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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,

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100% Firm Membership

100% Firm Membership
Firms with 100% of attorneys enrolled in MWELA membership.
(as of March 9, 2012)

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 25, 2012)

Les Alderman, Alderman, Devorsetz & Hora, PLLC
John Ates, Ates Law Firm, P.C.
Alan Banov, Alan Banov and Associates
Josh Bowers, Law Office of Joshua F. Bowers, PC
Stephen Bruce, Stephen R. Bruce Law Offices
Adam Carter, The Employment Law Group, P.C.
David Cashdan, Cashdan & Kane
Linda Correia, Webster, Fredrickson, Correia, & Puth, PLLC
Bruce Fredrickson, Webster, Fredrickson, Correia, & Puth, PLLC
Jonathan Gould, Law Office of Jonathan L. Gould
Neil Henrichsen, Henrichsen Siegel, PLLC
Peter Jeffrey, Mahoney & Jeffrey, PLLC
John Karl, Jr., McDonald & Karl
Daniel Kohrman, AARP Foundation Litigation
Alan Lescht, Alan Lescht & Associates, PC
Elizabeth Newman, Mahoney & Jeffrey, PLLC
R. Scott Oswald, The Employment Law Group P.C.
Patricia Payne, Payne & Associates
Jonathan Puth, Webster, Fredrickson, Correia, & Puth, PLLC
Donna Rucker, Rucker and Associates, P.C.
David Scher, The Employment Law Group, P.C.
Nicholas Woodfield, The Employment Law Group, PC
Philip Zipin, Zipin Law Firm, LLC

Sustaining Members

Sustaining Members
(as of June 25, 2012)

Elliott Andalman, Andalman & Flynn, P.C.
Lisa Banks, Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP
Lynne Bernabei, Bernabei & Wachtel, PLLC
John Berry, Berry & Berry PLLC
Marni Byrum, McQuade Byrum P.L.L.C.
Denise Clark, The Law Office of Denise M. Clark, PLLC
Boniface Cobbina, Law Offices of Boniface K. Cobbina, P.C.
Brian, Darville, Brocadiant PLLC
Gerardine Delambo, Gerardine Delambo, Attorney at Law
Ellen Eardley, Mehri & Skalet, PLLC
Matthew Famiglietti, Law Office of Matthew T. Famiglietti, P.C.
Lisa Goldblatt, The Goldblatt Law Firm
Leizer Goldsmith, The Goldsmith Law Firm, LLC
Jerry Goldstein, Bulman, Dunie, Burke & Feld
Betty Grdina, Mooney, Green, Baker & Saindon, P.C.
Cathy Harris, Kator, Parks & Weiser PLLC
Michael Hoare, Michael J. Hoare, PC
Alan Kabat, Bernabei & Wachtel, PLLC
Steven Kahn, Kahn & Scharman, LLC
June Kalijarvi, Kalijarvi, Chuzi & Newman, P.C.
Michael Kator, Kator, Parks & Weiser PLLC
Debra Katz, Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP
H. David Kelly, Jr., Beins, Axelrod, P.C.
James Klimaski, Klimaski & Associates, PC
David Marshall, Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP
Jessica Parks, Kator, Parks & Weiser PLLC
Meenakshi Rajan, The Law Office of Denise M. Clark
Julia Roumm, The Law Office of Denise M. Clark
James Rubin, Rubin Employment Law Firm, PC
Micah Salb, Lippman, Semsker & Salb, LLC
David Schreiber, David E. Schreiber, P.C.
Richard Seymour, Law Office of Richard T. Seymour, P.L.L.C.
Beth Slavet, Beth S. Slavet, PC
J.Thomas Spiggle, Spiggle Law Firm
Larry Stein, Law Offices of Larry J. Stein
David Wachtel, Bernabei & Wachtel, PLLC
Jeremy Wright, Kator, Parks & Weiser PLLC