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David R Cashdan

Employment and labor Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   4 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 33 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 56 years
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1990
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 56 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1967
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About David

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    All types of employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation litigation and mediation; public policy wrongful discharge cases, FMLA, wage cases and severance negotiations.

  2. Discrimination
    Primarily in the employment area.


David R. Cashdan, a private practice lawyer specializing in employment law, discrimination, and executive employment law, has been practicing law for more than 50 years. He has been selected by his peers as one of the nation’s Best Lawyers © and was named 2013 Metropolitan Washington’s and Employment Lawyer of the Year for 2013 and has been awarded the AV Preeminent Rating for ethical standards and legal ability by Martindale Hubbell.

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David R Cashdan
1828 L Street NW
Ste 600
Washington, DC, 20036-0101


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Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2013
Excellent Employment Lawyer
David is an expert in employment discrimination law. Moreover he knows how to strategically plan an offense as a Plaintiff. It certainly was a wise move on my part to have David represent me at the EEOC during mediation. He was able to get me a settlement against a very tough adversary. I would recommend David without hesitation!
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Posted by JWBraddock | September 7, 2012
Discrimination Suit
David takes a personal interest in the case and the client. He has superb knowledge of discrimination and labor laws. I have and will continue to refer friends and coleagues to him. David Cashdan is without a doubt one of, if not the best attorneys in the Washington Metropolitian area. JWB. Richardson Former Client
Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2012
Paid particular attention to details which got me a better deal
David was super responsive and strategic in his approach to my particular situation which I felt served me well. I felt like he went the extra mile for me and always had my best interests in mind which I have not always felt with some attorneys with which I have dealt. I appreciated very much his direct no nonsense style and way of talking about strategy. I would highly recommend David and I have worked with many lawyers.
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2012
Washington's GO-TO Lawyer for Severance Agreements
David Cashdan is the go to lawyer for Washington employees. He has negotiated excellent severance packages for me and many colleagues and friends in trade associations, government and DC corporate offices. He has consistently provided excellent results even in contentious circumstances with employers, who were often willing to negotiate a severance with the understanding that there could be litigation. I've recommended him enthusiastically for over 20 years.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Cashdan & Kane PLLC
  • 1998 - Present


  • Univeristy of Michigan Law School
  • J.D.
  • 1964
  • Oberlin College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1961


  • College of Labor & Employment Laywers
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Chet Levitt Fund for Employment Law
  • Founder and President
  • 1997 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • First Vice President
  • 1986 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Labor and Employment Law Section - Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • D.C. Employment Justice Center
  • Founding Member
  • 2000 - 2004
  • District of Columbia Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Co-Chair Steering Committee
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 1993 - 1996
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Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Member
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • 2003
  • National Outstanding Younger Lawyer of the Year
  • Federal Bar Association
  • 1969
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Attorney endorsements

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Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this David. He is a hero to those of us coming up."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Cashdan is one of the dons of the employment bar in Washington, DC. He is a wonderful, kind, generous and extremely knowledgable employment lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an extremely experienced lawyer who is exceptionally knowledgeable in the law, in legal strategies, and in seeing clients through to positive results. He has represented clients of many different backgrounds, from low-wage workers to top executives, over the years, with great success. He's a leader in the plaintiffs' employment bar, and also happens to be an extremely nice guy."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dave Cashdan is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in obtaining great results for executives and other employees. His diligent and thorough approach is one all lawyers should seek to emulate."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know David as both a professional and a friend. He is a paragon in the employment law field, and he is an honorable and charming friend. I will attest that David is someone that younger lawyers look to for guidance and insight. It is on his achievements that my practice proceeds. If you have doubt that David is the right lawyer for you, please do not hesitate to contact me so that I can disabuse you of your concerns. Nick Woodfield"

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Washington Employment and labor Lawyer David R Cashdan
David R Cashdan
Employment and labor Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 56 years
Virtual consultation available