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Ariel Elaine Solomon

Employment and labor Attorney at Washington, DC

4.4   17 reviews

also known as Ariel Solomon, Ariel E. Solomon


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About Ariel

Learn Ariel’s areas of practice.

Ariel E. Solomon, Esq., concentrates her practice in the areas of Federal Employment Law and Civil Litigation. She has significant experience asserting rights of employees in complex litigation matters, including but not limited to, providing aggressive representation for employees in adverse action cases before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), discrimination cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, federal retirement and whistleblower retaliation cases. 

Her practices areas include:

  • Adverse Actions
  • Federal Employment
  • MSPB
  • Whistleblower Retaliation
  • Prohibited Personnel Practices
  • Termination and Removal
  • USERRA
  • Federal Disability Retirement
  • Failure to Accommodate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Retaliation

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Licensed for 15 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Solomon Law Firm, PLLC
1025 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC, 20036
Solomon Law Firm, PLLC
1330 Avenue of the Americas
Suite 26A
New York, NY, 10019
Solomon Law Firm, PLLC
300 Great Oaks Boulevard
Suite 312
Albany, NY, 12203
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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
Ariel saved my career and was helpful during my entire my case. I'm so thankful I was able to get connected with Ariel and her team. Ariel is so knowledgeable especially with federal employment regulations that I had no issues as a federal employee working with her. I had full faith in her and she was able to get my job back. Thank you Ariel!!
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Posted by Keith | December 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEY
It is my personal and professional opinion that a better choice could not be made than to retain the Solomon Law Firm for Federal Employment Issues. As a Federal Employee of over 30 years I was impressed with the demonstrated knowledge of Federal Employment Law, Regulations and especially the Collective Bargaining Agreement, including its history and applicable case law. This proved critical in settlement negotiations, recommendations, and most importantly during the ensuing hearings. Only hours into the hearings federal attorneys were holding and shaking their heads in dismay as their case had been picked apart leaving them looking inept and even foolish. On a personal level Aerial and Paul made me feel comfortable, cared for, and assured of the legal standpoint of my case. I would even consider them friends as we stay in friendly communication to this day. Outcome; After months of low-ball settlement negotiations, discovery, and depositions the federal government ended up offering and settling far in excess of any offer provided on my behalf. The local Union Representative stated, "I knew you would win, but that settlement is better than I could have estimated." As there is no non-disclosure agreement as part of settlement, I don't mind sharing some of the outcome; Full reinstatement, all back pay and benefits, additional funds in excess of back pay, removal of all reference from my record, restriction on disclosure of any details, documents and records related to my employment, and best of all, THEY HAD TO PAY EVERY PENNY OF MY LEGAL EXPENSES!
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Posted by Valerie | September 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got Justice
Need a compassionate, fierce, knowledgeable warrior in a federal law situation? Solomon Law Firm and Ariel Solomon is the right place to go. Feel like you've been lied to, trampled on, betrayed? You are safe in consulting with Solomon Law Firm. They will provide you with an honest assessment of your your case, letting you know right up front if you should pursue further or not, saving you more time, agony, and money. Speaking of money, once this firm takes your case the charges are more than fair! More importantly, Solomon Law Firm will fight fiercely and ethically to get you the best settlement possible. I bless the day I found Solomon Law Firm to take my case. My particular discrimination case took a few years to come to fruition, but with constant personal communication, compassionate care given to my worst fears, and outstanding professionalism and knowledge in dealing with the opposition and in the courtroom they finally attained an outcome better than I had dreamed could happen. I received the best monetary reward possible; but more imperative was the fact that I gained back the self-esteem and confidence I had lost. If you have suffered injustice in the federal system, Ariel Solomon and Solomon Law Firm, PLLC will right that wrong!
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Posted by A.K. | September 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Really Excellent Lawyer
Ms. Solomon and her firm represented me in my case against my employer, the U.S. department of Homeland Security. I could not be more thankful. I can only describe Ms. Solomon as a force of nature who put my employer over a barrel. She has an incredible presence and dominated the courtroom and the testimony. She delivered a forced settlement from DHS and left me with a smile and a feeling of vindication. I got a very large settlement after Ms. Solomon destroyed them at the hearing. My supervisor –seriously-- cried during his testimony. If you are a federal employee and have a complex case like mine, don’t trust your profession and your federal career with anyone else. This is your lawyer And this is your law firm.
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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant knowledge of federal employment law
Ariel has a presence that engenders confidence and yields success. I made the right choice and the department of veterans affairs knew it. Thanks to her diligence, perseverance, and pure skill level my medical degree and professional reputation remain intact - exactly where they belong. Ariel exhibited an impressive knowledge base as she won my case. Her actions spoke volumes about her character when she helped me arrange the funding necessary to see my case through to completion. Since my case's completion I continue to rely on Ariel's skillful counsel as issues arise.
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Posted by Aaron | November 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
For the Win
Ariel and her team were successful in getting a DRAMATIC award from my federal agency when they removed me from my position. Trial is a miserable experience, but I am thankful I found Solomon Law Firm!!! Ariel was both incredibly impressive and incredibly kind every step of the way. A remarkable person and lawyer.
Posted by Mark | August 20, 2014
Negotiate settlement
I hired Ariel Solomon to defend me in a suit that was brought against me by a company whose services I used. Because Ariel had an excellent understanding of both the legal process and the negotiation process, what started out as a suit against me, concluded as an award to me by the initiating party. I consider myself to be a fairly bright and capable person with significant experience in negotiating large business deals, but I have to admit, hiring Ariel was by far the best action I took to defend myself.
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Posted by Rick | July 18, 2014
Exceptional Results, Plain and Simple!
First and foremost there is a reason Ms. Solomon has been selected by Super Lawyers Magazine two years in a row because she is in a word… Super! Ms. Solomon represented me in a litigation matter and I have nothing but glowing approval for her work. She is 110% professional and extremely intelligent which is only complemented by her immeasurable passion for practicing law. She genuinely cares about her clients and will go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and will not rest until she gets you the best results. You can count on her!! She always makes herself available for any questions or concerns you may have at any time of day. She is hard working, efficient, precise, knowledgeable, determined, and simply… the best. I highly, highly recommend Ariel E. Solomon. Ultimately, if you need representation do yourself a favor and contact her….she will get you the results you’re looking for, hands down!!!
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Posted by Leonard | June 24, 2013
