Burtonsville, Maryland Employment Lawyers

Brian M. Maul
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Maryland Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience

Brian is an attorney who specializes in business transactions and civil litigation, including in the areas of business/partner law, construction law, employment law, landlord-tenant disputes, real estate, and appeals.... Read More »
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Barton D. Moorstein
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Maryland Employment Law Attorney with 39 years experience

Mr. Moorstein provides legal representation with a concentration in family law, while also representing clients in their employment, real estate, personal injury and business issues. With almost 30 years experience... Read More »
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Burtonsville, MD Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(410) 965-4755 4478 Regalwood Terrace
Burtonsville, MD 20866
Employment
Steven John Lewicky
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Fulton, MD Employment Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(410) 489-1996 8115 Maple Lawn Blvd.
Suite 350
Fulton, MD 20759
Employment, Business, IP and Real Estate
American University Washington College of Law
Following graduation from law school, I served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. John McAuliffe on Maryland’s highest appellate court, the Maryland Court of Appeals. I entered private practice and went on to became a partner with the law firm of Furey, Doolan & Abell in Chevy Chase, where my practice centered on business law, family law, and estate litigation. While in private practice, I earned an MBA at the University of Maryland, and then moved to San Francisco. There I held positions with Intel Corporation, first in its legal department and later in its sales...
June Marie Marshall
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Silver Spring , MD Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(301) 717-9261 336 Legato Terrace
Silver Spring , MD 20901
Free ConsultationEmployment, Divorce and Family
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
My passion has always been to help people. To this end, I focus my practice on mediation, family law, and labor and employment law (including Federal employment law). Acting as a mediator, I help parties resolve their disputes amicably without extensive litigation. However, mediation is not always the best method for everyone. In those instances, I provide legal representation. My goal is to help people resolve their disputes through mediation or litigation, whichever is appropriate.
Leonard L. Lucchi, Esquire
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Greenbelt, MD Employment Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(301) 572-1934 7850 Walker Dr
#310
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Employment, Administrative and Arbitration & Mediation
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Joshua Graeme Whitaker
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Greenbelt, MD Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(301) 513-5080 7474 Greenway Center Drive
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Civil Rights and Divorce
The George Washington University Law School
Kenneth Christopher Gauvey
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Columbia, MD Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(410) 346-2377 6700 Alexander Bell Drive #200
Columbia, MD 21046
Employment, Family, Immigration and International
Ken C. Gauvey is an experienced attorney in the areas of immigration, wage and hour,family law, and litigation matters. When you have a matter with us, your matter is personally handled by an experienced attorney who will communicate with you about your case and act as a litigator, an advocate, and partner.
Albert Wilson Jr
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Silver Spring, MD Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(240) 839-4153 8720 Georgia Avenue
Suite 700
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Employment, Bankruptcy, Construction and Real Estate
American University Washington College of Law
Hello. It's a pleasure to meet you. My name is Albert Wilson, Jr. But you can call me Albert.

For years, I've practiced law in the Washington, DC metro region. As an attorney, I've centered my practice on civil litigation, involving construction, real estate, and business. Admittedly, I have been known to take a case or two unrelated to these areas, e.g., consumer protection cases. And on occasion, I will accept a pro bono (free of charge) case that is referred by the AARP.

Undoubtedly, you'll read many lawyers' bios, detailing the various accolades the...
Neil R. Lebowitz
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Elkridge, MD Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(410) 730-9010 8180 Lark Brown Road
Suite 201
Elkridge, MD 21075
Employment, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
University of Maryland School of Law
At the Lebowitz Law Firm, we represent clients in the areas of employment law, family law, and personal injury.

We will listen to you. We will explain the law to you and the options available to you. And we will advocate for you.

