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John Michael Singleton

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John is one of the most highly rated labor and employment attorneys in Maryland. For the better part of 30 years, he has represented individuals, labor unions, businesses and non-profits in any and all employment issues including termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour, wrongful discharge, whistleblowers, and others in litigation. He regularly reviews severance agreements and does consultations for advice as well.  A veteran court room attorney, he has also represented clients in medical malpractice cases, copyright infringement, workers compensation and other matters that require a broad range of skills.

The Singleton Law Group regularly represents indviduals and classes in civil rights cases involving police, fire, education and other government workers.  Numerous matters have garnered great press attention and are ongoing.  With regard to labor unions, John has represented organized workers in a multitude of industries negotiating union contracts and representing these organizations in all phases of their work and operations.


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Practice areas


  1. Sexual Harassment: 45%
    33 years, 500 cases
  2. Employment: 35%
    36 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Civil Rights: 10%
    28 years, 100 cases
  4. Personal Injury: 7%
  5. Copyright: 3%
    28 years, 25 cases



Hourly ($250-425/hour), contingent (33-40%), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Stanford G Gann Sr.

    I endorse this lawyer.John Singleton is highly skilled in labor relations and litigation in both the state and federal jurisdiction. He devotes his entire time and energy to his clients interests.


    Stanford Gann Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    John is a tenacious and dedicated trial lawyer who is passionate about his cases and protecting the interests of his clients.


    Gerald Singleton Commercial real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Family member

Contact info

The Singleton Law Group

1447 York Road
Suite 508
Lutherville, MD, 21093


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV rating as preeimenent in my fieldMartindale-Hubbell2013
Best Lawyer Labor& EmploymentBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Super Lawyer Employent LSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Best in Employment LawBest Lawyers in America2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Best Lawyer, Labor and EmployentBest Lawyers in America2008
Super Lawyer, Employment- PlaintiffSuper Lawyers2007
Best Plaintiff Lawyer EmploymentChambers & Partners USA Guide2003
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1998
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1997
Baltimore MagazineBest Lawyers in Maryland1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerThe Singleton Law Group2010 - Present
PartnerWillig, WIlliams, Davidson & Singleton2010 - 2011
Special Master- Labor ErisaUnited States District Court2004 - 2005
international CounselInternational Organization of Master, Mates & Pilots1999 - 2009
Executive DirectorBaltimore County Human Relations Commission1989 - 1993
Managing PartnerGendler & Singleton1987 - 1998
General CounselBaltimore Building & Construction Trades Council1983 - 1987
Trial AttorneyNational Labor Relations Board1978 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maryland State Bar AssociationLabor & Employment1985 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Karla Hamner Robinson v. John Leopold, etcStill onoing
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Publication nameTitleDate
Thomson West publicationRepresenting Employees in Sexual Harassment Cases2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Antioch School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
City University of New York, Hunter CollegePsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Conference on Traditional Labor LawEnding the Bargaining Relationship2002
Fundamentals seriesFundementals of Labor and Employment Law1999
Maryland State Bar AssociationEmployment Discrimination Agencies1997
Maryland Bar FoundationFundementals of Labor and Employment Law1996