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CASEY S. ERICK joined the firm of Kessler & Collins, P.C., as a shareholder in May of 2017. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Erick was a partner with the law firm of Bennett, Weston, LaJone & Turner, P.C. He specializes in business and employment lawsuits, including breach of contract, trade secret law, tortious interference, wrongful termination, discrimination, and harassment. In 2014, 2015 and 2016, Mr. Erick was awarded the honor of becoming a Rising Star among the Super Lawyers of Texas, a Thompson Reuters company. In 2013, he was inducted into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Erick also has extensive appellate experience, including two victories in the Supreme Court of Texas (City of Corsicana v. Stewart, 249 S.W.3d 412 (Tex. 2008) (per curiam) and Denton County v. Beynon, 283 S.W.3d 329 (Tex. 2009). He attended the University of Mississippi and graduated cum laude. Mr. Casey then went on to receive his law degree from Baylor University School of Law. While at Baylor, he was one of only a few students to become a moot court finalist and earn his membership in the Order of Barristers.
MORGAN A. GODFREY is a shareholder with the Minneapolis law firm of O'Meara, Leer, Wagner & Kohl, P.A., with more than 24 years of experience, where he chairs the firm’s employment law section. Mr. Godfrey is licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court in these states, as well as the 7th and 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Godfrey is a frequent lecturer and author on a variety of employment law topics, including areas such as background investigations, employee misclassification, investigating complaints of discrimination, ADA and FMLA updates, and retaliation claims. He has represented employers regarding charges lodged with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Equal Rights Division, and in civil litigation in state and federal courts.
BRAD KOLLING is a litigation attorney with Felhaber Larson. He practices in the areas of workers' compensation; employee benefits law; intervention and subrogation; labor and employment; alternative dispute resolutions; and railroad litigation, including FELA claims. He is an experienced litigator in all aspects of litigation, including trials, administrative hearings and appeals. Mr. Kolling is a qualified neutral and assists litigants in alternative dispute resolution, with a focus on workers' compensation mediation. He is a qualified facilitative/hybrid neutral (mediation) pursuant to Rule 114 of the Minnesota Rules of General Practice for the district courts, a qualified civil adjudicative/evaluative neutral (arbitrator) pursuant to Rule 114 of the Minnesota Rules of General Practice for the district courts, and has received advanced training in the art of trial skills at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) National Session Program. Mr. Kolling is a member of the Anoka County, Hennepin County, and the Minnesota State bar associations; and the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association. He earned his B.A. and B.S. degrees, cum laude, from the University of North Dakota; and his J.D. degree, with distinction, from the University of North Dakota School of Law.
JERRY W. PEARSON is a managing partner with The Law Offices of Young Wooldridge, LLP, where he manages the firm’s business law department. Mr. Pearson’s practice is focused on representing management in labor and employment issues and ensuring his clients stay in compliance with state and federal legislation. He defends employers in wage and hour matters, as well as cases alleging harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, and other workplace related issues before the California Superior Court, U.S. District Court, California Labor Commissioner, and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Mr. Pearson has served as lead attorney in litigating more than 100 trials to verdict. Previously, he was a deputy district attorney with the Kern County District Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted juvenile gang crimes. Mr. Pearson earned his B.A. degree from California State University, Fresno and his J.D. degree from San Joaquin College of Law.