Three Attorneys from The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Are Honored in Best Lawyers in America

Carter Named in Two Categories; Sixth Year in a Row for Oswald and Woodfield


WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 24, 2017) — Based on high praise from their peers, three attorneys from The Employment Law Group® law firm have been honored with listings in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

It is the first such recognition for Adam Augustine Carter, a principal of the firm, who also became the first TELG attorney to be listed in two separate employment categories — litigation and the representation of individual employees. Both R. Scott Oswald and Nicholas Woodfield, meanwhile, were named in the prestigious guide for a sixth consecutive year.

Best Lawyers has published its rigorous peer rankings for more than three decades. It conducts an annual poll of leading attorneys in each practice area; the 2018 list was culled from a nationwide total of 7.4 million votes.

Carter“Being recognized by my fellow attorneys is a great honor,” said Mr. Carter. “It validates what I believe — and what is our firm’s strategy, really: When you give 100% to every client, word gets around. This is a reputation I’m very happy to have.”

Mr. Carter is known for his zealous advocacy, at trial and on appeal, of employees who stand up to discrimination and retaliation by their employers. He also represents whistleblowers who uncover fraud in the workplace, and he is heavily sought by high-level executives who want help negotiating compensation or severance agreements.

The 2018 edition of Best Lawyers marks the sixth listing in a row for Mr. Oswald and Mr. Woodfield. Mr. Oswald, who is managing principal of The Employment Law Group, is named in the employment litigation category; Mr. Woodfield, the firm’s general counsel, is honored for representation of individual employees.

Oswald“This latest recognition reflects the work of an entire team at TELG,” said Mr. Oswald. “Adam, Nick, and I wouldn’t be on this list without the support of our fellow principals, our associates, and our clerks and staff. Ultimately our firm’s success is measured in satisfied clients, of course — but the respect of our peers is precious, too, as a seal of approval on our work.”

A graduate of The Trial Lawyers College and past president of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, Mr. Oswald is ranked as one of the Top 100 lawyers in Washington, D.C. He speaks publicly on laws that protect employees, and is quoted frequently by media outlets including The Wall Street Journal.

Mr. Woodfield emphasized the value of Best Lawyers listings to potential clients who must choose an attorney without much guidance. “When most people approach us with an employment problem, they’ve never hired a lawyer before,” he said. “An endorsement from other attorneys helps to verify that they’re making the right decision. Having three of our firm’s principals on this list — well, it’s clearer still.”

WoodfieldWashingtonian magazine has recognized Mr. Woodfield as one of the “Top Lawyers” in Washington, D.C. He is a frequent speaker, panelist, and media commenter, especially on retaliation claims and the proper application of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Mr. Woodfield is a former president of the Virginia Employment Lawyers Association.

In addition to being recognized by Best Lawyers, attorneys at The Employment Law Group have received accolades from legal authorities including Martindale-Hubbell and American Lawyer Media. All five of TELG’s principals are currently recognized by Super Lawyers, and the firm has been chosen by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers for their annual listing of “Best Law Firms” since 2014.


About The Employment Law Group

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