Biography

As an Employment Law attorney with the Derek Smith Law Group, Seamus P. Barrett focuses on representing employees whose claims include workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and assault, hostile work environments, retaliation, civil rights violations, and wage and hour violations by employers. Throughout his career, Seamus has negotiated, reviewed and drafted numerous employment and work-for-hire agreements, helping his clients land on the right side of the law with every stroke of the keyboard.

Seamus takes amazing care in his clients and treats them as he would treat his own family. Not only does he care about the issues his clients may face, but he believes they deserve justice and will proudly advocate for them to make sure they get that justice they deserve. Seamus is a fierce advocate that can be kind, while still coming into the courtroom like a bulldog; refusing to lose the important fights.

Interesting facts about Seamus:
Seamus has served as a Pro Bono mediator at the NY City Civil Court in Jamaica, Queens. However, Seamus is more than an attorney and advocate at heart. As a matter of fact, he was an audio engineer in Los Angeles, CA, where he worked in post-production sound on numerous major motion pictures and network television shows as a member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild (MPEG) I.A.T.S.E. Local 700. For over two decades Seamus has maintained a P.M.A. and achieved B.A.M.F. status.

Admission

State Court(s): New York
Federal District Court(s): Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, Western District of New York

Education

College: Columbia University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science; with a concentration in Political Philosophy
Law School: City University of New York School of Law, Juris Doctorate

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