Savannah Ga Employment and Personal Injury Attorney Charles Herman Focused on Labor and Employment Law, Overtime and Wage Theft, Sexual Harassment, and Personal Injury and Accident Law

Whether you have been injured in an accident or are suffering from a hostile work environment or being subjected to harassment in the workplace or a wrongful termination or wrongful dismissal, you need to protect your civil rights by contacting Savannah Ga Employment and Personal Injury Attorney Charles Herman for a free consultation. The best way to do that is to find out if this is just a case of employment at will or whether this is a termination of employment that resulted from hostile environment harassment.

If you believe that your employer has treated you wrongly or you have been injured in an accident, the first step in determining whether or not you have an actionable cause of action or claim is to contact an experienced Savannah Ga Employment and Personal Injury Attorney for a free consultation. Take it off of your to do list, and set a plan in action to help me help you determine your rights. Don’t wait, above all you should contact me now by filling out the contact form below, by emailing me at, or by calling me at at (912) 244-3999 and ask for Charles Herman.

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I am dedicated to protecting the rights of my clients. I am committed to my clients and the foundation of my practice is based on relationships. If after our free consultation I cannot assist you with your issues, I will be able to refer you to someone who can. If you use the contact form or email me a brief description of what is going on, then I will try to get back in touch with you within the next 48 hours to see how I can help you. Better to act now then to regret not taking any action. Call a Savannah Ga Employment and Personal Injury Attorney today for a free consultation.


I grew up in Ohio and joined the military after graduating from High School in 1993. After serving four (4) years I was honorably discharged in 1998. I then attended undergraduate college at Virginia Tech and graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Environmental Policy and Planning. In 2002 I moved back home to Ohio and started law school at the University of Toledo, College of Law where I graduated from in 2005, graduating with a Certificate of Environmental Law. I am licensed to practice law in all Ohio and Georgia State Courts; the Federal Courts in the Northern District of Ohio, the Southern District of Georgia; and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.


While in the military, I won the Humanitarian Service Medal, United States Armed Forces and the National Defense Service Medal, United States Armed Forces. As an attorney, I belong to the Savannah Bar Association; the Georgia State Bar Association; and the Georgia chapter of the National Employment Lawyer’s Association. I also volunteer my time in various capacities in an effort to give back to the community. I am a past Board Member on the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority, which is a Board made up of 25 members appointed by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah, Georgia. The Board of Directors appoints a Technical Advisory Board of partner agencies, organizations, and downtown stakeholders to provide guidance in the development of programs and activities. I have also been active on the committee for the revitalization of the Historic Ohio Theatre and I am an active member of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association and a past president of the Savannah, Georgia chapter.

Free Consultation with Savannah Ga Employment and Personal Injury Attorney Charles Herman

My name is Charles Herman and I’m a Savannah Ga Employment and Personal Injury Attorney. I will give you a free consultation in employment, overtime, sexual harassment, and personal injury cases. Additionally, I represent labor unions and would be happy to talk to you about how I can assist your union membership.

Most noteworthy, at the free consultation I will review your case. I will discuss the facts regarding your claim with you, including your evidence such as witnesses and documents. At the conclusion of this meeting, I may ask you to provide additional evidence. If no additional evidence needed, I will give you my opinion on whether or not you have a case. Also, I will discuss and explain to you the reasons that support my decision. If I believe that you have a case, we will discuss entering a fee agreement for my office to represent you.

Labor and Employment Law – Call today for a free consultation.

Charles Herman Law is dedicated to protecting the rights of working people in the Savannah, Brunswick, Hinesville, Springfield, Pembroke, and Pooler Georgia area. similarly focused on being highly responsive to clients’ questions and needs.

I am a Savannah Ga Employment and Personal Injury Attorney and I have built the foundation of my practice on relationships with my clients and providing clients the best legal representation possible in the following areas: disability discriminationwrongful dismissal, retaliation, sexual harassmentsex discrimination, pregnancy discriminationsexual orientation discriminationrace discrimination, religious discriminationminimum wage and hours and overtime, and other violations of statutory law, including claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, the Civil Rights Act, and constitutional claims against governmental entities.

It is Important to Act Quickly to Protect Your Rights

It is important to act quickly to protect your rights and so I can begin to conduct an investigation into your claims. I am a Savannah Ga Employment and Personal Injury Attorney who is available to discuss your labor and employment related questions with you. Whether you have been terminated from a job, or think that you might be terminated from a job, it is important that you contact a labor and employment lawyer to discuss your legal rights. Depending on your situation, you may need to act immediately to protect your ability to go after your employer in the future.

It is important that you are aware that the law imposes certain time limits on when claims and suits may be filed (“statutes of limitation”). Therefore, your right to file a claim or suit will expire with the passage of time. These deadlines may begin to expire very soon. Therefore, to be safe – you should not delay in pursuing legal action if you intend to do so, because your claim or suit—no matter what it is for—will be barred if not filed within the applicable statute of limitations.

