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Federal Employee Attorneys

Advocating for federal employees Nationwide for over 30 years

For more than 30 years, Melville Johnson's Federal Employee Attorneys have successfully handled a variety of cases across the nation.

Contact Us Today To Discuss Your Claim And Learn How We Can Assist You.

Our Federal Employee Attorneys Specialize In Matters Of Law That Include (But Are Not Limited To):

  • Equal Employment Opportunity disputes (EEO)
  • Representing clients at the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), or the Office of Special Counsel (OSC)
  • Resolving Reduction in Force issues
  • Determining the optimal retirement plan for your situation (OPM, FERS and CSRS)
  • Obtaining disability retirement compensation (OPM)
  • Shielding whistleblowers against retaliation (OSC and MSPB)
  • Defending your right to engage in political activity (Hatch Act)
  • Maintaining privacy rights (Privacy Act)
  • Filing and pursuing internal agency grievances
  • Aiding postal workers, VA and all other federal agency employees.
  • Protecting your USSERA (Uniform Services Discrimination and MSPB)
  • Spousal support claims (OPM and MSPB)
Our goal is to alleviate stress as we help to improve your working situation with your employer. Our federal employee attorneys have developed a wealth of experience; therefore we are able to use our combined knowledge of federal law to suggest a course of action that will result in the efficient use of time and money for our clients. We listen carefully to our clients' situation and apply our experience to recommend the best course of action.

If you feel you need a federal employee attorney to passionately advocate for you, please call or send a message to schedule a consultation with our senior partner, George M. Johnson. We will then determine if you have a viable case worth your time and money. Afterward, we will help compile all facts and file a comprehensive claim against your agency. If you already have a pending claim, contact us to discuss ways to ensure a positive outcome.
Contact us today
If you're a federal employee and feel you've been the victim of unlawful discrimination involving MSPB claims or EEO claims, our experienced federal employment attorneys stand ready to fight on your behalf. Give us a call today at (404) 724-0000 or fill out the form below and we'll be sure to follow up in a timely manner.
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EEO Attorneys

Our EEO Attorneys specialize in representing federal employees through all stages and aspects of the federal sector Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Complaint process. The statutes enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) make it illegal to discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of a wide and well-established variety of protected classes. Remember, as a federal employee, you have the right to a workplace free from discrimination. If you suspect you have been the victim of discriminatory hiring or employment practices, it is important to act quickly—in fact, normally you must contact an EEO counselor at your agency within 45 calendar days of the discriminatory action. We are ready to assist you and encourage you to contact us immediately if you feel you have been discriminated against and seek to file an EEO claim.

MSPB Attorneys

Most federal employees have the ability to appeal their employment law matters to the Merit System Protection Board (MSPB). When dealing with a case for the MSPB, it is essential that you have experienced MSPB attorneys providing advice and counsel to navigate the often-confusing process. Our committed MSBP attorneys can help federal employees understand their rights and options when it comes to appealing an employment issue.

Disability Retirement Attorneys

Applying for disability benefits can be overwhelming. The paperwork is endless and, sometimes, your disability benefit claim may be denied because of a technicality. Meanwhile, your medical condition may only be getting worse. Do not let the disability system discourage you. We have experienced retirement disability lawyers who can help guide you through the process. Whether you suffer from a work-related injury, a debilitating illness or other long-term health problems, you deserve help. When we take a case, we offer effective legal counsel and the determination to pursue every possible avenue until your disability benefits claim is resolved—whether at OPM or the MSPB.

The Claims Process

Unfortunately, it is very common for claimants to go through the entire lengthy process, only to have their claim has been denied after having exhausted their options. In this process, it is crucial for you to be proactive from the beginning. We will help ensure that you receive all of the benefits the government provides for you. We obtain full medical records, work intimately with your doctors and evaluate your claim in light of the applicable laws. Regardless of the circumstances, we’ll focus on settling the claim prior to litigation at the MSPB. Legally, you must go through the entire administrative appeals process before an administrative law judge can hear your case. You need a lawyer at the earliest possible stage.

what our clients are saying
“I really appreciate how much Melville Johnson cared about my case. From the very beginning of the process, their federal employee attorneys were friendly and very informative. We won the case, and they were even helpful afterwards, answering any questions or concerns. Thank you Melville Johnson, and I will definitely pass your good work along to others in need.”
- Jim R.
“Despite the complexity of my situation, Melville Johnson took on my claim and immediately put me at ease with a clear demonstration of their expertise with EEO law. From the very start, the firm’s team members have been amazing to work with—hardworking, honest and extremely trustworthy. I would recommend them to anyone who needed this type of legal assistance!”
- Bridget B.
“As a person with a disability working for the federal government, I knew I needed to get the right legal professional assistance for my case. And while the process could have been tedious and overwhelming for a layperson without much legal knowledge, Melville Johnson alleviated all the potential stress involved by taking the guesswork out of my hands. With their help, I received disability approval in record time! I want to thank you for the superior work your firm performed. From my very first contact, your Client Intake Manager took the time to answer all of my initial questions and provide detailed information at every turn. And your attorneys showed nothing but professionalism and kindness throughout the process.”
- Sandra B.
“The consummate professionals at Melville Johnson work closely with you to ensure your rights are being protected. As a current federal employee, I found myself in a situation where the job I was asked to do didn’t match the position description for which I was hired nor the compensation I deserved. With the firm’s help, I was able to obtain back pay and transfer into a position that matched the job I was performing."
- L.M.