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Alan Lescht

Employment and labor Attorney at Washington, DC

4.2   66 reviews
  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 27 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 30 years
    New York - NY 36 years
    Florida - FL 34 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Alan

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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. 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. 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, 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, 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.

Location

Alan Lescht & Associates, P.C.
1050 17th St NW #400
Washington, DC, 20036

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Reviews

4.2 / 5.0
  66 customer reviews
Posted by Dedrick | June 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worth More Than I Could Possibly Pay
I’m not at liberty to go into detail about my specific case. That aside, I can take the time to give credit where it’s due to Alan Lescht and Associates particularly Tamara Slater, Sara McDonough, and Joyce Dozier. This law firm by no means is cheap when you look at things from a peephole viewpoint. Notwithstanding you may find as I did that they are willing to discount their rates. They did that in part by using a creative strategy of resource alignment by using a blend of Associate Attorneys and Shareholders to perform the day to day maintenance of my case. But not only that, they literally discounted their hourly rates. Moving along, the three associates previously prefaced never treated me like just a number nor simply a client. Thats important to note because I’ve read other reviews that have said that the firm is only about money. Those ladies treated me like a human being throughout. They did so by being empathetic towards my financial situation, the ups and downs of the arduous journey of my lawsuit, etc. Evidence of such can be affirmed where Ms. Slater specifically took it upon herself to simply pick up the phone and call me after we’d had a heated settlement discussion with the Agency. Her purpose in doing so was mostly to ask if I was okay. Additional evidence of such occurred several months later when Ms. McDonough shared her disappointment with the results of everything and that my family and myself would be in her thoughts and prayers. Neither one of them had to do that but those ladies did. But not only that, they were able to do the secure me a settlement that I can reasonably live with out of an impossible and hopeless situation. Alan Lescht and Associates took a bit of a financial loss on this case because they did a lot more work than what they were compensated for. But not only that, they took a financial loss because I could never pay them enough for all that they did throughout my case. Thank you Ms. Slater, McDonough, and Dozier from the bottom of my heart. I highly recommend this law firm to anyone.
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Posted by Steve | June 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Alan has been my "go to" attorney
Alan has helped me with several issues over the years. He is level headed patient and very supportive. This latest representation Alan came through with a phenomenal result and as usual I am very pleased. ( I am prohibited from saying anything more which is frustrating) My advice - if you are on the fence about an issue go see Alan for a consultation. Just tell him what you are experiencing. Alan has over 30 years of experience and as a result he is adept at applying the law to your circumstances. I strongly recommend
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Posted by Elisa | May 2, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
wonderful
My sister referred me to Mr. Lescht when I had a labor issue relating to my work. Mr. Lescht answered my questions immediately, was extremely knowledgeable , and very helpful. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Jimmy | April 20, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The Best Experiance
I originally contacted two other firms before speaking with Mr. Alan Lescht. The two other firms after speaking to them on the phone did not review any of the documents that I sent, both requesting payment for consultation. A totally different and positive experience with Mr. Alan Lescht. After I submitted my information through the website on Saturday, within 5 minutes I got a response from Mr. Alan Lescht with the name and phone number of the person to contact on Monday. Both Ms. Joyce Dozier and Mr. Alan Lescht reviewed my information prior to recommending a consultation. During the consultation, Mr. Alan Lescht provided me with excellent advice with additional steps I should take prior to retaining them. I felt that both Ms. Joyce Dozier and Mr. Alan Lescht were extremely genuine and empathetic with what I am going through. They went well above and beyond the call of duty. Well worth the consultation fees and will retain them after I complete their recommendations. When I told Mr. Alan Lescht how thankful I was he seemed extremely thrilled to hear that. Since I am in Japan, staying up betwen 11:00 pm to 2:00 am to speak with Ms. Joyce Dozier and Mr. Alan Lescht was well worth it.
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Posted by Paul | February 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Security Clearance Reinstatement
Upon having my security clearance suspended, I immediately contacted Alan Lescht and Associates. After our initial consultation, where I had the opportunity to explained the circumstances surrounding my situation, and received feedback and counsel from Mr. lescht, I was convinced that I had chosen the right firm to represent me. The Firm was very supportive throughout the process, and the specific attorney assigned to my case [Susan Kruger] was very thorough, clear and concise in outlining how we would approach resolving my issue. She communicated with me throughout the process of preparing my rebuttal to the Statement of Reasons (SOR), and insured the rebuttal was clear, and concisely addressed every point in the SOR. She also insured my rebuttal was submitted to my host agency point of contact in a timely manner. After 10 days, my Security Clearance and facility access was restored, and I was able to return to work. I would strongly recommend Alan Lescht and Associates to anyone who is in need of a quality law firm to handle their security clearance issues; they are truly the best in my book. Paul A Very Satisfied Customer,
