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Eric Kenneth Bachman

Litigation Attorney at Bethesda, MD

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Eric Bachman, Bachman Law

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  • State Years
    New Hampshire - NH < 1 year
    Virginia - VA 3 years
    Maryland - MD 6 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 20 years
    Kentucky - KY 23 years
    Illinois - IL 24 years
  • Licensed for less than one year
    State NH
    Acquired 2023
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State KY
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Former Member No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Voluntarily Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Eric

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EXPERIENCED LITIGATOR REPRESENTING EMPLOYEES IN EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION AND WHISTLEBLOWER RETALIATION CASES, INCLUDING CORPORATE WHISTLEBLOWER CLAIMS, SEX HARASSMENT, AND AGE DISCRIMINATION.

Protecting whistleblowers and employees subjected to employment discrimination.  Problem solver, litigator, and advocate.  Martindale AV Preeminent (5.0/5.0) peer rating.   contributor on employment and discrimination issues.  Named a Top Lawyer by Washingtonian Magazine and the ABA Journal picked my blog, Glass Ceiling Discrimination Blog, for the Web100 top blogs in the United States.

Eric Bachman founded Bachman Law to provide one-on-one, resolute, and results-oriented representation for executives facing employment discrimination and whistleblower retaliation. Having practiced employment law for more than 20 years, Eric has significant experience both in private practice as a partner in Washington, DC employment law firms, and in high-level government positions with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC). His wins include a $100 million settlement in a Title VII employment discrimination class action while at the DOJ, a $1.3 million jury verdict in an age discrimination case (tried with co-counsel), and a record-setting whistleblower settlement at OSC.

In addition to being named to Best Lawyers’ “Top Lawyers in America” list for 2022, Washingtonian magazine has selected Eric as a “Top Lawyer” in Whistleblower Law multiple times, and the ABA Journal has honored his blog as one of the best legal blogs in the country.

Eric holds extensive litigation experience, including numerous trials in federal and state courts, and has also set important precedent on employment discrimination issues at the appellate level.

