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 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1993
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. A passionate advocate, Mr. Puth represents employees confronting sexual harassment, whistleblower retaliation, workplace discrimination, and unpaid wages or commissions. He advocates for transgender employees confronting workplace discrimination and in public accommodations, and is known for his work with LGBTQ employees who are discriminated against or harassed because of sexual identity or orientation.  He and his firm also concentrate their practice on the representation of employees who have experienced retaliation for having voiced concerns about discrimination, harassment, or whistleblowing, or for having sought accommodations or protected family or medical leave.  Mr. Puth also regularly negotiates employee severance agreements.

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

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, Mr. Puth is actively involved in efforts to strengthen employment and civil rights laws and expand employee rights. When he is not representing his clients, he is working to strengthen the lawyers who represent employees through continuing education programs.

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. A former president and current board member for the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, he has obtained significant verdicts and settlements for his clients. Mr. Puth serves on the Advisory Council of the National Center for Transgender Equality.  Mr. Puth was recognized as Trial Lawyer of the Year by Trial Lawyers for Public Justice as counsel for the plaintiff class in the Hartman gender class action case, which garnered the largest employment discrimination award in the history of the Civil Rights Act.  He is also recognized by Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers among the leading plaintiffs' employment practitioners.  For his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

* 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

Employment & Labor: Employee (40%)
Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (40%)
Civil Rights (20%)

Employment & Labor (40%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Employment Litigation (40%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Civil Rights (20%): Americans with Disabilities Act, Race Discrimination, Disability, Discrimination

Focus Areas

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2010, 2013 - 2019

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About Jonathan Puth

Admitted: 1993, Washington D.C.

Professional Webpage: https://www.correiaputh.com/jonathan-c-puth/

Honors/Awards:

  • Best Lawyers
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, 2000
  • Super Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association, 1995-present
  • Public Justice
  • Board Member, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, 1998-present
  • American Association for Justice
  • President, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association 2013-2015
  • 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

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • 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:

  • University of Colorado, B.A., Political Science, 1981
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1400 16th Street NW
Suite 450
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202-602-6500

Fax: 202-602-6501

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Last Updated: 11/16/2018

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