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Why Choose Passman & Kaplan, P.C.?

We are focused on protecting the rights of federal employees and promoting workplace fairness. Founded in 1990 by Edward Passman and Joseph Kaplan, our firm brings insight, knowledge and extensive experience to assist clients across the U.S. and abroad.

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Here are a few reasons to choose our firm:

  • Experience: For more than 25 years, our law firm has handled a wide variety of employment and labor law matters. Our attorneys are also the authors of the Federal Employees Legal Survival Guide,” now in its third edition, considered to be the comprehensive resource for employees and lawyers alike.
  • Respect: We are recognized leaders in our field. Our lawyers speak and train extensively on topics pertaining to federal employment law.
  • Results: The bottom line is that we change people’s lives for the better. Most of our work is conducted within the administrative courts, but we also handle appellate litigation to challenge administrative decisions. In 2005, we obtained a jury verdict of $3 million in a disability rights lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Commerce.

We Solve Problems That Affect All Aspects Of Your Work Life

“I enjoy my job because I truly enjoy helping people,” says attorney Joseph Kaplan. “When you think of how many waking hours are spent at work, what happens to a person on the job affects his or her entire life. Almost everything a person enjoys in life is somehow related back to his or her job: health insurance, the ability to pay rent or the mortgage, the ability to send your child to college, a new car, fun leisure activities, vacations or plans for retirement. Without the job, no one has the resources to pay for all that. Protecting the job is vitally important. I am proud to make a real difference in this critical aspect of people’s lives.”

Our attorneys are highly skilled in representing federal employees before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and other federal administrative agencies. Passman & Kaplan, P.C. has also represented employees in U.S. District and Appeals Courts.

Our attorneys belong to advocacy organizations such as the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, and the Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals.

Get help from our attorneys at 202-789-0100 or email us today.

Federal Employment Law

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How to Protect and Enforce Your Job Rights 3rd Edition