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Jonathan P. Pearson • Partner

Fisher & Phillips LLP • Columbia, South Carolina

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Fisher & Phillips LLP
Suite 1400
1901 Main Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
phone (803) 255-0000
fax  (803) 255-0202


Jon Pearson is managing partner of the Columbia office. His practice emphasizes employment litigation of all types before state and federal courts, as well as traditional labor law. He has handled lawsuits and administrative charges involving wrongful discharge, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA and FLSA, as well as many other types of employment-based claims. Jon has also represented numerous employers before the National Labor Relations Board in union representation elections and unfair labor practice charges. Jon has been particularly active in assisting employers in union contract negotiations and in dealing with strike-related issues, such as contingency planning and injunction proceedings. He regularly represents employers with occupational safety and health issues, including litigating contested citations before state and federal agencies. Jon is experienced in representing hospitality employers and is responsible for the South Carolina information at Jon is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a Specialist in Employment and Labor Law and as a Certified Mediator. He has also served as Chairman of the Employment and Labor Section of the South Carolina Bar. He has been listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers since 2002, and in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006.


  • College: University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 1973, B.A. (Honors: Cum Laude)
  • Law School: University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, SC 1976, J.D. (Honors: Cum Laude; Law Review:

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South Carolina, 1976
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