|The trial lawyers and attorneys of Melehy & Associates law firm have extensive experience representing individuals and businesses in matters of employment law, employment discrimination law, False Claims Act (fraud on the government), whistleblower law, civil rights laws, family law, divorce law, personal bankruptcy, real estate law, and general civil law. The law firm of Melehy & Associates has weekly victories on behalf of our clients, such as obtaining a reasonable accommodation for an employee with a disability, a successful divorce verdict, or a discharge of all debts in bankruptcy. The following are a sampling of the law firm's litigation victories.
Whistleblower and False Claims Act Verdict - The law firm's client was awarded more than $400,000 in this False Claims Act (fraud on the government) whistleblower retaliation litigation in federal court following a three week jury trial. The law firm's client had served as an accountant and, after alerting federal authorities of his employer's illegal activity related to government grants, was terminated by the non-profit soon thereafter.
Disability Discrimination, Failure to Accommodate and Retaliation - The law firm achieved a settlement of approximately $150,000 on behalf of a federal employee whose employer refused to grant her a reasonable accommodation of a work-at-home agreement because her disability prevented her from traveling and working at the work site. The case was litigated in the EEOC.
Foreclosure Rescue Scam and Consumer Protection - The law firm achieved a judgment of $750,000 for a homeowner who was the victim of a foreclosure rescue scam. The case was litigated in arbitration.
Pregnancy Discrimination - The law firm achieved a settlement of $50,000 for an employee prior to litigation who was refused a position with a government employer because she was pregnant.
Race Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation - The law firm achieved a settlement of $148,000 in a case brought on behalf of a federal employee who experienced race discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the workplace. The case was litigated in the EEOC.
Wrongful Termination of Three DC Employees - The law firm recovered more than $1.4 million and reinstatement on behalf of three employees who were wrongfully discharged from the District of Columbia Public Schools.
Breach of Employment Contract - After a successful jury trial and several appeals, the law firm successfully recovered approximately $600,000 on behalf of an employee who was terminated in breach of his employment contract.
Melehy & Associates is a law firm of experienced trial lawyers with a commitment to aggressive and effective representation of the individuals and businesses we serve. Our primary practice areas include: labor and employment law, employment discrimination law, False Claims Act (fraud on the government), whistleblower law, family law, divorce law, civil rights law, bankruptcy, real estate litigation, and general civil litigation. From our office in Silver Spring, we serve clients from throughout Washington, D.C. and Maryland, including Montgomery, Prince George's, Howard, and Anne Arundel Counties. Our trial lawyers and attorneys aggressively defend the rights of our clients in federal and state courts, in administrative hearings, and in alternative dispute resolution.