Washington, DC Employment Lawyers

Keith Lively
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Washington, DC Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience

Columbia Law SchoolWest Virginia and DC
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Cheri L. Cannon
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Washington, DC Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience

With over two decades of experience working in the federal government – including extensive experience as a senior attorney and member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) – Cheri is a vital component... Read More »
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Lynne Bernabei
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WASHINGTON, DC Employment Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(202) 745-1942 1400 16th Street, NW
Suite 500
WASHINGTON, DC 20036
Employment
Harvard Law School
Lynne Bernabei has been litigating whistleblower cases, employment discrimination, and civil rights cases for over thirty years. She is a named and founding partner of Bernabei & Kabat, PLLC in Washington, DC, where she handles discrimination cases across the United States.

Bernabei & Kabat, PLLC, is nationally recognized for expertise in whistleblower law, employment discrimination law, sexual harassment law, civil rights and civil liberties matters and retaliation claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. We are deeply committed to working for the public interest by protecting the rights of women and minorities and those whose disclosures shed light on matters of public safety...
Sean R Hanover
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Washington, DC Employment Law Lawyer
(703) 402-2723 888 16th St., NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006
Employment, Business, Criminal and Family
Attorney Hanover has been working in the legal arena since graduating with double Master Degrees in Employment Law (HR) and Union Law (Industrial Relations) in 1996. He obtained his JD from the University of the District of Columbia in 2008 and maintains a vibrant practice focusing on immigration, bankruptcy, criminal defense, and business law. In a twist he never saw coming, Mr. Hanover has become accomplished at defending gang members and individuals convicted of drug offenses in immigration court. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Hanover also owns an IT consulting company, HHC, Inc. based in Fairfax, VA. This company...
Peter Whelan
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Washington, DC Employment Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(202) 745-1942 1400 16th St. NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
Employment
George Mason University School of Law
You spend more waking hours at your workplace than you do anywhere else. So when you face discrimination, harassment, or retaliation at work, it affects every part of your life. When your employer fires you for an illegal reason after you've given years of dedicated service to that employer, it is a devastating and humiliating insult to you as a person.

I chose to become an employment law attorney, and chose to represent employees facing discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination, because I know how important your career is to your life and to your family. I have the skills and...
Cheri L. Cannon
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Washington, DC Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(202) 787-1900 815 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 720
Washington, DC 20006
Employment and Appeals
Georgetown University Law Center
With over two decades of experience working in the federal government – including extensive experience as a senior attorney and member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) – Cheri is a vital component of Tully Rinckey PLLC’s nationally recognized federal labor and employment practice group. Additionally, as a former panel member of the Air Force Board for Correction of Military Records (BCMR), she bolsters the firm’s military law practice group by assisting with the removal of injustices from and the correction of errors in service military records.