Awards

Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
2019

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Location

Bachman Law
4800 Hampden Lane
Suite 200
Bethesda, MD, 20814

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2020
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Superb advocate and attorney
I retained Eric and his firm (Zuckerman Law) to represent me in a retaliation claim and subsequent separation agreement. Throughout the entire process, Eric was as much a counselor/therapist as he was an attorney and truly helped me maintain my sanity throughout the prolonged process required to reach a great resolution for me and my family. Not only did he vigorously advocate for me every step of the way, but he constantly encouraged me and kept me informed and up-to-date at every step. Eric spent an inordinate amount of time learning not only all of the facts and details of my case, but also getting to know and understand me and my situation. Eric was a relentless advocate, and in hindsight I am so very pleased with Eric and his most excellent efforts on my behalf. I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend Eric to anybody requiring a good attorney, Eric is truly exceptional.
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Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2023
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Wise Counselor
Eric helped me navigate a difficult work situation with helpful legal analysis and wise advice. I was lucky to have such an experienced attorney advising me.
Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2023
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HR Director
I am very fortunate that Eric Bachman took my case and trusted me. As an immigrant, standing alone against the unethical leadership at my former employer, I felt very vulnerable. Eric gave me reassurance and advocacy when I needed it most. He goes above and beyond for his clients and far exceeded my expectations. His knowledge and experience in the Whistleblower legal arena are outstanding. What made the difference in working with Eric was not only his passion and knowledge for the field, but also his genuine care for me as a client. Through working with him, I not only gained knowledge but also became more comfortable standing up for myself and my ethical values. In my time working with him, I quickly came to appreciate his depth, kindness, and encouragement. Thank you, Eric, for being who you are and doing what you do.
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2023
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Confident and Collaborative
Eric is a team player and helped me to navigate thru a very difficult situation. He is patient and a great listener. He has great ideas and strategies to navigate the ambiguity of legal challenges. I felt comfortable working directly with him even if it was a challenging topic in which we did not directly agree.
Posted by Elizabeth | June 8, 2022
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Professional, Knowledgeable and Thorough
Eric provided exceptional professional and knowledgeable support from the first meeting and throughout the difficult resolution process with my company. He provided the information and guidance I needed to make more confident decisions. Eric was objective but supportive and always available as needed. He prepared me well for interviews and I felt more confident because Eric was looking out for my best interest. I would very highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2022
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Professional, Fair and Compassionate
I am writing this review because anyone experiencing harassment, discrimination or bullying in the workplace must know it is time to speak up. Eric is an excellent attorney that wants to make a difference. Eric is committed to standing up for what is right. I was impressed by the level of attention and compassion Eric consistently displayed while representing me. He also made sure to make clear my every option- he put my needs and wellbeing before his own. I can't express my thanks enough; Eric certainly was a beacon of light in a dark period.
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Posted by Jeff | June 16, 2021
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Eric Bachman
After researching many law firms I contacted Zuckerman Law and it has been nothing short of outstanding! Eric Bachman has legal and professional talents that are second to none. I was expecting top notch legal help from Zuckerman Law however, Eric Bachman far exceeded my expectations. His knowledge and experience in the AIR-21/Whistleblower legal arena put me at ease knowing he had my best interests in mind. Eric also demonstrated a very understanding compassion for the issues I was confronting. Eric worked tirelessly, often emailing communications at late hours. Without Eric Bachman I would not be in the fantastic position I am in.
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2021
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A powerful ally
Prior to hiring Eric as my attorney, I had never been involved in a lawsuit, and I never considered myself to be combative or litigious. However, when I began to experience serious gender discrimination combined with venomous retaliation at the hands of my superior, I realized that I could not just stand back and be victimized. I asked an attorney friend who she recommended for my situation, and without hesitation she sent me to Eric and his team. They listened to my issues and validated my concerns. Given his robust experience in discrimination and harassment law, Eric was able to immediately identify the textbook tactics used by my employer against me. Always a realist, Eric took time to explain all options and potential outcomes on the table. With his guidance, I finally felt empowered to act. We were successful in our claim, far more successful that I had ever thought possible. The sizable settlement he negotiated gave me the means to take some down time, focus on my family and get my career back on track. I can never thank him enough for enabling me to take back control over my life and my profession. If you are considering taking action against your employer after experiencing discrimination in the workplace, I cannot more strongly recommend Eric and his team. With his help, the deck will be stacked in your favor, and you will find you finally have the resources to see justice served!
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Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2019
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Excellent Lawyer
Eric Bachman is an excellent lawyer! He is a true facilitator in every sense of the word; he proved time and time again--that he does what is in the best interest of the client. Eric: 1) did a superb job communicating each step of the process. 2) had a solid grasp of all the facts, which were fairly complicated and immense. 3) moved fast and maximized my position. Ultimately, his negotiation skills paid off considerably. I highly recommend Eric
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Posted by Michael | September 11, 2019
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Extremely efficient, persistent and knowledgeable attorney.
I retained Eric and his firm (Zuckerman Law) to represent me in a retaliation claim and subsequent separation agreement. Through the entire process Eric stuck with me and kept me encouraged and up to date every step of the way. Eric did not allow my former company to bully me and constantly gave advice on each scenario as they presented themselves. Eric was very persistent and for lack of a better term a "bulldog" in acquiring a fair and equitable settlement for my departure. I was fighting a very large company who is known for not giving in and not afraid to flex their substantial power and it was very apparent from the start that Eric would not be intimated by them in any way, shape or form. I would not hesitate to recommend Eric to anybody requiring a good attorney, in my opinion Eric is one of the best.
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Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2019
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Testimonial
In my line of work I have had to deal with many attorneys but I can honestly say that being represented by Eric Bachman was a pleasant experience. From the moment of engagement thru the conclusion of my case Eric kept me fully informed even while away on vacation with his family (which was completely unexpected). Eric was a no nonsense, extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and patient throughout the process standing by me until we reached a conclusion allowing me to turn this very difficult page so that I can move on to the next chapter of my life. Very grateful I had the best on my side and would highly recommend Eric Bachman.
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2019
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Very Satisfied
After interviewing several Law firms that specialize in labor law, I chose Zuckerman Law because of their knowledge and experience in dealing with whistle blower cases. After detailing my complaint to Eric Bachman, a Principal with Zuckerman Law, he agreed to take my case. I could not be more satisfied with the outcome of our case. Eric was extremely detail oriented and demonstrated superior knowledge of the law pertaining to my case. With Eric’s guidance, I was able to come to an acceptable “win-win” agreement in a matter of months, rather than years. I would gladly recommend Eric and Zuckerman Law to any person in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | January 1, 2019
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Attorney
I was very pleased with the services and I was pleased with the result. I would recommend the firm to others.
Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2018
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Excellent Representation
When faced with discrimination in the workplace many fear the loss of a job and/or retaliation. That was my fear but eventually you have to stand up for your rights. I reached out to Zuckerman Law 4thQ 2017 to ask for help. After explaining my situation Eric Bachman was assigned to review my case and it was decided that my complaint had merit so we moved forward. With today's technology we were able to communicate effectively without ever having to drive to DC or MD. Mr. Bachman has a very clear understanding of the law and strives to not only defend our rights but he also takes the time to educate his clients. He is a no-nonsense attorney and does not play games or allow anyone else to play them at your expense. The entire process was quick and took only about 4 months. It was simple and the fees were fair. If you are being discriminated against I recommend you reach out to Mr. Bachman. I was very happy with the outcome of our case and intend to stay in touch. Mr. Bachman - Thank you for all that you do.
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Posted by Theresa | December 4, 2017
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Representation Review
Eric Bachman was hired to represent me and he did an excellent job duration!! I would highly recommend Eric for any illegal employment and labor law employer/employment issues. Eric is an expert and very knowledgeable of the employment laws and has your very best interest in mind at all times. Eric provided weekly updates on my case and was always willing to provide me a breakdown in the statues of laws to better understand what they really meant and why he wanted to pursue specific directions if you will. He was very patient and made sure that I was clear on all facets of my case. Keep up the good work and thank you so much again Eric for all your efforts of support and a job well done on a "win win case" .....YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Bachman Law LLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Principal
  • Zuckerman Law
  • 2017 - 2021
  • Deputy Special Counsel for Litigation and Legal Affairs
  • U.S. Office Of Special Counsel
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Special Litigation Counsel
  • United States Department Of Justice, Civil Rights Division
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Senior Trial Attorney
  • U.S. Department Of Justice Civil Rights Division
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Partner
  • Wiggins Childs Quinn & Pantazis
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Wiggins Childs Quinn & Pantazis
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Louisville Jefferson County Public Defender Corporation
  • 1999 - 2001
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Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Doctor of Law (J.D.)
  • N/A
  • Middlebury College
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • U.S. v. City of New York, 07-cv-2067 (E.D.N.Y.)
  • Sutton v. City of Chesapeake
  • Aleman, et al. v. Chugach
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Associations

