Recognized since 2008
Employment Law - Individuals
Employment Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment
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.”
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
- Civil Rights
- Covenants Not to Compete
- Title VII Litigation
- Trade Secrets
- Wage-Hour Law
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