After an extensive nomination process and 20 years of legal practice, BPJ Member Jennifer Shorb Hagerman has been elected a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. The College promotes advancement and education in the practice of labor and employment law, and values civility and professionalism as well as legal achievement.

Hagerman was nominated by Maurice Wexler, recently retired from Baker Donelson, and supported by recommendations from across the Memphis legal community; nominations for this honor must come from outside a nominee’s own firm.

Hagerman said she was drawn to the practice of labor and employment law through a clerkship with the Hon. Judge Julia Gibbons of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, since many labor and employment cases come through Federal Court.

“(BPJ Member) Lisa Krupicka has also been a wonderful mentor, so encouraging and supportive,” said Hagerman. Krupicka is also a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Hagerman sees labor and employment law a great hybrid practice area, since L&E attorneys do both litigation and non-litigation work for clients, as well as transaction work and contract work

“We are thrilled that Jennifer was elected to the College in the first year she was eligible,” said BPJ Managing Partner Nathan A. Bicks. “We are very proud of her accomplishment.”