A Federal Employee's Friend and Guardian
Ariel is a fantastic attorney who has great respect and admiration for the federal employee. She is incredibly intelligent, and can best be described as a fighter. She represented me in a whistleblower retaliation case which was eventually settled to my satisfaction and all along the way she explaind the entire process in terms I felt comfortable with. If you need someone who you can count on, someone who knows the law then look no further then her. Your found your champion
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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2012
Excellent Federal Attorney
I had the privilege of having Ariel represent me in a USERRA case against the federal government. She is without question one of the smartest lawyers I have ever worked with and all I can say is I'm glad she was on my side and not the government's!
Posted by Sam W. | August 16, 2012
Really Excellent Lawyer
Ariel is the legal equivalent of the Green Berets.  I sent her in when I felt liked I needed the Special Forces to rescue me from Whistleblower Retaliation.  She out wrote, out argued, and out performed a team of federal attorneys representing my Agency. Ariel got me transferred to a position away from the harassment at a higher GS grade and Step position.
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Posted by James Saland | July 30, 2012
Fired for serving our Country
I was very nervous about finding an attorney who would represent my interests. As they say, a good lawyer is hard to find. I engaged Ariel Solomon’s services about 5 months ago. I went into the case thinking I was going to be spending a lot of money for such a well-known lawyer/law firm. This wasn’t the case at all. Ariel burns the candles on both ends. She truly cared about me and my case. She skillfully maneuvered through everything the Department of Justice attorneys threw at her and helped me obtain the results I was looking for and in a cost effective way. Both she and her staff could not have been a better choice. I got my job back and felt confident at every step of the MSPB proceedings. I am very grateful to Ariel she has some of the best litigation skills in the court room I have ever seen. She thinks, writes and processes information faster than most and it is a skill that became apparent in the court room. My federal employer may have taken my military service for granted, but Ariel did not. She took me seriously and she got me my job back.
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Posted by John | January 3, 2012
Ariel fought for me when no one else would
I retained Ariel after I was suspended from my position with the federal government. I contacted several attorneys at large firms before contacting Ariel. From the first conversation with her it was apparent that Ariel truly cared about the outcome of my case and my professional reputation. She was exceptionally knowledgeable and more importantly, she listened to what I had to say. Ariel represented me aggressively and in a cost conscience way. She arguments on my behalf were seamless. Thanks to Ariel, I was able to return to my job with my professional reputation, my pension, and my lost pay restored. I would recommend Ariel to any federal employee who needs an attorney to represent their interests aggressively.
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Posted by Jeff | December 6, 2011
Exceptional Results
I retained Ariel for a Disability Discrimination case and I continue to by impressed be her unassuming tenacity as a litigator. Her skill in the Court room was apparent from day one. Ariel's command of my case and her eloquence insured that I received the high monetary compensation I deserved.
Response from Ariel Solomon September 6, 2018
Thank you for the kind words. It was an honor to represent you.
Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2011
Good lawyer for the most part
I thought she did a wonderful job while she worked on my case, my only complaint is she gave up on me and my case after leavin the firm she was with.
Posted by Michael | September 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good for a setylement if it does not have to be in your favor
Ms. Solomon was my attorney for an MSPB case in 2013. She filed and immediately requeated an extension. When time came for the hearing she talked me into postponing the hearing to show the Judge "good faith" that we were trying to settle the issue out of the case. She claimed if we do not settle we it would only be about a 10-day delay and we would be issed a new court date. I agree to listen to the what the agency was offering but Ms. Solomon neglected to tell my experts of the cancellation and I was required to pay their services which were not rendered. Ms. Solomon negotiated a settlement which was similar to the one I had rejected before hiring her sevices. When I regected this horrible offer she attempted to guilt me into accepting by say the Judge and I do not know why you would not accept the money. Two months later I finally get the chance in court. Ms. Solomon acted assured but when my firat accuser was on the stand she neglected to ask him about incidents which I had brought to her attention which I thought was crucial. This person accused me of not being fit for duty because I was suicidal however as I brought to Ms. Solomon's attention this Officer had two incidents of false statement on his record one of which was a negligent discharge of his service weapon while he attempted and failed suicide. Another witness I had requested was a trained peer counselor who I asked to stand foe we as we had frequent conversations because we served together for 15 years. On the stand Ms. Solomon had no relevant questions for the individual. At recess I asked Ms. Solomon why she did not question individual more Ms. Solomon claimed that she did not feel he was open to answering as he had been during the phone deposition. Ms. Solomon determined that after her one question to that individual even though I had written notes to her during the defense questioning. I asked her why she did not go into detail with the individual, a trained peer counselor who I had regular conversations she claimed I never told her. Yet, I had and she was aware that is why I had him on my witness list. Beside the verbal explanation, I was writing note to Ms. Solomon during the defense question which I did not realize she was ignoring. The MSPB is a process which should have taken abot a 120 days to resolve. The attories agrwe with the Judge to submit cloaing arguments in writing but the for the Judge to decise the case was coming due so with the concurrence of Ms. Solomon and the defense the case was dismissed and refiled by the court allowing time for the parties to work on closing. Not only did the dismissal give Ms. Solomon time to complete closing the Judge also gave addition time one the case was filed for the parties to file their closing. With all the EXTRA time Ms. Solomon had to complete the closing she was still late in filing and requested a last minute extension to complete closing. Now with the closing statment submitted by both side the Judge by MSPB regulations should have decided the case at or about Christmas of 2013. I had contact with Ms. Solomon until about March of 2014 when Ms. Solomon and her staff stopped replying to my phone messages and emails. The MSPB had been delayed due to extra high volume of cases they did not have the the staff to accommodate. Since Ms. Solomon stopped responding to me I figured she had dropped me as a client because I was no longer able to pay her fees. There was no funds on retainer. I contacted the court in mid to late March 2014 and received a call from the Judge in early April 2014. The Judge explained to unusual high call volume and promised a decision to me before 90-days. He also explained to me that he should be communicating with me directly as I have an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2012
Disabled Veteran Would Not Recommend
I would not recommend this attorney because she missed deadlines with my case, and continues to use my information on the internet after i dismissed her.
Response from Ariel Solomon July 17, 2014
This is not a post left by a current or former client. It would be greatly appreciated if Avvo would timely remove the erroneous posting from my profile page. All litigation deadlines are always met. Thank you.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Solomon Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Senior Attorney
  • Tebano & Associates, PLLC
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Senior Associate
  • Tully Rinckey, PLLC
  • 2006 - 2010

