Pines Federal

Eric Pines

Eric L. Pines is a highly regarded federal employment lawyer known for his experience in representing federal employees. Serving as Chief Counsel for AFGE Local 1923 and in-house counsel for over fifty thousand federal employees, Eric brings extensive knowledge to his practice. He has successfully litigated a wide range of employment and labor law matters, securing significant settlements for his clients, including a recent $16.5 million settlement for FEMA employees in an FLSA case. Eric is a passionate advocate for disabled federal employees and dedicated to assisting them with requests for medical and religious reasonable accommodations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (ADA). Additionally, he helps navigate the process of Federal Employee Disability Retirement (OPM) for those where accommodation is not feasible.

Andalman & Flynn

Elliott Andalman

Elliott Andalman is a highly experienced attorney known for representing thousands of workers in disability claims, particularly focusing on OPM disability retirement cases. Him and his firm provide comprehensive support on disability retirement claims and related federal employment issues. This includes obtaining FMLA and other approved leaves, securing reasonable accommodations, challenging AWOLs and proposed removals, and facilitating removals for medical inability to work. Elliott has collaborated with various organizations, including the Maryland Disability Law Center, the Maryland American Civil Liberties Union, and University Legal Services, advocating for freedom of speech, freedom from racial discrimination, and equal access to public facilities for individuals with disabilities.

Alan Lescht & Associates, PC

Alan Lescht

Alan Lescht is renowned as one of Washington DC’s top employment lawyers, recognized by Newsweek, Washingtonian Magazine, Super Lawyers, and the Top Ten Leaders Program. With over 30 years of experience, Alan has built a stellar reputation for his exceptional representation in disability retirement, employment discrimination, and civil rights cases. As the founding partner of Alan Lescht & Associates, PC, he oversees the firm’s employment litigation and counseling practices, providing legal counsel to federal workers and other employees on a wide range of issues.

Pines Federal

Justin Schnitzer

Justin brings extensive expertise in federal employment law, having served as a Judicial Intern at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and later applying that experience to drafting final agency decisions for cases involving federal employment discrimination. With a client-centered approach and a passion for litigation, Justin is known for his creative strategies and tenacious advocacy on behalf of his clients. Admitted to the State Bar of Maryland, Justin is dedicated to securing the best possible outcomes for those he represents in federal employment matters.

Gilbert Employment Law

Kevin Owen

Kevin Owen is a skilled attorney admitted to practice law in Maryland and before several federal courts, including the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia and Maryland, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the Federal Circuit. He earned his law degree with honors from American University’s Washington College of Law and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and criminal justice. Before joining his current firm, Kevin gained valuable experience as a law clerk for the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and for the Office of General Counsel of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU).