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.

David L Scher
The Employment Law Group, P.C.
888 17th Street, NW Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 2023312883
Fax: 2022612835
Web: www.employmentlawgroup.com
Practice Areas: Defamation, Discrimination, EEOC Proceedings, Employment Contracts, ERISA & Employment Benefits, Federal Employees, FLSA/Overtime/Minimum Wage, FMLA, MSPB Practice, Security Clearances, Severance Agreements, Sexual Harassment, Unemployment Compensation, USERRA, Whistleblowing & SOX
State Bar Affiliations: District of Columbia, Virginia
Debra A D'Agostino
The Federal Practice Group, LLP
1150 Connecticut Ave, NW Suite 900
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 2028624360
Fax: 8888996053
Web: www.fedpractice.com
Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Practice, Arbitration, Class Actions, Constitutional Claims, Discrimination, EEOC Proceedings, Federal Employees, FLSA/Overtime/Minimum Wage, FMLA, MSPB Practice, Security Clearances, Sexual Harassment, USERRA, Whistleblowing & SOX
State Bar Affiliations: New York
Richard Dodd
Dodd Legal LLC
P.O. Box 101
Glen Echo, MD 20812
Phone: 301.637.3626
Fax: 301.6372509
Web: www.dodd-legal.com
Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Discrimination, EEOC Proceedings, Employment Contracts, FLSA/Overtime/Minimum Wage, FMLA
State Bar Affiliations: District of Columbia, Maryland
Elizabeth K Newman
The Jeffrey Law Group, PLLC
1906 Sunderland Place, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202.312.7100
Web: www.jeffreylawgroup.com
Practice Areas: Appellate Practice, Arbitration, EEOC Proceedings, Federal Employees, Labor Law, MSPB Practice, Security Clearances
State Bar Affiliations: District of Columbia, Pennsylvania
Ralph E Avery
Avery Law Firm
Phone: 202-309-1113
Web: www.averyfirmdc.com
Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Practice, Arbitration, Civil Service (DC), Constitutional Claims, Discrimination, EEOC Proceedings, Federal Employees, Harassment/Hostile Work Environment, MSPB Practice, Public Employees (DC), Public Employees (MD), Public Employees (VA), Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Orientation, Whistleblowing & SOX
State Bar Affiliations: District of Columbia
Betty Grdina
Mooney, Green, Saindon, Murphy & Welch
1920 L Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 2027830010
Fax: 2027836088
Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Discrimination, EEOC Proceedings, Employment Contracts, Federal Employees, FLSA/Overtime/Minimum Wage, Harassment/Hostile Work Environment, Labor Law, Retaliation, Severance Agreements, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Orientation
State Bar Affiliations: District of Columbia, Maryland, Ohio
Mr. Micah Salb
Lippman, Semsker & Salb, LLC
7979 Old Georgetown Road Suite 1100
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 3016566905
Fax: 3016566906
Web: www.lsslawyers.com
Practice Areas: Appellate Practice, Class Actions, Constitutional Claims, Disability, Discrimination, EEOC Proceedings, Employment Contracts, ERISA & Employment Benefits, Federal Employees, FLSA/Overtime/Minimum Wage, FMLA, Harassment/Hostile Work Environment, Labor Law, Police Trial Boards, Public Employees (DC), Public Employees (MD), Public Policy Torts, Retaliation, Security Clearances, Severance Agreements, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Orientation, Undocumented Worker Rights, Unemployment Compensation, USERRA, Wage Payments (Failure to Pay/Late payments), Whistleblowing & SOX
State Bar Affiliations: District of Columbia, Maryland
James Pressler
Pressler & Senftle, P.C.
1432 K Street NW 12th Floor
Washington , DC 20005
Phone: 202-822-8384
Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Practice, Arbitration, Discrimination, EEOC Proceedings, Labor Law, Police Trial Boards, Public Employees (DC), Sexual Harassment, Whistleblowing & SOX
State Bar Affiliations: District of Columbia, Massachusetts
Edward James Leyden
Leyden Law LLC
Phone: 301-390-6600
Fax: 301-464-7357
Practice Areas: Appellate Practice
State Bar Affiliations: Maryland
Alan Banov
Law Office of Alan Banov
9605 Hillridge Drive
Kensington, MD 20895-3121
Phone: 3015889699
Fax: 3015889698
Web: www.banovlaw.com, www.banovmediation.com
Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Severance Agreements, Whistleblowing & SOX
State Bar Affiliations: District of Columbia, Maryland

Looking for an Employment Lawyer?

Use MWELA’s Find A Lawyer search, in the left navigation bar. 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.

MWELA does not provide legal advice and is not responsible for the advice or services provided by the attorneys included in the Find a Lawyer search.

Attorneys: MWELA Sustaining Members and Presidents Club Members are included in the Find a Lawyer search. If you wish to upgrade your membership be included in the search, contact info@mwela.org.


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.