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Posted by Dieynaba | February 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the best!
In addition to knowing the law and being an effective attorney, Mr. Lescht is the kindest person! He treated me with compassion, understood how much I was hurting due to the hostile work environment my manager had created, and took action appropriate action on my behalf. I would recommend Mr. Lescht without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I dealt with Alan and Jack for an extended period in 2017 involving a somewhat complex federal employment situation. I could not have been more pleased with their professionalism and expert counsel. They were honest, direct, and responsive, and I could not have asked for more. Should need arise again for such services, I would not call anyone else.
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Posted by Lola | January 19, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best value.....
I had a consultation with Mr. Lescht and had been stressed out from job related issues. I sent him a statement of my complaint before the consultation. This man is direct and honest and I love it!!! I would rather have someone who tells me the truth and some alternative solutions for my issue than one who tells me what they think I want to hear. Thank You Mr. Lescht.
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Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend-Victoria Harrison was excellent
I worked with Victoria Harrison for my disability retirement case, and she was wonderful! I would highly recommend her to anyone. She was very professional, and very well versed in the matter. She was able to answer all of my questions, and she was very patient with my numerous questions! I was approved for disability retirement thanks to Ms. Harrison's hard work. I highly recommend this law firm
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Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
VERY SATISFIED CLIENT
Alan Lescht and Associates consists of a wonderful, dedicated, courteous and honest attorneys that goes over and beyond for their clients. I worked directly with Sara Safriet and from my first introduction and throughout my case - the team was very supportive, understanding and eager to assist. Alan Lescht was also instrumental in my case by providing knowledge, experience and advise on how to proceed. I would highly recommend this firm for your legal needs. As stated in the title - I'm a very satisfied client. THANK YOU ALAN LESCHT AND ASSOCIATES!
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Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied Client
Alan was terrific. He and his team are knowledgeable. extremely professional and thorough. He helped navigate an extremely difficult situation and resolved the matter in the best way possible. Highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Is there a better firm in DC for employment law?
Alan Lescht and firm partner Sarah McDonough made such a great case rebutting a discrimination claim that my settlement was beyond any expectations. Both are warm, informative, communicative, timely, exact, and excellent and succinct writers....Brillliant!
Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Experience
Alan and his staff are very professional and knowledgeable. The staff is very responsive and provided me with outstanding service. Alan took time to review my case, he made sound recommendations and did not seek additional money. I would definitely call on Alan again if the need arises. KJ
Posted by Sylvia | November 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
High Recommend
I am current client of Alan Lescht and Associates being represented by Mr. Alan Lescht himself. As a disabled veteran with over twenty-five (25) years of government service I found myself in a very complex and high profile employment crisis in which I was terminated from my government employment. Prior to retaining Alan Lescht and Associates, I unsuccessfully worked with a high profile law firm in Washington, DC and after racking up an enormous amount of attorney fees with this firm, they did not achieve my desired results. Thus, I found myself in a tough spot desperately needing an honest attorney who cared as much about me, my case and my family as they did about the money. During my initial consult with Alan, he expressed great concern of my situation and vowed to aggressively represent me and attain the results I desired. Alan and his team thoroughly reviewed my case and put together an extremely strong defense. Knowing that things were financially tight for me and my family during this time, Alan did everything in his power to keep down the costs. The amount of professionalism and hard work that was invested in my case shows that Alan Lescht is more than just a super attorney. He is a very caring person who genuinely cares for the well-being of his clients other than just-for-profit. Throughout the process, Alan and his team kept me informed and abreast of all developments, reassuring me that we had a very strong case, which helped me to withstand during these tough and challenging times. Although when you first meet Alan he appears to have a very calm demeanor, I was extremely impressed by his performance during a mediation session where he commanded the room by not backing down or settling for less than my desired outcome. I was truly in awe of his talent, natural skills and unwavering position. My case is in the final stage of settlement and my family and I are very grateful to Alan Lescht and Associates as they carried and guided me through the most difficult challenge of my career, which not only affected me but my family. I am very pleased with the outcome and I strongly recommend Alan Lescht and Associates to anyone who are experiencing employment difficulties that are looking for a strong, dependable and trustworthy attorney. Lastly…it is truly evident why Alan Lescht has earned the prestigious title of “Super Attorney.”
