Experienced MSPB & Federal Employment Lawyers
If you are a Federal Employee who has been wrongfully terminated, suspended, demoted, harassed or treated unfairly, you've come to the right place. With over sixty years of combined experience litigating cases before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), the MSPB attorneys at Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC are well-versed in Federal Employment Law and can provide the rigorous representation you'll need in court.
The firm's MSPB practice is headed by attorneys Joyce Kitchens and Stuart Miller. MSPB Attorney Joyce Kitchens began her legal career representing the Department of Veterans Affairs in hundreds of MSPB appeals cases. Stuart Miller served as Past President of the Merit Systems Protection Board Professional Association, and served as an Administrative Judge with the Merit Systems Protection Board, Atlanta Regional Office, for 21 years (1991-2012). Needless to say, both MSBP attorneys Kitchens and Stuart, now in private practice with Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC, are familiar with Federal Employment and MSPB Law inside and out.
At the law firm of Kitchens, New & Cleghorn, LLC, our job is to provide informed representation in order to assess and prosecute cases in front of Administrative Judges and, when necessary, file Petitions for Review to the Board. Whether you are looking for a Federal Discipline lawyer, Federal Removal lawyer, Federal Suspension attorney or MSPB appeals attorney we can help you with your case!
If you are dealing with a Federal Employment Law issue, we encourage you to fill out the form to your right or call our MSPB and Federal Employment Attorneys today for a free case evaluation. We look forward to hearing from you, call today!
The Difference a Skilled MSPB Attorney Can Make
Being wrongfully terminated from a federal employment position can mark a time of tension and strain in your life and having a skilled MSPB lawyer by your side that fully knows and understands the MSPB process will make it much easier. The MSPB Attorneys at Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC offer caring, sensitive, professional legal representation and have experience handling all aspects of MSPB legal issues. You can feel confident knowing you will be well-represented no matter the area relating to wrongful termination, suspension, demotion, harassment or unfair treatment, including:
Federal Discipline: As a government employee, you may be subject to federal disciplinary action if there are allegations of misconduct or lack of performance against you. The process starts with a federal investigation and continues with proceedings in federal court, where a court will decide what, if any, discipline you may receive. It is important to note that you have the right, as a federal employee, to appeal any decision or disciplinary action taken against you. You will need an attorney specialized in federal discipline cases to help you with this process and help you understand your rights.
Federal Reduction in Force: A federal reduction in force, known as an RIF, is the complete elimination of a position or multiple positions at a federal agency. This can result from a lack of work or from an agency's inability to pay employees in certain positions. An agency can also use reduction in force procedures when an employee is required to downsize due to reorganization, transfer of function or shortage of funds. The employee may have a right to be placed in another position in the agency, depending on availability. Let our experienced MSPB lawyers work to help you resolve your case
Federal Removal: Federal removal or termination from a position at a government agency may mean the end of your career or a reduction in compensation. However, this does not necessarily mean the decision cannot be disputed or is final and irreversible. There are varying rules and regulations regarding federal removal depending on which federal agency and the employee's position. Let our experienced federal removal attorneys help you determine the best course of action for your circumstance.
Federal Suspension: Federal suspension can occur as a result of a federal disciplinary action decision against a federal employee. This is a more severe disciplinary action that may be a result of misconduct and prior reprimands by the employer without change in the federal employee's behavior or work ethic. The federal suspension attorneys at Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC are nationally recognized for having the experience and expertise to defend you in front of an Administrative Judge and support you throughout the entire process.
MSPB Appeals: All federal employees have the right to appeal the decision to terminate them. There are many circumstances where a federal employee may want to file for an MSPB appeal. This could be due to federal reduction in force (RIF), federal discipline, removal, suspension, discrimination, or a number of other instances. Our MSPB appeals attorneys can assist you with your appeal from beginning to end.
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