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i represent both private and public sector labor unions in contract negotiations, representation cases, unfair labor practice proceedings, discipline and discharge cases, interest and rights arbitrations, and in impasse and fact finding proceedings.  I have a wide range of experience in both civil and criminal litigation, having appeared on behalf of clients before administrative agencies, in district and circuit trial courts, and in Maryland’s appellate courts.    

I graduated from Cornell University in 1977, earning a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations.  I graduated from Antioch School of Law in 1980.  While in law school I clerked for the National Labor Relations Board’s Division of Judges.       

i presently serve as Chair-Elect of the Maryland State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Council. I  frequently speas at labor organization meetings on a variety of topics including educators’ rights in the workplace and social media.  He has been recognized in Maryland Super Lawyers® magazine since 2007.  I have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Labor Law - Union, Education, and Employment Law - Individuals since 2012.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 40%
  2. Education: 40%
  3. Administrative Law: 20%


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201 N Charles St Fl 10
Baltimore, MD, 21201-4102


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Maryland Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Lawyer of the Year - Labor Law - UnionBest Lawyers in America2015
Maryland Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Best Lawyer, Labor Law - UnionBest Lawyers in America2014
Maryland Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Lawyer of the Year, Employment Law, IndividualsBest Lawyers in America2013
Maryland SuperLawyerLaw & Politics2012
Best Lawyer - Labor Law - UnionBest Lawyers In America2012
Maryland Super LawyerLaw & Politics2011
Maryland SuperLawyerLaw & Politics2010
Maryland SuperLawyerLaw & Politics2009
Maryland SuperLawyerLaw & Politics2008
Maryland Super LawyerLaw & Politics2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGodoff & Zimmerman1982 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maryland State Bar AssociationChair-Elect, Labor and Employment Section Council2004 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Maryand Bar JournalWhen the Grim Reaper Calls: Primer on Contract Clause Protections2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Antioch School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Cornell UniversityIndustrial and Labor RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
AFT Attorneys' ConferenceValue Added and Working for What WE Value2011