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Alan Lescht

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Americans with Disabilities Act, Employment Discrimination

About Me

Alan Lescht has been successfully litigating employment discrimination, civil rights, and commercial litigation cases for more than 25 years. He is a founding partner of Alan Lescht & Associates, PC, where he oversees the firm's employment litigation and counseling practices.


 


Top Ten Leaders Program named Alan one of Washington's top employment lawyers.  Washingtonian Magazine recognized Mr. Lescht as one of the top employment and civil rights lawyers in Washington, DC. 


 


Mr. Lescht has been quoted in the Washington Post, Federal Employees News Digest,  National Public Radio, CBS and ABC.


 


Mr. Lescht is an active member of the American Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association, and the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association.


 


Mr. Lescht received a Bachelor of Arts degree, from George Washington University and he received a J.D. degree, from St. John's University .  Mr. Lescht practiced in New York with Dreyer & Traub and later with Reid & Priest, in New York and Washington, DC , before founding his firm.


 


Selected Cases


Federal Service :


Jeffery Smith v. Dep't of the Treasury , (EEOC Docket No.l00-2005-00704X): We obtained decision finding that the Agency unlawfully retaliated against an employee.


Janyce Wiggins v. Dept of Veterans Affairs , (EEOC CASE NO. 100-AO-7779X): Alan Lescht obtained a decision finding that the Agency unlawfully retaliated against an employee in a non-selection case.


 


Contract/Non-Competition/Trade Secrets :


 


Healthcare Strategies, Inc. v. The WellNet Healthcare Plan, Inc . Case No. 13-C-07-70195 (Howard County, Maryland, 2007): Alan Lescht obtained a decision defeating a motion for preliminary injunction following a hearing on the merits in a case where the plaintiff alleged that the defendant misappropriated trade secrets and customers.



Robinson v. East Capitol View Community Development Corporation, Inc., Case No. 04CA 5416 (Broderick, J., 2006): Alan Lescht obtained a jury verdict finding breach of an employment contract.


 


Sexual Harassment :


 


Faraci v. CACI , 464 F.Supp.2d 527 (E.D. VA 2006) Alan Lescht obtained a verdict following arbitration on a claim of sexual harassment and retaliation on behalf of an employee of a government contractor who was stationed overseas. The arbitration award was upheld in federal court.


Figueroa v. Savanar , 2002 WL 83667 (S.D.N.Y. 2002): Alan Lescht obtained a $200,000 verdict where he represented former female employees of a Bonanza Steakhouse who alleged that the owner/manager sexually harassed them. The jury awarded each plaintiff 25,000 in compensatory damages and 25,000 in punitive damages following a two and one half day trial.


Chadwick v. D.C . , 56 F.Supp.2d 69 (D.D.C. 1999): Alan Lescht obtained a $400,000 verdict in case where he represented a former employee of the District of Columbia's Oak Hill Youth center who alleged that she was sexually harassed by her former supervisor. The jury awarded his client $400,000 in compensatory damages and the Court later added $63,981 in lost wages to the award following a five day trial.


 


Disability Discrimination :


 


Grullon v. South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corp ., 712 N.Y. Co. 2000): Alan Lescht obtained a $125,804.89 verdict in case where he represented a former case manager of a work training center who alleged that his former employer terminated his employment because he was a recovering alcoholic. The jury awarded him 25,000 in compensatory damages, 50,804.89 in lost wages and 50,000 in punitive damages, following a three day trial.



Assault And Battery/Civil Rights :


Yousif v. Safeway , 97-CV-200 (D.Md. 1999): Alan Lescht obtained a $422,500 verdict in a case where he represented a former night stocker who alleged he was fired because of his national origin and other civil rights violations. The jury awarded him $22,500 in compensatory damages and $400,000 in punitive damages following a five day trial.


Race Discrimination :


Juliette Johnson v. Reliable Mail Service, Inc. , Case No. 99 Civ. 5877 (McKenna, J., 2002): Alan Lescht obtained a $30,000 jury verdict where he represented a Black employee who had worked for the defendant for about one week and earned about $300 before she was fired. The Judge awarded her attorney's fees as well.


Retaliation :


Reginald Fortune v. Joseph Smith & Sons, Inc. , CAL06-15017 (Circuit Court, Prince George 's County, 2008): Alan Lescht obtained a jury verdict finding unlawful employment discrimination retaliation on behalf of a warehouse employee who alleged he was fired for complaining about discrimination.


Linwood Jackson v. HABC , Civ. No. 03-86 (BG)(JKB), (D. Md., 2004): we obtained a jury verdict finding unlawful employment discrimination retaliation on behalf of a painter who alleged that he was fired because he complained about what he believed to be unlawful discrimination at work.


Taylor v. ARE, Inc. , Case No. 01-7204 (Blackburne-Rigsby, J., 2005): Alan Lescht obtained a jury verdict finding unlawful employment discrimination retaliation in violation of the DC Human Rights Act on behalf of three former employees of a restaurant who alleged that they were fired because the opposed and complained about discrimination at work.


Unpaid Wages :


McFarlane v. Gremillon , Case No. 242492-V (Circuit Court, Mont. Co., Md. ): Alan Lescht obtained a jury verdict fining a violation of the Md. Wage Payment Act on behalf of a household employee.



Public Policy Termination:


Sandra Brown v. Noyes Air Conditioning Contractors, Inc ., Case No. 279648 (Circuit Court, Montgomery County, Md., 2007): We obtained a jury verdict finding that the defendant violated the public policy of the State of Maryland by terminating her employment because she filed a claim for worker compensation benefits.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Employment & Labor: 60%
  2. Employment Discrimination: 20%
  3. Americans with Disabilities Act: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-400/hour), Contingent (33-40%)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Ari M Wilkenfeld

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Ari Wilkenfeld Employment & Labor Attorney
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  • Justin S Dross

    I strongly endorse Alan Lescht. He is truly one of the most knowledgeable and accomplished employment attorneys in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. His clients are extremely fortunate.

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    Justin Dross Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact Info

Alan Lescht & Associates, P.C.

1050 17th Street N West Suite 400
Washington, DC, 20036

Alan Lescht And Associates Pc

1050 Northwest 17th Street Suite 400
Washington, DC, 20036

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MDActive199607/14/2015
DCActive 199405/24/2015
NYCurrently registered 198803/13/2015
FLInactive198908/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Selected as Super Lawyer in Employment LitigationSuper Lawyers2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Named One of Top Ten Employment Lawyers In DCTen Leaders Program2010
Top LawyerWashingtonian Magazine2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerAlan Leschts and Associates, PC1996 - Present
AttorneyReid & Priest1989 - 1996
AssociateDreyer and Traub1988 - 1989
AssociateGoetz, Fitzpatrick & Flynn1987 - 1988
Summer AssociateGoetz, Fitzpatrick & Flynn1986 - 1986
Summer AssociateWingate and Cullen1985 - 1985

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A2000 - Present
Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A2000 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
District of Columbia BarMemberN/A
Florida BarMemberN/A
Maryland State Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Chadwick v. DCVerdict to Plaintiff.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Monster.com10 Considerations Before Signing an Employment Contract2011
Federal Employees News DigestStaub v. Proctor: A key victory for employees' rights2011
FederalDaily.comDual role of caregiver and employee: Know your rights2011
TBD.ComThrowing stuff at women: The new sexual harassment?2010
TBD.ComOld guys sought for legal challenge to sexist job ad2010
NPRWhat It's Like To Get Laid Off2010
Law.ComSuit Alleging Sex Discrimination at Guantanamo Bay Survives Hearing2010

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
St John's University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
George Washington UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1984