Internationally Recognized Trial Attorneys
A Commitment to Client Service
Here at The Federal Practice Group we strive to provide each client with the very best legal defense possible. The firm is known for dedicated, affordable, and effective representation. We partner with our clients throughout the course of a given matter, helping our clients understand the potential advantages and disadvantages of each course of action in their case.
We are grateful to our clients for taking the time to provide insight into their experience with our firm.
Sarah McKinin and the team at the Federal Practice Group did an outstanding job representing me
“There is no worse feeling than being retaliated against for telling the truth during a federal inspection and interview. Sarah McKinin and 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 a 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.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Ricardo J.A. Pitts-Wiley was very prompt and knowledgeable
“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!”
Joanna Friedman and Sarah McKinin worked diligently to get the best possible outcome for me
“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’s attention to detail upgraded my military discharge to “honorable”
“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. On April 2018, Carol Thompson and I made a personal appearance at the Washington Naval Yard I have to say, it was tough! The evidence Carol Thompson presented to the review board panel was set in stone!!! I received the NDRB final decision on August 2018. 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.”
Carol Thompson was a pit bull and did an outstanding job for me.
“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 Can’t Recommend the Federal Practice Group Enough!
“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. I ended up getting a settlement and a job at a different agency with a promotion. I have already recommended one person to the Federal Practice Group and am working with another person who could use their help. 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.
I WANTED TO EXPRESS MY SINCERE THANKS FOR THE EXCELLENT LEGAL REPRESENTATION I RECEIVED DURING MY EEO CASE
“I wanted to express my sincere thanks for the excellent legal representation I received during my EEO case. The knowledge, guidance, and dedication shown by Debra D’Agostino and Sarah McKinin meant the world to me and my family . This was a long process and I couldn’t have made it this far without them. Knowing that they were in the fight with me, eased so many of my worries. Mere words will never be able to express my gratitude for all of the hard work they did during this difficult and trying time. I truly thank you and the staff at the Federal Practice Group.”
Eric Montalvo and Carol Thompson Took care of me!
“At a time when we were out-of-the-country and it was extremely difficult to not only locate but reach appropriate help, I’ll never forget how much relief we felt hearing Eric Montalvo say he and his team would take care of us. Ultimately, Carol Thompson took over the case and we couldn’t be more pleased with the level of professionalism and care she took. What led to the best outcome in a terrible circumstance was her comprehensive, yet concise, and well-researched rebuttal that resulted in the government members backing off after they were advised by their own legal counsel that they didn’t have a case. Ms. Thompson was incredibly patient and supportive in listening and being with us over the many months it took for the entire process to unravel. It was a trying time and we are forever appreciative of the Federal Practice Group’s help during that period. Thank you Carol and all the best to you and Eric!!!”
Debra and her team were great!
“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.”
Eric Montalvo and Carol Thompson saved my military career
“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. I was originally told by someone else to waive the Article 32 and go to the Court Martial. Eric advised me on the pros and cons of the 32 process and strongly suggested that in my case going to the 32 was the best option. At the hearing Carol’s prep work on the witnesses was outstanding and she proved the allegations against me were false. We came in with hundreds of documents and over 20 exhibits and for what the government thought would be a 20-minute rubber stamp hearing took six hours. 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 and if anyone is trying to decide whether or not to hire the Federal Practice Group I would be happy to speak with them.”