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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March 28, 2023)Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. is pleased to announce that the Birmingham Business Journal has honored principal Matthew Penfield with its “Best of the Bar” award. The annual awards are designed to highlight star performers from across the Magic City’s legal scene. As an honoree, Penfield will be featured in the Birmingham Business Journal and recognized at an event on April 13 at The Harbert Center.

The Best of the Bar awards program is designed to acknowledge the work of accomplished area lawyers across select practice areas. Honorees are selected from a public pool of nominations submitted through Birmingham Business Journal’s website and are determined by a panel of editorial judges. Nominees were evaluated based on criteria including contributions to their fields, tangible accomplishments in their practice area, and contributions to their respective firms. Factors such as professional reputation and civic involvement are also considered.

“I am humbled, honored, and grateful to have been named to this year's Best of the Bar and among the other honorees throughout the city," said Penfield. "Whether it be my clients, family, or community through the organizations I am actively involved with, I work daily to serve others. I remain as passionate as ever about my dedication to the legal profession and the Birmingham community."

Penfield advises and represents clients in the areas of immigration, labor and employment, and general litigation. His labor and employment practice includes representing management and advising clients in a wide variety of employment matters, including discrimination and retaliation cases. He has experience defending both individual and class and collective action lawsuits brought by or on behalf of current and former employees. Penfield litigates and provides advice relating to the enforceability of employment agreements and non-compete agreements in state and federal courts, as well as actions filed with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. He also has litigated business disputes in state and federal court. His immigration practice includes immigration compliance issues and visa-related needs. He assists employers with state and federal immigration compliance and advises employers and individuals regarding all business immigration needs.

"Matthew possesses a rare passion and skill for both legal work and community leadership. I have witnessed firsthand his dedication to our clients, the firm, and his impact on Birmingham and its legal community," said Carole Miller, Chair of Bressler's Labor and Employment practice and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. "Working with Matthew for as long as I have, I know he is an incredibly talented employment lawyer, a passionate advocate for his clients, and a community leader that genuinely exemplifies the spirit of these awards."

This award is conferred by the Birmingham Business Journal. A description of the selection methodology is available here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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