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Richard J. Morgan


Rick is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a specialist in employment and labor law. He represents employers and has tried numerous employment defamation, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases.

Rick advises and counsels employers on all aspects of employment and labor law issues and has experience representing employers in state and federal courts and in administrative tribunals. He has defended employers in litigation involving wage and hour laws, unemployment compensation, unfair labor practices, contract disputes, wrongful termination, negligent supervision/hiring/retention, intentional infliction of emotional distress, conspiracy, and enforcement of non-compete agreements. In addition, Rick has advised employers during union organizing attempts and in Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) matters. Rick also sits as a judge in the City of Columbia's municipal court.

Representative experience

  • settled Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) class action lawsuit for payment of a nominal amount to plaintiffs in bet-the-company litigation
  • obtained summary judgment in class action race discrimination lawsuit with potential exposure in excess of $100 million
  • served as lead counsel in a South Caroline Court of Appeals...

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