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Merritt J Green

Employment and labor Attorney at Mclean, VA

4.6   22 reviews

also known as Merritt Green, Merritt James Green


Licensed for 25 years

Virtual consultation available

About Merritt

Learn Merritt’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    50%
    Comprehensive management-side labor/employment law representation.

    25 years

  2. Corporate and incorporation
    25%
    Comprehensive representation of businesses and business owners in all aspects of business law.

    25 years

  3. Litigation
    15%
    Litigation in Federal and State courts.

    25 years

  4. Contracts and agreements
    10%
    Draft, review and revise business contracts.

    25 years

Working with and helping businesses and non-profit organizations is my passion.  I enjoy strategizing with entrepreneurs and seeing their excitement about building their business.  I love providing the legal team to help protect and grow the business of our clients.

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Client's Choice 2015
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Top Contributor 2015
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Licensed for 25 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2005
Updated 06/08/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 07/12/2022
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2003
Updated 10/01/2022
State CO
Status Inactive
Acquired 1997
Updated 10/04/2022

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

Contact Merritt

Merritt J Green
6849 Old Dominion Drive
Suite 220
Mclean, VA, 22101

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  22 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
Merritt received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2015
Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Thorough, and Effective
I engaged Merritt for an employment law matter that had some "delicate" complications. He thoroughly researched the details and then handled it quickly and professionally, I'm very grateful for his work I give him my strongest recommendation.
Posted by Candice | September 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
Merritt was the only help I had during a traumatic and devastating circumstance. He is not only smart, and good at what he does, but he has the ability to be considerate of others. Very kind, very professional, and exceptionally intelligent. The most honest and genuine lawyer I have ever seen, and I've seen many. If you are looking for someone who can help you, Merritt is the lawyer for you.
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Response from Merritt Green September 16, 2015
Candice -- thank you for your recommendation. We will continue fighting for you -- but, in the meantime, I am so pleased that you have found a great job and are not letting the past impact your future success. Keep looking forward. Sincerely, Merritt Green
Posted by Jon | May 25, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent attorney
I came across Merritt Green and his firm on Linkedin. Right off the bat, I could tell from some of the articles he had written on law he was an excellent attorney. He knows the law well and runs a firm in Northern Virginia (McLean). I had a dispute with a large company and contacted Merritt who not only called me back the same day. He also gave me very valuable advice. I strongly suggest you contact Merritt if you find yourself in a dispute with an employer or corporation. I give him my highest recommendation!
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A Kind Person
Merritt Green is a kind person as well as smart. The best combination of attributes for an attorney. He is sharp, gives good advice and is direct.
Posted by Eric | May 7, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Merritt Green was referred to me by a trusted friend who gave him his highest recommendation. That meant a lot and was spot-on: Mr. Green is highly knowledgeable and professional, and he went out of his way to be responsive to my inquiry and needs. If my issue requires further action, there is literally no one else I will turn to nor anyone else to whom I will refer others. Highly recommended!
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Posted by Ronald | July 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience, advice and accessibility !
Merritt assisted me by reviewing a current employment agreement as well as prospective services agreement I’d be signing as an independent contractor. He is highly professional, knowledgeable, very accessible and easy to work. We were able to negotiate a flat fee agreement that was very fair which was important in my case. Most importantly he answered my questions and offered great advice that was clear and effective. Merritt left me feeling very confident as I proceeded fireard
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Posted by Mike | May 15, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer
