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Matthew's practice provides representation to government and private sector employees in all areas of employment law including discrimination claims relating to age, race, gender and sexual harassment. Prior to joining Tully Rinckey, Matthew worked as an associate at another Washington, D.C. federal employment law firm, focusing on law enforcement officer claims and all aspects of federal and civil retirement issues.
Matthew has previously concentrated his legal efforts in representing federal and civil service employees in adverse/disciplinary action cases, discrimination cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, federal retirement and disability retirement cases including Federal Erroneous Retirement Coverage Corrections Act (FERCCA) adjustments, and whistleblower retaliation cases. He has significant experience in federal and private sector employment law, representing federal and state employees, labor relations unions, and private sector employees.
Matthew received his Juris Doctorate degree from George Mason University School of Law and is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia. During his time in law school, Matthew was a founding member of the American Civil Liberties Club and a volunteer with the Community Service Club. Prior to law school, Matthew received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia, attaining a degree in Government with a concentration in Political Theory.
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In my dealings with Mr. Estes, I have always found him to be extremely professional and devoted to ensuring his federal employee clients get the results they expect and deserve. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking reliable representation, no matter how difficult the case may be.
Steven Herrick Employment & Labor Attorney
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|VA||Authorized to practice law||2008||03/11/2014|
|Associate||Tully Rinckey PLLC||2010 - Present|
|Associate||Berry & Berry, PLLC||2008 - 2010|
|Law Clerk||John Berry, PLLC||2006 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Erickson v. United States Postal Service||In favor of Erickson, Mr. Estes' client|
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|Employee Relations Law Journal||Protected Disclosure or Policy Disagreement: The Debate to Define Disclosures of a Substantial and Specific Danger to Public Health or Safety||2010|
|George Mason University School of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|University of Virginia School of Law||Government||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|
|Ninth Annual Personnel and Labor Law Symposium||When Soldiers Return to Civilian Service: What You Need to Know About Veterans’ Rights||2011|