Labor & Employment Law

339 Heyward Street, Suite 200
Columbia, South Carolina  29201
(Lexington & Richland Cos.)

Telephone: 803-254-3300
Fax: 803-254-0309

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Our Partners

Michael D. Malone, Managing Partner

Charles F. Thompson, Managing Partner

Lake E. Summers, Member

Michael K. Ott, Member

Katherine A. Phillips, Associate

Lawrence J. Needle, Special Counsel

 

Michael D. Malone, Managing Partner
Practice Areas

    •  Labor and Employment
 
University  University of North Carolina at Charlotte, B.A., 1986
 
Law School University of South Carolina, J.D., 1990
 
Admitted 1990, South Carolina and U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
 
Memberships  South Carolina Bar (Member, Labor and Employment Law Section).
 
Born Fort Worth, Texas, September 6, 1963
 
Biography
Phi Delta Phi (President, 1989-1990). Co-Author: "Labor Relations," South Carolina Jurisprudence, 1993; "Religion in the Workplace," Labor Law Journal (CCH), 1998; "Labor and Employment Law for South Carolina Lawyers," 1999, 2004 & 2007; "Potentially Violent Employers: Minimizing Risk in the Workplace," Murray State University, Journal of Business & Public Affairs (2006). (Certified Specialist, Employment and Labor Law, The Supreme Court of South Carolina)
 
ISLN 901388689

 

Charles F. Thompson, Jr., Managing Partner
Practice Areas

    •  Labor and Employment
 
University  Clemson University, B.S., 1985
 
Law School University of South Carolina, J.D., 1991
 
Admitted 1991, South Carolina and U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
 
Memberships  South Carolina Bar.
 
Born Walterboro, South Carolina, August 31, 1962
 
Biography Order of the Wig and Robe. Managing Editor, South Carolina Law Review. Member, Moot Court Bar. Law Clerk to Honorable Clyde H. Hamilton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Adjunct Professor, University of South Carolina School of Law. Certified Public Accountant; Certified Mediator. (Certified Specialist, Employment and Labor Law, The Supreme Court of South Carolina)
 
ISLN 900860704

 

Lake E. Summers, Member
Practice Areas

    •  Labor and Employment
 
    •  Civil Rights
   
University  West Virginia University, B.S., 1987
 
Law School University of South Carolina, J.D., 1991
 
Admitted 1991, South Carolina; U.S. Court of Military Appeals; U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
 
Military Major, U.S Army JAG Corps, 82nd Airborne Division and 12th Legal Support Organization; Recipient, Bronze Star, Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003; Recipient, Meritorious Service Medal, 82nd Airborne Division, 1996
 
Born Falls Church, Virginia, August 10, 1965
 
Biography Distinguished Military Graduate, West Virginia University. Law Clerk to Hon. Julius H. Baggett, South Carolina Circuit Court Judge. Assistant Solicitor, 11th Judicial Circuit, Lexington, South Carolina, 1996-2000.
 
ISLN 913656691

 

Michael K. Ott, Member
Practice Areas

    •  Employment Law
    •  Employee Benefits
    •  ERISA
    •  Tax
 
University  Clemson University, B.S., 1986
 
Law School University of South Carolina, J.D., 1989
 
Admitted 1989, South Carolina; 1998, North Carolina; U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
 
Memberships  Mecklenburg County and American (Member, Section on Labor and Employment Law) Bar Associations; North Carolina State Bar; South Carolina Bar.
 
Born Orangeburg, South Carolina, March 16, 1964
 
Biography Certified Employee Benefits Specialists Instructor, 1994-1995. Partner, Poyner & Spruill, LLC, 1998-2000. (Resident, Charlotte, North Carolina Office)
 
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Katherine A. Phillips, Associate
Practice Areas

    •  Labor and Employment
 
University  University of Western Australia, Perth, W.A. Australia, B.S., 2000
 
Law School University of South Carolina, J.D., 2008
 
Admitted 2008, South Carolina and U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
 
Memberships  South Carolina Bar; Richland County Bar
 
Born Fresno, California, May 19, 1977
 
Biography Articles Editor, ABA Real Property, Probate, and Trust Journal; 2006-2007 Law Clerk, South Carolina Senate Judiciary Committee; 2007-2008 USC School of Law Pro Bono Board Member; 2007 CALI Award in Employment Discrimination; 2008 CALI Award in International Human Rights Seminar
 
ISLN 900860704

 

Lawrence J. Needle, Special Counsel
Practice Areas

    •  Immigration Law
 
University  Georgetown University, B.S.F.S., 1982
 
Law School Georgetown University, J.D., 1985
 
Admitted 1986, Texas; 1993, South Carolina
 
Memberships  South Carolina Bar; State Bar of Texas; American Immigration Lawyers Association.
 
Born Charleston, South Carolina, November 4, 1960
 
Biography  (Also practicing individually in Columbia)
 
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Malone, Thompson, Summers & Ott, L.L.C.  •  339 Heyward Street Suite 200  •  Columbia, SC 29201
Tel: 803-254-3300  •  Fax: 803-254-0309

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