Select a practice area: the search will provide you with 10 names randomly selected from MWELA members who practice in that area and who have paid an additional fee to be listed in the search directory. The search results include the name, address, phone number, email address, website, and practice areas of attorneys who meet your search criteria. Note that more than 10 members may practice in any given area; additional searches may yield additional names.

Jonathan C Puth
Correia & Puth, PLLC
1400 16th St., N.W. Suite 450
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 602-6500
Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Practice, Arbitration, Class Actions, Disability, Discrimination, EEOC Proceedings, Employment Contracts, Federal Employees, FLSA/Overtime/Minimum Wage, FMLA, Harassment/Hostile Work Environment, Public Employees (DC), Public Employees (MD), Public Policy Torts, Retaliation, Severance Agreements, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Orientation, USERRA, Wage Payments (Failure to Pay/Late payments), Whistleblowing & SOX
State Bar Affiliations: District of Columbia, Maryland
Leslie D Alderman
Alderman, Devorsetz & Hora, PLLC
1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 615
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 2029698220
Fax: 2029698224
Web: www.adhlawfirm.com
Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Practice, Discrimination, EEOC Proceedings, Employment Contracts, Federal Employees, FLSA/Overtime/Minimum Wage, FMLA, MSPB Practice, Public Policy Torts, Severance Agreements, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblowing & SOX
State Bar Affiliations: District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New York
Mr. Joshua Erlich
The Erlich Law Office
2111 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 700
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 7037919087
Fax: 7037228114
Web: erlichlawoffice.com
Practice Areas: Civil Service (VA), Discrimination, EEOC Proceedings, Employment Contracts, ERISA & Employment Benefits, Federal Employees, FLSA/Overtime/Minimum Wage, FMLA, Harassment/Hostile Work Environment, MSPB Practice, Security Clearances, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Orientation
State Bar Affiliations: Virginia
Mr. Andrew Peter Bakaj
Compass Rose Legal Group, PLLC
Phone: 202-570-4896
Web: www.CompassRosePLLC.com
Practice Areas: Security Clearances
State Bar Affiliations: District of Columbia
Mr. Matthew Famiglietti
Law Office of Matthew T. Famiglietti PLLC
2101 L Street NW Suite 800
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: (202) 669-5880
Fax: (202) 478-1890
Web: www.e-famiglietti.com
Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Constitutional Claims, Defamation, Disability, Discrimination, EEOC Proceedings, Employment Contracts, ERISA & Employment Benefits, Federal Employees, FLSA/Overtime/Minimum Wage, FMLA, Harassment/Hostile Work Environment, Labor Law, MSPB Practice, Public Employees (DC), Retaliation, Severance Agreements, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Orientation, Undocumented Worker Rights, Unemployment Compensation, Whistleblowing & SOX, Workers’ Compensation
State Bar Affiliations: District of Columbia, South Carolina
Stephen R Bruce
Stephen R. Bruce Law Offices
1667 K Street NW, Suite 410
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 2023718013
Fax: 2023710121
Web: www.erisapensionclaims.com
Practice Areas: Class Actions, ERISA & Employment Benefits
State Bar Affiliations: District of Columbia
Michael J Riselli
Law Offices of Michael J. Riselli, PC
218 North Lee Street, 3rd Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 7036900624
Fax: 7036900626
Web: www.joblaw.net
E-mail: mjr@joblaw.net
Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Discrimination, EEOC Proceedings, Federal Employees, FMLA, Labor Law, MSPB Practice, Sexual Harassment, USERRA, Whistleblowing & SOX
State Bar Affiliations: District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Virginia
Christopher J Keeven
Shaw, Bransford & Roth, PC
1100 Connecticut Ave, NW Suite 900
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-463-8400
Web: www.shawbransford.com
Practice Areas: Arbitration, Discrimination, Federal Employees, Harassment/Hostile Work Environment, MSPB Practice, Security Clearances
State Bar Affiliations: District of Columbia, Illinois, Missouri
Mr. Richard T Seymour
Law Office of Richard T. Seymour, P.L.L.C.
888 17th Street, N.W. Suite 900, Brawner Buliding
Washington, DC 200063307
Phone: 2027852145
Fax: 8008051065
Web: www.rickseymourlaw.com
Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Practice, Arbitration, Class Actions, Constitutional Claims, Discrimination, EEOC Proceedings, Employment Contracts, Federal Employees, FLSA/Overtime/Minimum Wage, FMLA, Harassment/Hostile Work Environment, Public Policy Torts, Severance Agreements, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Orientation, USERRA, Wage Payments (Failure to Pay/Late payments), Whistleblowing & SOX
State Bar Affiliations: District of Columbia, Maryland
Larry J Stein
Law Offices of Larry J. Stein
4023 Chain Bridge Rd Suite 6
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 7033839090
Fax: 7034247670
Web: www.larrystein.com
Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Discrimination, EEOC Proceedings, Employment Contracts, Federal Employees, FMLA, Labor Law, MSPB Practice, Public Employees (VA), Severance Agreements, Sexual Harassment
State Bar Affiliations: District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Virginia

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Become a MWELA Member

Welcome to the Web site of MWELA — the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association. We are about 300 lawyers who represent people in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

As advocates for employee rights and civil rights, we work to protect the rights and privileges of employees in both the private and public sectors of the Washington metropolitan area workforce. We are dedicated to promoting workplace fairness and the right of employees to work in an environment free of discrimination. MWELA provides assistance, support and resources to members throughout the metropolitan area to attain the highest ideals of practice and encourage the sharing of expertise and skills to best serve our clients.

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

MWELA holds monthly Brown Bag gatherings featuring presentations on trial strategies and techniques, 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 on important policy matters before the courts of appeals, lending a powerful persuasive voice for the plaintiff and for employees generally. MWELA produces a monthly Newsletter covering member news, victories, and key decisions.

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

MWELA maintains an on-line Brief Bank, with ready arguments, briefs, and pleadings. MWELA works toward changes in public policy through the lobbying efforts of our members, to strengthen anti-discrimination and related workplace laws.

MWELA Case Advisory service offers two programs to both MWELA members and non-members. One is a Three-member Clinic Panel, which reviews a lawyer’s case either before it is filed or after it is pending and possibly encountering difficulties. The other is a Single Advisor Legal Consultation where an experienced MWELA attorney provides advice and tips on a particular topic to a less experienced lawyer. Topics may include areas of substantive law and procedure, litigation and trial practice, appeals, settlement agreements, and particular Court and administrative forums with which a lawyer may be unfamiliar. 

NELA MWELA is the local affiliate of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA). NELA and its 68 state and local affiliates have more than 3,000 members. We strongly encourage our members to join NELA. For more information, please contact Ms. Colleen Goodin, Membership Director, NELA, (415) 296-7629 (cgoodin@nelahq.org) or go to www.nela.org for an application. MWELA members receive a discount on NELA dues.

MWELA members can access our brief bank, listserve and newsletter archives, board meeting information, and other resources. If you are a lawyer and devote a majority of your employment practice to representing plaintiffs, join us.