Jonathan C. Puth

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Washington, DC

Correia & Puth, PLLC
 | 1400 16th Street NW, Suite 450
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-602-6500
Fax: 202-602-6501
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010, 2013 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (40%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Civil Rights (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    A founding member of Correia & Puth, PLLC, Jonathan C. Puth represents employees in the Washington Metropolitan Area and beyond. As a passionate advocate for the civil rights of employees, Mr. Puth represents employees confronting sexual harassment, whistleblower retaliation, unpaid wages or commissions, and discrimination in the workplace. Mr. Puth is an advocate for employees who face discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation. Mr. Puth and his firm also concentrate their practice on the representation of employees who have experienced disability discrimination or retaliation for seeking workplace accommodations or protected family or medical leave.  Mr. Puth dedicates a substantial portion of his practice to the representation of employees in severance negotiations and executive employment contracts.

    After graduating from the University of Colorado, Mr. Puth worked as an advocate for the environment and for civil rights. In 1992, Mr. Puth received a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center. Since graduating from law school, Mr. Puth has dedicated his practice to the representation of employees, ultimately becoming a leader among employee advocates.

    Mr. Puth works actively to strengthen employment and civil rights laws and expand employee rights through legislative advocacy, amicus briefs, and leadership in voluntary bar associations. He is a former President of and current board member for the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, and he serves on the Advisory Council of the National Center for Transgender Equality. Mr. Puth is a member of Public Justice, the American Association for Justice, the National Employment Lawyers Association, and the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.

    Trial Lawyers for Public Justice recognized Mr. Puth as Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2000 for his work as co-counsel for the plaintiff class in Hartman v. Powell, a landmark gender discrimination class action that resulted in the largest employment discrimination award in the history of the Civil Rights Act. In 2020, Mr. Puth was inducted into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, a peer nominated society composed of the most accomplished labor and employment law attorneys nationwide. Washingtonian Magazine recognized Mr. Puth as among its “Top Lawyers” for employees in Washington, DC, and he is also recognized by Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers as a leader among plaintiffs' employment practitioners.  Mr. Puth has earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell for his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments.

    Mr. Puth is admitted to practice in Maryland, Washington, D.C., the United States Supreme Court, the District of Columbia Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

    * AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Employment & Labor: Employee
    • 40%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 20%Civil Rights
    Focus Areas

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


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    Super Lawyers: 2010, 2013 - 2021

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    About Jonathan Puth

    Admitted: 1992, Washington D.C.

    Professional Webpage:


    • Top Lawyer, Washingtonian Magazine
    • Best Lawyers
    • Trial Lawyer of the Year, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, 2000
    • Super Lawyers
    • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers
    • Martindale-Hubbell, “AV Preeminent”

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • President, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association 2013-2015
    • Board Member, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, 1998-present
    • Fellow, College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, 2020
    • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association, 1995-present
    • National Trans Bar Association
    • Public Justice
    • American Association for Justice
    • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington DC

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Board of Directors, School for Friends, 2000-2008
    • Advisory Council Member, National Center for Transgender Equality


    • Lance v. UMW 1974 Pension Trust, 400 F. Supp. 2d 29 (D.D.C. 2005)
    • West v. Potter, 717 F.3d 1030, 1031 (D.C. Cir. 2013)
    • Meade v. Shangri La P'ship, 424 Md. 476 (Md. 2012)
    • Meade v. Shangri La P'ship, 424 Md. 476 (Md. 2012)
    • Jordan v. Alternative Res. Corp., 549 U.S. 1362 (2007)
    • MacIntosh v. Bldg. Owners & Managers Ass'n Int'l, 355 F. Supp. 2d 223 (DDC 2005)
    • Trout v. Sec'y of the Navy, 317 F.3d 286, 287 (D.C. Cir. 2003)
    • Ginger v. District of Columbia, 2008 U.S. App. LEXIS 28408, *1 (D.C. Cir. July 31, 2008)

    Educational Background:

    • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1992
    • University of Colorado, B.A., Political Science, 1981
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    Office Location for Jonathan C. Puth

    1400 16th Street NW
    Suite 450
    Washington, DC 20036

    Phone: 202-602-6500

    Fax: 202-602-6501

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