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Stewart Fisher

Stewart Fisher Durham Commercial Labor & Employment AttorneyStewart Fisher graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University in 1972, having been inducted into the honor’s society, Phi Beta Kappa. He then received a Master of Arts in History from Yale University in 1973. Stewart also received his Juris Doctorate with Honors in 1982 from the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill.

Prior to beginning work at Glenn, Mills, Fisher & Mahoney in 1986, Stewart served as an associate at Haywood, Denny and Miller Attorneys at Law in Durham.

Stewart has received numerous honors throughout his career, including, recognition as one of “The Best Lawyers in America” in Labor and Employment law, selection to North Carolina’s Legal Elite by Business North Carolina, and inclusion by the North Carolina Super Lawyers for their Super Lawyers designation.

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Professional Associations:

North Carolina Advocates for Justice
American Association for Justice
National Employment Lawyers Association
North Carolina Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Civil Liberties Union
Duke University School of Law Pro Bono Project Supervisor (1994 – Present)
University of North Carolina School of Law Pro Bono Clinic Supervisor (1996 – Present)
North Carolina Central University Trial Advocacy Instructor (1991)

Professional Licenses:

North Carolina Supreme Court (1982)
US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina (1982)
US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina (1983)
US District Court for the Western District of North Carolina (1997)
US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1993)
US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (2007)
US Supreme Court (1997)

Honors and Awards:

1997-present — Awarded AV Rating by Martindale and Hubbell.
1998-present — Board Certification in Civil Trial Advocacy by National Board of Trial Advocacy
1998/99-present — Listed in Who’s Who in American Law
2004 — Listed as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” by Chambers USA
2007-present – Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in Labor and Employment
2012 — Lawyer of the Year for Employment Law (Raleigh Area), The Best Lawyers in America
2005-present — Selected as member of the “Legal Elite” (Employment
Law) and Top 100 lawyers in NC, Business North Carolina
2007-present — Selected as N.C. Super Lawyer (Top 100 lawyers in NC 2010 – 2016)
2014 — Selected as one of the Top 10 Lawyers in North Carolina, North Carolina Super Lawyers
2015 — Listed in Global Directory of Who’s Who Top Lawyers
2017 — Lawyer of the Year for Employment Law – Individuals (Raleigh Area), The Best Lawyers in America

Publications and Presentations:

“The US Supreme Court says “No” to Equal Protection for Puerto Rico,” North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation (1982).

“Doing Business in Mexico,” North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation (1982).

“Preparation of an Automobile Accident Case: Reconstructing the Crash,” NCATL Seminar, Auto Torts, Durham, NC (January 11, 1991).

“Disproving Defense Claims of No Injury,” North Carolina Manual of Personal Injury Medicine, NCATL (1993).

“Discrimination Law from the Plaintiff’s Perspective,” North Carolina Bar Association Seminar, Employment Law, Greensboro, NC (April, 1995).

“Closing Argument: Can You Really Win Your Case in Closing if You Haven’t Won it Already?” NCATL Seminar, Personal Injury Law, Greensboro, NC (March, 1997).

“An Outline of Local Government Liability: Immunity and Insurance Issues from the Plaintiff’s Perspective,” NCATL Seminar, Suing the Sovereign, Raleigh, NC (May 2, 1997).

“Damages from the Plaintiff’s Perspective,” American Bar Association Seminar, Basic Equal Employment Opportunity Law and Procedures, Charlotte, NC (April 29, 2000).

“Bringing Employment Claims in State Court” (Oral presentation; manuscript by Robert Elliot), NCATL Seminar, Convention 2000, Sunset Beach, NC (June 20, 2000).

“Intentional Trespass to Person and Property,” Wake Forest University School of Law Seminar, North Carolina Tort Law, Raleigh, NC (February 14, 2003).

“Race Discrimination Claims,” Wake Forest University School of Law Seminar, Employment Law, Raleigh, NC (October 2, 2003).

“2003-04 Employment Law Update” (Oral presentation; manuscript by Amy Reeder), NCATL Seminar, Convention 2004, Sunset Beach, NC (June 16, 2004).

“Jury Instructions in Discrimination Cases,” NCATL Seminar, Employment Law 2005, Raleigh, NC (May 13, 2005).

“2004-05 Employment Law Update,” NCATL Seminar, Convention 2005, Sunset Beach, NC (June 20, 2005).

“Discovery Strategies in Employment Cases,” NCATL Seminar, Employment Law 2006, Raleigh, NC (May 12, 2006).

“What Makes a Million Dollar Case,” NC Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Newsletter, Vol. 24, No. 3 (2006).

“Employment Litigation,” NCATL, Manual of Complaints (2006).

“Federal Employment Law Update,” NCATL Seminar, Convention 2007, Sunset Beach, NC (June 18, 2007).

“Minding Your Business: Making a Living in Employment Law,” NCATL Seminar, Employment Law 2008, Raleigh, NC (February 8, 2008).

“I am a Plaintiff’s Lawyer and I’m Here to Help,” Capital Associated Industries Seminar, 2008 Labor & Employment Law Update, Raleigh, NC (May 21, 2008).

“Federal Employment Law Update,” NCATL Seminar, Convention 2008, Sunset Beach, NC (June 14, 2008).

“Federal Employment Law Update,” NCAJ Seminar, Convention 2009, Sunset Beach, NC (June 21, 2009).

“Federal Employment Law Update,” NCAJ Seminar, Convention 2010, Wilmington, NC (June 21, 2010).

“Negotiation of Severance Agreements,” NCAJ Seminar, Employment Law 2011, Raleigh, NC (February 4, 2011.)

Client Testimonials

“I very much enjoyed meeting and working with Bill Mills on a fairly difficult and complicated matter. He showed a tremendous amount of sensitivity, understanding, compassion and patience during the times that we really needed it. Bill was very knowledgeable, confident, and resourceful. He was also extremely thorough, open, honest, and persistent in his efforts. Bill did not leave any stone unturned which made it possible for us to have a successful outcome. I highly recommend using Bill Mills and his firm.”

- Robert James

“Bill Mills is a fantastic trial attorney and the consummate professional. He is a tireless advocate, always well prepared, and genuinely cares about each and every client. I have had the privilege to co-counsel with Bill on two major cases, both of which resulted in excellent recoveries for our clients. Bill is a delightful person and a  pleasure to work with. I look forward to our next case together.”

- Irv Cantor, Attorney in Richmond, Va.

“I came to Glenn, Mills, Fisher, and Mahoney with an extremely difficult legal dilemma that seemed impossible to resolve fairly and favorably. I was completely floored–and relieved beyond belief–when Carlos Mahoney called the next day to let me know that he had found a way out of the morass. It was a brilliant solution. Mahoney and his assistant made a truly awful situation much easier to deal with because of the integrity which they brought to the work. They answered all my questions promptly. They never dropped the ball, and were always up to date on the issues when I called, which was no small feat, since the matter had many moving parts and extended over several years. Through it all, Mahoney offered truly wise counsel, making sure that my emotions did not get in the way of my interests. He also guided the case toward a conclusion that was far better than I ever hoped or imagined. I cannot recommend the firm more highly.”

- Laura Edwards