Government Employees/MSPB/EEO

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

If you are a federal employee and have been subjected to discrimination, unlawful harassment or an adverse employment action such as removal or demotion, it is important to consult with counsel and act quickly. Where possible, it is critical to challenge an adverse action at the agency level before the personnel action is taken.

Experienced employment lawyer James Shoemaker provides advice to federal employees who are confronted with potential adverse action such as suspensions, removals and demotions. Mr. Shoemaker and his team have assisted federal employees of all levels in preparing written and oral replies to adverse actions.

Perhaps more importantly, we are experienced at representing employees at trial both in the administrative process and in United States District Court. In the representation of federal employees, an attorney's willingness to appeal a case out of the administrative EEO/MSPB case resolution system is critical to obtaining a significant settlement or remediating an adverse employment action.

Like many practitioners in the field, we have successfully resolved many cases in the government's administrative hearing and settlement process. Unlike many practitioners in the field, however, we are willing to take these cases to U.S. District Court when circumstances warrant. We encourage you to review our case results.

Mr. Shoemaker has over 22 years of experience as a trial attorney and is a partner in the law firm of Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, L.C. ("PWHD"), based in Virginia. Mr. Shoemaker, his partners and associates are available for representation nationwide, including Washington DC and Virginia communities such as Hampton Roads and Virginia Beach.

For more information, please call 757-223-4580 or complete the form on this page.