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Jonathan C. Puth

Sexual harassment Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   5 reviews

Licensed for 30 years

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Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Sexual harassment
    34%
    Jonathan C. Puth and the law firm of Correia & Puth, PLLC are experienced attorneys representing targets of workplace sex harassment. Mr. Puth and his firm represent individuals who have experienced harassment in the workplace and in the schools setting. Jonathan Puth has 23 years of practice dedicated solely to the representation of employees, and is Immediate Past-President of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, a voluntary bar association of over 350 attorneys who re

    29 years

  2. Discrimination
    33%
    Jonathan C. Puth and the law firm of Correia & Puth, PLLC represent employees in discrimination cases on the basis of sex, race, harassment, national origin, disability, failure to accommodate, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Mr. Puth is Immediate Past-President of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, a voluntary bar association of over 350 attorneys who represent employees in the DC

    29 years

  3. Employment and labor
    33%
    Since 1992, Jonathan C. Puth has dedicated his practice to the representation of employees, from sex harassment and whistleblower claims to executive contracts and severance negotiations. Mr. Puth represents employees in all aspects of the employment relationship, and is Immediate Past-President of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, a voluntary bar association of over 350 attorneys who represent employees in the DC Metro area.

    29 years

Jonathan C. Puth is a member of Correia & Puth and an advocate for the civil rights of employees. Mr. Puth represents clients with claims of sexual harassment, workplace discrimination, discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation, whistleblower retaliation, and claims for wages, commissions, and contract rights. Mr. Puth is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts of the District of Columbia and Maryland, and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Puth regularly advises clients regarding all aspects their employment relationships and their legal rights, including potential discrimination claims, terms of separation from employment, employment contracts, and severance negotiations. Mr. Puth also counsels employees who are facing unfair treatment or other difficulties in the workplace. Mr. Puth served as co-counsel to the plaintiff class in Hartman v. Powell, a gender discrimination class action that garnered the largest award in the history of the Civil Rights Act, and was awarded the 2000 Trial Lawyer of the Year award by Trial Lawyers for Public Justice for his work on that landmark case. Mr. Puth has for years been selected for inclusion by Super Lawyers and by Best Lawyers for his work representing employees in the Washington, DC region, and is rated by Martindale-Hubbell as “AV Preeminent,” the highest attorney peer review rating.

Throughout his career Ms. Puth has continually devoted his practice to the representation of employees, not employers, with claims of sex harassment, whistleblower retaliation, discrimination, wage and commission theft, severance negotiations, contract disputes, and employee counseling.

 

Mr. Puth is Past President of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA), a voluntary bar association of over 350 members dedicated to the representation of employees and to the advancement of employee rights. He has served on MWELA’s board since 1998 and is a long-standing and active member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA). Mr. Puth has worked continually to advance the interests of the plaintiffs’ employment law bar, including by leading and directing continuing education programs, by writing and filing amicus curiae briefs with area courts and the United States Supreme Court, and by working to increase dialogue among employment law practitioners in the region. Mr. Puth received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1992. Prior to law school, Mr. Puth received his B.A. from the University of Colorado in 1981, and was then employed as an advocate for civil rights and the environment with non-profit organizations and for United States Congressman John Conyers, Jr.

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Licensed for 30 years
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 07/12/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1993
Updated 06/08/2022
State PA
Status Inactive
Acquired 1992
Updated 12/04/2022

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Correia & Puth, PLLC
1400 16th St., N.W.
Suite 450
Washington, DC, 20036

