Top Washington Employment Lawyers Near You

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Passman & Kaplan, P.C., Attorneys at Law

Employment Lawyer | Serving Washington, DC

202-789-0100

Leaders in Federal Employment Law

As a federal employee, you have a great deal invested in your career. If your job, your security clearance or your employment rights or benefits are threatened, you need a powerful advocate on your side. At Passman & Kaplan, P.C., Attorneys at Law, we know the law and how to protect you. Our highly experienced lawyers wrote the " Federal Employees Legal …

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Melehy & Associates LLC

Employment Lawyer | Serving Washington, DC

301-587-6364

Over 40 Years of Combined Employment Law Experience. We Will Fight for You! Call Us Today!

Melehy & Associates is a law firm of experienced trial lawyers with a commitment to aggressive and effective representation of the individuals and businesses we serve. The employment lawyers of Melehy & Associates have extensive experience handling labor and employment law cases, primarily on behalf of employees …

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Alan Lescht & Associates, P.C.

Employment Lawyer | Washington, DC

Free Consultation

Se Habla Español

202-463-6036

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Jay Holland
Joseph, Greenwald and Laake, P.A.

Employment Lawyer | Serving Washington, DC

240-920-6935

Helping People Protect Their Rights and Improve Their Lives. Focused on Whistleblower and Qui Tam Claims.

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Washington Employment Law Information

Getting Through Labor and Employment Law Issues

Individuals are entitled to fair treatment during the course of their employment. However, situations at the workplace often occur that make people uncomfortable. If you are dealing with a labor and employment issue at work and want to learn your options under the law, you should reach out to a Washington employment lawyer.

Different Labor and Employment Law Issues

Legal problems at the workplace can happen in a variety of ways. Labor and Employment Law related issues often involve sexual harassment, employment discrimination and wrongful termination of employment relating to gender, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, national origin or race.

It goes without saying, your job is one of the most important things in your life. Whether you are dealing with discrimination, harassment or a wage dispute, speak with an experienced employment attorney to ensure you understand the rights as an employee.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

Points to Consider Before Hiring a Lawyer

Experience. Regardless of the type of legal matter you need help with, an experienced attorney will usually be able to get you better results.

Competence. Determine an attorney's expertise by asking about their track record for the issue you need help with resolving.

Fit. There are plenty of good attorneys out there; make sure you find one you are comfortable working with.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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Court Locations in Washington, DC

District of Columbia Court of Appeals

430 E Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20001
Phone: (202) 879-1010

Superior Court for the District of Columbia

500 Indiana Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20001
Phone: (202) 879-1010

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

333 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 20001
Phone: (202) 354-3080