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Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disability/Reprisal Discrimination
Alan Lescht and his Associate, Susan Kruger did an outstanding job of representing me during two EEO complaints I filed against my Agency. I have a disability and my Agency failed to follow regulations regarding the rights of disabled employees. This happened twice over a four year period. Both times, I was in danger of losing my job even though I received positive performance evaluations. I received a settlement from my Agency because of Alan and Susan's excellent representation on my behalf in 2014 as a result of my first complaint. Just eight months later, I found myself in the same situation with a different supervisor (but same Agency) and filed a second complaint. Again, choosing Alan's firm to represent me resulted in a second settlement in my favor by the Agency. Alan and Susan were so patient and encouraging during these extremely stressful years. It was a long process and they did their best to keep my costs low (they kept communications short and sweet, but made sure I got the information/advice I needed). I understood that they were doing that for my financial benefit. I really can't put into words how much I appreciate what Alan and Susan did for me. I would recommend his law firm to anyone in a heartbeat (and I have several times).
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Knowledgable
I consulted Mr. Lescht for OIG related inquiry. He has a thorough knowledge of the process and answered all questions. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Initial Visit Was a Smart Move
Setting up the initial conference was easy and fair. We had a pleasant discussion. Mr. Lescht quickly absorbed my situation, and suggested an approach that had not occurred to me. The next step was mine to take, with a very specific Freedom of Information Act Request to confirm some of the underlying facts. I put this strategy into motion by myself that same day for an additional cost under four dollars. I feel supported, and certainly not in the kind of runaway situation outside of my control that made me reluctant to seek counsel. I'm glad to have had my initial consultation with Mr. Lescht -- It would have been smart to do so many months ago, at the first sign of trouble. Compared to delayed employment, his initial consultation fee is a terrific bargain.
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Posted by Benjamin | September 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic work.
If you have patience and know that you are in the right then you have no better place to go. My case was handled professionally and with an incredible understanding of the intricacies of not only DC law, but the necessary means of pursuing my case in multiple states. The law offices of Alan Lescht come with my highest recommendation and I couldn't be happier with the results. I would recommend his and his team's services to anyone seeking justice and compensation.
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Posted by Debra | August 25, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Work
I am a client of Alan Lescht and Associates and I am extremely pleased with the services that I have received. Mr. Lescht and his associates are very professional, thorough and knowledgeable and I would definitely recommend them. (Excellent)***** Debra A.
Posted by Dave | August 20, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wise Counsel/Straight-talk
Alan Lescht & Associates was recommended to me as a firm with a good reputation and a no-nonsense approach. I was looking at a workplace situation where I needed some honest guidance on next-steps to address (or not address). The Firm delivered with what I think was very credible insight and this was genuinely appreciated! I was looking for sage advice-- not someone that was going to tell me what I wanted to hear-- I have already been to that movie...
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-400 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Alan Leschts and Associates, PC
  • 1996 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Reid & Priest
  • 1989 - 1996
  • Associate
  • Dreyer and Traub
  • 1988 - 1989
  • Associate
  • Goetz, Fitzpatrick & Flynn
  • 1987 - 1988
  • Summer Associate
  • Goetz, Fitzpatrick & Flynn
  • 1986 - 1986
  • Summer Associate
  • Wingate and Cullen
  • 1985 - 1985
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Education

  • St John's University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • George Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Chadwick v. DC
  • Verdict to Plaintiff.

Associations

  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • 2000 - Present
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • 2000 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Selected as Super Lawyer in Employment Litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Named One of Top Ten Employment Lawyers In DC
  • Ten Leaders Program
  • 2010
  • Top Lawyer
  • Washingtonian Magazine
  • 2004
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Publications

  • American Bar Association Journal
  • Pregnancy Law
  • 2017
  • Federal Employees News Digest
  • Staub v. Proctor: A key victory for employees' rights
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse Alan
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Alan Lescht for many years. He is a top attorney in the areas of employment discrimination and employment law. I can vouch that he is an excellent choice for any person who has a potential legal matter involving employment."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Alan Lescht well as an attorney for over 20 years. Attorney Lescht and I were both associated with a law firm with offices in New York and the District of Columbia for several years. Thereafter, I have occasionally acted as co-counsel with attorney Lescht. Based upon my personal and professional knowledge of Mr. Lescht I state that he is a highly skilled lawyer of the highest integrity."
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