Zachary Kitts

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Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Fairfax, VA

K&G Law Group, PLLC
 | 3554 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 100
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-649-5500
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (50%)
Attorney Profile

 

Zachary Kitts is a founding partner at K&G Law Group, PLLC, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of qui tam litigation, employment law and business torts.

In his qui tam practice, Zach exclusively represents relators (or whistleblowers as they are sometimes called). He has prosecuted a wide variety of qui tam claims in state and federal courts across the country against health care providers, defense contractors, financial institutions and others.

His cases have been covered in most of the largest newspapers in the country, including the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.  To date, his cases have returned more than $84 million to the public fisc.

In his employment law practice, Zach represents both employers and employees in a full range of matters including wrongful termination, wage and hour, unlawful discrimination and retaliation, and other causes of action.

He received his undergraduate degree from George Mason University and his law degree from American University's Washington College of Law. He is licensed to practice in the state and federal courts for District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, as well as before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and has been admitted on a pro hac vice basis to various state and federal courts across the country.

 
Practice Areas

Employment Litigation (50%)
Employment & Labor (50%)

Employment Litigation (50%): Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

Employment & Labor (50%): Whistleblower

Focus Areas

Employment Litigation: Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

Employment & Labor: Whistleblower

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013

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About Zachary Kitts

Admitted: 2001, Virginia

Professional Webpage: http://www.kglawpllc.com/attorneys/zachary-a-kitts/

Honors and Awards:

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • District of Columbia, 2004
  • Maryland, 2002
  • Virginia, 2001
  • 2012 - present: Member of the Virginia State Bar's Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board.
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia
  • Member, Virginia Bar Association, 2002-present
  • Member, Taxpayers Against Fraud, 2006-present
  • Past Chair, FBA Employment Law Section, 2006-2009
  • Member, Fairfax County Bar Association, 2002-present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Contributing Author to Employment Law in Virginia, a two-volume deskbook providing a comprehensive overview of the myriad statutory, regulatory, and common law issues that may emerge from any event in the employment relationship, including a chapter on qui tam whistleblower litigation.  , Contributing Author, Va CLE, 2016
  • Author, Public Trust and the Role of Qui Tam Relators in the Regulatory Framework, Journal of Law Economics & Policy George Mason University School of Law, 2011
  • Speaker, Show Me the Money: Court Awarded Attorney's Fees in Virginia State and Federal Courts, Virginia Law Foundation, 2011
  • Speaker, Workplace Investigations: Tips, Techniques, and Pitfalls, Virginia Law Foundation, 2010
  • Speaker, George Mason University Fall Lecture Series, 2009
  • Author, In Pursuit of a Maryland False Claims Act, Maryland Bar Newsletter, 2009
  • Contributing Author, Fee Agreements for Virginia Lawyers, Virginia Law Foundation, 2009
  • Speaker, Virginia Attorney General's Forum on the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act, Virginia Office of the Attorney General, 2008
  • Author, Practice Commentary on the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. 201 et seq., National Institute for Trial Advocacy/Lexis, Employment And Labor Law, 2007
  • Authored the chapter on Employment Law for this two-volume reference guide, which is published as a joint project of the Virginia Law Foundation and the Virginia State Bar., Contributing Author, The Virginia Lawyer: A Deskbook for Practitioners.
  • 35 Things About Employment Law Every Virginia Lawyer Should Know, Including Ethics, Fairfax Bar Foundation, February 23, 2010
  • First Annual Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act Seminar, Office of the Attorney General of Virginia, October 3, 2008

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Fredericksburg Hospitalist Group and 14 Individual Defendants Pay $4.2 Million to Settle False Claims Act Case, 2017
  • Donald Hanzlik v. Sima Birach, Jr., et al. 2010 WL 1695610 (E.D.Va.), 2010
  • Natalie R. Dellinger v. SAIC, 2010 WL 1375263 (E.D.Va.), 2010
  • Zegarra v. Marco Polo, Inc., 2009 WL 143428 (E.D.Va. Jan 21), 2009
  • American Civil Liberties Union v. Holder, 652 F.Supp.2d 654 (E.D.Va. Aug 21), 2009
  • Commonwealth of Virginia ex rel. Nisar Siddiqui v. Navy Federal Credit Union, et al., WL 4981186, 2008
  • Sutherland v. SOS Intern., Ltd., 541 F.Supp.2d 787 (E.D.Va. Mar 17), 2008
  • Scott v. Arrowhead Group, Inc., et al., 2007 WL 5084072, (E.D.Va. August 31, 2007).
  • United States ex rel. Ronald DeCesare v. Americare In Home Nursing, et al., 757 F.Supp.2d 573 (E.D.Va. 2010).
  • Home Paramount Pest Control Companies, Inc. v. Justin Shaffer, 282 Va. 412, 718 S.E.2d 762 (2011).
  • American   Civil Liberties Union v. Holder, 673 F.3d 245, (4th Cir. 2011)
  • Dellinger v. Science Applications Intern. Corp., 649 F.3d 226, (4th Cir.(Va.) August 12, 2011). 

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Obtained a precedent-setting jury verdict in March of 2013 under Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act in Lewis v. City of Alexandria.  This was the first anti-retaliation case brought under the newly-amended VFATA retaliation provisions.
  • Obtained the second-largest settlement in Virginia in 2012 in the amount of $18.1 million.
  • United States ex rel. Christine Duncan v. LS Technologies, et al., 2007 WL 4896185 (2007). Successfully prosecuted a non-intervened Federal False Claims Act case; became one of very few qui tam lawyers to have the Department of Justice award a client the statutory maximum of 30% of the government’s recovery. 

Educational Background:

  • J.D., American University/Washington College of Law, 2001
  • George Mason University, B.A., 1998
Office Location for Zachary Kitts

3554 Chain Bridge Road
Suite 100
Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-649-5500

 

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Last Updated: 6/7/2017

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