Mr. Green offered me fantastic advice. Seriously, I called around and spoke to several lawyers regarding some quick advice and consultation. 90% of lawyers turned me down, not willing to even talk to me. The other 5% offered me about 30 seconds of their time before telling me I need to pay $300-$500 to continue talking. Mr. Green however, was the only lawyer willing to give me earnest advice. He gave me a good portion of his time without having to pay a fee, and was very knowledgeable and sincere in his guidance. If I need further help in this matter, there is no doubt I will be turning to Mr. Green. He was willing to help when so many others turned down even the idea of letting me ask them about my issue. I really do appreciate the help he gave, and like I said, if I need more help on this issue or in the future with something else, I will be turning to him.
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Posted by Rob | May 9, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Advice
Mr. Green took his time explaining the legal obligations and answered all my questions before I was even his client. He is truly an upstanding lawyer and cares about his clients.
Posted by Hilda Moses | September 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
Mr. Green’s work ethic is demonstrated through his passion. I have never before encountered such an attorney of his caliber. (I have worked with a few during my career as a law enforcement officer). He was supportive and candid throughout the proceedings. Mr. Green ensured I was kept informed at every step. I would certainly recommend Mr. Green to family and friends!
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Posted by Feri | September 23, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb attorney
Mr Green not only handled my case very effectively, he was also a Pilar of support throughout the whole thing. I could feel that he truly cared about me and what I was going through at that time. Indeed a rare trait to find nowadays. I highly recommend him.
Response from Merritt Green September 24, 2015
Feri - Thank you for your reference. It was our pleasure to work with you and I'm pleased we obtained such a great result for you.
Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2015
Excellence!
If you are looking for a Lawyer that is exceptionally competent and candid then Merrit Green is your counsel. He pursues your case based on facts and in my case that resulted in a very significant settlement and preservation of a 31 year career. He knows his business and personifies confidence and skill.
Response from Merritt Green September 16, 2015
Thank you for your recommendation. It was honor to help you through this difficult situation and obtain excellent result for you. Best wishes and stay in touch. Please never hesitate to contact us if we can help you again. Sincerely, Merritt Green
Posted by Lance | April 28, 2015
Would recommend for any labor - wage disbutes.
Merritt was responive and informative throughout my settlement. He easily explained my rights and planned a consise settlement for me. Merritt was always available for my questions either by phone or e-mail. We settled for an anticipated sum within several weeks. I would highly recommend Merrit J. Green with legal assistance concerning any labor wage disbutes you may encounter.
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Response from Merritt Green June 3, 2015
Lance -- thank you for your recommendation and thank you for the opportunity to provide you with legal services. I was pleased to be able to assist you.
Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Lost Wages Discussion
Merritt got back to me quickly and asked several follow up question in a short amount of time. I appreciate his promptness and concern for my case.
Response from Merritt Green June 12, 2015
Thank you for your recommendation. As an attorney, clients come to us with problems and need help. Often they have never worked with an attorney and are facing a difficult situation. It is our honor and privilege to help clients -- prompt and thorough communication is a vital part of our duty to clients.
Posted by Don | November 21, 2014
Review of Merritt Green legal services
Superb legal services. Mr. Green offers a blend of legal based advice tempered with common sense. Too often those two criteria do not mix well but Mr. Green pulls it off beautifully. During a recent contentious legal process Mr. Green kept is on the straight and narrow with his legal advice but was able to empathize with our business concerns and steadily advised us to an ultimate win via the courts. I highly recommend Mr. Green's services and, although I can't say that I look forward to using his services in the future, should the need arise I will do so without hesitation.
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Response from Merritt Green June 3, 2015
Don -- thank you for your reference. It was a privilege and honor to provide you and the organization you lead with legal representation. In fact, thank you for allowing General Counsel, P.C. to represent your organization since 2003!
Posted by Andrew | October 21, 2014
A Great Attorney
