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Merritt J Green

also known as Merritt Green, Merritt James Green

About me

Working with and helping businesses and non-profit organizations is my passion.  I enjoy strategizing with entrepreneurs and seeing their excitement about building their business.  I love providing the legal team to help protect and grow the business of our clients.


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Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 50%
    18 years
  2. Corporate & Incorporation: 25%
    18 years
  3. Litigation: 15%
    18 years
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 10%
    18 years



Hourly ($250-400/hour), contingent (25-50%), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Marci Love Thomas

    Merritt is an experienced attorney and entrepreneur with a passion for helping clients' businesses thrive. He provides clients with the resources necessary to successfully protect their businesses' interests and to allow his clients to focus on the objectives that inspired them to start a business.


    Marci Thomas Government Contracts Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

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    I endorse Merritt Green without reservation. Merritt is one of the most thoughtful, experienced, creative, and ethical advocates a client, or a co-counsel, could have. I trust his judgment completely, and would highly recommend him not only to clients, but to family and friends as well. Because of the quality work and absolute attention he pays clients, he is my go-to choice for labor and employment matters of all varieties.


    David Kaye Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

6849 Old Dominion Drive
Suite 220
Mclean, VA, 22101


VAAuthorized to practice law200309/15/2015
DCInactive 200505/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top ContributorAvvo2015
Top Employment AttorneyAvvo2015
Clients Choice 2015Avvo2015
Chairman's AwardGreater McLean Chamber of Commerce2013
Legal EliteWashington Smart CEO Magazine2009
Outstanding Member of the YearGreater McLean Chamber of Commerce2009
Scholastic Excellence - Property LawSyracuse University College of Law1997
Scholastic Excellence - Constitutional LawSyracuse University College of Law1997
Associate EditorSyracuse Law Review1997
College of Law ScholarSyracuse University College of Law1997
Justinian Honorary Law SocietySyracuse University College of Law1997
Editor in ChiefThe Labor Lawyer1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founder/Managing PartnerGeneral Counsel, P.C.2004 - Present
Chair, Employment Law PracticeGeneral Counsel, P.C.2004 - Present
AssociateVenable, LLP2002 - 2004
AssociateInstitutional Labor Advisors1997 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Greater McLean Chamber of CommerceChairman2011 - 2013
Community Business PartnershipBoard of Directors2009 - 2013
McLean Chamber of CommerceBoard of Directors2008 - Present
Washington Executive AssociationFounder/Former President/Member2007 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember2004 - Present
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionAssociate Editor, The Developing Labor Law2001 - 2014
Virginia Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
EEO Charge of DiscriminationCharges dismissed
Advice regarding Non-Competition AgreementAllowed employee to proceed with career within boundaries of non-competition agreement.
FLSA Unpaid Wages SettlementSubstantial settlement for employees
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Publication nameTitleDate
Employment CounselorProperly Investigating and Responding to Employee Complaints of Harassment or Discrimination2015
Employment CounselorWhy Employers (and Employees) Need to Pay Attention to the Fair Labor Standards Act2015
Practical Counsel BlogHow to Protect Your Business with Covenants Not to Compete2014
Practical Counsel BlogFLSA - Payment Deductions for Negative Leave Issue2014
Employment CounselorCybersleuthing in the Digital Age2014
Employment CounselorDoes Your Company’s Severance Agreement Discriminate Against Employees?2014
Employment CounselorTen Reasons Your Company Needs to Update Their Employee Handbook2014
Employment CounselorGhost, Goblins, Ghouls and Zombies–A Halloween Employment Primer2013
Employment CounselorEnforce That Non-Compete Agreement2013
Employment CounselorThe Virginia Computer Crimes Act2013
Employment CounselorRetaliation Standard Tightened — But, Employers Must Still Exercise Extreme Caution2013
Employment CounselorExempt vs. Non-Exempt — Is Your Business Properly Paying Its Employees?2013
Employment CounselorDeductions from Pay for Exempt Employees2013
Employment CounselorThe Computer Professional Exemption Under the FLSA2013
Employment CounselorPrimer on Severance Agreements2013
General Counsel, P.C.Deductions from Pay for Exempt Employees2013
General Counsel, P.C.Drug Testing Best Practices Guide2012
General Counsel, P.C.Non-Competition Agreements2011
Employment Law CounselorCovenants Not To Compete: When Do You Need Them, How Do You Implement Them?2009
Employment CounselorThe “Reasonable” Covenant Not To Compete2009
Employment CounselorWhen a Competitor Hires Your Former Employee: Enforcing Your Rights2009
Employment CounselorADA Mental Impairment2008
Employment CounselorKeeping an Eye on Your Employees2008
Employment CounselorHow Can Background Checks Help Your Business?2008
The Employment CounselorThe Employment Counselor -- Fall 20082008
THE DEVELOPING LABOR LAW, 4th Edition, 2001 - 2008 Cumulative SupplementsThe Developing Labor LawN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Middlebury CollegeLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Wadham College, Oxford UniversityN/AN/A1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington Executives AssociationAvoiding Employment-Related Pitfalls: Hiring, Firing and Everything in Between2015
Washington Executives AssociationProtecting Your Business with Covenants Not to Compete2014
Non-Profit Employment Law Lunchinar SeriesNon-Profit Employment Law2014
Breakfast BriefingNon-Competition Agreements and Protecting Your Business2012
2010 Employment Law UpdateTop Ten Issues to Ensure Complaince with Employment Laws2010
Not-for-Profit Risk Management SeminarTop Ten Employment Pitfalls Facing Non-Profits2009
ABC HR AcademyHR Compliance2005
Council’s Virginia Personnel UpdateVirginia Personnel Update2004
Council’s Virginia Personnel UpdateVirginia Personnel Update2003
Employee Discharge and Documentation in VirginiaEmployee Discharge and Documentation2002