Company: Woods & Aitkens LLP
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Jerry Lee Pigsley, Partner at Woods & Aitkens LLP, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in labor and employment law.
Matriculating at the University of Nebraska, Mr. Pigsley earned a Bachelor of Science in 1978 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1981. Taking on his first legal role, he gained initial experience as the clerk and executive director of the Nebraska Commission on Industrial Relations in 1981, remaining until 1983. Between 1983 and 1990, he served as an associate at Nelson & Harding, Heron, Burchette, Ruckert & Rothwell and Harding & Ogborn. Additionally, between 1991 and 2015, Mr. Pigsley excelled as a shareholder at Harding & Ogborn, Harding, Shultz & Downs and Harding & Shultz. In 2015, he began serving in his current role as a partner with Woods & Aiken, where he specializes in labor and employment law.
Renowned for his illustrious career, Mr. Pigsley holds various accolades, including an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell since 2002 and the honor of Best Lawyers’ 2021 Lawyer of the Year for Labor Law and Management. A fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, he has also been named a Great Plains Super Lawyer in Employment and Labor Law since 2007, among numerous other feats. He attributes his vast success to impeccable mentors such as Professor John Gradwohl and Bill Hardy. To remain abreast of his industry, Mr. Pigsley holds membership with the Labor Relations and Employment Law Section of the Nebraska State Bar Association and Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association. Today, he is admitted to practice in Nebraska and Iowa, as well as before the U.S. District Court of Nebraska, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court. As a testament to his legacy, Mr. Pigsley is also listed in the sixth and ninth editions of Who’s Who in American Law.
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