I wish you every success. If you would like to discuss your potential case as referenced above, please do not hesitate to call upon me if I can be of assistance in the future or schedule a free consultation.

Following your free consultation, if the best legal strategy involves filing a charge with an administrative agency like the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), then I will assist you.

What happens at the EEOC?

If you decide to pursue federal claims under Title VII, you must file the charge of discrimination with the EEOC and obtain a right to sue letter before filing a federal Title VII court action, except in limited circumstances.

I will prepare the necessary documents, including: assisting in drafting and filing the charge of discrimination with the agency; reviewing the Respondent’s position statement; drafting a response to the Respondent’s position statement and where necessary providing any additional information to support the allegations of discrimination including witness statements, documentation or other information/evidence; corresponding with the agency and the investigator assigned to the charge; and attending any mediation and/or negotiating any settlement.

Is mediation a possibility?

Many cases can get resolved through mediation, but there are no guarantees and your employer is not required to mediate or negotiate. It is important that before you decide to file a charge with the EEOC that you contact a Savannah Ga Employment and Personal Injury Attorney to discuss the case before moving forward.

Filing a lawsuit in State or Federal Court

Filing a lawsuit in state or federal court may be necessary, for the reason that employers seldom just admit that they did wrong. There are provisions for attorney’s fees under the discrimination laws and I will petition the court for an award of attorney fees in appropriate circumstances.

At an initial consultation we can discuss your other remedies, and in particular we can discuss that you also have an option to file a lawsuit directly in court without filing an administrative charge with the federal government in certain types of cases.

I take all employment claims on a contingency fee basis meaning that I do not get paid unless I win. There are provisions for attorney’s fees in the law and I would petition the court for an award of attorney fees. You have the possibility of recovering attorney’s fees; lost wages; compensation damages including pain and suffering and the front pay in lieu of reinstatement.

To begin the lawsuit, I will draft and file a complaint. The complaint will list the facts in your case and put the employer on notice of your claims. The employer then must file an answer. The next step is pretrial activities. The most important pretrial activity is “discovery”, which allows the parties to gather evidence. After discovery is over, the Court usually gives the parties a time period to file motions. If the judge rules in favor of one party, then the case is over. If the judge does not grant the motion, the case will go to trial.


At the free consultation I will also make an evaluation of your potential damages, which includes an assessment of your potential: lost wages; lost benefits; front pay; compensatory damages, including pain and suffering, emotional distress, or inconvenience; and punitive damages. Although these categories of damages are available under the discrimination laws, they may not all be applicable to your individual case. It is important to contact a Savannah Ga Employment and Personal Injury Attorney before attempting to settle your case so that you can make a clear and informed determination regarding what your case may be worth.

Mitigation of Damages

The most basic component of damages in an employment discrimination lawsuit or wrongful dismissal lawsuit is lost salary. Generally damages are measured by the salary you would have earned from your former employer from the date of your wrongful dismissal until the date of trial, less earnings your receive from part-time or full-time employment before trial. Therefore, you must look for work. You cannot sit back and let your damages build up and hope that you will recover the full amount of your lost salary at trial. If you do not look for work or are unavailable for work during a period of time, you probably will not be able to recover your lost salary for that period. That is, you have a duty to reduce your claim for lost salary and fringe benefits. Our Courts call this the “duty to mitigate damages.”

Personal Injury, Accidents, and Wrongful Death – Call today for a free consultation.

In addition to employment claims, Charles Herman Law likewise represents clients in the following areas of personal injury law after an accident where you or a loved one are seriously injured: Savannah Personal Injury Attorney, Savannah Car Accidents, Savannah Bicycle Accidents, Savannah Truck Accidents, Savannah Motorcycle Accidents, Trip and Falls, and Georgia Wrongful Death. I take these cases on a contingent fee basis. Call today for a free consultation.

Severance Agreement Negotiations – Call today for a free consultation.

Additionally, Savannah Ga Employment and Personal Injury Attorney Charles Herman reviews and negotiates severance agreements. As a result, he is able to evaluate and advise you regarding your severance package and you should call today.

Overtime and Wage Theft – Call today for a free consultation.

Employment law claims require commitment, both on behalf of the client, and on behalf of your Savannah Ga Employment and Personal Injury Attorney. If you want a Savannah Ga Employment and Personal Injury Attorney who is willing to fight for your rights, then contact Charles Herman now.

Labor Union Representation – Call today for a free consultation.

Charles Herman also represents unions. Do you want to know what you can do about your employer taking advantage of you under your collective bargaining agreement? If you answered yes, I can certainly help you. Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss developing a working relationship. Call today for a free consultation. I would be happy to talk to your union’s labor officials regarding representation.

Why should you choose Charles Herman to represent you in your case?