We are firm believers in what we call "advocacy with integrity." This principle applies to our dealings with both clients and third parties alike. When communicating with a client, we discuss all of the issues in the client’s case in a straightforward and respectful way, taking time to explain the positive and negative aspects of...
David Andrew Burkhouse
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Columbia, MD Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(410) 740-3150 10500 Little Patuxent Parkway
Suite 650
Columbia, MD 21044
Employment, Administrative, Business and Education
University of Baltimore School of Law
Mr. Burkhouse is a partner at Pessin Katz Law, P.A. His practice includes labor and employment litigation, education law, construction, and business litigation. Mr. Burkhouse represents both public and private sector clients regarding a wide array of litigation-related issues. Mr. Burkhouse also counsels employers on legal compliance issues including wage/hour policies, reasonable accommodation of disabilities, and employee discrimination issues. As an active member of the PK Law Education and School law practice, Mr. Burkhouse has litigated cases for a number of the firm's school board clients in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, as...
Joseph Michael Creed
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Rockville, MD Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(240) 553-1191 111 Rockville Pike
Suite 975
Rockville, MD 20850
Employment, Appeals, Business and Construction
Advocate and adviser for government employees, business professionals, and businesses in a wide range of employment and civil litigation matters.

Civil Litigation:
- Represent individuals and businesses in various civil-litigation matters, including business litigation, contract disputes, partnership disputes, and insurance coverage.
- Represent licensed professionals in investigations, disciplinary proceedings, and appeals of adverse agency decisions regarding licensure.
- Experienced trial lawyer in state and federal court.
- Experienced appellate attorney in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, D.C. Court of Appeals, Maryland Court of Appeals, and Maryland Court of Special Appeals.
- Law clerk...
Lawrence Holzman
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Greenbelt, MD Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(301) 876-4393 6411 Ivy Lane, Suite 112
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Employment, Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
Mr. Holzman is an aggressive attorney representing individuals and commercial entities in litigation and bankruptcy matters. He has enjoyed success in trial and appellate courts representing his client in a wide range of disputes, including bankruptcy and loan workouts and reorganizations, general contract and commercial issues, banking/finance issues, employment issues, business dissolution issues, administrative proceedings,personal injury litigation and more. A former faculty member of the University of Maryland and adjunct instructor for the American Institute of Banking, Mr. Holzman has been recognized by national media such as the Wall Street Journal, Kipplinger's Finance, Money Magazine and countless other...
Philip L. Marcus
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Columbia, MD Employment Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(877) 934-4766 9437 Clocktower Ln
Columbia, MD 21046-1818
Employment, Business and IP
University of Maryland - Baltimore
Elliott Andalman
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Silver Spring, MD Employment Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(301) 563-6685 8601 Georgia Avenue
Suite 604
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Free ConsultationEmployment and Personal Injury
Kenneth Sigman
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Takoma Park, MD Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(301) 891-2200 7000 Carroll Ave.
Suite 200
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Employment, Appeals and Municipal
Kirk J Halpin
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Clarksville, MD Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(410) 531-1700 6339 Ten Oaks Road #150
Clarksville, MD 21029
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and IP
Christopher Scott Young
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Columbia, MD Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(410) 290-0707 9881 Broken Land Parkway
Suite 100
Columbia, MD 21046
Employment, Business, Collections and IP
BTLG | Business & Technology Law Group is a full-service Maryland business law firm. BTLG business lawyers provide legal services to a diverse array of businesses from small business and entrepreneurs, to local litigation counsel for public companies, in a variety of areas including: litigation, trial, corporate defense, administrative hearings, arbitration, mediation, contracts, collections, labor and employment law, intellectual property, software, computers, technology development transactions, government contracts, real estate, corporate law, business start-up and formation, and more. BTLG | Business & Technology Law Group attorneys provide legal services throughout Maryland including in: Baltimore, Baltimore City, Columbia, Ellicott City, Towson, Catonsville, Essex,...
Jennifer L. Stair
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Columbia, MD Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(410) 609-3953 7314 Eden Brook Drive #111
Columbia, MD 21046
Employment and Estate Planning
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and American University
Jennifer's practice focuses primarily in the area of employment and labor law. Jennifer provides a range of services for union clients-- from contract negotiation, grievance processing and arbitration, to representation at the NLRB. Jennifer also represents employees in a variety of matters, including unlawful discrimination and wage-and-hour disputes.
Alice Bodley
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Silver Spring, MD Employment Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(301) 628-5127 8515 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Employment
Lynette A. Whitfield
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Rockville, MD Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(301) 869-8774 200A Monroe St
Suite 303
Rockville, MD 20850
Employment and Family
The George Washington University Law School
Before starting her solo practice in Rockville, Maryland, Ms. Whitfield represented federal sector employees with a variety of labor and employment law issues. Since starting her practice in 2006, Ms. Whitfield has expanded her areas of practice to include Maryland unemployment and wage & hour cases, federal sector workers compensation, and domestic litigation.
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Patricia Ann Cresta-Savage
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Crofton, MD Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(240) 260-4100 2138 Priest Bridge Court
Suite 4
Crofton, MD 21409
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Civil Rights and Criminal
NVLS
Over 20 years of experience in criminal defense, white collar crime, employment law, business law and civil rights law. She is THE lawyer that is really on YOUR SIDE! Call her today!

