Thomas O. McCarthy

Thomas O. McCarthy Managing Partner

Bio

Thomas O. McCarthy practices in all areas of labor and employment law with an emphasis in litigation before Federal and State courts and the National Labor Relations Board. Tom draws extensively not only from his legal education and prior experience as a Field Attorney with the National Labor Relations Board, but also over thirty years experience representing McMahon, Berger clients in all aspects of labor and employment matters throughout the United States.

Tom represents clients in all aspects of labor matters including collective bargaining, arbitration, strikes, injunctions, mergers, acquisitions, representation elections, unfair labor practice charges, and litigation arising under Section 301 of the Labor Management Relations Act.

Tom’s employment practice includes all facets of employment law including employment discrimination claims under Title VII, the American with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Family Medical and Leave Act. Tom has successfully defended employers in various courts throughout the country in a wide range of employment discrimination and wrongful discharge claims. Tom’s practice also involves advising clients on various employment-related matters including personnel policies, employment contracts, severance agreements, and employee handbooks.

Tom is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences on labor and employment law issues for employer organizations, advising employers how to deal with government investigations, avoid litigation and minimize liability.

Education

University of Missouri Columbia

University of Missouri, Columbia

B.S.E.E.

cum laude
University of Missouri Columbia

University of Missouri, Columbia

J.D.

Admitted To Practice

  • State of Missouri
  • United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri
  • United States District Court Kansas
  • United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • United States District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the District of Arizona
  • United States District Court, for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit

Professional Associations

The Missouri Bar Member, Labor and Employment Law Section
American Bar Association Member, Litigation and Labor and Employment Sections
Member; Chairman, Labor and Employment Law Section (1985 - 1986); Co-Chairman, Labor Arbitrator Development Program (1984 - 1985)
Washington University St. Louis Instructor of course in traditional labor relations, Washington University's Executive Master's in Manufacturing Management (EM3) Program
The Best Lawyers In America Best Lawyers in America
Super Lawyers Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers
Labor Relations Institute Top 100 Labor and Employment Lawyers
Placeholder Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers For Business