If you choose to have me represent you, no one will outwork me. I am a diligent and dedicated attorney who will work tirelessly on your case. 

It may not surprise you, but the number one complaint about attorneys across the country is that they don’t return their client phone calls in a timely manner, if at all. At Charles Herman Law the foundation of our attorney-client relationship is based on communication. Therefore, I will always make myself available to answer your questions and I will keep you informed throughout the process.

“Experience is the teacher of all things.” And, I have experience in a wide array of practice areas which enables me to identify the issues in your case. I have experience in personal injury, employment law, and labor union representation.
Mr. Herman is an outstanding lawyer. I was getting no where with my disability claim. I contacted Charles and he started the wheels moving. When you have no idea what your next move is to be it is comforting to know that you do have a champion. I am sad that he has left Savannah however I wish him the best of luck. The Toledo bar has a new star.
Mark Stevens
Great attorney to represent the clients interests. Mr. Herman was hired to be our Union’s legal representative. He has done an impressive job of research, opinion writing and representing our interests. Mr. Herman was hired while working here in Savannah Ga., we were so impressed with his ability, that when he and his family moved back to OH, we continued to utilize Mr. Herman.
Michael, IAFF Local 574
AN EXCELLENT CHOICE! I can personally vouch for Attorney Herman – an excellent lawyer who saved me from a legal limbo nightmare. Suffice it to say, I was involved in an inordinately long and exhaustive “Probationary Period” with the State Courts and Att. Herman stepped in and came close to getting the whole thing stopped right then and there! HE WAS SUPERB! I was kept informed – prepared – updated, every step of the way. Calls were returned, questions answered (and if he didn’t know the answer, he knew how to get it) and he was on his “A” game @ every meeting we had. It was the first time I have ever dealt with an Attorney who actually seemed to care. AND WHO DELIVERED. This guy is great – Highly Recommend
Mr. Herman represented me in a case involving a non-compete ‘agreement’ with a former employer. This was a very large corporation with many resources including a big Chicago law firm and another law firm hired locally. Just by reading Mr. Herman’s briefs and motions to the court in this case it was clearly evident I had picked a winner. And win we did, just he and I against a corporate giant. Mr. Herman outsmarted, outworked and outmaneuvered the opposition every step of the way and was always accessible to advise me or answer questions. In my opinion, you won’t find an attorney with more integrity than Mr. Herman or an attorney who will work harder for you.
I had a difficult legal issue that was further complicated by the courts delaying the process again and again. Mr. Herman was organized and calm. He kept me informed in laymen’s terms so I could understand the proceedings throughout the process. I felt confident that Mr. Herman had my best interest at heart and gave every professional effort to achieving a successful outcome. I highly recommend his legal services.
Bud Boyce

Savannah Georgia Attorney Charles Herman arguing a case before the Georgia Supreme Court

In June of 2012, following a three (3) day trial and an adverse decision at the trial court level, Savannah Georgia Attorney Charles Herman successfully argued this case before the Georgia Supreme Court (Northway v. Allen, 291 Ga. 227 (Ga. 2012)). Attorney Herman represented Jeffery Northway, the mayor of a small rural town in Southeast Georgia in an ethics complaint and investigation. In addition, the case raised various constitutional issues, including due process rights and First Amendment issues. In a unanimous decision, Justice Robert Benham wrote that the trial court was wrong to remove the mayor from office.

Areas Served

Areas served by Savannah Personal Injury Attorney Charles Herman in Southern Georgia include several counties, as well as multiple cities and towns throughout the area. Charles Herman practices in federal court, as well as state courts within the Southern District of Georgia. The Southern District of Georgia includes 43 different counties and is furthermore divided into six divisions: Savannah, Augusta, Brunswick, Waycross, Dublin and Statesboro.

Charles Herman Law primarily practices in the Savannah Division; the Statesboro Division; and the Brunswick Division. The counties within the Southern District of Georgia where attorney Charles Herman practices include the following Georgia counties: Camden County; Glynn County; Wayne County; Bryan County; Chatham County; Effingham County; Liberty County; Bulloch County; Tattnall County; and Toombs County and the following southern Georgia cities: Woodbine, St. Marys, Brunswick, Jesup, Pembroke, Savannah metropolitan area, Springfield, Hinesville, Statesboro, Reidsville, Lyons, Georgetown, Pooler, Wilmington Island, Garden City, Port Wentworth, Richmond Hill, Rincon, Skidaway Island, Whitemarsh Island, Bloomingdale, Guyton, Isle of Hope, Montgomery, Thunderbolt, and Tybee Island.

If you believe that your employer has treated you wrongly or you have been injured in an accident, contact a Savannah Georgia Lawyer at (912) 244-3999 to schedule a free consultation with Charles Herman, Savannah Ga Employment and Personal Injury Attorney, so we can sit down and talk about the facts of your case and so that I can give you my opinion about whether or not you have a case.