In criminal defense, Pat has been zealously defending those charged with the full range of felonies and misdemeanors in Federal and State Courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Charges have included drug charges, white collar crime, manslaughter, murder, robbery, assault, possession of illegal weapons, and more.

If you have been charged with a crime and need an independent, experienced private attorney to represent you...
James Edward Rubin
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Rockville, MD 20852, MD Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(301) 760-7914 600 Jefferson Plaza
Suite 204
Rockville, MD 20852, MD 20852
Employment, Appeals, Business and Civil Rights
University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh
The Rubin Employment Law Firm, P.C., is dedicated exclusively to addressing employment and labor law issues. The firm advises individuals and corporations on all employment matters, including: employee discipline, wage and hour concerns, discrimination complaints, non competition covenants, and severance agreements. We will give your matter professional and individual attention, whether it be a small claim or a three week jury trial. The firm is committed to providing aggressive representation at a reasonable cost.
Charles Chester
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Rockville, MD Employment Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(301) 294-2500 5l Monroe Place, Suite 707
Rockville, MD 21212
Employment, Administrative, Health Care and Real Estate
University of Baltimore School of Law
Law Clerk, Chief Judge Anselm Sodaro, Supreme Bench of Baltimore City.
Law Clerk/Intern, Judge H. Kemp MacDaniel, Maryland Court of Special Appeals.
Associate and Administrative Aide, Law and Legislative offices of Maryland State Senator Victor L. Crawford.
Legislative Intern, Office of Cong. Gladys Spellman, (D., Md.)
Chair, Federal Practice Section, Montgomery County Bar Assn.
Adjunct Professor, Business Law, Legal Research and Writing, Montgomery College.
Benjamin M Kurtz
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Rockville, MD Employment Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(301) 685-3911 Suite 206
Rockville, MD 20850
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Baltimore School of Law and University of Maryland - College Park
Barton D. Moorstein
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Rockville, MD Employment Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(301) 279-2200 111 Rockville Pike
#400
Rockville, MD 20850
Employment, Business, Family and Personal Injury
The George Washington University Law School
Mr. Moorstein provides legal representation with a concentration in family law, while also representing clients in their employment, real estate, personal injury and business issues. With almost 30 years experience practicing in Maryland and Washington , D.C. Mr. Moorstein practices an individualized approach to the law, developing a flexible strategy best suited to his clients' needs and goals. While dispute resolution through agreement is preferred, Mr. Moorstein also provides high quality courtroom representation.

