Pines Federal

Eric Pines

Eric L. Pines is a distinguished federal employment lawyer, mediator, and attorney business coach with deep expertise in representing federal employees, particularly those seeking Federal Employee Disability Retirement (OPM). With a background as a federal employee himself, Mr. Pines started his career as in-house counsel for AFGE Local 1923 at the Social Security Administration, now serving as Chief Counsel and representing employees from various federal agencies including FEMA, the Department of Defense, and Veteran Affairs unions. His legal practice has successfully resolved numerous cases involving employment discrimination, federal disability, wrongful discharge, whistleblower complaints, and labor arbitrations.

Pines Federal

Amanda Moreno

Amanda Moreno is a distinguished litigator and the Supervising Attorney at Pines Federal, focused on federal employment law. Over the past decade, she has dedicated her practice to litigating complex federal employment disputes, achieving remarkable success in EEO Hearings, MSPB Hearings, Title 38 DAB, and Federal Employee Labor Arbitration Hearings. Amanda’s approach combines rigorous litigation with a compassionate understanding of her clients’ needs, ensuring they receive thorough assessments of their cases’ likelihood of success. Now based in Houston, she manages a team of 18 attorneys at Pines Federal, continuing to secure favorable outcomes for her clients and mentoring the next generation of lawyers.

Pines Federal

Justin Schnitzer

Justin Schnitzer is a client-focused attorney with extensive experience in federal employment law, specifically involving cases of federal employment discrimination. His legal career includes serving as a Judicial Intern at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), where he gained valuable insights into the intricacies of federal employment issues. Leveraging this experience, he later specialized in writing final agency decisions for federal employment discrimination cases. Known for his combative and creative approach to litigation, Justin is committed to exploring all possible avenues to achieve favorable outcomes for his clients.

Andalman & Flynn

Elliott Andalman

Elliott Andalman is an accomplished attorney with a focus on disability claims for a variety of conditions including MS, dementia, and PTSD among others. He provides extensive representation to federal employees and postal workers across all 50 states in matters of disability retirement. His practice also covers a broad spectrum of federal employment issues such as FMLA leave, reasonable accommodations, and defense against unwarranted disciplinary actions. Beyond his legal practice, Elliott has been deeply involved with several legal and civil rights organizations, contributing significantly to the Maryland Disability Benefits Law Center and the ACLU of Maryland.

Law Offices of Stephen Barszcz

Stephen Barszcz

Stephen Barszcz is a respected attorney known for his dedication to securing benefits for individuals and families, particularly in cases of OPM disability retirement, Social Security disability, and Federal Workers’ Compensation claims. His legal journey began representing the government and insurance companies, roles in which he gained insight into the tactics used to deny and delay benefits. This experience convinced him to switch sides in the 1990s to advocate for the rights of individuals and families, driven by the positive impact his work had on their lives. Stephen’s extensive collaborations with doctors and specialists nationwide have enriched his understanding of medical procedures and treatments, enhancing his ability to effectively manage and win disability and injury claims.