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Matthew T Famiglietti

Employment and labor Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Matt Famiglietti


Licensed for 28 years

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    40%
    Successfully advising, mediating, and litigating employment issues in both the private and public sectors, including sexual harassment, discrimination based on race, gender, disability, sex, national origin. Call 202-669-5880 today.

    27 years

  2. Discrimination
    24%
    Successful law firm and passionate advocate for those who were discriminated against based on race, disability, national origin, or gender. Call 202-669-5880 today.

    27 years

  3. Sexual harassment
    20%
    Successful law firm representing employees who have been sexually harassed. Call 202-669-5880 today.

  4. Asylum
    5%
    Our law firm is a strong advocate for those who are seeking asylum. Call 202-669-5880 today.

    5 years

  5. Education
    5%
    Successful law firm advocating for and protecting the educational rights of children needing special education as well as students of all ages who have been accused of violating the code of conduct. Call 202-669-5880 today.

    27 years

  6. Social Security & Disability
    5%
    Passionate advocate for persons with disabilities. Call 202-669-5880 today.

    27 years

  7. Wrongful termination
    1%
    Successful law firm representing employees who have been wrongfully terminated. Call 202-669-5880 today.

    27 years

My office focuses on Disability Law, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Employment Law, Asylum Law, and Special Education Law. All of these areas have one thing in common – helping those who are being discriminated against through no fault of their own. I opened my first law office in 1994 because I believes strongly that one individual can make a difference. Having a disability, and living with that disability every day, gives me a unique insight into issues that affect people with disabilities. I have a deep commitment to providing quality legal services to others with disabilities. Of course, I brings that same commitment to those without disabilities as well.

As a long-standing member of MWELA, I have over 25 years of experience in Employment Discrimination law and have settled or won cases against multiple federal agencies as well as private sector firms. I have worked with clients to have their security clearances restored, keep their jobs, and obtain reasonable accommodations. I have worked with clients to obtain financial remuneration after they had already lost their jobs due to various forms of discrimination.

My own disability allows me to understand the needs of my Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) clients in a way others may not, and I am a passionate advocate for his clients. I have been a member of NOSSCR for many years and regularly participate in their National Day of Advocacy. I am careful to evaluate each case individually, and will give my honest assessment. In today’s political climate Social Security cases are more and more difficult to win, so it is more important than ever to have an experienced attorney on your side.

Special Education holds a special place in my heart. I was the first disabled child to graduate from my own high school before federal and state Special Education laws were enacted, and I attributes this to my mother. I watched my mother literally break down barriers for me, from making sure that a class was moved from the second floor to the first floor so I could attend the class, to fighting for and getting ramps and automatic doors installed, to going toe to toe with both my high school and college administration officials. I literally hear a bell ring every time I win a Social Security Disability case or a Special Education case, and I know my mother is getting her angel wings. I wouldn’t be where I am today without her, and she is the reason I do this type of law. I am the author of the e-book What Every Parent and Lawyer Should Know About Special Education, and a passionate advocate for parents and children with disabilities.

I joined AILA in 2017 with the goal of helping those seeking asylum based on the fear of persecution either now or in the future on the grounds of sexual orientation, government sponsored violence, gang-related violence, and political persecution. I have an active asylum case load working with clients seeking relief from persecution for various grounds.

I have been a CLE instructor and have taught seminars for AARP's Legal Counsel for the Elderly, the Archdiocese Legal Network of DC (Catholic Charities), the DC Bar, and other service organizations. I served as a Guardian ad Litem for abused and neglected children in South Carolina. I was an advocate for the SC Protection & Advocacy System for the Handicapped where I advocated for children and adults with mental and physical disabilities, represented families and children with disabilities in numerous Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings with local school districts in South Carolina, and presented seminars on the rights of disabled children to have a free and appropriate education.

I worked at the University of South Caroline Center for Developmental Disabilities, and the US Department of Labor. I graduated from the College of Charleston and earned my JD at the University of South Carolina School of Law.

 

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Licensed for 28 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2000
Updated 06/08/2022
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1994
Updated 11/23/2022