As Managing Partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, Cheri oversees all federal sector...
Stephen Kohn
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Washington, DC Employment Law Lawyer
(202) 342-6980 3233 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
Free ConsultationEmployment, International, Securities and Tax
Northeastern University School of Law
Stephen M. Kohn, along with his partners are America's leading whistleblower attorneys. He successfully represented the most important tax whistleblower in U.S. history (Bradley Birkenfeld) and won the largest whistleblower reward ever paid to an individual whistleblower ($104 million). Since 1984 his practice has focused exclusively on advocating for whistleblowers, expanding laws that protect and reward whistleblowers and litigating many cutting-edge cases. He has successfully represented whistleblowers under numerous state and federal laws, including the False Claims Act/qui tam laws, and established important precedent protecting whistleblowers under the First Amendment. Since 2009 his practice has expanded to helping...
Robert Scott Oswald
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Washington, DC Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(888) 826-5260 888 17th St NW
9th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
Employment, Appeals and Immigration
Howard University School of Law
As a National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyer, Scott Oswald has litigated nearly fifty trials to verdict and recovered more than $90 million in judgments and settlements in employment and whistleblower actions. Mr. Oswald, a graduate of The Trial Lawyers College, is an accomplished trial lawyer in whistleblower protection, qui tam, wrongful discharge, employment discrimination, FMLA, USERRA, non-compete, and wage and overtime actions in federal and state courts, including a million False Claims Act settlement, a $466,816 Equal Pay Act verdict, a $1,000,000 sexual harassment jury verdict, a $282,000 District of Columbia Whistleblower Protection Act jury verdict, a $579,338...
Daniel J. Fisher
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Washington, DC Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(202) 759-7760 700 12th Street NW, Suite 700A
Washington, DC 20005
Employment and Immigration
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
I have nine years of experience as an Immigration Attorney. Additionally, I have a very strong knowledge of employment law and the connection between immigration and Federal and State employment regulations. While I have not counted exactly how many immigration cases I have handled, reviewed, consulted with or been associated with, I estimate that the number is easily in the thousands. Based on this experience there is rarely a situation that I have not seen before. I am AV rated perfect “5.0”, Avvo rated “Superb”, Avvo Client choice awards 2011, 2012, 2013, “Rising Star” Orlando Style Magazine, Lead Counsel Rated...
Jonathan Bell
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Washington, DC Employment Law Attorney
(855) 566-2355 1629 K St NW
#300
Washington, DC 20006
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation and Personal Injury
Brooklyn Law School
Michael Kohn
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Washington, DC Employment Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(202) 342-6980 3233 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
Free ConsultationEmployment, International, Securities and Tax
Antioch School of Law
Michael D. Kohn is a nationally recognized litigator focusing on whistleblower protection law specializing in Qui Tam/False Claims Act, Dodd-Frank Act SEC whistleblower claims, IRS whistleblower claims and whistleblower retaliation litigation. He has successfully represented whistleblowers in cases against some of the nation’s largest corporations and law firms, including Georgia Power Company, Brown & Root and Ashland Oil Company. He has also won numerous whistleblower cases against federal, state and local governments. His knowledge of issues involving the life sciences, nuclear energy and technology are integral to the firm’s advocacy for those who report environmental violations in the workplace....
Devin Wrigley
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Washington, D.C., DC Employment Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(202) 745-1942 1400 16th Street NW
Suite 500
Washington, D.C., DC 20036
Employment
George Washington University Law School
Devin Wrigley represents employees in matters involving discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, and other employment-related claims. Ms. Wrigley joined Bernabei & Kabat as a Legal Fellow in September 2016, and became an Associate at the firm in March 2017. Ms. Wrigley graduated with Honors from the George Washington University Law School in 2016, where she served as an Articles Editor on the Federal Communications Law Journal. In her last year of law school, she served as a Student Attorney in GW’s Public Justice Advocacy Clinic, where she represented low-income clients on employment, disability, and civil rights claims in federal and administrative...
Dionna Maria Lewis
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Washington, DC Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(202) 375-2213 815 Connecticut NW, Suite 720
Washington, DC 20006
Employment, Business and Civil Rights
The George Washington University Law School and Drake University Law School
Dionna Maria Lewis is a Labor & Employment Associate at the Washington, D.C. office of The Fay Law Group PLLC, where she manages an active litigation docket of nationwide and local cases in all areas of employment and employment-related disputes. Prior to joining the Fay Law Group PLLC, Ms. Lewis completed a judicial clerkship with the Honorable John F. McCabe, Jr. at the D.C. Superior Court and was fair lending counsel at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in the Office of Fair Lending and Equal Opportunity. At the CFPB, Ms. Lewis investigated fair lending risks and civil...
Jonathan C. Puth
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Washington, DC Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(202) 602-6500 Correia & Puth, PLLC
1775 K St., N.W., Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
Employment and Civil Rights
Georgetown University Law Center
Jonathan C. Puth is a founding member of Correia & Puth and an advocate for the civil rights of employees. Mr. Puth represents targets of sexual harassment, workplace discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, and employees with claims for wages, commissions, and contract rights. Mr. Puth represents transgender employees subjected to workplace discrimination and others facing discrimination and retaliation because of who they are. Mr. Puth also negotiates severance agreements and employment contracts, and severance negotiations. Mr. Puth served as counsel to the plaintiff class in Hartman v. Powell, a gender discrimination class awarded the largest employment discrimination award in...
Kate Mueting
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Washington, DC Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(202) 499-5200 1666 Connecticut Ave. NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009
Employment
University of Iowa
Kate Mueting is a Partner in the Washington, DC office of Sanford Heisler, LLP, a national law firm with offices in Washington, DC, New York, and California. Ms. Mueting represents employees with a wide range of employment claims, including discrimination on the basis of gender, pregnancy, race, and disability and other civil rights claims. Ms. Mueting represents professionals at the highest levels in their fields, including law firm Partners and corporate executives, in both public litigation and privately negotiated settlements. She currently represents a class of women with gender discrimination claims against a Big Four accounting firm in...
