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Matthew T. Famiglietti
  • Employment Law, Immigration Law, Social Security Disability ...
  • District of Columbia, South Carolina
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Biography

Matthew Famiglietti opened his first law office in 1994 because he believes strongly that one individual can make a difference. Having a disability, and living with that disability every day, gives him a unique insight into issues that affect people with disabilities. He has a deep commitment to providing quality legal services to others with disabilities. Of course, he brings that same commitment to those without disabilities as well. Matthew handles cases ranging from Disability Law, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Employment Law, Asylum Law, to Special Education Law. All of these areas have one thing in common – helping those who are being discriminated against through no fault of their own.You will never know if you have a valid case unless you have consulted with an experienced attorney.

Matthew cares about what is best for you, not best for him; and he will help you find justice through the best available avenue.

Education
University of South Carolina School of Law
J.D. (1985) | Law
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College of Charleston
B.A. (1981) | Political Science and Government
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Law Office of Matthew T. Famiglietti, PLLC
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Speaking Engagements
Special Education Update, Law Office of Matthew T. Famiglietti, PPLC
Recent Changes in Asylum Law Since Donald Trump Became President
What Every Parent and Lawyer Should Know About Special Education
Social Security
Awards
Best Employment Lawyers in Washington DC
Expertise.com
2022
Best Social Security Disability Lawyers in Washington
Three Best Rated
Excellent Rating
Avvo
Top Lawyers in Washington DC
The Legal Network
2013-2019
Professional Associations
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc.
Member
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National Employment Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA)
Member
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Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA)
Member
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National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR)
Member
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District of Columbia Bar
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South Carolina Bar
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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South Carolina
South Carolina Bar
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Social Security cases receive free consultations
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Social Security Disability
Education Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. My boss is threatening to sue me for damages on a customers car I scratched up while driving it into the mechanics shop.
A: You are lucky your boss has not terminated you for damage to the customer’s car. I don’t think a claim of hostile work environment gets you very far.
Q. After dismissal, does a former local State Dep employee ( US Embassy) have the right to review the empl. handbook
A: First of all, you should have been given a state dept. employee handbook upon your orientation into the state department. So, having access to the state dept. employee handbook should not be a problem. Are you referring to access to your personnel file? If that is the case, then that would be a different situation. If you feel that you have been discriminated against based on race, sex, disability, national origin, or gender, then you should file a federal sector complaint.
Q. Which laws and regulations may apply when dismissing a local employee of the US Embassy?
A: Generally, an employee who works in the District of Columbia is an at-will employee. This is true for federal, state, and local employees in the District of Columbia. However, the at-will doctrine does not apply if you could prove there was discrimination in your treatment at work or dismissal from your job. In other words, was there discrimination based on race, sex, disability, national origin, or gender? I take it you were a federal employee working for a US embassy therefore you should file a federal sector complaint against your employer if you feel that you were discriminated on based on the above cited grounds.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Matthew T. Famiglietti, PLLC
2101 L Street NW
#300
Washington, DC 20037
Telephone: (202) 669-5880
Fax: (202) 478-1890
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: All appointments are virtual at this time due to Covid