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Posted by Thom | September 4, 2014
Discrimination Advocate
I'm not a very formal person and Matt made me feel comfortable at our first meeting. He is a competent, sharp and very insightful, asking the right questions and giving you a game plan. Above all, he is honest about your case upfront. He was very patient and understanding that I was late and never had an attitude with me. I highly recommend Mr. Famiglietti. Thom Kirk
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Posted by Jamere | January 22, 2014
Great Highly Knowledgable Lawyer,High Moral Character, Full Client Representation.
Mr.Famiglietti chose to represent me in my darkest hour. My health was failing and my employer was illegally terminating me. Mr. Famiglietti built a strategy and plan to bring to light my employers flawed ways. Matt gave me confidence in the way built his plan. Matt knew all the laws pertaining to my workplace case. He gave me confidence and his representation gave me a favorable outcome in my case.
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client for Social Security Disability
I obtained the Legal Services of Matthew T Famigliette in assisting me with applying for Disability Benefits with the Social Security Administration after receiving a denial letter. Once Mr Famigliette agreed to represent me he always corresponded by email and phone his communication with the VA Hospital and its Medical Staff as well as Representatives of the Social Security Administration. I would definitely commend my lawyer for his passion, kind and encouraging words, and the reassuring feeling he will give 110% of effort to get justice on your behalf. Sincerely and with much GRATITUDE John Wright
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Response from Matthew Famiglietti April 21, 2022
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to represent you and help you obtain Social Security Disability. May God Bless You!
Posted by Patricia | September 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My #1 Attorney Recommendation
Matt is, quite simply, an exceptional attorney. He is easily the most thorough, tenacious and hard-working professional I have worked with in any capacity. He consistently goes above and beyond in everything he does. To the specifics of my case, Matt represented me in a long and complex social security disability claim. Frankly, I have no idea how I would ever have managed the process without him. Matt is a master of the specifics of the social security system and its many players. This was my first encounter with the social security disability process and it was highly stressful. Thankfully, Matt is a caring and understanding advocate, even as he is a fierce and implacable attorney. My experience working with Matthew Famiglietti's law office was outstanding from start to finish. Not only would I hire Matt again, but he's also my #1 attorney recommendation to all my family and friends. I just wish I had him managing the rest of my life!
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Posted by Jeff | November 16, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great employment/discrimination law attorney
I have known Matt for over 10 years. He is very smart, diligent, responsive, and responsible. Matt always looks out for the little guy. He knows his practice areas and treats his clients with respect. Matt is the type of attorney that you want on your side of any case. He will fight for you with everything he has.
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Posted by JMR | February 13, 2014
Knowledgeable, conscientious, compassionate
After being denied several times for Social Security Disability, I contacted attorney Matt Famiglietti to represent me in this matter. He immediately began gathering all pertinent information regarding my case. He was extremely knowledgeable regarding the necessary documents needed for me to obtain disability benefits. Mr. Famiglietti was very conscientious and caring in the handling of the process and was successful in getting my request for benefits approved. I will be forever grateful for the positive change in the quality of my life he made possible. If you are looking for an honest, caring, and knowledgeable attorney, Matt Famiglietti is your man.
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Posted by LJL | November 21, 2013
Impressive Representation. Great Communicator. Your First Call should be Mr. Famiglietti!
I am truly blessed to be represented by Mr. Famiglietti. He is approachable, knowledgeable, understanding and was well prepared to solve my legal issue. Mr. Famiglietti treated me with sincerity and communicated effectively. I followed his advice and was truly surprised by the outcome of my case. I am most thankful that I listen to him and consider Mr. Famiglietti a friend for life. I recommend his services without hesitation.
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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Law Office of Matthew T. Famiglietti, PLLC
  • 2002 - Present

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • College of Charleston
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (DC chapter)
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar Association Lawyer Service management Committee
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Top Employment Lawyers in Washington, DC
  • Expertise
  • 2022
  • Top Lawyer in Washington, DC
  • Legal Network
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer in Washington, DC
  • Legal Network
  • 2013

Publications

  • Autobiography
  • The Book of Matthew: A Blessed Life
  • 2015
  • Smash Words
  • What Every Parent and Lawyer Should Know About Special Education
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Seminar
  • What Every Parent and Lawyer Should Know About Special Education
  • 2017
  • Seminar
  • Recent Changes in Asylum Law Since Donald Trump Became President
  • 2017
  • Social Security Seminar
  • Social Security
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (6)
Immigration Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Famiglietti for his competence in the filed of immigration. His answers are on point and demonstrate deep knowledge and experience."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Famiglietti. His responses to inquiries are precise and project genuine understanding of immigration law."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Famiglietti is a very knowledgeable and an effective attorney for his clients."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Matt was such a great mentor because his knowledge of the law is extensive. I learned so much from him that I added this as an area of practice here in CA. He is very compassionate with his clients but also honest about the merits of their cases. This is important so clients can make informed decisions."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Famiglietti is a hard-working and diligent attorney. He puts his clients first and is dedicated to meeting their needs. He has an excellent success rate. Clients are in good hands with Mr. Famiglietti!"
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Attorney Famiglietti is not only competent in a range of practice areas from Social Security to Employment Discrimination, he is also kind. He cares tremendously about his clients and gives his all to each case he takes on. I recommend him without reservation."
Administrative law Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt has dedicated his career to that of advancing social justice and, in particular, the rights of persons with disabilities. He is a tremendously dedicated, skilled, and creative advocate, who commits 110 percent to ensuring and advancing the rights of his clients. His strong character and work ethic have ensured the long-standing success of his law practice."
Discrimination Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer for his legal skills and dedication to clients."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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