counsel, and Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, in the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. Read more
 
Daniel Parker Jett is a Partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP’s Los Angeles office defending management interests in labor and employment litigation. Mr. Jett has worked exclusively in labor and employment litigation for more than 20 years, handling disputes involving allegations of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, wage and hour issues, and more, from outset through trial. Mr. Jett has represented employers as large as Fortune 50 companies and as small as micro-enterprises with a dozen employees. Read more
 
Jessica Kelly is a Partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP’s Boston office. Ms. Kelly regularly represents her labor and employment clients in arbitration and mediation, and she handles matters before federal and state courts, and also before administrative agencies including the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD). Ms. Kelly enjoys spending time with her family and friends in her hometown of Needham, Massachusetts. Read more
 
Victoria Fuller is a Partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP’s Boston office. Ms. Fuller has nearly fifteen years of experience as a civil litigator. Her practice focuses on employment litigation and counseling, and also includes business litigation, professional liability, and insurance coverage. Clients appreciate Victoria for her creativity, commitment, efficiency, and strategic focus. Read more
 
Craig Rolfe is Senior Counsel in Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP’s Sacramento office. Mr. Rolfe joins over 25 attorneys on FMG’s California Employment Team defending clients against individual and class claims for discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and unlawful termination. Learn more
 
Mandy Hexom is a Senior Counsel in Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP’s San Diego office. Ms. Hexom’s practice focuses on employment litigation and counseling, including advising employer clients on risk management, handling internal personnel and employment matters, and drafting employment contracts, policies, and employee handbooks. Read more
 
Austin Anderson is an Associate in Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP’s Lexington, Kentucky office. Mr. Anderson has experience representing employers in a variety of employment law claims, including defense of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, and family and medical leave claims. Read more
 
John Badagliacca is an Associate in Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP’s Newark and New York City offices. Mr. Badagliacca represents clients in various employment-related matters, including in the defense of discrimination, harassment, and whistleblower claims. His experience includes New Jersey LAD age discrimination and CEPA whistleblower trials that resulted in defense verdicts. Read more
 
Douglas Blatecky is an Associate in Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP’s Atlanta office. He is part of the Labor and Employment Law Practice Section. Mr. Blatecky received his bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies with a minor in International Studies with honors, cum laude, from St. John’s University. After receiving his undergraduate degree he went on to receive his Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University School of Law. Read more
 
Rebekah Cooper is an Associate in Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP’s Downtown Los Angeles office. She practices in the Labor and Employment Law Practice Section and her practice includes wrongful discharge, race, gender, age, sexual orientation and disability discrimination, as well as racial and sexual harassment, ADA compliance, Labor Code violations, defamation, interference with contract, and wage and hour disputes. Read more
 
Lori Eller is an Associate in Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP’s Boston office. Ms. Eller is a graduate of Boston University School of Law where she was a member of the International Law Journal and completed fieldwork in Jordan with BU Law’s International Human Rights Clinic. Prior to joining FMG, Ms. Eller served as a law clerk with the Boston University Office of the General Counsel.  Read more
 
Hannah-Kate Gosch is an Associate in Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP’s Atlanta office. Ms. Gosch received her bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Georgia. She then received her law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School, where she was a Dean’s Scholar. Read more
 
Kaitlyn Grajek is an Associate in Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP’s Newark and New York City offices. Her practice includes a variety of complex litigation matters with a particular focus on employment claims. Ms. Grajek has defended employers in a diverse range of labor and employment matters in federal and state courts and before federal agencies. She has experience with employment discrimination, retaliation and sexual harassment claims, whistleblower claims, wage and hour claims, and claims relating to employee medical leave. Learn more
 
Kendal Mitchell is an Associate in Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP’s San Francisco office. Ms. Mitchell earned a B.A. in English literature and minored in global studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. As an undergraduate, she competed on UCLA’s Division I women’s rowing team. She graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2020, where she was a staff and senior notes editor for Hastings Law Journal. Read more
 
Matthew Schwartz is an Associate in Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP’s Boston office. He is a member of the Firm’s Labor and Employment Law, Professional Liability / Errors and Omissions, and Commercial and Complex Litigation/Directors & Officers practice sections. Mr. Schwartz is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the State of Rhode Island, and the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. Read more