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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 6, 2017)

Alan Banov and Associates
Avery Law Firm
Bernabei & Kabat, PLLC
Clark Law Group, PLLC
Correia & Puth, PLLC
Dhali PLLC
Gary T. Brown & Associates
J. Madison PLC
Jeffrey Law Group, PLLC
Jerry R. Goldstein, P.C.
Judd G. Millman
Katz, Marshall, and Banks, LLP
Law Office of Andrew M. Dansicker, LCC
Law Office of Jonathan L. Gould
Law Office of Joshua F. Bowers, PC
Law Office of Lenore C. Garon, PLLC
Law Office of Michael D.J. Eisenberg
Law Office of Richard T. Seymour, P.L.L.C.
Law Offices of Larry J. Stein, L.L.C.
Law Offices of Lenore C. Garon, PLLC
Michael J. Hoare, P.C.
Stephen R. Bruce Law Offices
The Elrich Law Firm
The Employment Law Group, PLLC
The Erlich Law Office, PLLC
The Jeffrey Law Group, PLLC
The Kaplan Law Firm
Zuckerman Law

President's Club Members

(as of October 06, 2017)

John Ates, Ates Law Firm, P.C.
Stephen Bruce, Stephen R. Bruce Law Offices
Stephen Burgoon, The Law Firm of Stephen S. Burgoon
Adam Carter, The Employment Law Group, P.C.
David Cashdan, Cashdan & Kane Pllc
Stephen Chertkof, Heller, Huron, Chertkof, Lerner, Simon & Salzman, PLLC
Linda Correia, Correia & Puth, PLLC
Steven Durham, Labaton Sucharow, LLP
Matthew Famiglietti, Law Office of Matthew T. Famiglietti PLLC
Leizer Goldsmith, The Goldsmith Law Firm, LLC
J. Tom Harrington, The Employment Law Group, P.C.
John Karl, Jr., McDonald & Karl
Alan Lescht, Alan Lescht & Associates, PC
Patrick Lopez, Outten & Golden LLP
Richard Neuworth,
R. Scott Oswald, The Employment Law Group, P.C.
Patricia Payne, Payne & Associates
Danielle Perry, Whitfield Bryson & Mason
Jonathan Puth, Correia & Puth, PLLC
Donna Rucker, Tully Rinckey, PLLC
David Scher, The Employment Law Group, P.C.
Jacob Small, J. Madison PLC
Nicholas Woodfield, The Employment Law Group, PC

Sustaining Members

Sustaining Members
(as of June 10, 2017)

Jason Albright, Albright Law PLLC
Kristin Alden, Alden Law Group, PLLC
Leslie Alderman, Alderman, Devorsetz & Hora, PLLC
Lisa Banks, Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP
John Berry, Berry & Berry PLLC
Boniface Cobbina, Law Offices of Boniface K. Cobbina, P.C.
Debra D'Agostino, The Federal Practice Group, LLP
Joshua Erlich, The Erlich Law Office
Betty Grdina, Mooney, Green, Saindon, Murphy & Welch
Dallas Hammer, Zuckerman Law
Douglas Hartnett, Elitok & Hartnett
Raymond Jones , Law Office of Raymond R. Jones
Alan Kabat, Bernabei & Kabat, PLLC
Steven Kahn, Kahn & Scharman, LLC
Debra Katz, Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP
Christopher Keeven, Shaw, Bransford & Roth, PC
H. David Kelly, Jr., Beins, Axelrod, P.C.
James Klimaski, Klimaski & Associates, PC
Rosa Koppel, The Law Offices of Larry J. Stein
David Marshall, Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP
Monique Miles, Old Towne Associates, P.C.
Joseph Mitterand Nde Fah, Fah Law Group, PC
Edgar Ndjatou, McCree Ndjatou, PLLC
Peter Romer-Friedman, Outten & Golden LLP
Micah Salb, Lippman, Semsker & Salb, LLC
Joyce Smithey, Rifkin, Weiner, Livingston, Levitan & Silver, LLC
Tom Spiggle, The Spiggle Law Firm
Larry Stein, Law Offices of Larry J. Stein
Donald Temple, Temple Law Offices
Lynette Whitfield, Lynette A. Whitfield, Attorney at Law
Jason Zuckerman, Law Office of Jason M Zuckerman PLLC