Charles Herman is a partner in the Savannah office of Barrett & Farahany, representing clients in traditional employment litigation, including wrongful termination; violations of the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”); gender, pregnancy, race, age, and disability discrimination; retaliation; wage and hour litigation involving individual FLSA claims and collective actions; executive compensation; and severance negotiations. He also advises employees on employment contracts and non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.
Charles served in the United States Air Force where he earned the Humanitarian Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. Charles then used the G.I. Bill to attend Virginia Tech where he graduated in 2002 with a bachelor’s of science degree in Environmental Policy and Planning. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo, College of Law in 2005. He is licensed to practice law in Ohio (2006) and Georgia (2008) and is admitted to practice before various federal courts, including the Southern District of Georgia, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the Georgia Supreme Court.
Prior to joining Barrett & Farahany, Charles had his own law firm in Toledo, Ohio where he gained extensive experience representing employees and those injured as a result of others’ negligence. Prior to that, Charles practiced as a senior litigation associate in the Savannah office of a regionally recognized labor and employment law firm where he represented labor unions and their membership. Charles still represents labor organizations, including the Savannah Professional Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 574 and the Georgia State Firefighters Association (GSFA).
Charles is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Savannah Bar Association, and the National Employment Lawyers Association, Georgia Chapter. Charles is actively engaged in the Savannah, Georgia community. Charles is a past board member of the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority and a past president of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association Savannah, Georgia chapter.
When he is not practicing law, Charles enjoys attending church services at his local parish, watching movies, reading, attending the theatre, playing tennis, and spending as much time as he can with his wife, Brookelyn, and their two dogs.