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My law firm is dedicated exclusively to addressing employment and labor law issues. The firm advises individuals and corporations on all employment matters, including: employee discipline, wage and hour concerns, discrimination complaints, non competition covenants, and severance agreements. We will give your matter professional and individual attention, whether it be a small claim or a three week jury trial. The firm is committed to providing aggressive representation at a reasonable cost.


  James E. Rubin is the founding partner of The Rubin Employment Law Firm, P.C. Before founding the firm, Mr. Rubin was a partner with Farber Rubin, LLC, where he managed the firm's nationally recognized employment litigation practice. Mr. Rubin counsels employers and employees in a variety of employment law matters. In 2008, he obtained a damages verdict of twice what his client was owed in a suit brought under the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law. In 2005, Mr. Rubin defended employers in two different sexual harassment trials, each lasting more than two weeks. He has obtained six figure settlements on behalf of numerous plaintiffs. In 2003, Mr. Rubin obtained an $880,000 verdict on behalf of a commissioned salesperson. Before joining Farber Rubin, LLC, Mr. Rubin was an associate with Sherman, Dunn, Cohen, Leifer & Yellig, where he represented national and local unions.


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  1. Employment: 100%
    20 years


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  • Howard Benjamin Hoffman

    Jim and I have worked on cases together and have been on the opposite sides. I regularly pick his brain for ideas and bore him with my war stories. He is a tenacious litigator and possesses a superior legal intellect. You can trust that he will handle your employment matter with great skill.


    Howard Hoffman Employment & Labor Attorney
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Contact info

11 North Washington Street
Suite 520
Rockville, MD, 20850

Ste 520
11 N Washington St
Rockville, MD, 20850



DCActive 199811/29/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerMaryland Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerDC Super Lawyers2013
Maryland Super LawyerMaryland Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerDistrict of Columbia Super Lawyers2012
Maryland Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Maryland Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Outstanding Section Chair of the Year, Employment LawMontgomery Bar Association2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerRubin Employment Law Firm, P.C.2006 - Present
PartnerFarber Rubin, LLC2006 - 2007
AssociateFarber Legal, LLC2001 - 2006
AssociateSherman Dunn Cohen Leifer and Yellig1996 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember2006 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationEmployment Law Section Member2006 - Present
Montgomery County Bar AssociationEmployment Law Section Member2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ticket Office Employees v. The Washington RedskinsSummary Judgment Granted to Employees.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Baltimore SunJudge Rules Baltomore County Pension System Discriminates Based On Age2012
Baltimore Business JournalNon-competes Give Businesses Piece of Mind While Protecting Their Interests2011
Washington Business JournalWrongly Classifying Workers Can Land Employers in Hot Water2010
Wasington City PaperRedskins Workers Fight For Their Right to Rights2010
The Washington PostRedskins found by arbitrator to owe back pay to their ticket agents2010
Maryland Employment LawMaryland Employment Law Blog2009
Maryland Employment Lawyers Association ConferenceRetaliation: How to Build and Prove a Case after Burlington Northern2006
Maryland Employment Law LetterLitigation: Confessions of an Employee's Lawyer,2006
Maryland State Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment LawDoing God's Work?2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Pennsylvania State UniversityCommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Employment Law Update in MarylandEmployment Law2012
Employment Law from A to ZEmployment Law2011
Maryland Employment Law From A to ZEmployment Law2008