Member Firm Profile

McMahon Berger, P.C.

Firm Profile

Address:

McMahon Berger, P.C.
2730 North Ballas Road
Suite 200
Post Office Box 31901
St. Louis, Missouri 63131-3039

Phone: (314) 567-7350
Fax: (314) 567-5968

Firm Size:

23 Lawyers

Primary Contact:

Thomas O. McCarthy
mccarthy@mcmahonberger.com

Attorneys Admitted to Practice In:

Illinois
Kansas
Minnesota
Missouri
Ohio
Oklahoma

Firm Description

McMahon Berger  was founded in 1955 as a law firm dedicated exclusively to the practice of labor relations law, representing management. The firm engages in every aspect of employment and labor relations law including: investigation and litigation of wrongful discharge and discrimination claims; representation and unfair labor practice charges and hearings before the NLRB, OSHA, MSHA, National Mediation Board and ERISA-MEPPA issues; federal and state appeals; collective bargaining; arbitration; and state employment issues, including unemployment compensation. The firm's practice embraces all agencies, as well as state and federal courts. The firm encourages its members to assume responsibility for leadership activities in its specialized area of practice, including the training of business and professional persons.

To learn more, visit http://www.mcmahonberger.com.

Firm Representatives

After beginning as a Trial Attorney with the NLRB in 1979, I joined McMahon Berger and have been with the firm since and have negotiated over a hundred of collective bargaining agreements throughout the United States. With over 350 published federal Court Decisions throughout the United States, involving NLRA, RLA, Federal and State Discrimination Laws and over 125 Published Labor Arbitration Decisions in BNA and CCH Digest, I am privileged to work with a team of outstanding and talented Labor/Employment Defense Counsel.

Practice Specialties

  • Employment Litigation Defense
  • Discrimination/Human rights
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful discharge/Wrongful dismissal
  • Class, collective and representative actions (defense of)
  • EEOC/EEO investigations
  • FMLA
  • Retaliation/Whistleblower claims
  • Internal complaint investigations
  • Employment-related criminal defense
  • Class actions
  • Wage and hour/FLSA defense/Employment standards
  • Responses to administrative agency charges
  • Employment Counseling and Advice
  • Compliance/Compliance audits
  • Wage and hour audits
  • WARN Act/Plant closings/RIF Planning
  • Labor Unions/Labor Relations
  • Union avoidance and elections
  • Collective bargaining
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • NLRB/Labor Relations Board Proceedings
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Construction labor relations
  • Strikes and lockouts (planning and related court and board litigation)
  • Employment Contracts and Litigation
  • Non-compete/non-solicit agreements
  • Trade secrets and non-compete agreements
  • Executive employment agreements (including change of control)
  • Termination provisions (statutory requirements and reasonable notice)
  • Defamation
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • OSHA inspection and compliance (US)

Daniel G. Fritz represents the interests of management in almost every aspect of labor and employment law. Mr. Fritz’s practice includes providing counsel to management with respect to union relations, labor arbitrations, collective bargaining agreements, discrimination, harassment, the Family Medical Leave Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Prior to joining McMahon Berger, Mr. Fritz spent four years with The Boeing Company, where he successfully reviewed and negotiated contracts and agreements on Boeing’s behalf.

Practice Specialties

  • Employment Litigation Defense
  • Discrimination/Human rights
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful discharge/Wrongful dismissal
  • Class, collective and representative actions (defense of)
  • EEOC/EEO investigations
  • FMLA
  • Retaliation/Whistleblower claims
  • Internal complaint investigations
  • Wage and hour/FLSA defense/Employment standards
  • Responses to administrative agency charges
  • Employment Counseling and Advice
  • Supervisor and harassment/violence training
  • Handbook Review
  • Compliance/Compliance audits
  • Leave laws
  • Personnel policies
  • Wage and hour audits
  • WARN Act/Plant closings/RIF Planning
  • Labor Unions/Labor Relations
  • Union avoidance and elections
  • Collective bargaining
  • Supervisor training
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • NLRB/Labor Relations Board Proceedings
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Construction labor relations
  • Strikes and lockouts (planning and related court and board litigation)
  • Employment Contracts and Litigation
  • Non-compete/non-solicit agreements
  • Confidentiality and trade secret agreements
  • Trade secrets and non-compete agreements
  • Executive employment agreements (including change of control)
  • Termination provisions (statutory requirements and reasonable notice)
  • Human Rights

Stephen handles all facets of employment law, including employment discrimination and wage and hour claims in state and federal courts and administrative agencies throughout the country, as well as advising clients on employment-related matters such as personnel policies, daily human resources issues, employment contracts, severance agreements and employee handbooks. Stephen also represents employers in labor relations matters, including representing management in arbitration and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. Stephen also has extensive experience handling issues before the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, including preparing Affirmative Action Plans. Stephen further provides counsel to clients on immigration matters and assists in the preparation and filing of various immigration petitions with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Practice Specialties

  • Employment Litigation Defense
  • Discrimination/Human rights
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful discharge/Wrongful dismissal
  • Class, collective and representative actions (defense of)
  • EEOC/EEO investigations
  • FMLA
  • Retaliation/Whistleblower claims
  • Internal complaint investigations
  • Wage and hour/FLSA defense/Employment standards
  • Responses to administrative agency charges
  • Employment Counseling and Advice
  • Supervisor and harassment/violence training
  • Handbook Review
  • Compliance/Compliance audits
  • Leave laws
  • Personnel policies
  • Wage and hour audits
  • Labor Unions/Labor Relations
  • Union avoidance and elections
  • Supervisor training
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • NLRB/Labor Relations Board Proceedings
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Strikes and lockouts (planning and related court and board litigation)
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • OSHA inspection and compliance (US)
  • Immigration

Thomas O. McCarthy, a Partner in the St. Louis firm of McMahon Berger, P.C., has 30 years experience defending employers in discrimination and wrongful discharge litigation in state and federal courts throughout the United States. A former trial attorney with the National Labor Relations Board, he has served as panel counsel for multiple carriers in EPL matters, and is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences for employer and personnel associations.    

Practice Specialties

  • Employment Litigation Defense
  • Discrimination/Human rights
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful discharge/Wrongful dismissal
  • Class, collective and representative actions (defense of)
  • EEOC/EEO investigations
  • FMLA
  • Retaliation/Whistleblower claims
  • Wage and hour/FLSA defense/Employment standards
  • Responses to administrative agency charges
  • Employment Counseling and Advice
  • Supervisor and harassment/violence training
  • Handbook Review
  • Compliance/Compliance audits
  • Leave laws
  • Personnel policies
  • Wage and hour audits
  • WARN Act/Plant closings/RIF Planning
  • Labor Unions/Labor Relations
  • Union avoidance and elections
  • Collective bargaining
  • Supervisor training
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • NLRB/Labor Relations Board Proceedings
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Strikes and lockouts (planning and related court and board litigation)
  • Employment Contracts and Litigation
  • Non-compete/non-solicit agreements
  • Confidentiality and trade secret agreements
  • Trade secrets and non-compete agreements
  • Executive employment agreements (including change of control)
  • Termination provisions (statutory requirements and reasonable notice)
  • Defamation