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Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Employment Contracts, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Employee Rights

Described by clients as "exceptional" and "a true lawyer's lawyer", Alan Lescht has long been recognized as one of the best employment lawyers in Washington, DC. Newsweek... (more)

Retaliation Cases, Employment Disputes, Arbitration and Mediation, Employment Law Consultations, Whistleblower Claims, Obamacare: The Affordable Care Act

"I wanted to write a good review for this company, because I wanted to like them, but the fact of the matter is, they act as if you're bothering them by asking questions about your case. I've sent emails, never got a response and a day later had to forward the same email to get a response. I have called to attempt to talk to Krista numerous times as she never provided any real idea of the status of what was going on in the case just to have her have the receptionist blow me off. The only time I got a prompt response with actual information was from Sara McDonough after they feared I wouldn't take the settlement offer of barely nothing. She was straight forward. Once they settled, it was even harder to get in touch with them while waiting for payment. Krista allowed opposing council to pounce all over her without a fully thought through and prepared rebuttal. This company had a good case, however saw it as a small fish and put very little effort into it which shows regardless of how much time they say they put into it."

  5 months ago     Lisa Bush


"Krista Wallace of Alan Lescht & Associates provided splendid representation in my case. I was thrilled with the outcome and owe it to Krista's professionalism and keen insight. I very much appreciate how Ms Wallace and Alan Lescht & Associates handled a difficult situation. Words cannot express my gratitude."

  7 months ago     Latisha Lochabay


"Victoria Harrison of Alan Lescht & Associates handled my case and I couldn't be more pleased with her promptness, tact, professionalism, and efficiency. Due to geographic location, I was hesitant at first to use this law firm; I live in PA and this firm is located in DC. That said, Victoria and her team scheduled a phone call to do the kickoff meeting so that I didn't have to drive all the way to DC for a 30 minutes (or less) meeting. I emailed a few documents ahead of time and the ensuing phone call was brief. Key points were discussed using a very simple question and answer session. It was very reassuring as I could sense a preliminary strategy being formed to support my case from just the initial phone call. Following that phone call, I did as she instructed at each stage, providing all documentation and artifacts that I had. The rest is history. I would highly recommend Victoria Harrison and this law firm. I am a very real, middle class person who had a real-world problem. In terms of cost, the quality of service was appropriate with the fees charged by this law firm. Not to say that it was cheap, because no lawyer is, but in terms of value - what I received for what I paid, I am very pleased with the outcome. Thanks again, Ms. Harrison!"

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