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Charles S. Herman

Charles S. Herman

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  • Employment Law, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice...
  • Georgia, Ohio
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Charles Herman grew up in Sylvania, Ohio and joined the military after graduating from Sylvania Southview High School in 1993. After serving four (4) years he was honorably discharged in 1998. Mr. Herman then attended undergraduate college at Virginia Tech and graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Environmental Policy and Planning. In 2002 he moved back home to Toledo, Ohio and started law school at the University of Toledo, College of Law where he graduated from in 2005, graduating with a Certificate of Environmental Law. Immediately thereafter, he joined a classmate of his in Troy, Ohio and they began a law practice specializing in criminal appointed cases, probate matters (including wills and trusts and estates), and divorce and custody matters. From 2008 through 2014, Mr. Herman worked in Savannah, Georgia with a regionally recognized Plaintiff’s law firm which specializes in traditional labor law, employment law, personal injury, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act claims, and criminal law. During this time period, he provided counsel to unions and the unions’ locally administered Pension, Vacation, and Health and Welfare Taft-Hartley benefit funds and represented individuals in Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act claims, social security disability cases, civil rights cases, personal injury cases, and both misdemeanor (including DUI cases) and felony criminal cases in state and federal court. In 2014, he moved back to Toledo, Ohio and started Charles Herman Law. Mr. Herman has now returned to Savannah, Georgia. Mr. Herman is dedicated to protecting the rights of working people and his focus is on being highly responsive to his clients' questions and needs. Mr. Herman is committed to his clients and the foundation of his practice is based on relationships. It is the goal of Charles Herman Law to provide superior legal services to working people in the Savannah and Southern Georgia area.

Education
The University of Toledo College of Law
J.D. (2005) | Environmental Law
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Honors: Dean's List
Activities: Senior Research Fellow, Legal Institute of the Great Lakes
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
B.S. (2002) | Environmental Policy and Planning
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Honors: Dean's List
Activities: Washington Semester Fellow
Professional Experience
Attorney
Charles Herman Law
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Labor and Employment Law (including claims for wrongful termination, retaliation, sexual harassment, gender, race, religious and disability discrimination, failure to accommodate a disability, hostile working environment, minimum wage and hours and overtime, and other violations of statutory law, including under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Fair Labor Standards Act (including claims for overtime compensation), the Civil Rights Act, the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”), constitutional claims against governmental entities, and state and federal whistleblower claims); Personal Injury - Serious Injury and Wrongful Death; Professionals’ Employment Agreements; ERISA Employee Benefits Litigation and Disability Insurance Claims – Plan Participants (including representation of individual employees, participants, or beneficiaries in appeals and litigation against employee benefit plans and funds in disputes over benefit claims, including disputes over eligibility for benefits and amounts of benefits under all types of plans); Traditional Labor Practice (representation of unions); Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act; Hearing Loss Claims Under the Longshore Act; Traditional Labor Law, Savannah Personal Injury Attorney, Savannah Car Accidents, Savannah Bicycle Accidents, Savannah Truck Accidents, Savannah Motorcycle Accidents, Trip and Falls (Georgia Premises Liability), Georgia Medical Malpractice, Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries, Georgia Wrongful Death, Traditional Labor Law, Savannah Employment Attorney, Wage and Hour Violations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Savannah Private Arbitration or Mediation Lawyer, Georgia Employee Benefits Litigation, Georgia Longshore Workers’ Compensation, Georgia Contract Attorney, Savannah Georgia Estate Planning Attorney, Wills, Trusts, and Probate Lawyer, Savannah Federal Criminal Defense Attorney, and Savannah Social Security Disability Attorney
Partner
Barrett & Farahany
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Attorney
Bignault & Carter
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Provide counsel to unions concerning their internal governance and member rights, organizing strategies, approaches to collective bargaining and various other issues, including collective bargaining and contract negotiation; Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act compliance; representation of unions before the National Labor Relations Board including unfair labor practices and duty of fair representation claims; representation of unions and Taft-Hartley benefit funds in litigation as both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts pursuant to the Labor-Management Relations Act, Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act; defense of unions and benefit funds under Title VII in federal courts and administrative agencies; Employee Retirement Income Security Act compliance; union grievances and labor arbitration; drafting and amendment of Employee Retirement Income Security Act benefit plans; drafting of amendments and resolutions to trust agreements; prepare forms and procedures necessary for the daily operation of the plans; review, written, and consult for the preparation and determination of Qualified Domestic Relation Orders (QDRO’s); counsel the Trustees and the plan administrative managers concerning compliance with the numerous laws affecting the plans; provide legal representation to plans with advice on numerous benefit decisions while assisting other plan professionals in matters pertaining to various issues, including the collection of delinquent contributions.
Attorney
Klein, Tomb & Eberly
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Assisted in the management of the business aspects of the law office, including the human resource functions. Revised employee handbook and guidelines for support staff. Conducted recruiting to fill positions. Designed and implemented processes for law office management and for generating new business. Represented clients in various matters, including appointed criminal cases, domestic violence civil protection orders, real estate matters, probate, and family law.
Speaking Engagements
Wage and Hour Requirements and the Workers' Compensation Claim, Toledo Bar Association Workers' Comp Seminar, Toledo, Ohio
Toledo Bar Association
Awards
Humanitarian Service Medal
United States Armed Forces
National Defense Service Medal
United States Armed Forces
Professional Associations
Savannah Bar Association
Member
- Current
NELA-GA
Member
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Activities: NELA-GA is the Georgia Affiliate of the National Employment Lawyers Association, an organization comprised of attorneys who are committed to representation and advancement of the rights of workers and who devote more than 50% of their employment related representation to employees.
Toledo Bar Association
Member
- Current
Georgia State Bar
Member
- Current
Savannah Development and Renewal Authority
Board Member
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Activities: The Savannah Development and Renewal Authority Board of Directors is a Board made up of 25 members appointed by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah, Georgia. The Board of Directors appoints a Technical Advisory Board of partner agencies, organizations, and downtown stakeholders to provide guidance in the development of programs and activities.
Virginia Tech Alumni Association
President
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Activities: Organized game watching parties and participated in fundraising to build scholarship programs.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
Ohio
6th Circuit
11th Circuit
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Estate Planning
  • Civil Rights
  • Social Security Disability
  • White Collar Crime
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Additional Practice Area
  • Traditional Labor Law
Languages
  • English
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Charles Herman Law
Blog
Savannah Georgia Persona Injury Lawyer
Blog
Georgia Attorney Video Blog
Contact & Map
Charles Herman Law
7 East Congress Street
Suite 611A
Savannah, GA 31401
USA
Telephone: (912) 244-3999
Fax: (912) 257-7301