Merritt Green | McLean Employment Lawyer
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** Excellence! -- If you are looking for a Lawyer that is exceptionally competent and candid then Merrit Green is your counsel. He pursues your case based on facts and in my case that resulted in a very significant settlement and preservation of a 31 year career. He knows his business and personifies confidence and skill.
**Superb legal services.
Mr. Green offers a blend of legal based advice tempered with common sense. Too often those two criteria do not mix well but Mr. Green pulls it off beautifully. During a recent contentious legal process Mr. Green kept is on the straight and narrow with his legal advice but was able to empathize with our business concerns and steadily advised us to an ultimate win via the courts. I highly recommend Mr. Green's services and, although I can't say that I look forward to using his services in the future, should the need arise I will do so without hesitation.
**Turn Key Solutions for Small Business
Our company has been partnered with GC for over 4 years. During that time, they have been able to provide sound legal advice in a surprisingly broad spectrum of legal areas including government contracts, HR, and commercial real estate. Timely, reliable insights are par for course. I recommend GC for small businesses that would appreciate the flexibility of a well-rounded legal counsel.
** Would recommend for any labor - wage disputes.
Merritt was responsive and informative throughout my settlement. He easily explained my rights and planned a concise settlement for me. Merritt was always available for my questions either by phone or e-mail. We settled for an anticipated sum within several weeks. I would highly recommend Merritt J. Green with legal assistance concerning any labor wage disputes you may encounter.
**Merritt Green gets an A+ for integrity and quality of service
I have worked with Merritt and other attorneys at General Counsel since 2006. General Counsel has provided a wide variety of legal services in both sector within which I have worked; for-profit and non-profit. I would describe the work completed as exceptional, the ongoing support as superior and the relationship with both of my employers as a true partnership. General Counsel worked on employment law issues, immigration and visa challenges, contract and lease advisement, trademark projects and served as general counsel for 5 of the last 8 years. The team at General Counsel is the only firm I use.
**Superb attorney -- Mr Green not only handled my case very effectively, he was also a Pilar of support throughout the whole thing. I could feel that he truly cared about me and what I was going through at that time. Indeed a rare trait to find nowadays. I highly recommend him.
** The Best -- Merritt was the only help I had during a traumatic and devastating circumstance. He is not only smart, and good at what he does, but he has the ability to be considerate of others. Very kind, very professional, and exceptionally intelligent. The most honest and genuine lawyer I have ever seen, and I've seen many. If you are looking for someone who can help you, Merritt is the lawyer for you.
|Founder/Managing Partner/Chair of Employment Law||General Counsel, P.C.||N/A||2004 – Present|
|Associate||Venable, LLP||N/A||2002 - 2004|
|Associate||Institutional Labor Advisors||N/A||1997 - 2002|
|Syracuse University College of Law||JD||Law School||1997|
|Syracuse University College of Law||JD||N/A||1997|
|Middlebury College||Bachelor of Arts||History/American Literature||1992|
|University of Oxford||Law and Medieval History||N/A||1991|
|State / Court||Date|
- Member, Virginia State Bar Association
Member, District of Columbia State Bar Association
Member, Colorado State Bar Association
Member, Maryland State Bar Association
Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce, Chairman, 2011 - 2013
Community Business Partnership, Board of Directors, 2009 - 2013
McLean Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2008 - Present
Washington Executive Association, Founder/Former President/Member, 2007 - Present
Associate, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section Associate Editor, The Developing Labor Law, 2001 - Present
Eagle Scout Business Networking, 2012 to Present
Honors & Awards
- Outstanding Eagle Scout, 2015
Chairman of the Board, Greater Mclean Chamber of Commerce
Founder/President, Washington Executives Association
Chairman's Award, Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce, 2013
Legal Elite, Washington Smart CEO Magazine, 2009
Outstanding Member of the Year, Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce, 2009
Justinian Honorary Law Society, Syracuse University College of Law, 1997
Scholastic Excellence - Constitutional Law, Syracuse University College of Law, 1997
Scholastic Excellence - Property Law, Syracuse University College of Law, 1997
Editor in Chief, The Labor Lawyer, 1997
Associate Editor, Syracuse Law Review, 1997
College of Law Scholar, Syracuse University College of Law, 1997
FLSA Case - Failure to Pay Wages
Practice Area: Employment & Labor
Outcome: Successful settlement
EEO Charge of Discrimination
Practice Area: Employment & Labor
Date: July 08, 2013
Outcome: Charges dismissed
Description: Employee filed EEO Charge. Through my arguments representing the employer, the charge was dismissed.
Advice regarding Non-Competition Agreement
Practice Area: Employment & Labor
Date: January 01, 2014
Outcome: Allowed employee to proceed with career within boundaries of non-competition agreement.
Description: Employee had signed non-competition agreement and wanted advice on perimeters of what he could (and could not) do.
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|(2004) Licensed as Attorney in District of Columbia. Verified with District of Columbia Bar.||June 15, 2015|
|(2004) Licensed as Attorney in Maryland. Verified with Maryland State Bar Association.||June 15, 2015|
|(1997) Licensed as Attorney in Colorado. Verified with Colorado Bar Association.||June 15, 2015|
|(2003) Licensed as Attorney in Virginia. Verified with Virginia State Bar.||June 15, 2015|
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6849 Old Dominion Drive
McLean, VA 22101
Mr. Green proudly represents his clients in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. and represent government contracting clients nationwide.
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