District of Columbia
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
William & Mary Law School, Williamsburg, Virginia – J.D.
University at Albany, Albany, New York -B.A. summa cum laude
Clients praise Krista Wallace’s “splendid representation” and her “professionalism and keen insight.”
Krista represents private-sector and federal government employees in a range of employment disputes, including discrimination and wrongful termination claims, wage and overtime violations, whistleblower claims, proposed adverse actions, and security clearance actions. Krista litigates cases in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies such as the DC Office of Human Rights, the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights (former the Office of Compliance), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA), and state unemployment boards.
Krista’s zealous advocacy leads to success for her clients. A federal employee recently retained the firm to challenge a proposed removal. After considering Krista’s legal arguments, the employer agreed to mitigate the removal to a suspension. In a separate recent case, Krista persuaded another federal employer to reassign instead of removing an employee. Based on outcomes like these, Super Lawyers has named Krista to its Rising Stars List as a top-rated employment litigation attorney in Washington, DC.
Prior to joining Alan Lescht and Associates, Krista litigated employment discrimination and civil rights cases as a legal fellow with the law firm Bernabei & Kabat. During law school, Krista worked with the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic, where she assisted veterans in appealing denials of applications for medical benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. She also worked on discrimination cases under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as an intern in the Disability Rights Section at the U.S. Department of Justice. Krista strives to achieve a full understanding of each client’s professional, personal, and legal goals, and draws from her years of experience as an advocate for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
At William & Mary Law School, Krista served as an Articles Editor on the Bill of Rights Journal and as President of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society. Upon graduation, Krista received the William & Mary Public Service Award. Throughout college and law school, Krista volunteered for organizations such as Big Brothers, Big Sisters and America Reads.
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