Robert S. Phifer - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Robert S. Phifer

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 704-405-3139

Mr. Phifer has more than thirty years of experience representing employers in employment-related and benefits-related litigation and in counseling employers on compliance with federal and state employment laws. He has represented clients in diverse industries, including manufacturing, construction, service, transportation, trucking, healthcare, financial, retail and food processing, as well as in the public sector.

University of South CarolinaBA 1973University of South CarolinaJ.D. 1977University of South CarolinaJ.D. 1977
Wig & Robe Honor SocietySouth Carolina Law ReviewChanged ChoicesThe First Tee of CharlotteNational Retail Federation

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Selected Reported Cases
  • Gilmer v. Interstate/Johnson Lane Corp., 500 U.S. 20 (1991) (upholding order compelling Plaintiff to arbitrate his ADEA claim).
  • Harrison v. Edison Brothers Apparel Stores, Inc., 151 F.3d 176 (4th Cir. 1998) (affirming trial court decision in sex harassment action that set aside adverse jury verdict and entered judgment for employer).
  • Ard v. Southwest Forest Industries, Inc., 849 F.2d 517 (11th Cir. 1988) (affirming defense verdict in ADEA reduction-in-force case).
  • Barnes v. Southwest Forest Industries, Inc., 814 F.2d 607 (11th Cir. 1987) (affirming summary judgment for employer in ADEA reduction-in-force case).

Office Location

201 South College Street, Suite 2300
Charlotte, NC 28244
United States


Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment