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Attorney Anthony Stites represents business entities in all facets of their employment matters. On a daily basis, he works with human resource personnel and in-house counsel to prevent or solve problems in the employment arena. Clients that he works regularly include Ashley Industrial Molding, New Millennium Building Systems, Micropulse, Steel Dynamics Inc., OmniSource Corp., and Colwell General Inc.

With an emphasis in the transportation and manufacturing sectors, Anthony has presented hundreds of supervisor training sessions throughout the U.S. He has extensive experience in strike activity and trial experience defending employers in all areas of employment matters. Anthony is also a mediator for alternate dispute resolution.

Selected representative matters include representing a regional corporation in the termination of their president, taking an attorney fee award against the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), defending the drug testing policy of a company through a federal jury trial, and representing numerous manufacturing facilities during downsizing negotiations with unions. He has partnered with clients throughout Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, and Michigan to handle union election campaigns and decertification elections in Ohio and Indiana.

Anthony is an AV® Preeminent™rated attorney based on Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review ratings, has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers in America® five different times, and has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers®  in America in 2015 and 2016. He has presented over 150 speeches and/or seminars locally and nationwide. He is a member of the Allen County (Indiana) and Ohio Bar associations, as well as the Indiana State Bar Association where he is an officer of the Labor, Employment & Benefit Law Section. A Fellow in the Indiana Bar Foundation, Anthony is a member of their board of directors and the Pro Bono Commission. In the community, he is a board member of the YWCA and Blue Jacket Inc. and a member of the American Inns of Court and Fort Wayne Mad Anthonys Inc. He was selected a Paul Harris Fellow for his lifetime contributions to the Fort Wayne not-for-profit sector and Notre Dame Club of Fort Wayne’s 2015 “Person of the Year”.

After receiving his B.B.A, Finance, in 1985 from University of Toledo, Anthony earned his J.D. in 1988 from the University of Notre Dame. He is admitted to practice before Indiana state courts, Ohio state courts, U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Michigan, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Legal Assistant: Tiffany M. Vongphakdy

Paralegal: Danielle A. Southerland

* AV® Preeminent™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. The AV rating is a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

The News with Anthony M. Stites

Stites to speak at Human Resources Update seminar hosted by Greater Fort Wayne Inc.
Anthony M. Stites, will present at a Human Resources Update seminar hosted by Greater Fort Wayne Inc. on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. in the…
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Family Medical Leave Act Poster and Employer Guide
​The Department of Labor recently released an updated poster and a new Employer’s Guide about the Family and Medical Leave Act.
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Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
In late April, the United States Congress passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA). The DTSA became effective on May 11, 2016, the date President Obama…
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Department of Labor Announces Overtime Rule
The Department of Labor (DOL) released their final rule regarding the salary level used to determine if employees are classified as exempt from overtime under
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Connecticut Federal District Court Holds Discrimination on the Basis of Transgender Identity Is Prohibited by Title VII.
Article by Anthony Stites regarding discrimination on the basis of transgender identity. 
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EEOC's Position on Gender-Based Discrimination Could Expose Private Employers
Anthony Stites authors article for Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly about two lawsuits filed by the EEOC alleging gender-based discrimination.
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EEOC Files First Suits Challenging Sexual Orientation Discrimination as Gender Bias
As Barrett McNagny's Labor and Employment group predicted in their most recent supervisor training sessions for 2015/2016, the EEOC has taken the position that
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Firm Attorneys Recognized in Indiana Super Lawyers Publication
Barrett McNagny LLP is proud to announce its listing in Indiana Super Lawyers for 2016. The following attorneys were selected for inclusion in their respective
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Barrett McNagny Annual Human Resources Conference
Barrett McNagny hosted its annual Human Resources Conference at the Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 with more than 400 attendees.
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Executive Committee 2016
Barrett McNagny LLP is pleased to announce that Anthony M. Stites has been elected to serve as Chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee for 2016.
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Stites writes Letter to the Editor about 'The Road to One Million'
Anthony Stites writes a Letter to the Editor about "The Road to One Million" Celebration. 
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Indiana Protective Order Law Amended
A little-noticed bill signed into law May 5, 2015 provides new protections in the workplace for victims of domestic violence. 
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DOL Salary Exempt Rule Proposals
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has proposed to amend the required salary for “white collar” exemption for executive, administrator,…
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Indiana Veteran's Preference Law
INDIANA VETERANS’ PREFERENCE LAW- Anthony M. StitesWith Veterans Day upon us, businesses may be considering ways to benefit this community. The good news for those
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Notre Dame Club of Fort Wayne Recognizes Anthony Stites and Erika Dekko as a Persons of the Year
Notre Dame Club of Fort Wayne Recognizes  Anthony Stites and Erika Dekko as a Persons of the YearThe Notre Dame Club of Fort Wayne/Northeast Indiana has awarded
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Barrett McNagny LLP Listed in 2016 “Best Law Firms” Rankings
Barrett McNagny LLP is proud to announce that the firm was ranked in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” rankings by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®.  
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Anthony Stites Quoted in Article about Recent National Labor Relations Board Decision Redefining Joint Employer
Anthony Stites was quoted in Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly in an article about the National Labor Relations Board decision redefining the term joint employer. 
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Article: The National Labor Relations Board Issues Decision Redefining Joint-Employers
On August 27, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board issued its decision in Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., 362 NLRB No. 186, which significantly
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Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers® in America
 Barrett McNagny LLP is proud to announce that 18 firm attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® 2016.
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Article: Proposed Overtime Amendments
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has proposed to amend the “white collar” exemption for executive, administrator, and professional…
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Article: Supreme Court decision on the fundamental right to marry by same-sex couples: What does this mean for an employer?
Supreme Court decision on the fundamental right to marry by same-sex couples: What does this mean for an employer?
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Barrett McNagny Announces Logo Change
Barrett McNagny is pleased to announce a “refresh” of the firm’s identity. The “refresh” includes an updated name, a new logo and a redesigned website.…
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Firm Attorneys Recognized in Indiana Super Lawyers Publication
Barrett McNagny is proud to announce its listing in Indiana Super Lawyers for 2015. 
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Executive Committee for 2015 Announcement
Barrett McNagny announces the 2015 Executive Committee, with Michael P. O'Hara as chair. 
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