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.
Besides 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:
Derek T. Smith | Partner
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 Attorney
Paul Liggieri is a 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 Attorney | Managing Partner
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 Attorney | Managing Partner
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 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 Attorney | Managing Partner
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 Attorney | Managing Partner
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 Associate Attorney
Kelly L. O’Connell is an Associate with the Derek T. Smith Law Group where she focuses on employment discrimination, sexual harassment, breach of contract, and civil rights disputes. Kelly obtained her Bachelor of Science from the Nova Southeastern University where she ran track and her Juris Doctorate from St. Thomas University School of Law. During her time in law school, Kelly served as an executive editor of the Intercultural Human Rights Law Review, and on the executive boards of both the Black Law Students Association and the Caribbean Law Students Association. Throughout Kelly’s law school career and various legal internships, she has gained ample knowledge in the areas of civil litigation and discrimination law, including assisting in a multi-million-dollar race and gender discrimination case. As a zealous legal advocate for justice, Kelly believes in a hands-on approach and always working diligently on the details of a client’s case from inception through the solution, to ensure the best possible legal result.
Ishan Dave, Esq. | New York Associate Attorney
Ishan Dave is an Associate with the Derek T. Smith Law Group where he focuses on Civil Rights cases, New York Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Wage & Hour Violations. Ishan received his Bachelors Degree from Boston University, where he majored in Philosophy, Political Science, and Psychology, and graduated magna cum laude as a member of the honors program. He obtained his Juris Doctor from UCLA School of Law, where he served as articles and publications editor of the Journal of Environmental Law and Policy and the co-chair of the Animal Law Society. Ishan gained significant legal experience while clerking with judges at both the Southern District Court of New York and the Los Angeles Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Furthermore, Ishan worked for a non-profit animal welfare organization, where he focused on privacy torts, such as defamation and invasion of privacy, as well as whistle-blower protections and trade secrets. Ishan also worked for a plaintiff-side class action wage and hour firm, Capstone Law, where he helped employees fight for their unpaid overtime and off-the-clock work. Attorney Ishan Dave, Esq. is a experienced member of the New York Labor & Employment law office of the Derek Smith Law Group.
Rachel Allen. Esq. | New York Associate Attorney
Rachel Allen, Esq. of Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC focuses on Employment Law claims arising in New York and New Jersey. Rachel has extensive experience litigating cases in both State and Federal courts and has a proven track record of obtaining the best results for her clients. Rachel zealously advocates against workplace discrimination and labor law violations and aggressively pursues equitable resolutions on behalf of her clients.
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.
Samuel C. Wilson, Esq. | Philadelphia Attorney | Managing Partner
Philadelphia Employment Attorney, Samuel C. Wilson, obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Dayton School of Law. Sam handles cases Employment Discrimination and Harassment Cases, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Public Accommodation. Sam handles cases of criminal background discrimination protected under Philadelphia’s Check the Box Ordinance and Whistleblower Cases.
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.
Chloe E. Gartside | Philadelphia Attorney
Philadelphia Employment Attorney Chloe E. Gartside focusing on Sexual Harassment and Employment Discrimination Law, including Racial Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Public Accommodation
Discrimination and Wage & Hour Violations
J. Patrick Griffin, Esq. | Philadelphia Attorney
Philadelphia Employment Attorney J. Patrick Griffin focusing on Sexual Harassment and Employment Discrimination cases including Racial Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Public Accommodation Discrimination and Wage & Hour Violations
Nathaniel Peckman | Philadelphia Attorney
Nathaniel N. Peckham relocated from California to Pennsylvania in 2016 after obtaining his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 2014. Following his graduation from UCLA, Nathaniel practiced employment law for a boutique law firm in Long Beach, CA, where he represented employees in
numerous areas of employment law, including race, sex, and disability discrimination cases, as well as unpaid overtime and other matters involving wage and hour violations. While now located in Philadelphia, PA, Nathaniel maintains his active license to practice law in California and is motivated to strive to protect employees’ rights on both coasts as a member of the Derek Smith Law Group.
Reut J. Cohen | Philadelphia Paralegal
Reut J. Cohen is a Paralegal with the Derek T. Smith Law Group. Reut graduated cum laude from College of Management Academic Studies, Israel, with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies. After received her first law degree, Reut continued her master’s degree (LLM) in Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, PA, funded by Global Leadership Merit Scholarship. In light of her global experience, Reut has a unique perspective on the legal world. Reut is determined to succeed in any legal challenge she faces and to contribute her multi-disciplinary and international knowledge in everything she does.
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|
One Penn Plaza, Suite 4905
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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