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MWELA: Advocates for Employee Rights!

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The Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA) is comprised of over 300 lawyers who regularly advise and represent employees in employment and civil rights disputes. MWELA is the local chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association, a national organization of more than 3,000 lawyers dedicated to the advancement of employee rights. MWELA supports the orderly and fair development of the law to the benefit of employees. In keeping with its mission, MWELA regularly holds educational programs, discussions, and networking events for its members and in cooperation with other voluntary bar associations. MWELA regularly files amicus briefs on issues of importance in area courts, conducts moot court sessions for its members, and shares information of value to members, enabling them to keep abreast of pertinent developments in the law. Its annual daylong conference is devoted to the latest issues in the practice of employment law.

MWELA Programs and Services

On our vibrant and active Listserve, MWELA members share strategies, tips, and responses to queries regarding recurrent employment law issues. The listserve is also available as an on-line searchable database, a powerful research tool;

MWELA holds brown bag gatherings featuring presentations on trial strategies, emerging employment law issues, use of new courtroom technologies, successful litigation efforts, and other matters critical to a successful employment law practice;

Our Moot Court Committee regularly prepares our members for oral argument before appellate courts;

MWELA’s Amicus Committee produces thoughtful and excellent briefs, available on the website under Amicus Briefs, on important policy matters before the courts of appeals, lending a powerful additional voice for the plaintiff and for employees generally;

MWELA Case Evaluation service is designed to better equip attorneys in the plaintiff’s employment law field. The services provided are a Three-member Clinic Panel and a Single Evaluator Consultation;

At our all-day Annual Conference, MWELA presents local and federal judges, colleagues, and outside experts on topics concerning all aspects of the plaintiffs employment practice. We also present our annual Lawyer of the Year award;

MWELA holds regular social events, including happy hours, receptions, and an annual dinner;

MWELA maintains an on-line Brief Bank and searchable database, with ready arguments, briefs, and pleadings;

MWELA works toward changes in public policy to strengthen anti-discrimination and related workplace laws;

MWELA works with our local courts to provide guidance and education to judges, and to facilitate the just and fair treatment of employment litigants.

MWELA loans its powerful 2500 lumen LCD projector to members in good standing, and encourages members to take advantage of the persuasive impact of visual presentations for settlement conferences, trials, and practice presentations;

MWELA produces a newsletter covering member news, victories, and key decisions.

MWELA encourages our members to join the National Employment Lawyers Association,

100% Firm Membership

100% Firm Membership
Firms with 100% of attorneys enrolled in MWELA membership.
(as of June 12, 2014)

Alan Banov and Associates
Alden Law Group, PLLC
Alderman, Devorsetz & Hora PLLC
Ates Law Firm, P.C.
Bernabei & Wachtel, PLLC
Berry & Berry, PLLC
Beth S. Slavet, PC
D'Souza Law Office, LLC
Gary M. Gilbert & Associates, P.C.
Gebhardt & Associates, LLP
Gerardine Delambo, Attorney at Law
Heller, Huron, Chertkof, Lerner, Simon & Salzman, PLLC
Henrichsen Siegel, P.L.L.C.
Kator, Parks & Weiser, PLLC
Kestell & Associates
Klimaski & Associates, P.C.
Law Office of Jonathan L. Gould
Law Office of Josh F. Bowers, P.C.
Law Office of Mary Ann Kelly
Law Office of Richard T. Seymour, P.L.L.C.
Law Office of Steven J. Silverberg
Law Office of Thomas J. Gagliardo
Law Offices of Larry J. Stein, L.L.C.
Lebau & Neuworth, LLC
Michael J. Hoare, PC
Passman and Kaplan, P.C.
Rucker and Associates, PC
The Employment Law Group
The Law Office of Denise M. Clark, PLLC
The Law Offices of Joel P. Bennett, P.C.
The Spencer Firm, LLC

President's Club Members

(as of June 12, 2014)

Leslie D. Alderman, Alderman, Devorsetz & Hora, PLLC
Elliott Andalman, Andalman & Flynn, PC
John Ates, Ates Law Firm, P.C.
Alan Banov, Alan Banov and Associates
Josh F. Bowers, Law Office of Joshua F. Bowers, PC
Stephen R. Bruce, Stephen R. Bruce Law Offices
Adam A. Carter, The Employment Law Group, P.C.
David R. Cashdan, Cashdan & Kane
Linda M. Correia, Webster, Fredrickson, Correia, & Puth, PLLC
Bruce A. Fredrickson, Webster, Fredrickson, Correia, & Puth, PLLC
Jonathan L. Gould, Law Office of Jonathan L. Gould
Neil L. Henrichsen, Henrichsen Siegel, PLLC
Peter J. Jeffrey, The Jeffrey Law Group, PLLC
John F. Karl, Jr. McDonald & Karl
Jennifer I. Klar, Relman & Dane, PLLC
Stephen B. Lebau, Lebau & Neuworth, LLC
Alan Lescht, Alan Lescht & Associates, PC
Richard Neuworth, Lebau & Neuworth, LLC
Elizabeth K. Newman, The Jeffrey Law Group, PLLC
R. Scott Oswald, The Employment Law Group, P.C.
Patricia Payne, Payne & Associates
Jonathan C. Puth, Webster Fredrickson Correia & Puth, PLLC
Donna W. Rucker, Rucker and Associates, PC
David L. Scher, The Employment Law Group, P.C.
Richard T. Seymour, Law Office of Richard T. Seymour, P.L.L.C.
Nicholas Woodfield, The Employment Law Group, PC
Philip B. Zipin, Zipin Law Firm, LLC

Sustaining Members

Sustaining Members
(as of June 12, 2014)

Kristin D. Alden, Alden Law Group, PLLC
Lisa J. Banks, Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP
John Berry, Berry & Berry PLLC
Diane Bradley, Diane Bradley & Associates, PLLC
Marni E. Byrum, McQuade Byrum P.L.L.C.
Denise M. Clark, Clark Law Group, PLLC
Boniface K. Cobbina, Law Offices of Boniface K. Cobbina, P.C.
Charles W. Day, The Day Law Practice LLC
Catharine Elizabeth Edwards, Edwards Kirby, LLP
Matthew Famiglietti, Law Office of Matthew T. Famiglietti PLLC
Vic M. Glasberg, Victor M. Glasberg & Associates
Leizer Z. Goldsmith, The Goldsmith Law Firm, LLC
Jerry R. Goldstein, Bulman, Dunie, Burke & Feld
Betty Grdina, Mooney, Green, Saindon, Murphy & Welch
Cathy A. Harris, Kator, Parks, Weiser & Harris, PLLC
Ryan A. Hintzen, The Hintzen Law Firm, PLLC
Raymond Jones, Law Office of Raymond R. Jones
Alan R. Kabat, Bernabei & Wachtel, PLLC
Debra S. Katz, Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP
James Klimaski, Klimaski & Associates, PC
Daniel B. Kohrman, AARP Foundation Litigation
David J. Marshall, Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP
Omar V. Melehy, Melehy & Associates, LLC
Monique Miles, Old Towne Associates, P.C.
Edgar Ndjatou, Law Office of Edgar Ndjatou, PLLC
Jacob M. Small, The Spiggle Law Firm
J.Thomas Spiggle, The Spiggle Law Firm
Larry J. Stein, Law Offices of Larry J. Stein