Leizer Goldsmith
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Washington, DC Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(202) 895-1506 5335 Wisconsin Ave NW
Suite 440
Washington, DC 20015
Employment, Administrative, Appeals and Civil Rights
Boston College Law School
The Goldsmith Law Firm, LLC, which has achieved Martindale-Hubbell's highest ("AV") rating for ethical standards and legal ability, represents clients in employment matters arising in both the private and public sectors, and provides full service legal representation in matters relating to the employment relationship, including: Discrimination Sexual Harassment Contracts and Severance Agreements Fair Labor Standards Civil Service Overtime Pay Federal Employee Rights Retaliation Whistleblower Rights Reasonable Accommodation The firm's primary focus is in representing employees and former employees in the courts and before various administrative agencies. Leizer Z. Goldsmith, Principal of the firm, received his B.A. from the University of Michigan, in 1985, and his J.D. from Boston College of Law...
Elissa Krell
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Washington, DC Employment Law Lawyer
(855) 566-2355 1629 K St NW
#300
Washington, DC 20006
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
Brooklyn Law School
David Colapinto
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Washington, DC Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(202) 342-6980 3233 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
Free ConsultationEmployment, Administrative, Securities and Tax
Antioch School of Law
David K. Colapinto is a nationally recognized advocate for whistleblowers specializing in Qui Tam/False Claims Act, Dodd-Frank Act SEC whistleblower claims, IRS whistleblower claims, Freedom of Information and Privacy Act litigation, and whistleblower discrimination and retaliation litigation. He has more than 25 years of experience successfully representing many whistleblowers in state and federal courts and before numerous agencies. He played a central role in securing whistleblower protections for FBI employees, successfully representing Dr. Fredric Whitehurst, the FBI lab forensics expert who suffered retaliation after reporting serious misconduct and poor lab practices at the FBI. He was lead counsel for...
David Sanford
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Washington, DC Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(202) 499-5200 1666 Connecticut Ave. NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009
Employment
Stanford University
David Sanford is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP. He has recovered more than $1 billion for individual clients and the United States government since 2004. Mr. Sanford represents C-suite executives, as well as non-managerial, hourly employees throughout the United States. David has served as lead counsel in more than 50 class actions and numerous qui tam fraud cases around the country. David has represented more than 100 General Counsel and attorneys (in house and outside counsel) in contract disputes, employment matters, and severance packages. David is currently class counsel in gender discrimination cases...
Rosemary Dettling
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Washington, DC Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(800) 964-8343 1629 K Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
University of Notre Dame
The Federal Employee Legal Services Center (FELSC) was founded by Rosemary Dettling. Ms. Dettling is an experienced employment law attorney. She graduated from Notre Dame Law School in 1991. Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Dettling worked as a Trial Attorney in the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice from 1991 to 2000. While at DOJ, Ms. Dettling gained a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of employment discrimination laws, federal sector employment case precedent, and government personnel procedures. After leaving the Department of Justice, Ms. Dettling worked as an Employment Attorney at the U.S....
Wayne Outten
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Washington, DC Employment Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(877) 468-8836 601 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Suite 200W
Washington, DC 20001
Employment and International
New York University School of Law
WAYNE N. OUTTEN is founding and managing partner of Outten & Golden LLP. His practice focuses exclusively on representing individuals in all areas of employment law. He co-chairs the firm’s Executives and Professionals and Whistleblower Retaliation Practice Groups. Mr. Outten’s practice focuses on representing high-level employees and professionals in all aspects of their employment, including negotiation of employment, compensation, and severance agreements. He is the author of the “Representing the Executive” chapter in Executive Compensation (BNA Books). His practice includes representing employees in multinational employment contexts, including expatriate and seconded employees. Mr. Outten was selected by his peers...
Lawrence Sherman
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Washington, D.C., DC Employment Law Attorney with 51 years experience
(301) 656-1068 5614 Connecticut Ave. N.W. #261
Washington, D.C., DC 20015
Employment, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Workers' Comp
University of Michigan Law School
Lawrence Sherman provides expert representation in the areas of labor and workplace law and all facets of the litigation process, including trials, appeals, mediations, arbitrations and negotiations. Mr. Sherman has represented labor unions, non-profit organizations, small to medium sized employers and employees before a wide variety of trial and appellate courts, labor arbitrators, and labor relations and fair employment agencies. Mr. Sherman is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Michigan Law School and is admitted to the bars of the District of Columbia and Maryland. Before entering private practice, Mr. Sherman worked as an...
Bobby Roopchand Devadoss
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Washington, DC Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(202) 349-3953 1629 K. Street
Washington, DC 20006
Free ConsultationEmployment and Administrative
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Bobby Devadoss formerly worked as an attorney for the Federal Labor Relations Authority and later took a position with the Federal Aviation Administration before opening his own law firm. With offices in Dallas, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, Mr. Devadoss represents federal employees nationwide in disciplinary proceedings ( MSPB), civil rights advocacy ( EEOC) and work injury claims ( OWCP). He also counsels labor unions and governmental agencies.
Kristen Sinisi
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Washington, DC Employment Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(202) 745-1942 1400 16th Street, N.W.
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
Employment and Civil Rights
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Kristen Sinisi represents employees in employment litigation, including statutory discrimination and retaliation claims, and common-law claims arising in the workplace setting. Ms. Sinisi has pursued a variety of employment-related claims, including claims for discrimination, retaliation, breach of contract, and whistleblower claims arising under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Dodd-Frank Act, False Claims Act, and Defense Contractor Whistleblower Protection Act. Ms. Sinisi also has experience challenging employers’ restrictive covenants, including non-compete provisions.

