The attorneys at the Federal Practice Group are widely recognized for their superior legal advocacy in challenging the law. With more than a century of collective experience, our lawyers have represented clients locally and around the world in a wide range of legal matters, including Federal Employment Law, Private Sector Employment Law, Government Contracts, Military Law, Immigration Law, Litigation, Federal Criminal Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and International Law. This extensive experience allows the firm to defend clients facing serious charges or complex legal issues domestically or abroad.
At FPG, a law firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., our attorneys are able to draw cross-disciplinary expertise from the law firm’s complimentary practice groups, which include Federal Government Contracting, Federal Employment Law, Military Law, National Security Law/Security Clearance, International Dispute Resolution, and Appellate Law. As a result, our clients benefit from comprehensive legal representation in all legal actions involving the federal government, no matter the issue, and no matter if they are located in the local Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area or anywhere in the world. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, FPG’s attorneys were fully enabled to offer remote representation to bring our legal expertise to you regardless of where you live, work, or operate. At the Federal Practice Group, we specialize in providing a one-stop shop that simplifies complex legal problems regardless of forum, as our attorneys are familiar with federal administrative forums, military tribunals, and federal trial and appellate courts.
"The Federal Practice Group was amazing through my case. At all times the attorneys kept me up dated about any issues, or upcoming actions that needed to take place. The team led me through the lengthy process with the EEOC and got me a successful outcome. I would highly recommend the Federal Practice Group to anyone facing discrimination, or legal issues related to Federal employment."
"I had a great experience working with the Federal Practice Group. They were knowledgeable and very responsive. I would hire them again in a heartbeat."
"I am very grateful for the knowledge and diligence of Carol Thompson in defending me during a potential ending Army 15-6 investigation. End result was an OER recommending me for War College."
"My attorney was Ricardo Pitts-Wiley. He was very professional, prompt and knowledgeable in every aspect of my case. He handled my case with integrity and respect. I never felt taken advantage of. I’d recommend him to anyone seeking legal assistance. Thank you Ricardo!"
"Carol Thompson and her group went above and beyond. They listen to your needs, keep lines of communication open, are responsive, reassuring, and Produce Positive outcomes."
"I had a EEO complaint against the Federal Government because of discrimination. It was resolved in a short matter of time in my favor."
"There is no worse feeling than being retaliated against for telling the truth during a federal inspection and interview. The team at the Federal Practice Group did an outstanding job protecting my job, representing me and bringing the conflict to a favorable resolution. If you are discriminated against or face retaliation for reporting serious issues, these are great lawyers who really know federal labor laws. They also understand the consequences and expense for standing up to the government and do a terrific job at keeping the expenses down and offering realistic advice. I would highly recommend them."
"I had Carol Thompson as my lawyer and she knocked my case out of the park. She was very professional and attentive. Without hesitation, she cross examined the witness and knew the legal language to crush the case. She is a true patriot for our military. Without her I would be a civilian trying to figure out which direction to take. Thank you again, Mrs. Carol Thompson".
"I am very grateful for the professional representation provided by the entire Federal Practice Group Team. Their hard work and compassion throughout a very difficult ordeal and rather dark time for me professionally made all the difference. Joanna Friedman and Sarah McKinin worked diligently to get the best possible outcome for me. They were straightforward and direct during the process. Things were very difficult at times, they were reassuring and available when I had questions about deadlines and in preparation for hearings and depositions. I would recommend them and FPG to anyone that feels they have been subjected to discrimination or maltreatment in the federal work place."
"Carol Thompson and the FPG team are highly knowledgeable and incredibly capable. I appreciated the quality and professionalism of FPG’s service. I cannot say how highly knowledgeable and incredibly capable they are. I can categorically state that if your in need of highly effective counsel the FPG team should be your first choice, particularly in the world of Defense Law. You can’t afford to compromise on experience and knowledge. Again thank you so much for the quality assistance, your value to your client is almost impossible to calculate as it also includes piece of mind."
"My attorney was Joanna Friedman. I cannot thank her enough for the outstanding and professional legal representation I received during my EEO case in September 2019. She worked diligently and expeditiously to resolve my case within a short period of time, and the outcome was very satisfying. I could not have handled the case without her guidance and professional assistance. Thank you, once again, Ms. Joanna Friedman. I would recommend you, and the Federal Practice Group team to anyone seeking legal assistance."
"Debra and her team are experts in their field. They put my mind at ease and pursued all legal avenues. They included me in the process and treated me as a knowledgeable and valuable part of the case. Their efforts paid off as we got the outcome I had hoped for, which resulted in preserving my work reputation and my ability to apply for future jobs. I am truly indebted to them."
"After being fired from my federal job I had a lot of questions. Debra and her team were always available to answer questions and gave me their best recommendation on who to bring in for deposition, and who should be the witnesses for the trial, etc. They also used their paralegals in the areas that saved me money. During the trial, Monica blew the Navy's lawyer out of the water! Every witness the Navy brought forth, proved OUR point and ultimately the judge found in my favor."
"Words cannot express how thankful I am for Ricardo J.A. Pitts-Wiley and Debra D'Agostino's help with dealing with discrimination and whistleblower retaliation that I faced as a federal government employee. It was a very difficult time in my life and was negatively impacting my family. Not to mention, I was at the lowest point in my 18 year career with the government. Thanks to Ricardo's expert advice and positive outlook I was able to recover from a long period of being degraded, harassed, and attacked. Anyone who is looking for a professional, caring, knowledgeable attorney that has experience working with the federal government should request Ricardo or the Federal Practice Group's help."
"When you realize you are being sued by the United States it can be an overwhelming feeling. However, after discussing my case with Eric, I felt much better about what could be done on my behalf. While the case was complex, he did a great job negotiating with the government for a settlement that I was very satisfied with."
"I immediately contacted Eric Montalvo after finding false allegations against me could lead to a Court Martial and the end of my military career. He brought Carol Thompson on board and the two of them did a phenomenal job prepping for the Article 32. At the hearing Carol’s prep work on the witnesses was outstanding and she proved the allegations against me were false. Eric and Carol’s efforts proved there was no probable cause so in addition to all charges being dismissed, the initial arrest became invalid so my criminal record and finger prints at the NCIS and FBI NCIC level were expunged. Eric and Carol gave me my life back."
"I would like to take a moment and thank the Federal Practice Group (Eric Montalvo, Carol Thompson, Ji-Eun Lee and staff/associates) for helping me upgrade my military discharge to full “Honorable” and my re-enlistment code changed to “RE-1A.” It was due to Carol Thompson's attention to detail upon reviewing my case file; she was able to discover multiple discrepancies with my United Stated Marine military discharge. Carol Thompson and I made a personal appearance at the Washington Naval Yard. The evidence Carol Thompson presented to the review board panel was set in stone! I highly recommend the Federal Practice Group and their associates to anyone seeking legal assistance. Thank you for everything you have done for me. I sincerely and greatly appreciate it."
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