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My practice is focused primarily on employment law and federal litigation.


I have significant experience handling claims for clients that have been victims of discrimination in the workplace. Most claims are brought under a variety of federal anti-discrimination and "whistleblower" statutes. These laws include,but are not limited to, the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Equal Pay Act ("EPA"), the Family Medical and Leave Act ("FMLA"), the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 ("SOX") and the Dodd–Frank Act.



A serious part of my practice is also devoted to protecting the state law rights of employees. I have represented individuals that have made claims under the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act ("PHRA"), the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law ("WPCL") and the Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law. I also counsel clients as to their rights in New Jersey under laws such as the Law Against Discrimination ("NJLAD") and the Conscientious Employee Protection Act ("CEPA").

Some other areas of my practice include federal and state appellate litigation, employment contract disputes, False Claims Act ("FCA") litigation and civil rights claims against municipalities.


I am admitted to practice law in the state courts Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well as the territorial courts of the U.S. Virgin Islands. I am also admitted to practice in a number of federal courts.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Employment: 25%
  2. Civil Rights: 25%
  3. Litigation: 25%
  4. Discrimination: 25%

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Contingent (33-40%)

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Kolman Ely P.C.

414 Hulmeville Avenue
Penndel, PA, 19047

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
VIAuthorized to practice law201605/17/2016
NJActive201206/25/2016
PAActive201204/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Lead Counsel Rated- Employment and LaborLead Counsel2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Honor RollPhiladelphia Bar Association2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Top Pennsylvania Verdicts 2013The Legal Intelligencer2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateKolman Ely P.C.2013 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virgin Islands Bar AssociationMember2016 - Present
Bucks County Bar AssociationRegular Member2013 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Charnitski v. MotorWorld GroupJury Verdict; $750,000.00
Black v. Allegheny County et al.Settlement; $2,090,000.00
Hosler v. Jay Fulkroad and Sons, et al.Client awarded $121,439.55; Case Settled After Trial
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
Saint Joseph's UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2009