The Employment Law Group Caps a Year of Recognition With Multiple Honors from U.S. News & World Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 1, 2018) — For the sixth year running, The Employment Law Group® law firm has been honored by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers as one of the nation’s “Best Law Firms.”

The prestigious list includes two “Tier 1” rankings for TELG for employment law in the Washington, D.C. area, highlighting what the rankers called “a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.”

The 2019 “Best Law Firm” rankings are based on evaluations submitted by more than 16,000 lawyers and almost 12,000 law firm clients nationwide. Firms can’t be considered unless at least one of their attorneys already appears in the affiliated The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top five percent of practicing lawyers in the U.S.

The 2019 edition of Best Lawyers honored three out of 11 lawyers at The Employment Law Group: Adam Augustine Carter, principal; Nicholas Woodfield, principal and general counsel; and R. Scott Oswald, managing principal.

The U.S. News rankings for 2019, which improved on TELG’s previous showing, capped a dramatic year of recognition for the boutique firm, which represents whistleblowers and other employees who stand up to wrongdoing in the workplace. Among the honors:

  • Four TELG principals were recognized by Super Lawyers in 2018 — and two of them, Mr. Woodfield and Mr. Oswald, were listed among the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Washington, D.C., having received the most high ratings from their attorney peers. It was the first Top 100 appearance for Mr. Woodfield, and the fourth for Mr. Oswald. TELG attorneys have been honored by Super Lawyers every year since 2012. In addition to Mr. Woodfield and Mr. Oswald, this year’s list includes Mr. Carter and J. Thomas Harrington, Jr., another principal.
  • After two years of research, the well-known legal media company Lawdragon released its first-ever list of the nation’s top 500 plaintiff’s employment lawyers — and included Mr. Oswald among the elite based on “the views of peers and competitors.”
  • In its December 2017 issue, Washingtonian magazine named Mr. Oswald to its closely watched list of “Top Lawyers” for his representation of employees against corporations. Mr. Woodfield has previously been recognized on the list.
  • In November 2017, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, an honorary legal society, inducted Mr. Oswald as a fellow — a distinction that requires multiple peer nominations, strong credentials, thorough vetting, and a record of achievement in employment law that spans 20 years or more.

“It’s gratifying to see a rising tide of recognition for the work we do for our clients at The Employment Law Group,” said Mr. Oswald. “It’s especially nice when our entire firm is celebrated, as U.S. News and Best Lawyers have done for six years now. On the plaintiff’s side there aren’t many firm-wide honors available — yet everything we do here, we do as a team. I’m proud of each honor we earn, but in many ways ‘Best Law Firms’ is the one that fits us best.”


About The Employment Law Group

The Employment Law Group® law firm represents whistleblowers and other employees who stand up to wrongdoing in the workplace. Based in Washington, D.C., the firm takes cases nationwide.