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.

Stephen Z Chertkof
Heller, Huron, Chertkof, Lerner, Simon & Salzman, PLLC
1730 M Street, NW Suite 412
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 2022938090
Fax: 2022937110
Web: www.EEOlawyers.com
Practice Areas: Appellate Practice, Constitutional Claims, Discrimination, EEOC Proceedings, Employment Contracts, Federal Employees, FMLA, Severance Agreements, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblowing & SOX
State Bar Affiliations: California, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia
Boniface K Cobbina
Law Offices of Boniface K. Cobbina, P.C.
2200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 4th Floor East
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 2024636900
Web: www.lawyercobbina.com
Practice Areas: Disability, Discrimination, EEOC Proceedings, Employment Contracts, Federal Employees, FMLA, Harassment/Hostile Work Environment, MSPB Practice, Retaliation, Severance Agreements, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Orientation, Whistleblowing & SOX
State Bar Affiliations: District of Columbia
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
Alan R Kabat
Bernabei & Kabat, PLLC
1400 - 16th Street NW Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036-2223
Phone: 2027451942
Fax: 2027452627
Practice Areas: Appellate Practice, Constitutional Claims, Defamation, Discrimination, Harassment/Hostile Work Environment, Public Policy Torts, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblowing & SOX
State Bar Affiliations: District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia
Mr. John P. Hotz
H&H LawWorks, LLC
1 Research Court, Suite 450
Rockville 20850
Phone: (240) 403-2693
Fax: (301) 460-4402
Web: HHLawWorks.com
Practice Areas: Appellate Practice, Civil Service (DC), Civil Service (MD), Disability, ERISA & Employment Benefits, Federal Employees, Public Employees (DC), Public Employees (MD)
State Bar Affiliations: California, District of Columbia, Maryland
Mr. Tom Spiggle
The Spiggle Law Firm
4830B 31st St S
Arlington, VA 22206
Phone: 2024951403
Fax: 2025408018
Web: www.spigglelaw.com
Practice Areas: Constitutional Claims, Defamation, Discrimination, EEOC Proceedings, Employment Contracts, FMLA, Public Policy Torts, Severance Agreements, Sexual Harassment, USERRA
State Bar Affiliations: District of Columbia, North Carolina, Virginia
Patricia Payne
Payne & Associates
2101 L Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 2028351610
Fax: 2028351697
Web: www.paynelegal.com
Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Defamation, Disability, Discrimination, EEOC Proceedings, Employment Contracts, ERISA & Employment Benefits, Severance Agreements
State Bar Affiliations: District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia
R. Scott Oswald
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, Undocumented Worker Rights, USERRA, Whistleblowing & SOX
State Bar Affiliations: District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia
John Ates
Ates Law Firm, P.C.
1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 600
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-647-7501
Fax: 7032296430
Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Practice, Arbitration, Class Actions, Constitutional Claims, Defamation, Discrimination, EEOC Proceedings, Employment Contracts, ERISA & Employment Benefits, Federal Employees, FLSA/Overtime/Minimum Wage, FMLA, Labor Law, MSPB Practice, Public Employees (VA), Public Policy Torts, Severance Agreements, Sexual Harassment, Undocumented Worker Rights, USERRA, Whistleblowing & SOX
State Bar Affiliations: District of Columbia, Virginia
Mary Kuntz
Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman, and Fitch PC
1901 L Street NW Suite 610
Washington , DC 20036
Phone: (202) 331-9260
Fax: 866 452 5789
Web: http://www.kcnlaw.com/
Practice Areas: Civil Service (DC), Civil Service (MD), Civil Service (VA), Disability, Discrimination, EEOC Proceedings, Employment Contracts, Federal Employees, FLSA/Overtime/Minimum Wage, FMLA, Harassment/Hostile Work Environment, Labor Law, MSPB Practice, Public Employees (DC), Public Employees (MD), Public Employees (VA), Public Policy Torts, Retaliation, Security Clearances, Severance Agreements, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Orientation, Wage Payments (Failure to Pay/Late payments), Whistleblowing & SOX
State Bar Affiliations: District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia

Looking for an Employment Lawyer?

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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.