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Posted by Patty | June 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I had a suspicion I might be fired
Calling Jonathan Puth was the best move I could have made. Concerned that my boss might want to let me go, Jonathan prepared me for my meeting with the Managing Partner of my firm. He told me what to say, and more importantly, what not to say. I was able to go into, what was supposed to be, my performance review, feeling calm and ready to deal with whatever transpired. Jonathan continued to be wise, caring, patient, and willing to discuss any concerns or issues that I was trying to navigate. His counsel was incredibly effective. I was able to maintain my confidence and self-worth as I sat across the table from my employer who would have benefitted from me feeling vulnerable and unprepared. As Jonathan provided guidance that supported me through preparing a response to my employer and negotiating a severance package, I’m certain that his assistance put me in a position of being able to secure a generous severance package and I did not even need to argue with them. Without working with Jonathan I don’t think my employer would have come to the conclusion that they did which was that it would be better for them to be generous, than having to enter into a prolonged and difficult negotiation where they risked paying even more. If you are in need of a great lawyer, Jonathan will do a fantastic job for you.
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Posted by Lauren | January 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Lawyer
Jonathan went above and beyond to help me during a horrible situation, I had with my employer. He is kind, intelligent, and he honest. I am lucky to have had him on my side. Although the employer would not back down - being sexually assaulted by a fellow employee, made to feel less than - and bullied by my manager, I was in a very bad place. Jonathan, stood by me and stood up for me when I couldn't. Although I felt my justice from my employer was never made right, I am out of a horrible situation and I am back on track to living a worthwhile life.
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2016
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Jonathan Pugh
I whole-heartedly recommend Jonathan Pugh as an excellent attorney. He made me feel comfortable and helped me organize the facts for my case for a successful outcome. He is very hands on--that helps you every step of the way. He doesn't forget you once the case is resolved. I have called him several times since then for advice. He is so personable, I actually regard him as a friend. Also, it makes me feel more secure in my life that I have a great attorney I can turn to.
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2016
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Great Representation
The lawyer kept me well informed as the case progressed. They made sure I was ready for each step of the process. They worked late hours doing research and helped me to win my case.
Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
A good counsel who is on your side
After more than 10 years of employment at my last work place, I experienced some serious issues at work. Finally, still employed, I realized I needed an employee-side of lawyer to help me navigate the rough, painful path at work, and most importantly, to guide me on handling many day to day challenges posed by the HR Department of my then employer. Among the lawyers I interviewed, Jonathan Puth stood out as a very different kind of counsel and it's the kind I truly needed due to my particular situation as still being employed at work. He's extremely savvy and compassionate. He has the ability to accurately grasp the depth of issues and take the measured strategies. Often in employment discrimination cases, one may fell helpless or being victimized, and one's urge is to keep fighting the injustice. Jonathan was conscious and patient. In my situation, he never exaggerated issues or possible outcome to give me any false hope, in fact, he drew his experiences to help me tackle the issues reasonably and realistically, and to see a bigger picture in a longer term. Unlike some employment lawyers, Jonathan has a very unthreatening manner and worked well with the opponent (which resulted as a satisfactory settlement for my situation). For any one who needs a truly good counsel, I highly recommend Jonathan.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Correia & Puth, PLLC
  • 1992 - Present

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Associations

  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2013 - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Lawyers 2018
  • Washingtonian Magazine
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer 2020
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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Discrimination Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is not only a formidable advocate for employees' rights, but a national leader in employment discrimination litigation. Extremely professional and personable, he cares about his cases and his clients, and it shows. I regularly consult him, and I refer clients to him with my enthusiastic endorsement."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan Puth is a dedicated, highy-skilled plaintiffs' employment lawyer. He is a passionate effective litigator. Fellow lawyers frequently seek Jonathan's advice for their own cases."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jonathan is an excellent employment attorney who fights doggedly for his clients. He has taken numerous leadership positions within the employment law community and is a frequent speaker and presenter at conferences and other events. He is widely respected by his peers and by opposing counsel -- deservedly so. I consult with Jonathan regarding employment law matters and trust his judgment."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Johnathan is a highly competent attorney and compassionate human being. I have known him for years -- I trust him implicitly."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Jonathan. He is one of the best employment lawyers in the Washington metropolitan -- whether discrimination, wrongful termination, or any other employment-related matter, he is a formidable adversary and an excellent advocate and litigator!"
Discrimination
Employment and labor