Recognized by Superlawyers and the Washingtonian Magazine as one of the top lawyers in the area, Mr. Moorstein and the firm of Blank & Moorstein, L.L.P. and...
Hope Eastman
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Bethesda, MD Employment Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(301) 656-7603 4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Employment and Business
Harvard Law School
Hope is Co-Chair of the firm’s Employment Law practice. For more than 30 years she has represented a variety of businesses, trade associations, and non-profit organizations in all areas of employment law, including age, gender, race, and disability discrimination; sexual and other harassment; wage and hour matters; and non- competition disputes.
Hope thoroughly familiarizes herself with her clients’ businesses, their goals and needs, and then works with them to craft solutions to meet those needs. She works with companies to develop regulatory-sensitive employment policies for recruitment, selection, promotion, discipline, and termination of employees, and evaluates and advises clients with regard to...
David Philip Shapiro
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Bethesda, MD Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(301) 656-7603 4800 Hampden Ln
Bethesda, MD 20814
Employment, Business and Health Care
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
David Shapiro is the Chair of Paley Rothman's Health Law practice group, and a member of the firm's Corporate, Science & Technology, Employment Law and Government Contracts practice groups. David has an extensive background representing business entities, healthcare providers, surgical centers, professional service vendors and entrepreneurs in a broad range of general business, commercial, regulatory and complex transactional matters, including early-stage business planning, business management and operations, equity and asset transfers, inter- and intra-business contract relationships, mergers and acquisitions and collaborative and adversarial business owner and proxy dispute resolutions.
David’s business practice focuses on full life-cycle representation for emerging and established...
Jessica Summers
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Bethesda, MD Employment Law Lawyer
(301) 656-7603 4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Employment and Business
American University Washington College of Law
Jessica Summers is an Associate in the firm’s Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Retirement Plans, Litigation and Government Relations practice groups. Jessica works with companies and organizations on a wide range of matters, including establishing and implementing effective employment policies, drafting employment agreements, maintaining employee benefit plans, addressing corporate planning issues and monitoring and advising clients on legislative and regulatory developments of import to them.
As an all-purpose business attorney with experience across several practice areas, Jessica has a comprehensive understanding of the legal and business needs of her clients and uses a common sense approach to finding solutions. In looking out...
James Hammerschmidt
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Bethesda, MD Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(301) 656-7603 4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Employment and Appeals
Saint Louis University School of Law
Jim Hammerschmidt is Co-President of the firm, Co-Chair of the Employment Law group, and a member of its Litigation and Appellate Practice groups. His practice includes a range of commercial, corporate, and employment counseling and litigation, but his primary task is listening. The first thing Jim does when meeting with a client is ask, “What is your goal?” In doing this, Jim is able to determine the client’s expectations and whether we will be able to meet them. Only then can he really set about meeting his clients’ business needs.
Jim has extensive experience representing and counseling clients on employment law...
Cedulie Renee Laumann
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Crownsville, MD Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(410) 216-7000 1028 Generals Hwy
Crownsville, MD 21032
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Attorney Cedulie Laumann is the managing attorney of small law firm in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The firm accepts clients in real estate, small business, guardianship and civil litigation matters. She enjoys helping clients reach positive solutions to their legal needs. Whether a client needs a simple deed transfer or representation in a "high stakes" lawsuit, quality representation should keep the client's unique needs in mind. Her firm employs innovative "flat fee" billing arrangements and fee options outside the traditional hourly based approach. "Legal Answers & Representation Relevant to YOUR needs!"
Afshin Pishevar
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Rockville, MD Employment Law Lawyer
(301) 279-8773 226 N Adams St
Rockville, MD 20850
Free ConsultationEmployment, Bankruptcy, Business and Civil Rights
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Jack Blum
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Bethesda, MD Employment Law Lawyer
(301) 656-7603 4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Employment
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Jack Blum is an associate in the firm’s Litigation and Employment Law practice groups. He has gained significant experience in a wide range of litigation matters, including real estate, commercial, corporate, and complex estates and trusts cases in both trials and appeals. He has represented large publicly and privately traded companies, individuals, real estate developers, medical practices, and small businesses. He has also worked with business owners on transactional work, forming business entities and drafting and reviewing contracts and other legal issues arising from ongoing and contemplated business transactions. In the area of employment law, Jack has worked with employers...
Howard Benjamin Hoffman