Prior to joining Bernabei & Kabat, Ms. Sinisi served as the Chief Law Clerk to the Honorable Dan Pellegrini at the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, where she analyzed a variety of employment...
Neil Henrichsen
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Washington, DC Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(202) 293-7766 1150 Connecticut Ave., NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20036
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Construction
American University Washington College of Law and American University
Neil L. Henrichsen, a founding member of Henrichsen Siegel, PLLC, is an experienced AV Rated civil trial lawyer. Mr. Henrichsen has tried to verdict numerous cases before juries and judges in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Mr. Henrichsen's practice focuses on the representation of businesses and individuals in domestic and international commercial disputes, business fraud claims, banking/financial industry negligence, construction and employment/labor matters. The complex civil litigation Mr. Henrichsen has been involved in includes the representation of commercial sureties in claims situations, construction disputes for sureties, owners and contractors, financial fraud and banking negligence and creditor/debtor workouts....
Mr Thomas Mansfield Dunlap
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Washington, DC Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(202) 316-8558 1200 G Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
Employment, Agricultural, Business and IP
Washington & Lee University
Jason Zuckerman
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Washington, DC Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(202) 262-8959 1629 K Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
Employment and Civil Rights
University of Virginia School of Law
Jason Zuckerman litigates whistleblower retaliation, qui tam, wrongful discharge, discrimination, non-compete, and other employment-related claims, and authors the Whistleblower Protection Law Blog. Recently, Zuckerman served as Senior Legal Advisor to the Special Counsel at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, the federal agency charged with protecting whistleblowers in the federal government. In addition, Zuckerman served on the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee, which makes recommendations to the Secretary of Labor to improve the fairness, efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency of OSHA's administration of whistleblower protections. Zuckerman is rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo and was recognized by Washingtonian...
Joshua Norris Rose
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Washington, DC Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(202) 331-8556 1726 M Street
Washington, DC 20036
Employment, Appeals, Civil Rights and Insurance Claims
University of North Carolina School of Law
Josh Rose is a seasoned attorney with more than two decades of experience helping employees understand their rights and helping them recover losses caused by employer misconduct. Mr. Rose has represented thousands of employees with individual, group and class based claims. He has broad experience with investigations, litigation and negotiated resolutions with federal agencies. He has broad experience with EEO, civil service, whistleblowers’ rights, federal court litigation and appeals. Whether your claim involves: - Retaliation for reporting wrongdoing; ...
Johnathon Hardaway
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Washington DC, DC Employment Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(202) 688-5299 5335 Wisconsin Avenue NW Suite 440
Washington DC, DC 20015
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of Chicago
Johnathon P. Hardaway III is a Partner of Lord & Hardaway LLP. Mr. Hardaway is a well-rounded lawyer. A corporate attorney with an MBA, a certified sports agent, and a battle tested litigator.

