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Washingtonian Magazine Names Nicholas Woodfield of TELG as a 2013 Top Lawyer


Posted on December 4, 2013
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Nicholas WoodfieldWashingtonian magazine has named Nicholas Woodfield of The Employment Law Group® law firm to its prestigious 2013-14 rundown of “Top Lawyers”  in Washington, D.C.

The city magazine unveils a new tally of star attorneys every two years; its latest listing is in the December 2013 issue, on newsstands now, and will appear online starting on January 1, 2014. Washingtonian will fête Mr. Woodfield, along with its other honorees, at a reception on December 10th.

Mr. Woodfield, a principal at The Employment Law Group, was chosen for his representation of whistleblowers, victims of discrimination, and workers with non-payment and misclassification claims.

A seasoned trial attorney, Mr. Woodfield is president of the Virginia Employment Lawyers Association. He has tried more than 50 cases and negotiated many seven-figure settlements for his clients. Several of his cases have set important state and federal precedents; most recently, his representation of whistleblower Donna Jackson — in addition to winning a $650,000 jury award — led to Maryland’s embrace of “cat’s paw” doctrine, under which an employer may be held liable for retaliation against an employee even if the actual decision-maker was unaware of a retaliatory motive.

Being named a Washingtonian Top Lawyer is a new accolade for Mr. Woodfield, who also was recognized in 2013 by Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers. He recently was picked for the Top 100 Trial Lawyers  by The National Trial Lawyers, and maintains a 10.0/Superb rating on Avvo.com — the highest possible.

“As a resident of D.C., I’m thrilled to be recognized by my hometown’s top magazine,” said Mr. Woodfield. “I’m a Washingtonian reader myself; I know that people in D.C. trust it as an arbiter of excellence. I’m honored that the editors judged me worthy of inclusion.”

Mr. Woodfield is a frequent speaker, panelist, and media commenter, especially on retaliation claims and the proper application of the Fair Labor Standards Act. He received his J.D. from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala.; he also holds a B.A. from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., and has done postgraduate work in law at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England.

He has been admitted to practice before numerous state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

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