also known as W. Charles Sipio
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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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|VI||Authorized to practice law||2016||05/17/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Lead Counsel Rated- Employment and Labor||Lead Counsel||2016|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Honor Roll||Philadelphia Bar Association||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top Pennsylvania Verdicts 2013||The Legal Intelligencer||2014|
|Associate||Kolman Ely P.C.||2013 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Virgin Islands Bar Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|Bucks County Bar Association||Regular Member||2013 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Philadelphia Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Dennis v. Imperial Security, Inc||Confidential|
|Jackson v. Hoopes Turf Farm||Confidential|
|Black v. Allegheny County et al.||Settlement; $2,090,000.00|
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|Widener University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|Saint Joseph's University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2009|