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Leizer Goldsmith | Washington DC Employment Lawyer

Leizer Goldsmith Lawyer

Leizer Z Goldsmith

Employment, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Americans with Disabilities Act , Whistleblower

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Leizer Goldsmith has recently achieved widespread recognition on account of his advocacy fora client in successfully obtaining a million dollar-plus verdict in an employment discrimination case, for frequently defeating employers' motions for summary judgment, and for repeatedly winning appellate victories in employment discrimination cases-- including at the Maryland Court of Appeals (state supreme court), the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and the united States Courts of Appeal for the Fourth, Sixth and District of Columbia Circuits. 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. 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.

Position Organization Location Duration
Principal The Goldsmith Law Firm, LLC Washington, D.C. 1992 – Present
Attorney Connerton, Ray & Simon N/A 1989 – 1990
Attorney National Labor Relations Board N/A 1988 – 1989
School Degree Major Graduation
Boston College Law School JD Law School 1988
Boston College Law School JD N/A 1988
University of Michigan Bachelor of Arts N/A 1985
State / Court Date
United States Supreme Court 1995
Maryland 1992
District of Columbia 1989
Massachusetts Bar 1988
  • Board Member, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, 1999–present
    Member, Maryland State Bar Association, 1992–present
    Member, District of Columbia Bar         
    Member, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
    Member, National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2013-2016
    AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
    Lawyer of the Year, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, 2005
    Among Washington's Top Employment Lawyers Association, Washingtonian Magazine, 2004
  • The following are citations to some of our more interesting published judicial opinions involving employment law issues.


    FOSTER V. UNIV. OF MARYLAND-EASTERN SHORE
    No. 14-1073
    UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
    787 F.3d 243; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 8384; 127 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas.
    (BNA) 167; 99 Empl. Prac.Dec. (CCH) P45,319,
    January 27, 2015, Argued, May 21, 2015

    PHILBRICK V. HOLDER
    14a0727n.06No. 13-2569
    UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT
    583 Fed. Appx. 478; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 18017; 124 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 1102; 2014 FED
    App. 0727N (6th Cir.), September 16, 2014

    FRIOLO V. FRANKEL
    No. 107
    COURT OF APPEALS OF MARYLAND
    403 Md. 443; 942 A.2d 1242; 2008 Md. LEXIS 107
    February 27, 2008

    COLEMAN V. TALBOT COUNTY DET. CTR.
    No. 06-2024
    UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
    242 Fed. Appx. 72; 2007 U.S. App. LEXIS 16685,
    July 12, 2007

    BOULOS v. OMNI
    No. 05-01175
    UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
    March 30, 2007

    REST. EQUIP. & SUPPLY DEPOT, INC. V. GUTIERREZ DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURT OF APPEALS 852 A.2d 951 July 1, 2004 POPE-PAYTON V. REALTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES No. 00081 MARYLAND COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS 149 Md. App. 393; 815 A.2d 919 July 30, 2003

    ALSTON v. WASH. METRO. AREA TRANSIT AUTH. Civil Action No. 07-0122 (ESH) UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 95781 August 12, 2008

    DUNCAN V. WASH. METRO AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY No. 01-2360 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 214 F.R.D. 43; 2003 U.S. Dist. Lexis 9157 March 29, 2003 FRIOLO V. FRANKEL No. 75 MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS 373 Md. 501; 819 A.2d 354 March 17, 2003 -


    LANE v. VASQUEZ
    No. 1:05-cv-01414
    UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
    2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97512; 119 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 267
    July 12, 2013

    GILBERT V. NAPOLITANO
    No. 11-5053
    UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT
    670 F.3d 258; 399 U.S. App. D.C. 293; 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 4277; 114 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 923; 95 Empl. Prac. Dec. (CCH) P44,476
    January 17, 2012

    SPRUILL v. KIP KILLMON’S TYSONS FORD, INC.
    No. 1:12-cv-806(AJT/TRJ)
    UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA
    2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 146180; 116 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 430
    October 10, 2012

    ORR V. MUKASEY
    CIVIL NO. 06-1775 (FAB)
    UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF PUERTO RICO
    2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 57439
    July 7, 2009

    BOULOS v. OMNI
    No. 05-01175
    UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
    March 30, 2007

    REST. EQUIP. & SUPPLY DEPOT, INC. V. GUTIERREZ
    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURT OF APPEALS
    852 A.2d 951
    July 1, 2004

    POPE-PAYTON V. REALTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES
    No. 00081
    MARYLAND COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS
    149 Md. App. 393; 815 A.2d 919
    July 30, 2003
    ALSTON v. WASH. METRO. AREA TRANSIT AUTH.
    Civil Action No. 07-0122 (ESH)
    UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
    2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 95781
    August 12, 2008

    DUNCAN V. WASH. METRO AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY
    No. 01-2360
    UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
    214 F.R.D. 43; 2003 U.S. Dist. Lexis 9157
    March 29, 2003

    FRIOLO V. FRANKEL
    No. 75
    MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS
    373 Md. 501; 819 A.2d 354
    March 17, 2003

    YAAKOB G. HAKOHANE, COMPLAINANT, v. DONALD H. RUMSFELD, SECERATARY,
    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, AGENCY
    Hearing No. 100-95-7171X Appeal No. 01991245 Agency No. 94-03-008
    U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION 2002 EEOPUB LEXIS 9
    February 20, 2002

    REDD v. SUMMERS
    No. 99-5329
    UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT
    232 F.3d 933; 2000 U.S. App. LEXIS 30152; 11 Am. Disabilities Cas. (BNA) 4
    December 1, 2000

    BRENNAN v. SHALALA
    Civil Action No. DKC 98-2938
    UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND
    2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4895
    March 20, 2000

    SHIPMAN v. BABBITT
    Civil Action 98-2729 (HHK)
    UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
    1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21118
    September 17, 1999

    JOHNSON v. BROWN
    Civil Action 96-1686 (HHK),
    UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
    1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17947
    August 9, 1999
    JOHNSON v. BROWN
    Civil Action 91-01686 (HHK)
    UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
    26 F. Supp. 2d. 147; 1998 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17648
    November 5, 1998

    GILMORE v. RENO Civil Action No. 97-1748 (EGS) UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, 33 F. Supp 2d. 20; 1998 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20736 September 30, 1998 FAYETTA MULLINS-HOWARD Appellant, v. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, Agency. CSA 8 053 099, DOCKET NUMBER DC-831E-95-0427-A-1, MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD, 71 M.S.P.R. 619; 1996 MSPB LEXIS 96 October 7, 1996

    MARJORIE KUYKENDALL v. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS DOCKET NUMBER DC-0752-94-0074-C-1 MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD 68 M.S.P.R. 314; 1995 MSPB LEXIS 1368 July 26, 1995 -
     
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  • MSBA Maryland Employment Law Deskbook, Author of Chapter on Attorney's Fees [Fee-Shifting to Losing Defendant]

Attorney's Fees [Fee-Shifting to Losing Defendant](2015-12-12 18:33:49)
Chapter in MSBA Maryland Employment Law Deskbook, 2014, on Attorney's Fees [Fee-Shifting Against Losing Defendant]

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