Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. has hired Charles W. Gilbreath II and Catie Karczmarczyk to its labor and employment practice. The Chambliss labor and employment group was recently acknowledged by Chambers USA, a leader in national law firm rankings. Both Mr. Gilbreath and Ms. Karczmarczyk work on state and federal employment matters with employers of all sizes in a variety of industries including transportation, education, service, and manufacturing.
"Charles and Catie complement our strong team," said Rosemarie Hill, chair of the labor and employment section at Chambliss. "Charles has excellent experience in workers' compensation, and Catie understands clients' needs based on their business objectives and culture. These talented attorneys are a delight to have in our section, and they add depth and breadth to our services."
Mr. Gilbreath primarily advises and represents clients on employment issues regarding workers' compensation, retaliation claims and OSHA. In addition to workers' compensation, he has defended individuals and companies in a wide array of civil litigation including products liability, personal injury, and construction disputes. Mr. Gilbreath received his Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice with a minor in psychology from UTC before attending law school at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, where he received several awards and scholarships for his notable accomplishments.
Ms. Karczmarczyk serves as defense counsel in employment-related litigation in state and federal courts across the country and provides counsel on day-to-day compliance matters to Chambliss clients. She provides effective representation in investigations brought by agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Labor. She advises clients on discrimination, harassment, retaliation, employee leave, and noncompetition agreements. Ms. Karczmarczyk joined the firm after working in Abingdon, Va. She graduated with honors from George Washington University Law School after graduating summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a minor in German from The University of Tennessee.