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Sean Franklin Herrmann

Employment and labor Attorney at Charlotte, NC

5.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    South Carolina - SC 11 years
    North Carolina - NC 11 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Sean

Learn Sean’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Discrimination
    25%

    11 years, 75 cases

  2. Employment and labor
    25%

    11 years, 100 cases

  3. Sexual harassment
    25%

    11 years, 25 cases

  4. Wrongful termination
    25%

    11 years, 25 cases

Sean F. Herrmann has successfully represented employees in race, sex, pregnancy, national origin, disability, veteran, and age discrimination matters. He fights for employees facing unlawful pay practices and sexual harassment at the workplace. Sean regularly represents whistleblower clients facing illegal retaliation. He also has extensive experience with workplace torts and civil rights abuses. He has assisted many executives and employees with their employment contracts, non-competes, and severance packages. 

Sean’s desire to represent employees is nothing new. He went about accumulating valuable experience before joining Van Kampen Law that he employs every day to provide his clients the best representation possible. Between 2005 and 2009, Sean attended Illinois College where he triple-majored in Political Science, International Studies, and Spanish. He graduated summa cum laude and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. During his junior year at Illinois College, Sean completed an internship at the United States Attorneys’ Office in Washington, DC. In that role, he first encountered the world of employment law while working extensively on a Title VII sex discrimination lawsuit, which he saw through to the trial’s completion.

Sean left Washington for Seville, Spain, where he researched immigration from Africa into the European Union and interned at an immigrant rights non-governmental organization. These experiences set Sean on the path to representing employees whose rights have been violated.

To that end, in 2012, Sean received his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law where he graduated with magna cum laude honors. There, he earned CALI awards in Employment Discrimination, Labor Law, and the Civil Litigation Clinic.

 

Sean also completed an externship with the Honorable Tom M. Lytton of the Illinois Appellate Court, and was a Law Clerk at Freking & Betz, LLC, the largest plaintiff-side employment law firm in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a Notes Editor for the University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy and advanced out of the College of Law to a national moot court competition.

In addition to being licensed to practice law in both North and South Carolina, Sean has been admitted to the United States District Courts for the Western, Eastern, and Middle Districts of North Carolina and for the District of South Carolina. He has also been admitted to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Sean is one of the few Spanish-speaking employment law attorneys in the region, which allows him to better advance the interests of workers in Charlotte’s Hispanic community.

Sean was raised in Illinois, but today he proudly calls the Queen City home. He quickly fell in love with Charlotte and enjoys everything that it has to offer. When he’s not at the office, Sean enjoys playing basketball, running, cycling, reading, and traveling.

Location

Sean Franklin Herrmann
1712 Euclid Avenue
Charlotte, NC, 28203

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Posted by Cheryl | September 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Solid litigator.
You're going through a challenging time, and you need a lawyer that you can trust. Sean is that guy. During one of the toughest times in my life, he handled an insufferable situation for me in a professional and no nonsense sort of way. I can't thank him enough for his gut and his grit. He accomplished everything he said he would, great job from start to finish.
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2020
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Great job!
Herrmann and Murphy do a great job of managing their cost structure and hourly rates to optimize effectiveness at the lowest possible cost. I was very satisfied with their approach and could not be happier. Kevin was my lead and Sean sat in to present a fearless front to our foe. Not only was I completely satisfied with the outcome but we also had quite a bit of fun on what easily could have been a stressful event. If you want serious legal representation from extremely capable attorneys who do not take themselves too seriously, feel comfortable aligning with Herrmann and Murphy. Dennis S Executive
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Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Sean Herrmann is a hero
Sean Herrmann was amazing in my case. He handled many challenges with style and resolve. He is a tireless advocate and is concerned for his clients well being. I had the honor of watching him take on some of the best lawyers in the country. Highly recommended.
Posted by Lauren | September 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
Herrmann & Murphy worked to resolve my case quickly & efficiently with minimum effort on my part. Their team was extremely knowledgeable, understanding & helpful throughout the entire process. With their help, I received a fair settlement in only two months. I can’t speak highly enough of Sean Murphy and the entire team at Herman & Murphy. Highly recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience
I was referred to Sean by a good friend and was very pleased with the result. He helped me through a difficult severance agreement and from the start, was well-prepared, realistic and helpful with my questions and concerns. I recommend him without hesitation
Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely knowledgeable and professional
After my first consultation with Sean I felt relieved based upon the merrits of my case and hearing that my rights were violated. Once I had shared my story with him, he knew just what to do and was with me every step of the way. Sean made himself available by phone and email anytime I needed to speak with him regarding what was going on with my employer and work environment. He didn’t hesitate to take action when needed and was very professional. Sean is a sharpe attorney and will have your back and ensure you feel confident in the decisions you make. God willing I don’t have to go through this again, but would highly recommended him to anyone who does.
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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2018
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Extremely Helpful
Sean was great. I was being retaliated against and Sean helped me prove it with his legal advice. He is honest, knowledgable and has integrity. If I every have any problems again, Sean is my first choice.
Posted by Genevieve | June 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
From the first initial meeting to the last Sean was a constant source of strength in assisting me throughout my agreement process. Sean’s ability to articulate the employment laws of North Carolina according to my case made a huge difference in my confidence and decisions to keep moving forward. I cannot thank Sean enough for his honesty, integrity and intelligence! He’s an amazing lawyer and incredible person.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Van Kampen Law, PC
  • 2012 - Present

Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Illinois College
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Driskell v. Summit Contracting, Inc.
  • $750,000 verdict for Plaintiff
  • Pearsall v. Delta Career Education Corporation
  • Judgment in favor of Plaintiff for $334,535.68
  • Confidential Settlements
  • Not Publicly Available

Associations

  • Mecklenburg County Bar, Labor & Employment Section
  • 2016 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar, Professionalism, Lawyer Life and Culture Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice: Young Lawyers Division
  • 2012 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice: Employment Law Section
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Labor and Employment Council
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • CALI Award in Civil Litigation Clinic
  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • 2011
  • CALI Award in Employment Discrimination
  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • 2010
  • CALI Award in Labor Law
  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • NCAJ Convention
  • Employment Law Update
  • 2018
  • NCAJ Convention
  • Employment Law Update
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
Endorse Sean
Discrimination Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sean is a talented litigator that zealously represents the interests of his client. Sean's thorough understanding of the applicable caselaw in employment related matters allow him to take creative approaches which help his client's matters. I have no hesitation in endorsing Sean."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Sean is a respected and knowledgeable lawyer in the field of employment law. He not only advocates zealously for his clients in Court, but also lends his experience and knowledge to other attorneys in the field. I endorse Sean without reservation."
Discrimination Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Sean is a great attorney who aggressively advocates for his clients and tirelessly works to uncover the evidence needed to prove their cases. I've had the pleasure of working with Sean as both opposing counsel and co-counsel."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Sean for his experience, passion, and dedication to helping employees. He has a wealth of knowledge that he uses to zealously represent his clients in all aspects of employment law. Sean has what it takes to get justice for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sean is an incredible advocate for his clients. He is smartest and most talented employment and labor I know. I refer him clients with utmost confidence he'll do a great job. He's a great lawyer."
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Charlotte Employment and labor Lawyer Sean Franklin Herrmann
Sean Franklin Herrmann
Employment and labor Attorney
Charlotte, NC
Licensed for 11 years