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Federal Employment Lawyer

Protecting the Rights of Federal Employees in Los Angeles

At Pines Federal, we take great pride in confidently handling a variety of complex employment issues affecting federal employees.

We have successfully fought cases that resulted in overturned suspensions, mandated back pay, and reinstated employment.

Trust our decades of experience for your federal employment case, such as:

  • Adverse Action
  • Disability Representation
  • Union Representation
  • Merit Systems Protection Board Representation
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Cases
  • Federal Whistleblower Defense

VA Federal Employees

Veterans Affairs employees fall within unique laws and policies of the federal government. Title 5 employees include any non-medical personnel while Title 38 employees include medical personnel such as doctors and nurses. In addition to these two employment categories, some jobs are considered a Title 38 Hybrid. These positions include physical therapist, pharmacist, and licensed practical/vocational nurse. Hybrids are covered by Title 38 for appointment, advancement, and certain pay matters, and Title 5 for performance appraisal, hours of duty, adverse actions, reemployment rights, and reduction-in-force, among others.

The laws governing VA employees are the same as other federal employees in some areas but are different in others and can be particular to the VA employee type. At Pines Federal, we have a discerning and deep understanding of the rights and responsibilities of VA employees.

Our experience can help you with:

  • Administrative Investigations Board
  • Disciplinary Appeals Board
  • Professional Standards Board
  • Equal Employment Opportunity cases
  • Merit Systems Protection Board issues

Employees facing disciplinary action have a champion at Pines Federal. We can help you with both your oral and written responses. The presence of progressive discipline in government is one reason why you need highly skilled legal help in these cases. We will fight to reduce the disciplinary penalty or eliminate it all together. If action has been taken against you, our seasoned litigators can vigorously represent you during an appeal to the Disciplinary Appeals Board (DAB).

A Firm You Can Trust

  • Committed to Our Clients

    Our attorneys bring unmatched experience, dedication, tenacity, sensitivity, and personal commitment to the table for every individual we represent.

  • Stellar Reputation

    Our firm has garnered a reputation as committed advocates for representing employees of any federal agency with an emphasis on helping disability and veterans administration employees.

  • Proven Record of Success

    Our attorneys have been fiercely protecting the rights of employees for decades and have a stunning track record and a proven success rate.

  • Tailored Approach to Your Case

    Our attorneys will listen to your case, provide an honest assessment, answer all your questions and concerns, and create a custom strategy to provide the best possible outcome.

  • Over 50 Years of Combined Experience

    Our seasoned litigation lawyers have decades of experience and are ready to fight on your behalf in court should the need arise.

Justice for the Disabled

We are a firm that represents all types of federal employees, but we have a special interest in defending those dealing with disability-related issues. We are confident in our ability to represent our clients in Disability Reasonable Accommodation cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

There also are times when a federal employee can no longer work because of a disability. If the disability is expected to last at least one year and prohibits the employee from fulfilling their job, they are eligible for a benefit of 60% of pre-disability income for the first year and 40% every year thereafter while disabled. This benefit can last as long as the disability continues. We handle these Office of Personnel Management Disability Retirement applications. If you have applied for OPM Disability Retirement and been denied, we can argue on your behalf during appeals.

Reputation for Success

Our team at Pines Federal has been assisting clients nationwide for more than two decades. We have earned a reputation for being steadfast and talented advocates to employees of federal agencies. Our clients and their needs always come first, and we are ready to fight on your behalf in court should the need arise.

If you have any questions about how
we can help you, please contact us at any time through our
online formor by calling (888) 898-9902.

  • Successfully Fights Alleged Violation of Last Chance Agreement Reinstated
  • V.A. Title 38 Nurse Has AIB Charges Dropped and Record Cleaned Charges Dropped
  • OPM Disability Acceptance Disability Awarded
  • OPM Disability Acceptance Disability Awarded
  • OPM Disability Acceptance Disability Awarded
  • Client Suffering from Severe Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Disability Awarded
  • Win! Pines Federal Firm Overturns DAB – 14 Day Suspension with Full Back Pay Suspension Removed & Back Pay
  • OPM Disability Acceptance Disability Awarded
  • OPM Disability Acceptance Disability Awarded
  • Wrongfully Terminated Veterans Administration Employee Gets Job Back Reinstated with Full Back Pay

The Stories That Matter From the People Who Lived It

Testimonials From Former Clients
  • Pines Federal law firm was great in helping me with a legal issue I had and helped to put my mind at ease.

    “As a paralegal for the MSPB, I know first hand how challenging dealing with legal issues can be. Pines Federal law firm was great in helping me with a legal issue I had and helped to put my mind at ...”

    - Yolanda
  • Pines Federal Law Firm is a grateful blessing to my life.

    “Pines Federal Law Firm is a grateful blessing to my life. They have been so good to me! Eric, Josh and Michael took time to listen to my concerns about my EEO discrimination case against DHS. They ...”

    - Yolanda H.
  • There is no comparison between the other firms I interviewed. If you need a firm to understand complex government processes.

    “I worked with Josh Kahn for over a year on my case against the Department of Veterans Affairs. He and the law firm believed in my case and prepared outstanding legal documents, depositional inquiries, ...”

    - Dr. West
  • Amazing! Just what the Doctor Ordered!

    “Eric Pines is simply Amazing! I am a physician working for the federal government and when I was recently facing an adverse action, the founding partner of Pines Federal, Eric Pines, took on my case ...”

    - Dr. K
  • I’m glad I had Eric Pines by my side.

    “I applied for Medical Disability from OPM and was denied. I found the Eric Pines Law firm to help me with my appeal through an internet search. Eric and Scott listened to me and help me get approved. ...”

    - Lilia

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