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Rockville, MD Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(301) 251-3752 600 Jefferson Plaza
Ste. 204
Rockville, MD 20852
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights and Immigration
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Attorney Howard B. Hoffman is experienced in employment and employment immigration matters. On numerous occasions, he has served as a featured speaker at numerous legal seminars. He is an accomplished legal author, and an honors law graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law. Prior to opening his own legal practice in 2002, Mr. Hoffman worked for a prominent employment law boutique catering exclusively to management clientele.
Jeffrey Hord
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Bethesda, MD Employment Law Attorney
(301) 656-7603 4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Employment
University of Richmond School of Law
Jeffrey Hord is an Associate in the firm’s Employment Law and Litigation practice groups. He is an experienced, aggressive litigator who is admitted to practice in all the state and federal courts throughout Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. A true trial lawyer, Jeff has successfully represented both individual and corporate clients in complex litigation, as well as in administrative proceedings before state and federal agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the U.S. Department of Labor, and various local human rights commissions.
Prior to joining Paley Rothman, Jeff was a senior associate at several well-known...
Robert Sutton
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Rockville, MD Employment Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(301) 244-8744 15821-B Crabbs Branch Way
Rockville, MD 20855
Employment, Estate Planning, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Stanford University
S. Robert Sutton has been engaged in the practice of law since his graduation from the Stanford Law School in 1980. Following his graduation from law school, he went to work at Jenner & Block in Chicago, Illinois, where he obtained his first experience as a litigator, and honed his legal research and writing skills. He worked at Jenner & Block for two years before returning to live in Montgomery County, where he was born and raised and went to work at Steptoe & Johnson, in Washington, D.C., where he continued to develop his research, writing,...
David Paul Weber
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Gaithersburg, MD Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(301) 850-3370 267 Kentlands Blvd., Suite 250
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Employment, Business, Divorce and Probate
Syracuse University College of Law
I am a big-city attorney who practices on Main Streets in Gaithersburg, MD and on Chincoteague Island, VA. I am a licensed attorney (Maryland, Virginia, DC), certified fraud examiner (nationwide), and registered private investigator (Virginia). Before starting my own law practice, I was a National Park Ranger, a law clerk to a federal judge, a U.S. government prosecutor, and a criminal investigator. I completed my career as the Assistant Inspector General for the Securities and Exchange Commission. In private practice, nearly all my cases involve litigation - meaning trial work - but the cases vary...
Richard Dodd II
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Rockville, MD Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(301) 637-3626 110 N. Washington St.
Suite 501-D
Rockville, MD 20850
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Boston University School of Law
Richard Dodd is a seasoned divorce and child custody negotiator and litigator. He is also trained in mediation and collaborative dispute resolution, both of which emphasize clients' self-determination in negotiating settlement terms to provide for equitable parenting access plans and property settlements according to their values and objectives, rather than leaving the outcome to a judge.
Jeffrey Goldstein
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Rockville, MD Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(301) 838-7047 9211 Corporate Drive, Suite 350
Rockville, MD 20850
Employment, Business and Real Estate
The George Washington University Law School
I have been practicing law in Montgomery County, Maryland, as well as Northern Virginia, and the Baltimore area for over 27 years.

My focus is on local businesses that need outside general counsel: both for routine business issues, and for litigation.

I am licensed in Maryland, DC, and Virginia.
Aneerban Ari Ghosal Esq.
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Bethesda, MD Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(301) 804-3610 7501 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 700W
Bethesda, MD 20814
Employment, Business, Construction and IP
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Marc J. Smith
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Rockville, MD Employment Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(301) 838-8950 11 N Washington St
Suite 520
Rockville, MD 20850
Employment
Marc J. Smith is a founding member of Smith, Lease & Goldstein, LLC, and handles significant employment law and litigation matters throughout the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Marc also handles a broad range of family law matters throughout the State of Maryland. Marc is licensed to practice law in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Georgia. A Montgomery County native, Marc has been practicing law for 19 years and is a 1990 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law School. Marc was recognized as a Maryland and Washington D.C. "Super Lawyer" in 2007 in...
Bryan J. Sanders
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ROCKVILLE, MD Employment Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(301) 258-1033 15204 Omega Drive
Suite 210
ROCKVILLE, MD 20850
Employment, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Wake Forest University School of Law
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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.


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