Labor & Employment Attorneys Of Derek T. Smith Law Group represents New York, New Jersey & Philadelphia Employees in all areas of Employment & Civil Law Cases.
Skilled team of dedicated attorneys handling discrimination and sexual harassment cases
The Labor & Employment Law attorneys at the Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC represent clients in workplace discrimination cases, including those based on gender, pregnancy, as well as sexual harassment. We also represent victims of discrimination based on age, race and ethnicity. We are located in New York City and represent clients across New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia.
Sexual harassment and discrimination attorneys in New York, New Jersey & Philadelphia
At Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC, our lawyers are experienced at determining if you have a legitimate complaint that warrants filing a claim or lawsuit. Your attorney can apply Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and anti-discrimination laws to your defense. There are a multitude of New York City, New Jersey and Pennsylvania State laws protecting your right to a fair workplace.
Our New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia sexual harassment attorneys understand how offensive and humiliating unwanted sexual advances are in the workplace. We mediate sexual harassment disputes as well as litigate claims in court or through EEOC hearings.
Beside our team of attorneys are a staff of top-notch legal professionals who are ready to be invested in your employment law or sexual harassment case.
Derek Smith Law Group – New York Office Staff:
Founding partner of the Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC, Employment Law attorney Derek T. Smith received his law degree at Penn State Dickinson School of Law and studied at the Université de Droit, d’Économie, et des Sciences d’Aix-Marseille in Aix-en-Provence, France. He received his undergraduate degree from The University of Michigan. Currently, he practices at the Derek T. Smith Law Offices in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Derek is proud to have obtained several multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of employees like you, who have been discriminated, tormented, and humiliated at work. Attorney Smith and his firm have obtained a $2.5 Million verdict on behalf of a woman sexual harassed by a restaurant owner. He also obtained a $1.6 Million verdict on behalf of a woman who was subject to a hostile work environment while working as a chef. He believes in becoming emotionally invested in every one of his clients, and it shows in his results.
Paul Liggieri, Esq. | New York Office Associate Attorney
Paul Liggieri is an Labor & Employment Law Associate with the New York City office of the Derek Smith Law Group, where he focuses on New York Employment Discrimination and also handles NY Civil Rights cases. A graduate of Binghamton University and Hofstra Law School, Attorney Paul Liggieri served as an intern with the Nassau County Attorney’s General Litigation Bureau and as an extern with the District Attorney’s Office. Attorney Paul Liggieri brings a well-rounded skill set with him to the Derek Smith Law Group.
Abraham Z. Melamed, Esq. | New York Office Associate Attorney
Abraham Z. Melamed, Esq. is an Associate with the Derek T. Smith Law Group where he focuses on New York Employment Discrimination and also handles NY Civil Rights cases. Abe graduated with a B.A., cum laude, from Touro College in Brooklyn, New York, where he majored in Political Science and was an active member of the Political Science Club. Attorney Melamed went on to graduate with a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he concentrated in constitutional law, criminal law and procedure and general litigation. Attorney Abraham Z. Melamed is a strong member of the New York team at the Derek Smith Law Group.
Zack Holzberg Esq. | New York Office Associate Attorney
Zack Holzberg is an Associate with the Derek T. Smith Law Group where he focuses on New York Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Wage & Hour Violations and Civil Rights cases. Attorney Holzberg received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Delaware where he was a double major in Finance and Marketing. Attorney Holzberg obtained his Juris Doctor (cum laude) at Pace Law School in White Plains, New York. During his time at Pace Law School, Attorney Holzberg gained significant legal experience while clerking with the Senior Justice of the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court. Furthermore, Zack worked as a law clerk with Welby, Brady & Greenblatt LLP, where he was involved in a number of high profile construction law cases. Zack also worked as an extern with a hedge fund, The Kenmar Olympia Group, where he gained significant experience working as in-house counsel and handling the fund’s regulatory compliance. Attorney Zach Holzberg, Esq. is a experienced member of the New York Labor & Employment law office of the Derek Smith Law Group.
Melissa Mendoza, Esq | New York Office Associate Attorney
Melissa Mendoza, Esq. is an Associate with the Derek T. Smith Law Group where he focuses on New York Employment Discrimination, sexual harassment and also handles New York Civil Rights cases. Employment law attorney Melissa Mendoza obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Florida where she graduated cum laude and her Juris Doctorate from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University where she graduated with Honors in recognition for her excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution. During her time in law school, Melissa served as the President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, Student Bar Association Diversity Affairs Coordinator and was the recipient of the F.C.D. Scholarship and Fellowship. Attorney Melissa Mendoza is a valuable member of the New York team at the Derek Smith Law Group.
