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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
PrincipalThe Goldsmith Law Firm, LLCWashington, D.C.1992 – Present
AttorneyConnerton, Ray & Simon1989 – 1990
AttorneyNational Labor Relations Board1988 – 1989
School Degree Major Graduation
Boston College Law SchoolJD Law School1988  
Boston College Law SchoolJD1988
University of MichiganBachelor of Arts1985
State / Court Date
United States Supreme Court1995
Maryland1992
District of Columbia1989
Massachusetts Bar1988
  • 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 - - See more at: http://www.goldsmithfirm.com/resources/cases/#sthash.jzCStfud.dpuf

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