After nearly 15 years practicing litigation in large and small law firms, I’ve decided to open my own employment law shop — sexual harassment, employment discrimination, overtime pay, bonuses and commissions, breach of contract, family leave, unemployment appeals — all the areas of law that challenge me intellectually while allowing me to actually help real people, not faceless corporations. While I’ve handled these types of cases for both plaintiffs and defendants in the past, this will be a different challenge because I am responsible for picking the clients, I am responsible for preparing the cases, and, ultimately, I am responsible for winning the cases. A challenge, yes, but I am up to the task!
What spurred me to pursue this risky route and give up a safe, well-paying job at a well-respected Baltimore law firm? Probably seeing how successful I have been handling a few employment cases each year, and seeing how much personal satisfaction I’ve received from those cases, was what convinced me that I could practice law that I enjoy practicing while making a good living. Isn’t that what every lawyer wants?
So my plan is to set forth my thoughts, ideas, analyses, experiences, hopes, fears, disappointments and successes — in other words, to communicate what it is like being a solo employment lawyer and to talk about employment law — cases, statutes, court rulings, news stories. Anything and everything that Maryland employment lawyers and persons seeking to learn about employment law in Maryland might want to discuss. That’s the plan, we’ll put it into practice shortly. The end.