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Leizer Goldsmith

The Goldsmith Law Firm, LLC
Contact: 202.895.1506
Experience:
Law School: Boston College Law School - Boston College
Jurisdictions: DC
Maryland
Massachusetts

OVERVIEW

About Leizer Goldsmith
The Goldsmith Law Firm, LLC, which has achieved Martindale-Hubbell's highest ("AV") rating for ethical standards and legal ability, represents clients in employment matters arising in both the private and public sectors, and provides full service legal representation in matters relating to the employment relationship, including:


Discrimination
Sexual Harassment
Contracts and Severance Agreements
Fair Labor Standards
Civil Service
Overtime Pay
Federal Employee Rights
Retaliation
Whistleblower Rights
Reasonable Accommodation

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 of 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 Appeal.

Mr. Goldsmith has practiced law in Washington, D.C. since 1988. Since founding his own firm in 1992, Mr. Goldsmith has successfully represented employees in matters arising in both the private and public sectors. Mr. Goldsmith's services include both trial and appellate litigation, in the federal and local courts, as well as before 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 lectures on employment law topics.

Mr. Goldsmith won a jury verdict of $1,350,000.00 in an employment discrimination case in 2008, which was upheld in 2009 by the trial judge and is final. Mr. Goldsmith has also won twice recently for employees before the Maryland Court of Appeals, the state's highest court. He has an AV rating,the highest available from Martindale-Hubbell, and has been recognized as among the top 5% of Washington, D.C. attorneys by "Super Lawyers." The December 2004 Washingtonian reported that Mr. Goldsmith was voted by other employment lawyers as one of Washington's top practitioners in the field, someone to whom they would entrust their own business.

Mr. Goldsmith is a member of the Executive Board of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, and is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association.



Directory Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Legal Malpractice
Additional Practice Areas
  • D.C. Human Rights Act
  • EEO; Federal Employees; Civil Service; MSPB
  • Whistleblower Protection
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
DC
Maryland
Massachusetts
Professional Experience
The Goldsmith Law Firm, LLC
-Current
Education
Boston College Law School - Boston CollegeJ.D. (1988)Law
University of Michigan - Ann ArborB.A.Social Science
Awards
Lawyer of the Year, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
Professional Associations
Board Member, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
-Current
Member, District of Columbia Bar
-Current

VIDEOS

Explanation of Employment At Will
Explanation of Employment At Will

Responding to a question, Plaintiff employment lawyer Leizer Goldsmith explains application of the ...
Leizer Goldsmith Debates Requiring An Employee With Disability To Work 50 or 60 Hours Per Week
Leizer Goldsmith Debates Requiring An Employee With Disability To Work 50 or 60 Hours Per Week

Can An Employee With A Disability Be Required To Work 50 or 60 Hours Per Week?
Employment Case: Is Bias Favoring Employee Who Is Sleeping With The Boss Discrimination?
Employment Case: Is Bias Favoring Employee Who Is Sleeping With The Boss Discrimination?

Discussion on the following question: Is it unlawful discrimination if the employer (male) selects ...
Leizer Goldsmith Debates Proving Discrimination Cases By Inferential Proof
Leizer Goldsmith Debates Proving Discrimination Cases By Inferential Proof

Discussion of Reeves v. Sanderson decision by the United States Supreme Court-- How is a ...
Leizer Goldsmith Debates Mandatory Transfer of Disabled Employees
Leizer Goldsmith Debates Mandatory Transfer of Disabled Employees

Can the employer compel a disabled employee to transfer to a different job?
Leizer Goldsmith Discusses Employees' Right to Overtime
Leizer Goldsmith Discusses Employees' Right to Overtime

Attorney Leizer Goldsmith discusses exemptions from the overtime requirements
Leizer Goldsmith Debates Presence of Co-Workers At Discipline Meetings
Leizer Goldsmith Debates Presence of Co-Workers At Discipline Meetings

Discussion: May an employee demand that a co-worker be present for a disciplinary meeting?


PUBLICATIONS

Articles & Publications
  • Court of Appeals Weighing Writ Of Certiorari On Shifting Attorneys Fees Incurred
    Maryland Trial Reporter

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The Goldsmith Law Firm, LLC
5335 Wisconsin Ave NW
Suite 440
Washington, DC 20015
USA
Telephone: 202.895.1506
Fax: 202.318.0798