Eric L. Siegel

Top rated Employment & Labor attorney in Washington, Washington DC

Kalbian Hagerty LLP
Eric L. Siegel
Kalbian Hagerty LLP

Practice Areas: Employment & Labor, Employment Litigation, Civil Litigation; view more

Licensed in Washington DC since: 1991

Education: University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023
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Kalbian Hagerty LLP

888 17th St NW
10th Floor
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A skilled state and federal litigator, Mr. Eric L. Siegel is an attorney at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Kalbian & Hagerty LLP. Committed to his clients for 25-plus years, he focuses his practice on complex business and commercial litigation, real estate litigation, construction litigation, employment litigation, and individual and civil rights litigation.

Mr. Siegel was first admitted to practice in New York in 1990 and then in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Tennessee and Mississippi. He is also qualified to appear before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Northern Districts of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

A graduate of Tufts University, Mr. Siegel received his Bachelor of Arts in economics in 1986. He then obtained his legal education at the UCLA School of Law and earned his Juris Doctor in 1989. At the beginning of his legal career, he served as a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice for over three years.

An active contributor to his legal community, Mr. Siegel is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the Maryland State Bar Association, the Montgomery Bar Association and the Maryland Employment Lawyers Association. He is a past member of the Anti-Defamation League and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Montgomery County.

Many professional organizations have honored Mr. Siegel with leadership positions. He is among the board of directors of the Arts and Humanities Council for Montgomery County and the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District. He is a former president of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association.

With a reputation for compassion and integrity, Mr. Siegel has procured millions of dollars in compensation for his clients. Some of his representative results include a $300,000 settlement in an employment retaliation case, a $255,000 in a disability discrimination claim and a $425,000 in a whistleblower claim.

Practice areas

Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Defense, Civil Rights, Construction Litigation: Business

Focus areas

Americans with Disabilities Act, Construction Defects, Disability, Discrimination, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Employment Law - Employer, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination

  • 40% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 20% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10% Civil Rights
  • 10% Construction Litigation: Business

First Admitted: 1990, New York

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Past Member, NAACP, Montgomery County, Maryland Branch, Labor and Industry Committee, Past General Counsel
  • Maryland Employment Lawyers Association
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Montgomery, Maryland Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • Past Member, Anti-Defamation League, Law Committee
  • Past Governing Member, D.C. Bar Labor and Employment Law Section Steering Committee
  • Past President, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, 2002-2004
  • Past Board Member, Steering Committee, Anacostia Watershed Restoration Partnership for eleven years
  • Past Board of Directors, Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District, Washington, D.C., Chairperson for ten years
  • Board of Directors, Arts and Humanities Counsel for Montgomery County, Maryland, Past Chairman for four years
  • Leadership Montgomery graduate and ongoing membership., 2013
Educational Background:
  • Tufts University in 1986 with a BA degree, 1986
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Dean K. Phillips Fellow/Staff Attorney at the National Veterans Legal Services Project in Washington, D.C., 1990
  • Won MSPB appeal on behalf of federal employee whistleblower, securing reinstatement and compensatory damages award., 2019
  • Settled corporate whistleblower matter involving Chief Financial Officer of publicly traded company for $550,000.00, 2020
  • Represented SEC whistleblower successfully before the DC Circuit, seeking mandamus to require SEC to make award decision and resulting in award of $1,200,000.00, 2020
  • Settled sexual harassment cases on behalf of three women harassed at a work conference securing a total of $270,000.00 in compensatory damages., 2021
  • Won wrongful termination appeal on behalf of county employee, securing reinstatement, restoration of lost leave and back pay of $300,000.00., 2021
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Support whistleblower non-profit organization with attorney support and donations to carry out mission on behalf of federal and private sector whistleblowers., 2022
  • Served as past chair of the Montgomery County Arts and Humanities Counsel and served on the Board of Directors for eight years., 2022
  • Settlement disability discrimination case in the context of housing discrimination for failing to repair and/or replace accessibility equipment for approximately $100,000.00 under the D.C. Human Rights Act., 2022
  • Negotiated separation agreement for corporate executive including vesting of shares and compensation for nine months. , 2022
Representative Clients:
  • Won a jury verdict of $200,000 in compensatory damages and injunctive relief in U.S. District Court on behalf of a pediatrician under the D.C. Human Rights Act on the basis of disability for failure to accommodate her disability., 2022

Office location for Eric L. Siegel

888 17th St NW
10th Floor
Washington, DC 20006

Phone: 202-851-7922


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023

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