District of Columbia
City University of New York School of Law at Queens College, Flushing, New York – J.D.
Florida International University, Miami, Florida – B.A.
Clients praise Victoria Williamson for her “expertise and advice” that gave them confidence their cases could be won.
Victoria represents private sector and federal employees in all aspects of employment law including discrimination based on race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, sexual harassment and wrongful termination, as well as disciplinary matters. She also appears before administrative agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Merit Systems Protection Board. Victoria understands that when clients come to her, they are facing issues that affect the livelihood of themselves and their families. She offers legal guidance to work through the process towards a beneficial resolution, while allowing the client to continue their day-to-day life.
Notable recent cases include helping a Food and Drug Administration employee facing removal keep her job, and helping a Department of Interior employee successfully fight a demotion and relocation, winning him reinstatement and back pay.
Prior to joining the firm, Victoria was a litigator in New York City where she represented employees in discrimination and harassment cases. Additionally, while in New York, Victoria worked in the nonprofit arena, representing HIV-positive individuals by assisting them in obtaining proper housing, benefits, medical care and reasonable accommodations. After moving to DC, Victoria retained her civil rights focus and became a supervising attorney at DC Law Students in Court, where she supervised third-year law students learning to practice public interest law in DC Housing Court. Eventually, Victoria returned to private practice and focused exclusively on representing employees in discrimination and disciplinary proceedings.
When representing employees, Victoria works diligently to understand the impact of the employer’s adverse action on the employee’s professional and personal life. In doing so, she maintains a client-centered approach from the initial meeting throughout litigation. Her focus is always on the recognition that while legal actions are pending, the client may continue to suffer undue hardships at their place of employment and as a result, in their personal lives. Her unique perspective often results in a healthy attorney-client relationship that culminates into solution-oriented results for her clients.