I needed to incorporate in Virginia and a friend recommended Merritt Green. Merritt and his team responded immediately, explained the process in terms I could understand, took over all the details, kept me extremely well updated, and in general provided exactly the kind of service a solo entrepreneur needed. I don't have time to understand and take care of administrative matters - legal, financial, etc. so I rely on trusted advisors. I have assembled a team that handles these things for me and I trust Merritt to operate in my best interests first. I feel lucky and grateful that he is on my team.
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Response from Merritt Green June 3, 2015
Andrew - thank you for your recommendation. At General Counsel, P.C. we LOVE working with entrepreneurs and it was an honor to help you get your business up and running. We look forward to a long relationship and helping you continue to grow your business.
Posted by Michael | October 17, 2014
Turn Key Solutions for Small Business
Our company has been partnered with GC for over 4 years. During that time, they have been able to provide sound legal advice in a surprisingly broad spectrum of legal areas including government contracts, HR, and commercial real estate. Timely, reliable insights are par for course. I recommend GC for small businesses that would appreciate the flexibility of a well-rounded legal counsel.
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Response from Merritt Green June 3, 2015
Michael -- thank you for your recommendation. It has been an honor for General Counsel, P.C. to provide legal representation to your business. With our TEAM of experienced and knowledgeable attorneys, we have the expertise to provide you with complete day-to-day legal counsel for your business. WE LOVE serving as your GENERAL COUNSEL. Thank you and we look forward to continuing to work with you for years to come (or, at least, until you sell your business!).
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Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2014
Merritt Green gets an A+ for integrity and quality of service
I have worked with Merritt and other attorneys at General Counsel since 2006. General Counsel has provided a wide variety of legal services in both sector within which I have worked; for-profit and non-profit. I would describe the work completed as exceptional, the ongoing support as superior and the relationship with both of my employers as a true partnership. General Counsel worked on employment law issues, immigration and visa challenges, contract and lease advisement, trademark projects and served as general counsel for 5 of the last 8 years. The team at General Counsel is the only firm I use.
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Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2013
Start-up tech company
We are looking forward to building a mutually beneficial relationship with Mr. Green and General Counsel. We all sleep much better at night knowing that we have the resources of GC to lean toward. Mr Green and his team are superb. GC is very responsive and get the job done.
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2009
Complete Confidence and Trust
Merritt Green and his practice, General Counsel, offer the best in legal guidance. Since the incorporation of our organization, they have handled all of our challenges from licensing, human resources, contract work and recommendations for trademarking. We view Mr. Green and staff as part of our organization and attribute our success, in part, to his consideration and anticipation of our legal needs as a growing organization.
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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring attorney
Mr. Green provided a free initial consultation and after hearing about my employment issues, he agreed to represent me for whatever actions that I decided to take. I did not pursue legal action but he was knowledgeable and willing to back me up 100% if I had decided to take legal action. Thanks for your support.
Response from Merritt Green September 16, 2015
Thank you for your recommendation. I was pleased to assist you and believe you made the best decision to accept the offered severance and move forward. Please never hesitate to contact me with any questions. Sincerely, Merritt Green
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-450 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder/Managing Partner
  • General Counsel, P.C.
  • 2004 - Present
  • Chair, Employment Law Practice
  • General Counsel, P.C.
  • 2004 - Present
  • Associate
  • Venable, LLP
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Institutional Labor Advisors
  • 1997 - 2002
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Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Middlebury College
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Wadham College, Oxford University
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • National Origin Discrimination and Retaliation
  • Substantial settlement for employees\
  • FLSA Unpaid Wages Settlement
  • Substantial settlement for employees
  • Advice regarding Non-Competition Agreement
  • Allowed employee to proceed with career within boundaries of non-competition agreement.
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Associations

