Labor Attorney Jim Faul honored as ‘rising star’ in Super Lawyer listing


Respected Labor attorney Jim Faul, a partner with St. Louis’ oldest Labor law firm of Hartnett Reyes-Jones, has been named a “Rising Star” in the recent St. Louis issue of The Super Lawyer Annual List of Top Attorneys.

He is the only Labor attorney recognized in the Employment & Labor category along with six management attorneys.

This is the latest in a series of top rankings for the firm. The others include three rankings by U.S. News and World Report Regional rankings in Employment Law-Individual, Litigation-Labor and Employment and Labor Union Law.

“Any honor anyone in the firm receives is a wonderful reflection on the firm itself. Jeff Hartnett gave Jamie Reyes-Jones, Mike Evans and me the opportunity to work in the Labor Movement and mentor us to effectively and passionately advocate for working people. We feel incredibly lucky to do the work we do and share in the Labor Movement’s struggles,” said Faul.

“Jim has been a tireless advocate for the Labor Movement and is so deserving of this honor. Jim understands the tremendous value hardworking union men and women bring to our society, and he reflects the passion our firm has for helping our unions meet their goals and effectively represent these hardworking men and women,” said Managing Partner Jamie L. Reyes-Jones.

“The recognition of our firm and attorneys is much appreciated because it demonstrates our firm’s consistent ability to effectively support our unions no matter what the issue, and do so in an aggressive and positive manner that best represents their interests,” added Jeff Hartnett, the firm’s founder and retired managing partner.

Faul, a respected advisor in the Labor community, primarily represents unions and multiemployer fringe benefit funds. He has represented unions and their intermediate bodies in arbitration, recognition elections, picketing and strikes and litigation before the National Labor Relations Board.

Additionally, he successfully represents workers in workers compensation cases as well as advising political candidates and political committees in campaign finance regulations.

A member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, Faul is also a registered lobbyist in the State of Missouri and a former trustee for the St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District, a role now filled by another of the firm’s partners, Mike Evans.

Hartnett Reyes-Jones, LLC, formerly known as Bartley Goffstein, L.L.C., is the oldest St. Louis law firm specializing in representing unions and employee benefit plans. The firm has been in existence more than 80 years and represents a wide array of local, regional and international public and private sector unions in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana and Michigan.


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