Michelle Rippon, of counsel with Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP in Asheville, NC, focuses her practice on representing smaller employers in every aspect of employment law, untangling the web of government regulations, providing advice on preparing employee handbooks and policies, defending against charges of discrimination both before the EEOC and in federal court, dealing with the DOL and the IRS, and assisting in the defense of unemployment claims.
Ms. Rippon has successfully defended clients involving claims of race, age and disability discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation.
She is an adjunct professor in the business management department at the University of North Carolina at Asheville where she teaches a course in the Legal Environment of Business: Ethical, Regulatory, Global and E-Commerce Issues.
Ms. Rippon is a member of 28th Judicial District Bar, the ABA, and the North Carolina Bar Association where she served on the editorial board of the North Carolina State Bar Journal, publishing profiles of North Carolina judges.
She earned her BA and BEd at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia; her MA at North Carolina State University; and her JD at North Carolina Central University School of Law.