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Washington Employment Attorneys & Lawyers

Steven Stark Employment Lawyer for Washington, DC

For over 30 years, Steven Stark has offered counsel to non-profit organizations and private companies. He has a passion for helping small businesses in particular since he himself started several businesses of his own in New York and Florida. He understands the importance of small businesses having a reliable attorney to advise them about legal matters from their inception.
211 reviews

Richard Gora Employment Lawyer for Washington, DC

Looking for an attorney with experience? Richard Gora is the exact attorney you want. Having defended over 100 cases both in state and federal courts and working with clients from around the globe, Richard has an array of different experiences. His services are wide-ranging and include business litigation, securities litigations, employment litigation, and business counsel. Prior to founding Gora LLC, he worked for Finn, Dixon & Herling LLP for eight years.
150 reviews

Joshua Garber Employment Lawyer for Washington, DC

Representing notable clients like Tesla and the City of Los Angeles, Josh Garber excels at helping clients with employment and labor laws. Many of his past clients have had great success using Josh for employment agreements and Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) hearings. With his practical advice, he has even helped clients avoid going to court.
160 reviews

Jessica Childress Employment Lawyer for Washington, DC

Jessica Childress is an attorney of law with over seven years of experience. She is licensed to practice law in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Jessica has a Juris Doctorate degree in law, which she obtained from the University of Virginia School of Law. She is experienced in labor and employment law, and often deals with drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. Jessica recently founded her own legal firm, The Childress Firm PLLC.

Reginald Richter Employment Lawyer for Washington, DC

Reginald Richter is the Founder of his own law practice, and for the past 9 years he has been a Managing Member using his skills as a General Civil Litigation Attorney. Previously, he worked his way up to Senior Vice President of Programs for The National Community Reinvestment Coalition. His focus areas include real estate, healthcare, commercial disputes and more. He attended The University of Pennsylvania Law School and graduated with his J.D. in 1997.

Guy Milhalter Employment Lawyer for Washington, DC

New businesses need different legal services than large corporations and Guy Milhalter understands those needs. He can advise and advocate on a wide variety of issues that small businesses often face, including drafting agreements, negotiations, entity selection, and even litigation. Mr. Milhalter is also fluent in Hebrew, a unique qualification that can be very helpful for some businesses.
10 reviews

Kenneth Gray Employment Lawyer for Washington, DC

Kenneth Gray, Jr. works as a managing partner at Alliance Law Firm International PLLC. He works specifically in estate planning, tax matters, venture capital journeys, and natural resources. His clients include both small and medium sized companies. He has over 10 years of experience to bring to the table and previously held a position in a private equity company, where he learned a lot of finance and uses that knowledge to help his clients.
3 reviews

Alonso Sarmiento Llamosas Employment Lawyer for Washington, DC

With more than thirty years of experience in Peru, Alonso Sarmiento Llamosas practices civil, commercial, tax, and intellectual property law. He specializes in trademark and copyright registration. He is also in-house General Counsel for Grupo La Republica in Peru.

Hua Wang Employment Lawyer for Washington, DC

Hua Wang brings a warm smile and extensive legal knowledge in the areas of hedge funds and investment management law. Based out of Washington DC, Wang holds a BA degree in public policy from Duke University and studied at the Northwestern University School of Law. When she was with K&L Gates, Wang helped institutions with private equity portfolios and advised investors on state and federal regulatory compliance. She also speaks Chinese and Spanish!

Karen Selby Employment Lawyer for Washington, DC

With a background in Labor and Employee Relations, Karen Selby makes a well-accomplished Attorney and an excellent Regional Manager of Pepco Holdings, An Exelon Company. She kicked off her legal career with the State of New Jersey Office of the Attorney General as the Deputy Attorney General. Her specialties include representing Management in employment and labor law matters, workplace investigations, termination proceedings and severance agreements. Karen is a graduate of Howard Law School.
8 reviews

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Our experienced Washington employment attorneys & lawyers can help guide you on how to proceed with various employee decisions such as reviewing employee documents such as contracts, agreements, policies, and handbooks, along with difficult decisions such as firing, lawsuits, claims, and complaints.

Although not every single employment contract will require legal assistance, many employment lawyers would recommend avoiding unilateral employment contracts that strongly benefit one side over the other. These types of employee contracts rarely hold up in court, yet having the funds needed to combat an issue in court can limit the employee’s options.

A confidentiality agreement and a non-compete agreement are common forms of employee contracts that one of our Washington employment attorneys can help customize for your business. If your business needs to fire an employee, proper measures should be taken from a business legal standpoint to ensure proper communication and a smooth transition of dismissing that employee. In any case, we suggest you connect with our employment attorneys to discuss your options.

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