Employment Lawyer

Serving Clients in Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads, Washington D.C. & Throughout the U.S.

If you’re like many people, your career is the most valuable asset you have. While litigation should always be a last resort, it is sometimes necessary in order to protect what you have worked so hard to build. 

Types of Employment Law Cases

We focus a significant portion of our practice on employment law with special emphasis on overtime cases, sexual and racial harassment claims, restrictive covenant and non-compete litigation and representation of corporate officers and medical professionals. 

We have helped many employees in Virginia and around the United States obtain six and seven-figure recoveries for harm done to their lives and careers. We may be able to help you pursue legal action for any of the following situations:

With more than 25 years of experience handling employment related cases, Mr. Shoemaker understands the difficulty you face in standing up to unjust and illegal employer actions. Whether you are dealing with wage and hour violations, sexual harassment, employment contract, restrictive covenant or non-compete disputes, or a simple grievance hearing, we will vigorously advocate for your interests.

Experience and Sound Advice

Not every client wants to or should pursue a lawsuit. It should generally be the last resort. We often advise clients on issues important for maintaining their career path and lessening the effect of adverse employment actions, without litigation, including advice/representation related to:

  • Minimizing the damage to your career arising from an adverse event
  • Reviewing and providing advice regarding non-compete and restrictive covenants
  • Reviewing employment contracts
  • Reviewing severance agreements
  • Maximizing your chances of receiving unemployment benefits

If you are in need of legal advice regarding an employment matter, call Mr. Shoemaker, a partner at Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, today at 757-223-4580 to arrange your free consultation* with an experienced employment law attorney. Our experience is national, and we welcome clients from Virginia and across the United States.

We offer free consultations* for whistleblower, overtime and sexual harassment cases. For most other types of general employment consultations, we provide a free screening* by a paralegal, but we have no choice but to charge consultation fees for attorney consultations because the demand for these services is so large.