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December 12, 2017 - Birmingham, Alabama - The law firm of Christian & Small LLP, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama is pleased to announce that Labor & Employment Partners David B. Walston, Sharon D. Stuart and Jonathan W. Macklem are three of the firm’s 16 attorneys included in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Walston received "Lawyer of the Year" honors for Labor & Employment Litigation and was also recognized for Employment Law – Management. Additionally, Walston, Stuart and Macklem were all recognized for Labor & Employment Litigation.

Walston has been recognized by Best Lawyers since 2011, Stuart since 2009, and Macklem since 2016. According to its website, Best Lawyers has published its list for over three decades, “earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals.” Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing. Only one attorney is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each practice area and location.

Christian & Small is dedicated to helping clients understand and manage labor and employment issues and control the risks that all employers face in the current business, political and social climate. Whether it’s managing a dispute with employees; addressing claims, concerns or disputes raised by a governmental agency; updating policies and procedures manuals; or providing guidance on new laws and regulations, or new court or agency interpretations of existing law, Christian & Small is a strategic partner to help limit exposure in employee-related litigation.

About Christian & Small LLP

Christian & Small LLP focuses on the areas of litigation and business, representing a diverse clientele throughout Alabama, the Southeast, and the nation with clients ranging from individuals and closely held businesses to Fortune 500 corporations. By matching highly experienced lawyers with specific client needs, Christian & Small develops innovative, effective and efficient solutions for clients.

Christian & Small LLP is a member of The International Society of Primerus Law Firms, and is the only Alabama member firm in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.


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