Nicholas Woodfield is a seasoned trial attorney specializing in civil litigation and appellate advocacy. Mr. Woodfield started his career in Birmingham, Alabama practicing in Alabama's and Florida's state and federal courts, and in 1999 he matriculated at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England, where he undertook an academic course of study as a Visiting Postgraduate Student in Law. His research focused upon the common law defense of sovereign immunity and led him to Washington, D.C. in the fall of 2000, where he practiced law with the law firm of Watson & Renner. While at Watson & Renner, Mr. Woodfield expanded his practice by representing electric utilities, manufacturers, telecommunications and other industries in cancer claims, toxic torts and environmental exposure claims. He also handled and tried medical malpractice cases for the firm. In 2002 he joined the Washington, D.C. law firm of Hughes & Bentzen, PLLC as a partner, and by 2003 he limited his practice to employment matters. At the same time he committed himself to representing only employees who had been treated unfairly by their employers, and so he joined forces with The Employment Law Group® law firm in 2003.
Mr. Woodfield focuses his practice on Fair Labor Standards Act wage non-payment and misclassification claims, state law wage non-payment claims, Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower complaints, False Claims Act (quit tam) claims, and discrimination and retaliation cases. His successes have been recognized by various publications, including BNA's Daily Labor Report, The National Law Journal, and Employment Law 360. Recently, Mr. Woodfield was quoted in The National Law Journal about the seminal Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower case of Kalkunte v. DVI Financial Services, Inc., where the Department of Labor's Administrative Review Board affirmed, for what appears to be the first time, a decision to award damages to a SOX plaintiff.
Mr. Woodfield regularly tries cases for The Employment Law Group® law firm in Montgomery County, Prince George's County, the District of Columbia, and the Eastern District of Virginia, and in addition to bench trials and administrative hearings in EEO and MSPB matters he regularly tries three to four week long trials per year in state and federal court. The Employment Law Group® law firm believes that its clients' best interests are best served by aggressively litigating all claims with the expectation that they will go to trial, and from the moment Mr. Woodfield starts working on a client's case he begins preparing it for trial.