Frederick M. Thurman, Jr.

Partner, Labor and Employment Regional Service Line Leader

Working with strategies on a wide-ranging portfolio of projects and issues, Derick primarily counsels clients in employment law compliance. Derick also represents clients in employment-related litigation, as well as employee benefits litigation, business torts, estate bond litigation, land use, and general commercial litigation. His leadership roles, including serving as chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association and Chair of the Employment Law Section of the Mecklenburg County Bar, deepen Derick’s understanding of the challenges faced by his corporate clients. Additionally, his frequent continuing legal education (CLE) presentations allow him to stay very current with the law.

Experienced in trying cases in both federal and state courts, Derick has extensive experience in employment and commercial litigation, including appellate briefing and arguments, jury trials, arbitrations, and hearings before various government agencies.

On the compliance counseling side of his practice, Derick regularly advises business clients on matters such as personnel policy drafting and review, employment contract drafting and review, and similar matters.

When Derick is outside the office, he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, and running. Notably, he has completed 13 half marathons.

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