Education

  • Vassar College
  • N/A
  • New York University
  • N/A
  • Albany Law School
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Knox v. FBI
  • Substantial settlement
  • Williams v. Department of Treasury, 118 M.S.P.R. 423 (2012).
  • Federal Employee reinstated with pay and full benefits.
  • Erickson v. United States Postal Service, 571 F.3d 1364 (Fed. Cir. 2009)
  • Wrongfully terminated federal employee was reinstated.
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Associations

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew
  • German
  • Japanese

Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top Labor and Employment Attorney
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Certification of advanced EEOC training
  • Federal Employment Training Group
  • 2012
  • Outstanding Professionals Award
  • Association of Professional Women
  • 2011
  • Empire State Counsel Honorees
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2008
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Publications

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • New York Civil Procedure
  • 2010
  • Military Law Review
  • Seargant Major Wins Round in USERRA Fight
  • 2009
  • CBS
  • FAA Whistleblower Alleges Employer Retaliation
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (10)
Endorse Ariel
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ariel is a trailblazer in advocating for victims in all legal forums. Her trial advocacy skills are superior and evident in the courtroom. Her comprehension of complex legal issues is essential in her representation of clients in the employment law field."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A truly excellent attorney well respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ariel is extremely knowledgeable and a zealous advocate on behalf of her clients. I wholeheartedly endorse her."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Ariel is a top notch attorney in the employment field in her area."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ariel is an outstanding attorney. She is an expert in a very technical area of law and provides a great service to her clients. She is extremely driven and highly intelligent. She is the lawyer to turn to in her field."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ariel is an expert in the area of Federal Employment law and related matters. She has always displayed the utmost professionalism, honesty and integrity, when interacting with other counsel and in her zealous representation of her clients. Ariel is aggressive and always acheives the best result possible for her clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Ariel. Her depth and breadth of knowledge of federal employment law is impressive. Her opinion and commentary on employment law issues are highly respected in legal publications and considered newsworthy by regional media. Ariel’s legal advocacy skills are highly sought after by those in need of representation, and those fortunate enough to call Ariel their attorney have a dedicated professional on their side who will work tirelessly on their behalf."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Solomon is one of the best Employment Lawyers in the Capital Region. She is a credit to the legal profession and a truly incredible attorney. I highly recommend her legal services."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ariel is a true star in the federal employment law field. She pays close attention to the law and her clients’ needs, and provides stellar services. Terrific lawyer and great person!"
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