Q: Who provides my legal representation?
For over 25 years, FEDS lawyers have defended federal employees and law enforcement officers in all types of investigations, disciplinary proceedings, civil and criminal actions. Once coverage is determined by the FEDS Claims Administrator, your case will be assigned to the appropriate legal counsel. Shaw Bransford & Roth is our lead panel of attorneys and will handle most civil and administrative cases. For other matters, such as criminal investigations and prosecutions, or matters for which SB&R may have a conflict, we have access to Schertler and Onorato, L.L.P., Ebanks, Smith & Horne, L.L.P., the Law Offices of Thomas G. Roth and other nationally recognized panels of attorneys depending on the circumstances of your case. Please scroll down for more information about the outstanding firms that have successfully represented federal employees.
Shaw Bransford & Roth
Shaw Bransford & Roth leads our panel of attorneys and exclusively handles claims for FEDS. Founded in 1982, SB&R provides quality legal representation on a wide range of employment law and federal personnel law issues. The focus of this practice is on discipline and adverse action cases, employment discrimination complaints, Inspector General and Internal Affairs investigations, security clearance issues, and other federal and private-sector employment disputes. Its attorneys litigate cases before the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Foreign Service Grievance Board and federal and state courts. The firm is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. The law firm is also listed on the GSA Schedule and is available to perform legal services for federal agencies. Visit their website Newsroom for articles written for federal employees.
Schertler and Onorato, L.L.P.
Based in Washington, D.C., this is an established litigation law firm that handles a wide variety of criminal, civil and domestic relations cases. The firm consists of a talented team of skilled attorneys that serve an impressive list of clients. The two name partners, David Schertler and Danny Onorato, are former federal prosecutors with the United States Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C. and the Department of Justice. Visit the News section of their website for an impressive list of cases handled.
Ebanks, Smith & Horne, L.L.P.
With trial lawyers that have personal reputations for hard-work and quality legal representation over the past twenty-five years, its founding members and partners have specialties that include Civil Trial Law. James D. Ebanks has more than 125 jury trials and is AV rated by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell® organization. The firm has handled several high profile cases including the federal litigation involving the Branch Davidians as well as serving as a consultant to the FBI in the matters of Ruby Ridge. Marvin C. Moos' impressive list of cases includes the United States Supreme Court in litigation against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Law Offices of Thomas G. Roth
As a former Assistant United States Attorney, supervising an office of 75 criminal and civil AUSA's, Tom Roth has tried numerous federal criminal cases including income tax evasion, conspiracy, narcotics, racketeering, fraud and other white collar crimes. This experience lends expertise to his current practice of criminal defense in State and Federal Courts, State and Federal civil litigation and defense of administrative and disciplinary cases on behalf of federal agents and other federal officials. Tom is also an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall Law School - his prior teaching experiences include trial preparation and cross-examination techniques, as well as search and seizure instruction, for federal agents.
This list of firms is not all inclusive and the focus of FEDS access to attorneys nationwide is always on the experience and expertise required to handle federal employee related matters.