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At a Glance


“Colleagues are very nice and respectful.”

“Work-life balance.”

“The partners care about and invest in the associates.”


“Colleagues are very nice and respectful.”

“Work-life balance.”

“The partners care about and invest in the associates.”

About Constangy Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP

Constangy is a national labor and employment law firm that has been serving clients since 1946. Boasting a down-to-earth culture, the firm has close to 200 attorneys across 16 states.

Growing Up in ‘Hot-Lanta

Frank Constangy—known to his colleagues as ‘Mr. C’—established the firm in 1946 in Atlanta with partners Legree Davis and Mildred McClelland, who was one of the few female attorneys in Atlanta at the time. In 1950, Bill Prowell, formerly an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB"), joined the firm, and in 1961, the firm became Constangy & Prowell. After Contangy's death in the early 1970s, the firm fractured a bit but was reorganized by partners Lovic Brooks and Jim Smith as Constangy, Brooks & Smith and began to expand within the region to Birmingham, AL; Nashville, TN; and Columbia, SC. 

At the Forefront of Labor & Employment Law

Constangy handles a range of employment matters, including employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; wage and hour litigation; workplace safety; affirmative action compliance; OSHA; workers’ compensation; and ERISA and employee benefits. The firm also counsels clients on developing workplace policies. Constangy is among the top 20 firms in Vault’s Best Law Firms for Labor & Employment ranking, and U.S. News & World Report has repeatedly ranked Constangy as a National Tier 1 firm in employment law, employment litigation, and labor relations. The firm has also been recognized by the likes of Chambers USA, Martindale-Hubbell, SuperLawyers, Law360, and The Legal 500. Among the firm’s clients are Fortune 500 corporations, small companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations across the country.

Diversity Dynamos

Perched atop various legal industry diversity rankings, Constangy talks the talk when it comes to fostering an inclusive workplace. More than 50 percent of attorneys and more than 40 percent of partners are women and people of color. These stats carry into firm decision making, as more than half of the firm’s Executive Committee is comprised of women and people of color. Notably, name partner Don Prophete was the first African American on the masthead of a large law firm. The firm’s accolades include being named one of Working Mother’s Best Law Firms for Women, one of the top 50 firms for minorities by The American Lawyer Diversity Scorecard, one of the top five firms for women by The National Law Journal, and the number one mid-size firm for women by Law360.

COVID-19 Update

We are still aggressively recruiting talented attorneys at all levels. We have been (and will continue to be) extremely flexible in allowing attorneys and staff to balance work and family demands during the pandemic.

Constangy Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP

230 Peachtree Street, N.W.
Suite 2400
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) (404) 525-8622

Firm Stats

Chair of the Executive Committee: Neil H. Wasser
Administrative Partner & General Counsel to the Firm: Teresa Bult
Total No. Attorneys (2021):
150 - 250
No. of Partners Named 2020:

Base Salary

Salary not disclosed.

Employment Contact

Forrest Tennant
Attorney Recruiting Manager

No. of U.S. Offices: 26

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Atlanta, GA (HQ)
Asheville, NC
Austin, TX
Birmingham, AL
Boston, MA
Columbia, SC
Costa Mesa, CA
Dallas, TX
Denver, CO
Jacksonville, FL
Kansas City, MO
Little Rock, AR
Los Angeles, CA
Macon, GA
Memphis, TN
Minneapolis, MN
Nashville, TN
New York, NY
Port St. Lucie, FL
Princeton, NJ
Raleigh, NC
San Francisco, CA
St. Louis, MO
Tampa, FL
Washington, DC
Winston-Salem, NC

Major Departments

Affirmative Action/OFCCP Compliance
Class/Collective Actions
Employee Benefits
ERISA Litigation
Global Mobility
Labor Relations
Litigation; Employment Litigation Prevention and Defense
Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets
Wage and Hour Compliance and Litigation
Workers’ Compensation Defense
Workplace Diversity Initiatives
Workplace Drug & Alcohol Testing
Workplace Safety
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.