Mr. Hardaway has extensive trial and litigation experience, defending and prosecuting complex criminal and civil matters. Mr. Hardaway represents a roster of professional athletes, government officials, and celebrities and is adept at resolving sensitive matters both in and out of the courtroom.

Before joining Lord & Hardaway LLP, Mr. Hardaway worked for several years as an attorney with a top litigation law firm.  Mr. Hardaway has...
Dr. Mark Wayne Dundee
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Washington, DC Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(310) 617-8555 200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210
Employment, Securities and Tax
Harvard Law School, University of Leicester School of Law, University of San Diego School of Law, University of Beijing (Normal College of Law) and Oxford University (Magdalen College of Law)
Elaine Fitch
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Washington, DC Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(202) 331-9260 1901 L St NW
Suite 610
Washington, DC 20036
Employment
ELAINE FITCH joined KCNF in 2002 and became a partner in January 2006. Ms. Fitch received her education at the University of California at Berkeley (B.S., 1989) and Hastings College of the Law, University of California (J.D. 1996). Ms. Fitch's practice areas include Security Clearance matters; Suitability Determinations; Disability issues; Employment Law; Discrimination and Harassment; Federal Sector; Severance Agreements; Employment Contracts; and Internal Investigations.
Quentin Douglas Driskell Esq.
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Washington, DC Employment Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(202) 575-2666 1629 K Street NW
Ste 300
Washington, DC 20006
Employment, Appeals and Criminal
Howard University School of Law
I received my B.A. from the S.U.N.Y Binghamton, and J.D. from Howard University School of Law. I am an experienced litigator, with over 25 years experience as a Public Defender, Defense Attorney, and Assistant Attorney General with the Virgin Islands Department of Justice. I am a member of the National Lawyer's Guild, the American Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association
Paule Levadas
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Washington, DC Employment Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(202) 204-2257 1629 K Street, NW
Suite #300
Washington, DC 20006
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation and Estate Planning
Howard University School of Law
Probate, Estate Planning, Wills, Advance Medical Directives, Guardianships and Conservatorships, Mediation and Arbitration, Employee Relations Matters. Attorney Levadas established her practice in 1988 in the District of Columbia and has been a practicing Probate attorney since 1993. She is a member of the Fiduciary Panel of Attorneys of the Probate Division, Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Ms. Levadas also handles Foreign Administration of Estates. She is a native speaker of French and is fluent in Spanish. Other areas of practice include Immigration Law, Nursing Home matters, Employee matters including Discrimination issues. Attorney Levadas is...
Simon P. Si
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Washington, DC Employment Law Attorney
1629 K St Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
Employment and Immigration
Mr. Si focuses his practice on immigration and nationality law. He also counsels on family law matters and provides strategic advice on business formation, real estate, investment, and international trade.

