The Goldsmith Law Firm provides full service legal representation in matters relating to the employment relationship, including:
- Sexual Harassment
- Contracts and Severance Agreements
- Fair Labor Standards
- Civil Service
The firm's primary focus is in representing employees and former employees in the courts and before various administrative agencies.
Leizer Z. Goldsmith, Principal of the firm, received his B.A. from the University of Michigan, in 1985, and his J.D. from Boston College Law School in 1988. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Massachusetts. He is also admitted to the United States Supreme Court and several United States Courts of Appeals.
Mr. Goldsmith has practiced law in Washington, D.C. since 1988. Initially, as a litigator in the Appellate Litigation Branch at the national headquarters of the National Labor Relations Board, he argued cases before various United States Courts of Appeals. Subsequently, Mr. Goldsmith was an associate with the law firm of Connerton, Ray & Simon, where his work was devoted primarily to labor and employment discrimination matters.
Since founding his own firm in 1992, Mr. Goldsmith has successfully represented employees in cases arising in both the private and public sectors. Mr. Goldsmith's services include litigation in the federal and local courts, as well as various administrative agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Merit Systems Protection Board. Mr. Goldsmith also advises clients in employment disputes that do not result in litigation. Mr. Goldsmith also lectures on employment law topics.
Mr. Goldsmith is a member of the Executive Board, as well as a former Treasurer of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, and is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association.
PRACTICE AREAS: Unpaid Wages, Overtime, Wrongful Termination, Sexual Harassment, Severance, Torts, Labor and Employment, Civil Rights, Litigation, Federal Civil Service, Whistleblower Rights, EEO, MSPB, Race Discrimination; Age Discrimination; Sex Discrimination; National Origin Discrimination; Retaliation; Unpaid Wages; Overtime; Sexual harassment; Breach of Employment Contracts; Intentional Employment Torts; Federal Civil Service; Federal Employees Disability Retirement, Educational Discrimination, Unemployment, Attorneys' Fees Litigation
STATUTES ENFORCED: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Civil Rights Act; Civil Rights Act of 1991; 42 U.S.C. 1981; 42 U.S.C. 1983; Privacy Act; Civil Service Reform Act, False Claims Act; D.C. Whistleblower Statute: D.C. Human Rights Act; Montgomery and Prince George's County Human Relations Ordinances; Family & Medical Leave Act; District of Columbia Family & Medical Leave Act; D.C. Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act.
COURTS AND AGENCIES WHERE WE TYPICALLY PRACTICE: United States Courts of Appeals; United States District Courts; Maryland Circuit Courts (particularly Montgomery and Prince George's County); District of Columbia Court of Appeals and Superior Court; District of Columbia Department of Employment Services; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; United States Merit Systems Protection Board; District of Columbia Office of Employee Appeals; Montgomery County Merit Systems Protection Board