Sean F. Herrmann

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Charlotte, NC

Herrmann & Murphy, PLLC
 | 1712 Euclid Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-940-6399
Fax: 704-940-6407
Selected To Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (50%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Sean F. Herrmann is a Partner at Herrmann & Murphy, PLLC in Charlotte, North Carolina. Licensed to practice in North Carolina and South Carolina, Mr. Herrmann focuses his practice primarily on employment law, and he represents the rights and entitlements of employees across both states who are dealing with a serious workplace grievance or some other work-related matter they need to address.

    A highly rated trial attorney, Mr. Herrmann has achieved notable success assisting clients with asserting their rights while fighting to achieve the full and fair restitution they deserve for their serious workplace grievances involving all types of discrimination and harassment, employer retaliation and wrongful terminations, wage and hour disputes, and other matters. He also counsels employees and executives on matters pertaining to employment contracts, noncompete agreements, severance packages and other similar matters, and he has a vast amount of experience dealing with workplace torts and civil rights abuses.

    A 2009 summa cum laude graduate of Illinois College, Mr. Herrmann attended the University of Illinois College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor magna cum laude in 2012. While in law school, he received the CALI awards in employment discrimination, labor law and the civil litigation clinic, and he served as notes editor for the University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy. He also served on a national moot court competition team.

    Along with practicing before all North Carolina and South Carolina state courts, he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of North Carolina as well as before the District of South Carolina and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

    Mr. Herrmann is a member of several local, state, and national bar associations, including the young lawyers division and employment law section of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice as well as the National Employment Lawyers Association. He is also heavily involved with the Mecklenburg County Bar, and he volunteers his legal services to those less fortunate throughout his community.

    Fluent in Spanish, Mr. Herrmann finds great reward in being able to help his Hispanic and Latino clientele, and he has earned top ratings and several awards and honors for his professionalism and service, including recognition from The Best Lawyers in America in 2018 and 2019.

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    Practice Areas
    • 50%Employment & Labor: Employee
    • 50%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation


    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

    Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021

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    About Sean Herrmann

    Admitted: 2012, North Carolina

    Professional Webpage:


    • CALI awards in Employment Discrimination, Labor Law, and the Civil Litigation Clinic, University of Illinois College of Law
    • Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars list, 2019
    • 10.0 AVVO rating
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2018

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Western District of North Carolina
    • North Carolina Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Council
    • Middle District of North Carolina
    • Eastern District of North Carolina
    • Mecklenburg County Bar Labor & Employment Section
    • South Carolina
    • United States District Courts for the Middle District of North Carolina
    • National Employment Lawyers Association
    • North Carolina
    • United States District Courts for the Eastern Districts of North Carolina
    • North Carolina Advocates for Justice: Employment Law Section
    • Mecklenburg County Bar Young Lawyers Division
    • United States District Courts for the Western Districts of North Carolina
    • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • North Carolina Advocates for Justice: Young Lawyers Division

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Volunteer with the Western District of North Carolina’s Pro Se Settlement Assistance Program
    • North Carolina Legal Aid
    • Mecklenburg County Bar Lawyers’ Basketball League
    • Volunteer Attorney with Lawyer on the Line

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Changes to Career Teacher Status? by Sean F. Herrmann and Josh Van Kampen
    • El fracaso de la integración de los inmigrantes en la sociedad española: una análisis de las causas, los efectos y una búsqueda de soluciones
    • Notes Editor, University of Illinois Journal of Law


    • $750,000 Jury Verdict in the U.S District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. The Defendant was found liable for wrongful termination, violation of the Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act, Battery, and Negligent Supervision and Retention. Because each case is different prior results should not create an expectation about future results in an individual case. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicated upon a lawyer's or a law firm's past results, 2018
    • Driskell v. Summit Contracting Group, Inc., 3:16-cv-819 (WDNC) (Charlotte)
    • Pearsall v. Delta Career Education Corporation, 7:17-cv-226 (EDNC) (Raleigh)

    Educational Background:

    • Illinois College, B.A., summa cum laude, Major: Political Science, International Studies and Spanish, 2009
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    Office Location for Sean F. Herrmann

    1712 Euclid Ave
    Charlotte, NC 28203

    Phone: 704-940-6399

    Fax: 704-940-6407

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    Last Updated: 9/11/2020

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