  • McLean Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington Executive Association
  • Founder/Former President/Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairman
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Community Business Partnership
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - 2013
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Associate Editor, The Developing Labor Law
  • 2001 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award
  • National Eagle Scout Association
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Clients Choice 2015
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Employment Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Chairman's Award
  • Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce
  • 2013
  • Legal Elite
  • Washington Smart CEO Magazine
  • 2009
  • Outstanding Member of the Year
  • Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce
  • 2009
  • Justinian Honorary Law Society
  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • 1997
  • Scholastic Excellence - Constitutional Law
  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • 1997
  • Scholastic Excellence - Property Law
  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • 1997
  • Editor in Chief
  • The Labor Lawyer
  • 1997
  • Associate Editor
  • Syracuse Law Review
  • 1997
  • College of Law Scholar
  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • 1997
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Publications

  • THE DEVELOPING LABOR LAW, 4th Edition, 2001 - 2008 Cumulative Supplements
  • The Developing Labor Law
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • National Business Institute
  • Virginia Employment Law
  • 2017
  • Breakfast Briefing
  • Non-Competition Agreements and Protecting Your Business
  • 2012
  • Lorman Education Services
  • CLE Employment Documentation
  • 2010
  • 2010 Employment Law Update
  • Top Ten Issues to Ensure Complaince with Employment Laws
  • 2010
  • Not-for-Profit Risk Management Seminar
  • Top Ten Employment Pitfalls Facing Non-Profits
  • 2009
  • ABC HR Academy
  • HR Compliance
  • 2005
  • Council’s Virginia Personnel Update
  • Virginia Personnel Update
  • 2004
  • Council’s Virginia Personnel Update
  • Virginia Personnel Update
  • 2003
  • Employee Discharge and Documentation in Virginia
  • Employee Discharge and Documentation
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (14)
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. He typifies the Ben Franklin quote: 'Want something done, ask a busy person.' Merritt is frequently requested, and for good reason. With a finger on the pulse of this legal community, Merritt is involved within countless leadership circles - developing effective tools to meet emerging legal trends and regulatory requirements."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I was Merritt's first client and have worked with him on matters for over ten years. Over that time, we have had the opportunity to get to know each other on several levels. Merritt was a trusted advisor to my IT company and, when I decided to pursue a career in law, he supported and advised me in that regard as well. This ongoing relationship is a large part of the reason that I decided to join General Counsel P.C. as an attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Merritt personifies leadership in the workplace and the community. He has the incredible ability to customize the approach he takes with each client and provide invaluable advice and advocacy. His passion for the work he does is inspiring and plays a huge role in his ability to get the best work out of his team along the way. He is incredibly dedicated to his team, his clients and his practice."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Merritt is an experienced attorney and entrepreneur with a passion for helping clients' businesses thrive. He provides clients with the resources necessary to successfully protect their businesses' interests and to allow his clients to focus on the objectives that inspired them to start a business."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Merritt Green without reservation. Merritt is one of the most thoughtful, experienced, creative, and ethical advocates a client, or a co-counsel, could have. I trust his judgment completely, and would highly recommend him not only to clients, but to family and friends as well. Because of the quality work and absolute attention he pays clients, he is my go-to choice for labor and employment matters of all varieties."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Merritt is an effective and experienced lawyer that quickly understands his client's goals and objectives. As a result, his legal representation is efficient and results in successful outcomes."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Merritt is one of the leading Employment & Labor attorneys in the Washington, D.C. area. His knowledge of employment law is second to none and he is a superb advocate for all of his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Merritt and can vouch for his leadership and his legal expertise first-hand. He has assembled a team of professionals that focus on meeting the needs of their clients, which Merritt understands better than most as an entrepreneur and business owner himself. I continue to refer my own clients to Merritt on issues where I can't help them but his team can."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Merritt's broad range of experience and legal expertise are an invaluable asset to his clients. His commitment to integrity makes him a trusted advisor to many. Highly recommended."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Merritt is the preeminent employment attorney in the industry. His practical wisdom and technical knowledge provide creative and beneficial guidance to clients that resolve matters and move forward in a positive manner."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Merritt Green is an excellent attorney and a person of great integrity. I highly recommend this attorney to any business owner or manager in need of legal advice."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Merritt is a highly skilled employment lawyer. As founder of General Counsel, PC he manages a law firm that serves a unique need in the business community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"If you need a solution to your employment problem, Merritt is the lawyer to turn to."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Merritt is an excellent employment attorney with an entrepreneurial background."
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