Eric B. Metz

Eric B. Metz


Triplett Woolf Garretson, LLC

Recognized since 2008

Wichita, Kansas

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Individuals

Employment Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Employment Law - Individuals Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Employment Law - Individuals Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Litigation - Labor and Employment
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Eric Metz assists clients in all matters relating to employment relations, with his practice focused on preventive consultation and helping employers with federal, state and local employment law compliance, employment contract drafting and negotiation, as well as implementing and drafting personnel policies, employee handbooks, severance and release agreements, and noncompetition agreements. He also handles litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including claims relating to disability, age, sex, race and religion discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge matters, wage and hour issues, and noncompetition contract matters.

Mr. Metz also has over 37 years of experience in a variety of litigation matters, including a wide variety of business and contract disputes. In addition, he is experienced in education law, having represented a private university as its primary counsel for over 27 years. Mr. Metz has received the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory’s highest “AV” rating for lawyers, reflecting exemplary professional expertise, and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of labor and employment law. He has also been selected for inclusion in “Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers.” In addition, he is designated by Chambers USA as one of “Kansas’ leading lawyers for labor and employment.”

Contact & Links

Location

  • 2959 North Rock Road, Suite 300
    Wichita, KS 67226

Education

  • University of Kansas, J.D., graduated 1980
  • Friends University, BA, graduated 1977

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Employment Law - Individuals Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Employment Law - Individuals Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Litigation - Labor and Employment

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Employment Law - Individuals, Wichita (2022)
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment, Wichita (2020)
  • Employment Law - Management, Wichita (2018)
  • Employment Law - Individuals, Wichita (2016)
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment, Wichita (2014)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Special Focus

  • Civil Rights
  • Covenants Not to Compete
  • COVID-19
  • Discrimination
  • Individuals
  • Litigation
  • Management
  • Title VII Litigation
  • Trade Secrets
  • Wage-Hour Law

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