Ogletree Deakins • Columbia, South Carolina
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1320 Main Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Mr. Near represents clients in various employment matters. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable William P. Adams in Bibb County, Georgia. He participated in the 2003 Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition at New York Law School, arguing issues related to the ADEA and ADA. Upon graduation, he received the 2003 State Bar of Georgia Labor and Employment Law Section award for excellence in the area of labor law.Mr. Near handles the following:<li>Assists in litigation and mediation of employment law cases in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. <li>Counsels clients on employment matters including Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the FMLA, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and various state laws and regulations. <li>Reviews and provides guidance on policy and procedure manuals and employee handbooks.
- College: B.S., University of South Carolina, 2000
- Law School: J.D., Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, 2003