Federal Employee Attorney for your EEO, MSPB, SSA Disability Appeal, Workers Comp Case, Car AccidentIf you have been injured in a car accident we are here to help!Federal EEO Employee Attorneys with over 20 years experience!Over twenty years experience representing Federal Employees with legal matters!Social Security Disability Attorneys - No Recovery No FeeFederal Workers Compensation Attorneys - Here to help
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2010||03/29/2017|
|MD||Inactive - Retired||2005||06/09/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Top Lawyers||Houstonia Magazine||2015|
|Prinicipal||Law Office of Eric L. Pines, PLLC||2002 - Present|
|Associate General Counsel||AFGE Local 1923||2001 - 2010|
|Attorney||United States District Court, Central District Of California||1996 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group||Member||2012 - Present|
|National Employment Law Institute||Member||2011 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas, Labor and Employment Law Section||Member||2010 - Present|
|Maryland State Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|United States District Court for the District ofMaryland||Member||2005 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1996 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Central District of California||N/A||1996 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2003 - 2010|
|AFGE 1633 vs. V.A.||Win|
|Phuoung vs. V.A. (Houston)||Win -- 10,000 Back Pay -- Full Attorneys Fees|
|AFGE 1923 (Indian Head) vs. Dept of Navy||Settled for $520,000 with Attorney Fees|
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|Federal News Radio||Final rule requires affirmative action for disabilities in federal workforce||2017|
|Stars and Stripes||Critics: Bill in Congress to fire VA execs may be unconstitutional||2014|
|statesman.com||Whistleblower: VA tried to silence and intimidate me||2014|
|www.pinesfederal.com||OPM Disability Retirement – FMLA and/or Sick Leave or Tough it Out?||2014|
|Pines Federal Blog||Dealing with a Wrongly Denied Reasonable Accommodation Request for Telework||2012|
|SSA Newsletter||Reasonable Accommodation - Medical Parking Worksheets||2006|
|Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||J.D.||1995|
|University of California, Los Angeles||History||B.A.||1992|
|University of California - Santa Barbara||History||N/A||N/A|
|Final rule requires affirmative action for disabilities in federal workforce||Final rule requires affirmative action for disabilities in federal workforce||2017|
|AFGE Veterans Affairs Training 2016||Federal Labor Arbitration Boot Camp||2016|
|DHS Worst Place to Work||Federal Employee Work Environment Survey Expert||2015|
|KTRH Houston Radio Interview Guest||Shutdown Effects Thousands of Federal Employees in Houston||2013|
|Federal EEO Training||Retaliation and Harassment in the Federal System||2012|
|Federal Retirement Seminar||Estate Planning for Federal Employees||2010|
|AFGE Federal EEO Training||Disability Discrimination in the Federal Government||2010|
|AFGE Steward Training||EEO Disability Discrimination Training||2008|
Posted by Susan MY
My government employer was threatening to report me to the licensing board. I was completely distraught and unable to fight this on my own I did not know what to do. I contacted a big law firm to discuss this, but I was treated disrespectfully, given no hope and no compassion (I was only a little fish). I left that firm and contacted Eric Pines law firm. From the first consult Eric, Stephen and Aaron were considerate, caring and understood what I was going through. They encouraged me to ask questions, kept me informed of everything going on and absolutely no surprise bills. There were two issues dealt with my employer, first was the report to the licensing board and second was applying for retirement disability. Stephen handled the licensing issue and he called me directly when he received the letter that I would not be turned into the board, I was in a state of shock and so grateful. This is my life, my family and I could not fight by myself.....they fought for me. The retirement disability outcome is still pending and is being handled by Eric, I feel he is doing a wonderful job for me. I would highly recommend this firm, all of these gentlemen made my terrifying situation more tolerable by being kind, professional and caring human beings.
Posted by Carolyn
When I was fired, I felt all alone, hopeless, confused, victimized and I noticed that there was no one within my agency could help me. My first conversation with Mr. Eric Pines, I felt like someone really heard me and understood what I was facing.
From the first day I spoke with Mr. Pines, I no longer felt as thou I was in this by myself. Mr. Pines listen to me for four months and shared my pain. I’m trying not to be so personal but I can’t help it. As I write this review, I am literally crying tears of joy. I am so glad I had the opportunity to know him. He is the true example of a lawyer. He was extremely passionate, concern, knowledgeable and professional. Mr. Pines went at this case whole hearted and never gave up until I was vindicated.
I have never met him and I can truly say I love him because he showed love for me first. Thank you so much for giving me a reason to live and go on. Also letting me know there are people out here who still care for others.
Posted by Monica
WOW! I just completed my case review with Attorney Pines, not only was he extremely experienced and well versed in federal sector laws, and disability, he is the real deal! He took the time to listen, he was genuinely concerned and was not out to take advantage of my situation like so many other attorneys just out to rack up on fees. I was amazed with his experience regarding this case but another case as well.
I felt like I was his only client and I was moved by his kindness and sensitivity to my situation. It was clear that he had thoroughly reviewed the documents I had forwarded. I know it took more than the 1 hour I paid for.
He was clear, and succinct with regard to my options. I wish I had found him sooner. If you need an expert attorney, before you call anyone else, call Attorney Pines. He will not lead you astray. He's a beacon of light and a restorer of hope.
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
Mr. Eric Pines has my strongest possible endorsement. In a Federal labor matter, he and I were opposing counsel. I found him to be a challenging adversary, but more importantly, he is one of the most ethical attorneys I know. Honest and forthright, Mr. Pines upholds the highest standards of our profession. I now proudly call him a friend.
Richard Klein, Employment and labor Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I am attorney who works in the same field as Mr. Pines. I have worked with him on cases and find his work to be top caliber. He has a very broad knowledge of Federal Sector and EEO law. He has unique talents with negotiation and the ability to reach a settlement that can often be a win-win for both sides. He has a very nice rapport with his clients and is well likes and respected by them. I have been at hearings with him and I find his litigation skills to be top notch. I wholeheartedly recommend him with no reservations to potential clients.
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