Alexander G. Cabeceiras, Esq. | New York Office Associate Attorney
Attorney Alexander G. Cabeceiras is an experienced and passionate labor & employment litigator at the Derek Smith Law Group. Attorney Cabeceiras has handled numerous employment law disputes, including cases that involve disability discrimination, gender discrimination, religious discrimination, and pregnancy discrimination. Attorney Cabeceiras received his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of law, and his B.A. from Plymouth State University. Before joining the Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC, Attorney Cabeceiras clerked for an Administrative Law Judge at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Washington, D.C. headquarters, where he gained invaluable employment law litigation experience. Attorney Cabeceiras brings years of labor & employment law litigation experience to the Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC.
Christina Giorgio, Esq. | New York Office Managing Attorney
With a passion for workplace justice, Christina Giorgio has been fighting and winning for her clients in New York, California and Illinois for nearly two decades. As the managing attorney of Derek Smith Law Group’s Manhattan office, Christina focuses her practice on representing employees in workplace discrimination and sexual harassment disputes. Christina started her legal career as a union-side labor lawyer in Chicago where she represented employees in their fight for dignity, equality and economic justice. Throughout the years, Christina, on behalf of her clients, has sued some of the world’s largest corporations over their unjust and unlawful employment practices.
Kelly O’Connell, Esq. | New York Office Associate Attorney
Attorney O’Connell brings this skill set with him to the labor & employment law firm of the Derek Smith Law Group to help New York & New Jersey employees in the area of employment discrimination, Wage & hour, Wrongful termination, Family and Medical Leave Act and Sexual Harassment. As a passionate legal advocate, Kelly believes in a hands on approach and working diligently on each step of a client’s case from inception through solution, to ensure the best possible legal result.
Derek Smith Law Group – Philadelphia, P.A. Office Staff:
Caroline Hope Miller, Partner
Caroline Hope Miller is a Partner with the Derek Smith Law Group where she focuses on New York and Philadelphia Employment law cases including employment discrimination and sexual harassment. Attorney Miller obtained her Juris Doctor at Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law in Philadelphia, PA.
Thomas A. Kocian, Attorney
Abraham Z. Melamed, Esq., Attorney
Olivia Uzan, Attorney
Bilingual in French and English, Olivia Uzan was educated at the University of Paris 2. She uses her international experience to help clients with French and American employment law cases. Specifically, she represents American employees working in France. Ms. Uzan is passionate about her employment law cases — and passionate about achieving superior results for her clients in court.
Andrew S. Alitowski, Attorney
Experienced in both state and federal courts, Employment Law attorney Andrew Alitowski received his law degree at Nova Southeastern Law School. He has handled employment law cases throughout the country, including in Kentucky and New York. Ms. Alitowski is willing to go to any lengths to help his clients successfully resolve cases, and accommodate their needs during a difficult time.
W. Gordon Kaupp, Attorney
Employment Law attorney W. Gordon Kaupp studied Anthropology at Skidmore College before receiving his law degree at the New York School of Law at Queens College. Ms. Kaupp represents plaintiffs in employment law matters, including wage and hour disputes, retaliation, and discrimination cases. With his extensive trial experience, Mr. Kaupp isn’t afraid to take a case to a jury when necessary.
Consult with our New York City, New Jersey or Philadelphia Employment lawyers today
Employment Lawyers Representing Employees Exclusively. In keeping with our goal of reaching the best possible resolution for our clients, a highly skilled Philadelphia, New Jersey or New York City discrimination / sexual harassment lawyer at Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC will personally manage your discrimination or sexual harassment case. If you need the help of a New York, New Jersey or Philadelphia Employment lawyer, please contact Derek T. Smith, Esq. at the employment law firm of Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC by calling our toll-free number 877-469-5297 today.
Employment Discrimination & Sexual Harassment Attorneys serving New York City, New Jersey & Philadelphia
|New York Office|
1 Pennsylvania Plaza, 49th fl.
New York City, NY 10119
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|Philadelphia, PA Office|
1845 Walnut Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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|New Jersey Office | Hewitt|
73 Forest Lake Drive
Hewitt, NJ 07421
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