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Karen Selby

Karen Selby

Employment Attorney and Human Resources Professional

Waldorf
Maryland
Licensed in
DC, NJ
Howard University
School of Law

"I was very happy with every aspect of my interactions with Karen Shelby."

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About
Karen is a graduate of Howard Law School and Rutgers University. As an attorney and HR professional, Karen is a self proclaimed “lawyer living in an HR world” who is passionate about labor and employment law.

Over the course of her twenty year legal career, Karen has dedicated the bulk of her talents to exclusively representing Management in employment and labor law matters. She also specializes in workplace investigations, termination proceedings and severance agreements.

She protects her clients by providing consulting services that ensure compliance with federal & state labor and employment laws and consistent employment
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"Karen was very knowledgeable, straightforward and answered all my questions and concerns without hesitation. A real pro!"

Consult on Employment Termination
Posted on Oct 25, 2017
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"I was very happy with every aspect of my interactions with Karen Shelby."

Review Severance Agreement
Posted on Oct 4, 2017
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"Was very professional, helpful and knowledgeable. I am very grateful for her help and expertise and the time she took to help me with my questions."

Review Employment Contract
Posted on May 19, 2017
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"I gave substantial advance to a vendor for a product he never delivered. After months of e-mails and frustration over his lack of responsiveness, I contacted Karen Selby. She sorted through over a year of e-mail messages and other letters between me and the vendor to draft a breach of contract complaint. The complaint got the vendors attention and we were able to recoup our money back with interest without going to court. I will use her again in the future."

Breach of Contract Complaint
Posted on Sep 21, 2016
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"I contacted Ms. Selby after my wife's sudden illness and hospitalization to find out her rights in regard to her employment. She was compassionate, caring and very responsive. She helped me sort through the paperwork sent by my wife's employer and wrote a letter to the employer advising them of my wife's rights. She also put together a power of attorney and living will to allow me to handle my wife's affairs. She put my family at ease and her prices were affordable."

FMLA and ADA Claim
Posted on Sep 21, 2016

Work History

Griffin Selby Law, PLLC

Owner and Principal Attorney

Aug 2016 - Present

Specialize in labor and employment law. Defend businesses against EEOC and DC OHR complaints. Negotiate and draft executive contracts, severance and termination agreements. Provide consultation on ADA and FMLA compliance. Conduct workplace internal investigations. Draft employment policies. File and respond to unfair labor practice charges, grievances and arbitration claims.

Aug 2016 - Present

Pepco Holdings, Inc.

Regional Labor and Employee Relations Manager

Jun 2009 - Present

Responsible for leading the labor and employee relations function for a major regulated electric utility. Specialize in contract interpretation and implementation, grievance hearings and settlements, and internal investigations. Negotiate with unions to resolve grievance and contract disputes, advise senior leaders on labor strategy and oversee internal investigations and complaints.

Jun 2009 - Present

State of NJ, Office of the Attorney General

Deputy Attorney General & Employee Relations Director

Oct 1998 - Jun 2009

Represented the Governor’s Office in grievance arbitrations and unfair labor practice hearings. Represented Dept. of Personnel and Labor in Appellate Hearings (100% success). Specialized in drafting & arguing motions for summary judgment in Federal and State courts concerning discrimination and sexual harassment complaints. Represented Dept. of Human Services in Administrative Law Hearings.

Oct 1998 - Jun 2009

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