Sara N. McDonough

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Washington, DC

Alan Lescht & Associates, PC
 | 1825 K Street Northwest, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-463-6036
Fax: 202-463-6067
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2015
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Sara N. McDonough is a shareholder and attorney with Alan Lescht & Associates, PC, in Washington, D.C. At the law firm, Ms. McDonough focuses her practice on assisting private and public sector employees throughout Virginia and Washington, D.C., with their legal needs related to any of the following employment law issues:

·         Discrimination

·         Sexual harassment

·         Whistleblower claims

·         Employer retaliation

·         Due process

·         Wrongful termination

·         Disability issues

·         Wage and hour violations

Ms. McDonough graduated from William & Mary in 2007 and served as senior consultant for a federal government consulting firm, supporting clients such as the IRS and TRICARE. Afterwards, Ms. McDonough returned to law school and obtained her Juris Doctor from University of Richmond School of Law in 2013. Both the Virginia State Bar and The District of Columbia Bar admitted her to practice that same year, and she is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

During her time in law school, Ms. McDonough focused her studies and work experience on employment law and employment discrimination. She completed an externship with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Richmond field office, where she worked closely with the Commission's attorneys and investigators on cases involving all types of discrimination as well as harassment, retaliation and other unlawful employment practices.

Additionally, Ms. McDonough interned with the disAbility Law Center of Virginia, advocating on behalf of disabled persons, and she also interned with the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission, where she helped develop employment policy manuals and helped conduct training sessions for new public defenders.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment Litigation (100%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer


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Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019

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About Sara McDonough

Admitted: 2015, Washington D.C.

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • District of Columbia


  • Campbell v. District of Columbia (United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Case 1:12-cv-01769-RC)

Educational Background:

  • College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, B.B.A. in Marketing
  • College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, B.A. in English
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Office Location for Sara N. McDonough

1825 K Street Northwest
Suite 750
Washington, DC 20006

Phone: 202-463-6036

Fax: 202-463-6067

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Last Updated: 1/9/2018

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