Alan Lescht

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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
Phone:
202-536-3315
301-392-7401
Fax:
202-463-6067
Email:

Described by clients as "exceptional" and "a true lawyer's lawyer", Alan Lescht has long been recognized as one of the best employment lawyers in Washington, DC. Newsweek Magazine, Washingtonian Magazine, Super Lawyers and Top Ten Leaders Program have featured Alan as one of the top employment lawyers in Washington, DC.

Alan Lescht has been successfully litigating employment discrimination, civil rights, and commercial litigation cases for more than 25 years. He is a founding partner of Alan Lescht and Associates, PC, where he oversees the firm's employment litigation and counseling practices.

Lescht has written extensively on employment law and been quoted in the Washington Post, Federal Employees News Digest, Lawyers.com, National Public Radio, CBS and ABC.

Mr. Lescht is an active member of the American Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association, and the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association.

Mr. Lescht received a Bachelor of Arts degree, from George Washington University and he received a J.D. degree, from St. John's University. Mr. Lescht practiced in New York with Dreyer & Traub and later with Reid & Priest, in New York and Washington, DC, before founding his firm.

Selected Cases

Federal Service:

Jeffery Smith v. Dep't of the Treasury, (EEOC Docket No.l00-2005-00704X): We obtained decision finding that the Agency unlawfully retaliated against an employee.

Janyce Wiggins v. Dept of Veterans Affairs, (EEOC CASE NO. 100-AO-7779X): Alan Lescht obtained a decision finding that the Agency unlawfully retaliated against an employee in a non-selection case.

Contract/Non-Competition/Trade Secrets:

Healthcare Strategies, Inc. v. The WellNet Healthcare Plan, Inc. Case No. 13-C-07-70195 (Howard County, Maryland, 2007): Alan Lescht obtained a decision defeating a motion for preliminary injunction following a hearing on the merits in a case where the plaintiff alleged that the defendant misappropriated trade secrets and customers.

Robinson v. East Capitol View Community Development Corporation, Inc., Case No. 04CA 5416 (Broderick, J., 2006): Alan Lescht obtained a jury verdict finding breach of an employment contract.

Sexual Harassment:

Faraci v. CACI, 464 F.Supp.2d 527 (E.D. VA 2006) Alan Lescht obtained a verdict following arbitration on a claim of sexual harassment and retaliation on behalf of an employee of a government contractor who was stationed overseas. The arbitration award was upheld in federal court.

Figueroa v. Savanar, 2002 WL 83667 (S.D.N.Y. 2002): Alan Lescht obtained a $200,000 verdict where he represented former female employees of a Bonanza Steakhouse who alleged that the owner/manager sexually harassed them. The jury awarded each plaintiff 25,000 in compensatory damages and 25,000 in punitive damages following a two and one half day trial.

Chadwick v. D.C., 56 F.Supp.2d 69 (D.D.C. 1999): Alan Lescht obtained a $400,000 verdict in case where he represented a former employee of the District of Columbia's Oak Hill Youth center who alleged that she was sexually harassed by her former supervisor. The jury awarded his client $400,000 in compensatory damages and the Court later added $63,981 in lost wages to the award following a five day trial.

Disability Discrimination:

Grullon v. South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corp., 712 N.Y. Co. 2000): Alan Lescht obtained a $125,804.89 verdict in case where he represented a former case manager of a work training center who alleged that his former employer terminated his employment because he was a recovering alcoholic. The jury awarded him 25,000 in compensatory damages, 50,804.89 in lost wages and 50,000 in punitive damages, following a three day trial.

Assault And Battery/Civil Rights:

Yousif v. Safeway, 97-CV-200 (D.Md. 1999): Alan Lescht obtained a $422,500 verdict in a case where he represented a former night stocker who alleged he was fired because of his national origin and other civil rights violations. The jury awarded him $22,500 in compensatory damages and $400,000 in punitive damages following a five day trial.

Race Discrimination:

Juliette Johnson v. Reliable Mail Service, Inc., Case No. 99 Civ. 5877 (McKenna, J., 2002): Alan Lescht obtained a $30,000 jury verdict where he represented a Black employee who had worked for the defendant for about one week and earned about $300 before she was fired. The Judge awarded her attorney's fees as well.

Retaliation:

Reginald Fortune v. Joseph Smith & Sons, Inc., CAL06-15017 (Circuit Court, Prince George 's County, 2008): Alan Lescht obtained a jury verdict finding unlawful employment discrimination retaliation on behalf of a warehouse employee who alleged he was fired for complaining about discrimination.

Linwood Jackson v. HABC, Civ. No. 03-86 (BG)(JKB), (D. Md., 2004): we obtained a jury verdict finding unlawful employment discrimination retaliation on behalf of a painter who alleged that he was fired because he complained about what he believed to be unlawful discrimination at work.

Taylor v. ARE, Inc., Case No. 01-7204 (Blackburne-Rigsby, J., 2005): Alan Lescht obtained a jury verdict finding unlawful employment discrimination retaliation in violation of the DC Human Rights Act on behalf of three former employees of a restaurant who alleged that they were fired because the opposed and complained about discrimination at work.

Unpaid Wages:

McFarlane v. Gremillon, Case No. 242492-V (Circuit Court, Mont. Co., Md.): Alan Lescht obtained a jury verdict fining a violation of the Md. Wage Payment Act on behalf of a household employee.

Public Policy Termination:

Sandra Brown v. Noyes Air Conditioning Contractors, Inc., Case No. 279648 (Circuit Court, Montgomery County, Md., 2007): We obtained a jury verdict finding that the defendant violated the public policy of the State of Maryland by terminating her employment because she filed a claim for worker compensation benefits.

Areas of Practice

  • Age Discrimination
  • Contract
  • Race Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful Termination

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1987
  • Maryland, 1996
  • Florida
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court

Education

  • St. John's University School of Law
    • J.D. - 1987
  • George Washington University, District of Columbia
    • B.A. - 1984

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Maryland Bar Association, Labor & Employment Sections, Member
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Labor & Employment Sections, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association