Eric L. Pines is a distinguished federal employment lawyer and mediator, renowned for his advocacy for federal employees. As a former federal employee, he began his career in federal employment law with AFGE Local 1923 and now serves as its Chief Counsel. Pines has successfully litigated a wide range of employment and labor law matters, including a notable FLSA case that awarded $16.5 million in unpaid overtime to FEMA employees. He specializes in representing federal employees in various matters, with a focus on disabled federal employees seeking reasonable accommodations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Additionally, Pines has served as a mediator for several federal agencies and as an expert witness in federal court.
Daniel Goodkin, a native Californian and UCLA graduate, is a seasoned attorney specializing in Federal Employee Compensation. After completing his J.D. at Loyola Law School, Goodkin initially worked in the entertainment industry before returning to legal practice. He has been deeply involved in the Federal Workers Compensation field, serving as President of the FECA Law and Advocacy Group and Chair or Co-Chair of the FECA Section of WILG. In these roles, Goodkin has worked closely with the National Office at OWCP to improve the FECA process. He is also recognized for his presentations on various topics, including psychological condition claims under FECA and coordinating remedies between FECA, FERS/CSRS Disability, EEOC, and MSPB. Goodkin is an avid endurance racer and lives in Southern California with his family.
Ronald P. Ackerman, founder of the Law Office of Ronald P. Ackerman, is a dedicated attorney specializing in defending and advocating for the rights of federal employees. His unique perspective stems from his experience as a federal employee, a union leader, and a Special Agent with the Department of Immigration and Naturalization Service, later part of the Department of Homeland Security. Ackerman, who holds a J.D. from Southwestern Law School, has a strong background in handling union legal matters, including labor arbitrations and negotiations. His practice focuses on representing federal employees across the country in administrative hearings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Merit Systems Protection Board, as well as litigating federal employment cases in U.S. District Courts and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals.
Brett Blumstein is an experienced attorney specializing in federal employment law, with over 15 years of legal practice. He leads The Law Offices of Brett E. Blumstein, P.C., where he provides comprehensive legal services to individuals and small to medium-sized businesses, covering areas such as contracts, employment, family law, and intellectual property. A significant portion of his career is dedicated to representing federal employees, focusing on federal workers’ compensation, disability retirement, wrongful termination, and employment discrimination cases.
William H. Brawner, at his Southern California law office, focuses exclusively on representing federal and postal employees in work-related matters. His expertise covers a wide range of issues, including on-the-job injuries, disciplinary actions, sexual harassment, unfair labor practices, and workplace discrimination. Brawner adeptly handles cases before federal administrative agencies like OWCP, MSPB, and EEOC, ensuring robust representation for federal employees facing various employment challenges.