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MR. GOLDSMITH WILL SHARE SOME WINNING METHODOLOGIES FOR PROVING DISCRIMINATION AT TRIAL BEFORE THE METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS ASSOCIATION

On February 2, 2016, Leizer Z. Goldsmith will be making a presentation before the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association Luncheon Seminar. The subject is Winning Methodologies for Proving Discrimination at Trial.

MR. GOLDSMITH’S RECENT SUCCESS AT THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT WAS DESCRIBED AS ONE OF THE YEAR’S “GREATEST HITS”

On November 13, 2015, Leizer Z. Goldsmith made a presentation to the Maryland Employment Lawyers Association at its annual conference. The subject was Mr. Goldsmith’s recent success at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Foster v. University of Maryland Eastern Shore, which was described in the event program as one of the year’s “greatest hits.” In the case, the Firm’s client, police officer Iris Foster, won reversal of a trial judge’s motion for summary judgment in an employment retaliation case, and in the process succeeded in establishing or reinforcing several key points of law regarding retaliation cases under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF MARYLAND HAILS FRIOLO VICTORY

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland has expressed great satisfaction with the result in Friolo at the Court of Appeals. Thanks to them for their support.
ACLU of Maryland Legal Docket

LEIZER Z. GOLDSMITH ADDRESSES MARYLAND STATE BAR ASSOCIATION ON ATTORNEYS’ FEES ISSUES

On June 14, 2007, Leizer Z. Goldsmith appeared as a panelist at the Maryland State Bar Association’s annual convention in Ocean City, Maryland, in a discussion on the subject of “Attorneys Fees in Employment Litigation: A Review of the Law of Attorneys’ Fees in the Maryland and Federal Courts.”
Maryland State Bar Association Section Of Labor and Employment Law

LEIZER Z. GOLDSMITH IS HONORED AS “LAWYER OF THE YEAR” BY THE METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS ASSOCIATION

On February 23, 2005, the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association honored Leizer Z. Goldsmith as the 2005 Lawyer of the Year. MWELA President Linda Correia presented the award to Goldsmith at the organization’s annual luncheon. Correia cited several of the Goldsmith Law Firm’s recent litigation successes, and noted that several have been accomplished on behalf of indigent or low income clients who might not have been able to obtain representation without The Goldsmith Law Firm or a similar firm. Correia generously referred to Goldsmith as “the king of summary judgment,” in recognition of his many successes in preventing employers from having their employees’ and former employees’ suits thrown out of court without trial. In accepting the award, Goldsmith attributed much of his success to his practice of taking on cases for low and modest wage earners . After thanking his family, his clients and the many colleagues who have assisted him along the way, Goldsmith added that: “We are fortunate, indeed blessed, to live in a political/economic system that, for all its many faults-and there are many-still permits us to sometimes take on Wal-Mart or even the United States Government when it mistreats a single employee, no matter how low on the organizational chart. These types of victories may not each make profound social change, but I believe they do make this a better country, bit by bit.”

LEIZER Z. GOLDSMITH IS CHOSEN BY PEERS AS ONE OF WASHINGTON’S TOP EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS

Leizer Z. Goldsmith is one of the “top employment lawyers” in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, as reported in the December 2004 Washingtonian Magazine.Washingtonian states that it “contacted hundreds of attorneys in each of the specialties and asked which lawyer in their field-other than themselves-they would trust with their business. Lawyers with the most recommendations made the list.”

LEIZER Z. GOLDSMITH SERVES AS FEATURED SPEAKER ON LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT ISSUES

Leizer Z. Goldsmith was a featured panelist at the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Annual Conference, on March 20, 2003. The topic was law practice management. Mr. Goldsmith discussed various subjects including legal marketing and the application of information technologies in small law offices.

THE GOLDSMITH LAW FIRM CELEBRATES TENTH ANNIVERSARY

In August 2002, The Goldsmith Law Firm celebrated its tenth anniversary.

LEIZER Z. GOLDSMITH MODERATES PANEL ON SUMMARY JUDGMENT

On January 17, 2002, Leizer Z. Goldsmith served as moderator at the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association’s program on: “How to Beat Summary Judgment in the Post-Reeves Era.”

LAW CALL PROGRAM EXPIRES

At the end of 2000, WMAL’s Law Call expired, ending Leizer Z. Goldsmith’s run as a featured participant in the program. The call-in show had provided a unique opportunity for debate of employment-related issues of interest to the community, and was also an enjoyable experience. One major highlight was the appearance of lawsuit winner Clarence E. Walker, Jr., on the program in November 2000, when Mr. Walker described his experiences opposing discrimination and ultimately prevailing. Mr. Goldsmiththanks everyone involved in creating the program, and most importantly, the audience who supported it during its run.

LEIZER Z. GOLDSMITH ADDRESSES FEDERAL EEO OFFICIALS

On December 6, 2000, Leizer Z. Goldsmith addressed United States Department of the Interior EEO officials regarding the employee’s perspective on the EEO process, in Washington, D.C.

LEIZER Z. GOLDSMITH SPEAKS ON WALKER CASE VICTORY

On December 5, 2000, Leizer Z. Goldsmith discussed his recent $150,000.00 jury verdict in United States District Court for the District of Columbia in the case of Walker v. West, in a brown bag lunch hosted by the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association.

LEIZER Z. GOLDSMITH REPRESENTS PLAINTIFF IN MAJOR JURY VERDICT

On October 30, 2000, a District of Columbia jury returned a verdict of $150,000.00 for compensatory damages, in favor of Clarence E. Walker, Jr., a housekeeper at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Washington Medical Center. The jury agreed with the argument presented by Leizer Z. Goldsmith on behalf of Mr. Walker, that the Agency denied Mr. Walker a promotion on account of his having made an earlier complaint of disability discrimination against his supervisor. The verdict has subsequently become a final judgment.

LEIZER Z. GOLDSMITH SPEAKS TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

On May 9, 2000 Leizer Z. Goldsmith and his colleagues from the 1999 trial in the District of Columbia Superior Court in the case of Merriex v. Beale, presented a discussion of the trial tactics and strategies employed in that case, to the Employment Law Section of the Montgomery County, Maryland Bar Association.

LEIZER Z. GOLDSMITH IS FEATURED SPEAKER AT NELA FEDERAL EMPLOYEE RIGHTS FORUM

Leizer Z. Goldsmith’s panel discussion on “Creating a Successful Practice Representing Federal Employees, “at the National Employment Lawyers Association’s program on “Litigating & Winning Federal Employee Rights Cases” on March 18, 2000 at the Chicago Allegro Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, was very successful. Approximately sixty federal sector employment attorneys participated in a dialogue regarding issues in representing federal employees in Merit Systems Protection Board and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission proceedings, as well as in Court.

FEDERAL EMPLOYEE DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION/RETALIATION CASE SETTLED

In February 2000, the Goldsmith Law Firm successfully settled the case of Shipman v. Babbitt, a disability discrimination and retaliation case brought against the United States Department of the Interior. Shipman, a Park Service employee, obtained a promotion and significant financial compensation, as a result of the Agency’s failure to promote him in the early 1990’s.

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