Dealing with any legal matter can be stressful, especially when your rights and your future are on the line. As an experienced labor & employment attorney and criminal defense lawyer, I've represented clients in cases from wrongful termination and employee discipline to assault and drug charges. Reach out to The Law Offices of Richard J. Washington, P. C. today, and put my knowledge and skills to work for you.
After receiving a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, I knew that a legal career would be the right path for me. I went on to pursue my J.D. from St. John's University School of Law because I was drawn to the opportunity of helping people better understand their rights and being able to provide the best possible defense. Over time, I was exposed to the complicated nature of labor & employment law and felt a calling to help those vulnerable in that area as well. As a dedicated attorney, my practice has focused on guiding individuals and families through their legal matters to put them in a better position for their future.MORE ABOUT ME
No matter what you're going through, you likely have questions and concerns you want to be addressed. I make it a point to answer all of your inquiries in a timely manner and keep you informed throughout the process. I'll take the time to help you understand your situation and clearly explain your available options as we move forward with a strategy crafted to fit your needs.
I began my legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan. After leaving the DA’s Office, I spent a year in the Dept. of Education’s Administrative Trials Unit, where I focused on employee discipline cases. In over a decade of legal practice, I've litigated hundreds of cases and have a special insight into a variety of court processes that could make a difference in your situation today.
With many state and federal labor regulations to factor into your potential case, it's wise to consult with a knowledgeable attorney before taking any legal action against an employee.
If you're conducting internal investigations for your business, or you become the subject of an internal investigation, don't wait to reach out for legal assistance.
If you've been accused of violating the rights of a special needs individual, I can help. Put an experienced Defense Attorney on your side.
Regardless of what brings you to seek my services, I will treat you with respect and give your case individual attention.
I'll provide the legal knowledge and experience while you steer the direction of your strategy to meet your unique needs.
I can help you confidently prepare for the legal process and will always work hard to position your case for a positive outcome.
The client was accused of a misdemeanor assault charge.
Client was charged with a felony crime, but I successfully negotiated a plea.
Client had a sexual discrimination case against their unjust firing.
Labor & Employment is a complex, heavily-regulated area of law. From employers and managers to employees, there are many rights and responsibilities to be aware of in any given situation when a conflict or dispute arises. The Law Offices of Richard J. Washington is knowledgeable and experienced in a wide range of labor and employment issues — from internal investigations and employee discipline cases to wrongful termination, employee discrimination, and severance negotiations.
I do a lot within public sector law. My practice regularly manages trials to determine whether or not the public sector employer or employee in question engaged in a specific type of misconduct. For private employees, we can efficiently negotiate severance packages.
If you're involved in a situation concerning your rights as an employer, manager, or employee, I'd be happy to help you understand what you're up against and provide sound legal counsel to help you move forward. As a labor & employment attorney, I have the requisite knowledge to assist you in either keeping your job or outlining an easy transition out of the workplace.
Facing criminal charges can be a scary and stressful experience because having a criminal record can seriously impact life as you know it. When your rights, your freedom, and your future are on the line, you need a caring and dedicated legal advocate in your corner. As an experienced criminal defense attorney, I understand that just because you've been charged doesn't mean you're guilty — and will work hard to defend you against any misdemeanor or felony charges in the greater New York City area.
From drug and weapons crimes to assault, domestic violence, and DUI/DWI defense, my firm (located in Downtown Manhattan near the World Trade Center) will get to know the circumstances surrounding your case and arrest, and effectively represent your side of the story.
I can help you fight for fair treatment by the justice system and seek the best possible outcome for your case. Don't risk your future by taking on your case alone. With over a decade of extensive trial experience, I'm not afraid to take on even the toughest cases. Call to learn more about my high-quality legal services and how they can benefit your case today.