He has represented multinational companies in carrying out internal audits and discovery in response to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations. In addition, he handled False Claims Act litigation and investigations to provide specialized, industry-specific counsel and service requiring coordination with the Justice Department, state, and local law enforcement entities. He also has experience handling Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) discrimination matters.
Nicholas Wyckoff Woodfield
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Washington, DC Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(888) 826-5260 888 17th St NW
9th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
Employment and Appeals
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Nicholas Woodfield is a seasoned trial attorney specializing in civil litigation and appellate advocacy who has recovered millions of dollars for his clients. Mr. Woodfield has tried more than 30 jury trials and 20 non-jury trials; Washingtonian magazine has named him to its Top Lawyers list for his representation of employees in workplace disputes. He is President of the Virginia Employment Lawyer’s Association, and he serves as the National Employment Lawyers Association’s Virginia State Advisory Representative to its Judicial Nominations Committee.
Ralph Avery
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WASHINGTON, DC Employment Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(202) 309-1113 1701 Penn. Ave., N.W., Ste 300
WASHINGTON, DC 20006
Free ConsultationEmployment and Administrative
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
Former Special Assistant U.S. Attorney and litigation attorney with the federal government, focusing on government contract matters, including acquisition planning, solicitation, contract formation, contract administration, and terminations for convenience or default. I have counseled clients on all aspects of contract, grant, and cooperative agreement law as well as specialized vehicles such as multiparty scientific research and international agreements. I also have experience in federal personnel law, including representation before the MSPB and the EEOC. I am familiar with anti-discrimination law and matters relating to termination of employment, failure to promote, standards of conduct issues, and a broad...
Sheryl Robinson Wood
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Washington, DC Employment Law Attorney
(202) 466-0986 1629 K Street NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
Employment, Business, Family and Personal Injury
George Washington University Law School
Sheryl Robinson Wood is the owner and founder of The Wood Law Firm PLLC with its primary office in Washington, DC and a satellite office in the Baltimore, Maryland area. Ms. Wood is a seasoned negotiator adept at resolving legal disputes in either the pre-litigation stage or through the various stages of litigation. She is an experienced trial attorney handling all aspects of commercial litigation, employment disputes, personal injury, family law, legal malpractice and criminal defense matters (specializing in white collar and financial fraud) in state and federal courts. Ms. Wood began her career as an Assistant...
Janet K. DeCosta
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Washington, DC Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(202) 824-8126 1875 Eye Street NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20006
Employment, Business and Securities
DePaul College of Law
Ms Carol Connor Cohen
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Washington, DC Employment Law Lawyer
(202) 857-6054 1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Employment, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Business
Indiana University School of Law
Boniface K. Cobbina
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Washington, DC Employment Law Attorney
(202) 463-6900 1150 Connecticut Ave NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20036
Employment, Civil Rights and Real Estate
Temple University Beasley School of Law
The Law Offices of Boniface K. Cobbina, PC is a Washington, DC based law practice with the primary areas of practice in Employment Law and Employee Rights,and Business Transactions, Disputes and Litigation. The practice areas are Employment Law and Employee Rights Business, Non-Profit and Government Civil Service EEOC, OHR, MSPB, DC and Federal Practice Disability Discrimination Discrimination Law: Disability, Sex, Gender, Race, Age, National Origin and Religion Discipline, Performance and Adverse Actions Employment Contract Disputes Employment Law & Counseling Equal Pay Act False Claims Act Family and Medical Leave Litigation (FMLA) Federal and DC Employee Representation Gender Discrimination National Origin Discrimination Non-Compete Litigation Pregnancy discrimination Race Discrimination Religious Discrimination Security Clearance...
Ariel Elaine Solomon
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Washington, DC Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(866) 833-3529 1025 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036
Employment, Administrative and Civil Rights
Albany Law School
Ariel E. Solomon, Esq., concentrates her practice in the areas of Federal Employment Law and Civil Litigation. She has significant experience asserting rights of employees in complex litigation matters, including but not limited to, providing aggressive representation for employees in adverse action cases before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), discrimination cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, federal retirement and whistleblower retaliation cases. She is internationally recognized for her work representing physician whistleblowers employed with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Ariel frequently represents clients based in Asia, the European Union, and the Middle East. ...
Michael Ellement
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Washington, DC Employment Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(202) 745-1942 1400 16th St. NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
Employment and Civil Rights
Michael Ellement has represented employees who have been sexually harassed and sexually assaulted at work; discriminated against because of their gender, race, and age; and whistleblowers who have been unlawfully fired after uncovering misconduct.

Prior to joining Bernabei & Kabat, Mr. Ellement worked as an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board, Office of General Counsel, where he represented the rights of workers who were discriminated against in violation of federal law. He litigated complex matters in federal courts throughout the country. He argued before the 2nd, 5th, and DC Circuits, and in several district court proceedings.

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Problems in the workplace?

Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


Essential job functions: The fundamental job duties of the employment position that the individual with a disability holds or desires. The term essential functions does not include marginal functions of the position.

Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.