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Jerry H. Walters

Jerry H. Walters Jr.

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor

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About Me

Mr. Walters provides litigation and counseling services to employers on a wide variety of employment and labor issues. He advises clients on matters under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1866, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the National Labor Relations Act, and other federal and state employment laws. Mr. Walters represents employers and management in wage and hour class/collective actions, employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful discharge cases, among others. Mr. Walters also assists clients with traditional labor matters such as unfair labor practices and union avoidance. He has successfully handled cases for clients before federal and state courts, the EEOC, and other administrative agencies. Mr. Walters has participated in cases before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Eighth, and Eleventh Circuits. He has provided employment-related legal services for clients in a wide range of industries.


 


In 2008, the Governor appointed Mr. Walters to serve as a Member of the North Carolina Commission on Workforce Development (Commission). The Commission develops policies and strategies that enable the States workforce to compete in the current and future global economy.


 


Mr. Walters has practice management-side employment and labor law exclusively since 1997.  Prior to his experience in private practice, Mr. Walters served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Richard L. Voorhees, then Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Employment & Labor: 100%
    19 years

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Contact Info

Littler Mendelson P.C.

Bank of America Corp. Center
100 N Tryon Street, Suite 4150
Charlotte, NC, 28202

100 N. Tryon Street, Suite 4150
Charlotte, NC, 28202-4025

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200506/09/2015
NCAuthorized to practice law199606/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
North Carolina Super Lawyer 2015--Employment and Labor LawNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2015
North Carolina Super Lawyer 2014--Employment and Labor LawNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2014
North Carolina Super Lawyer 2013--Employment and Labor LawNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2013
Legal Elite 2013--Employment LawBusiness North Carolina2013
North Carolina Super Lawyer 2012 -- Employment and Labor LawNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2012
Legal Elite 2012 -- Employment LawBusiness North Carolina Magazine2012
Legal Elite 2011 -- Employment LawBusiness North Carolina Magazine2011
North Carolina Super Lawyer 2011 -- Employment and Labor LawNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2011
North Carolina Rising Stars 2010 -- Employment and Labor LawNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2010
Legal Elite 2010 -- Employment LawBusiness North Carolina Magazine2010
Movers & Shakers Award -- 2009Charlotte Business Leader Magazine2009
40 Under 40 Award, Class of 2009Charlotte Business Journal2009
Legal Elite 2009 -- Employment LawBusiness North Carolina Magazine2009
All-Star Team for Law FirmsBTI Client Service2008
Legal Elite 2008 -- Employment LawBusiness North Carolina Magazine2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderLittler Mendelson, P.C.2004 - Present
AttorneyHaynsworth Baldwin Johnson & Greaves, LLC1997 - 2004
Judicial Law ClerkUnited States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina1996 - 1997

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Fourth Circuit Judicial ConferencePermanent Member2013 - Present
North Carolina Commission on Workforce Development, Technology Task ForceChair2012 - 2014
North Carolina Commission on Workforce Development, Policy CommitteeChair2009 - 2013
North Carolina Commission on Workforce DevelopmentExecutive Committee2009 - Present
North Carolina Commission on Workforce Development, Strategic Planning CommitteeBoard Member2009 - 2009
North Carolina Commission on Workforce DevelopmentBoard Member2008 - Present
Charlotte Chamber of CommerceBoard of Advisors2007 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2005 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember2005 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMember2004 - Present
North Carolina Association of Defense AttorneysMember2004 - Present
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember2004 - Present
Charlotte Area Society for Human Resource ManagementMember2004 - 2008
The Rotary Club of CharlotteMember2003 - Present
William H. Bobbitt Inn of CourtMember2000 - Present
North Carolina Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember1997 - Present
North Carolina State BarMember1996 - Present
Mecklenburg County BarMember1996 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Littler Mendelson on Employment Law Class ActionsContributing Author2012
The Southern Employer, 2008-2009 ed.Contributing Author2008
Littler Mendelson on Employment Law Class ActionsNotice of Class Certification2007
Business LawyerGuidance on How to Avoid Wage and Hour Collective and Class Actions2007
The Southern Employer, 2007-2008 ed.Contributing Author2007
The Southern Employer, 2006-2007 ed.Contributing Author2006
The Southern Employer, 2005-2006 ed.Contributing Author2005
Charlotte Business JournalFederal Court Case Underscores Need for Antidiscrimination Policy2003

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Campbell University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1993

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Presenter for Continuing Legal Education ProgramArmoring Employers Against Wage and Hour Class Actions2014
North Carolina Bar Association, Business and Corporate Counsel Section Annual MeetingAvoiding the Pitfalls of Co-employment2008
Presenter for Continuing Legal Education ProgramWage and Hour Law: Avoiding Traps for the Unwary Employer2006
Charlotte Area Society for Human Resource Management -- Employment Law UpdateNorth Carolina Claims for Wrongful Discharge in Violation of Public Policy2005