Seasoned Defense Lawyers Effectively Representing Employers
Employment lawsuits present an obstacle to businesses trying to make prudent personnel decisions in this challenging economic climate. First and foremost, we help our business clients implement procedures and take preventative steps to successfully avoid litigation. Our firm is well-versed in employment litigation defense. We ensure our clients take the necessary action to protect against future liability.
If a former employee refuses to accept the reality of their termination, Thatcher Law Firm is prepared to help you successfully navigate the EEOC process and the court system. We represent businesses of all sizes, large and small, including multiple entities with more than 15,000 employees. Additionally, because our lawyers have represented plaintiffs and defendants, we understand the tactics and strategies of plaintiffs’ counsel. Our firm is, therefore, better equipped to anticipate and defend against their maneuvers than law firms that are exclusively dedicated to defense work.
Experienced Employment Defense Litigation
Our firm’s founding and managing partner, Linda Hitt Thatcher, an entrepreneur in her own right, has authored many winning summary judgment motions, having lawsuits thrown out of court, saving employers the expense and aggravation of trial. Thatcher Law Firm has authorized countless successful Motions for Summary Judgment and Motions to Dismiss in state and federal court throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. However, when trials are necessary, our firm has the necessary experience, having taken more than 100 cases to jury trials and succeeded in winning high-profile cases in court.
When advocating for our clients, we never lose sight of cost-containment. We regularly meet with business entities to find innovative strategies to ensure predictability and reasonableness in legal fees. Accordingly, we litigate vigorously and are committed to forming lasting partnerships with general counsels, entrepreneurs and executives.
Our experience pays. If an issue arises in the workplace, we have likely managed the same issue on multiple prior occasions. Most of our time is spent advising clients on how to best handle difficult situations in the workplace before they escalate and turn into serious, expensive problems. To assist our clients in avoiding litigation as well as to take actions in anticipation of litigation, we provide employment law training for staff and develop recommended policies and procedures for personnel.
If employment litigation is filed against an employer, our firm represents management in federal and state courts and in grievances and arbitrations before administrative agencies and other forums. We also represent management in the negotiation of labor contracts and employment agreements for executive personnel.