  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • N/A
  • Maryland Employment Lawyers Association (MELA)
  • N/A
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • N/A
  • DC Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, Employment Law and Civil Rights Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyers in America, Employment Law and Civil Rights Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • Go To Thought Leader
  • National Law Review
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyer, Employment Law and Civil Rights Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Top Whistleblower Lawyer
  • Washingtonian Magazine
  • 2020
  • Featured Verdict Award
  • American Lawyer Magazine/Verdict Search
  • 2019
  • Top Whistleblower Lawyer
  • Washingtonian Magazine
  • 2018
  • Go To Thought Leader
  • National Law Review
  • 2018
  • Top Whistleblower Lawyer
  • Washingtonian Magazine
  • 2017
  • Web 100 (top legal blogs in the United States)
  • American Bar Association Journal
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • The Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award
  • United States Department of Justice
  • 2014
  • Civil Rights Division's Distinguished Service Award
  • United States Department of Justice
  • 2013
  • Civil Rights Division's Special Commendation Outstanding Service
  • United States Department of Justice
  • 2012
  • Special Achievement Award
  • United States Department of Justice
  • 2011
  • Special Achievement Award
  • United States Department of Justice
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • NELA Fall 2020 Seminar
  • Litigating Race Discrimination Cases
  • 2020
  • DC Bar
  • Handling Whistleblower Claims
  • 2017
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section Annual Conferrence
  • Federal employees rights and responsibilities in a changing civil service landscape
  • 2017
  • Federal Dispute Resolution Training
  • Town Hall with U.S. Office of Special Counsel
  • 2016
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Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Eric has a sharp legal mind, strong writing skills, and is great at devising case strategies. Any client would be well represented by him. He has a strong sense of justice and incredible work ethic. He is reliable and a true advocate."
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Bethesda Litigation Lawyer Eric Kenneth Bachman
Eric Kenneth Bachman
Litigation Attorney
Bethesda, MD
Licensed for 24 years
Virtual consultation available