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|Quienes somos||The Goldsmith Law Firm provides full service legal representation in matters relating to the employment relationship in the Washington, DC area.|
Leizer Z. Goldsmith, Principal of the firm, received his B.A. from the University of Michigan, in 1985, and his J.D. from Boston College of Law School in 1988. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Massachusetts. He is also admitted to the United States Supreme Court and several United States Courts of Appeal.
Mr. Goldsmith has practiced law in Washington, D.C. since 1988. Since founding his own firm in 1992, Mr. Goldsmith has championed employee rights in legal disputes. Mr. Goldsmith’s services include both trial work, where he has won numerous notable jury verdicts, and appellate litigation in the federal and local courts, where he has successfully obtained reversals of trial court errors and protected clients’ trial-level victories. He has also performed successfully before various administrative agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Merit Systems Protection Board. Mr. Goldsmith also writes and lectures on employment law topics.
Mr. Goldsmith is a member of the Executive Board, as well as former Treasurer of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, and is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association.
PRACTICE AREAS: Race Discrimination; Age Discrimination; Sex Discrimination; National Origin Discrimination; Retaliation; Disability Rights; Unpaid Wages; Overtime; Wrongful Termination; Sexual Harassment; Severance; Civil Rights; Civil and Appellate Litigation; Whistleblower Rights; EEO; MSPB; Breach of Employment Contracts; Intentional Employment Torts; Federal Civil Service; Federal Employees Disability Retirement
STATUTES ENFORCED: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Civil Rights Act of 1991; 42 U.S.C. 1981; 42 U.S.C. 1983 Privacy Act; False Claims Act; D.C. Whistleblower Statute: D.C. Human Rights Act: Montgomery and Prince George's County Human Relations Ordinances: Family & Medical Leave Act; District of Columbia Family & Medical Leave Act; D.C. Comprehens
|Premios||Mr. Goldsmith has recently achieved widespread recognition on account of his advocacy for clients in successfully obtaining a million dollar-plus verdict in an employment discrimination case, and for twice winning at the Maryland Court of Appeals (state supreme court). He has achieved the “AV” rating from Martindale Hubbell, that company’s highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability. He won the 2005 Lawyer of the Year award from the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association for outstanding legal work representing employees, and appeared in the 2004 Washingtonian Magazine as a “Washington’s Top Lawyers” winner. In 2010 and 2011, he was selected as a Washington, DC SuperLawyer. Mr. Goldsmith was previously featured on the WMAL radio call-in program: “Law Call,” and appears frequently as a speaker on employment law topics at various professional conferences and other events.|