"If you want someone who will fight for you and is a tiger in the court room, contact Nick Woodfield
took me under his
wing, helped me get back to work and protected me through my retirement date."
is more than my attorney and protector, he
loaded up his
backpack with my concerns and carried the load so I could focus on my family and job.
is a great guy with a big heart!"
firm are top shelf and not once did I have to contact him to find out how my case was progressing because I was informed every step of the way.
thoroughness and toughness will break the backs of even the most egregious wrongdoers."
is the consummate professional and an expert negotiator/litigator."
tenacity and tireless dedication to his
work earned him my respect and the respect of his
in litigating my case."
"I really appreciate Mr. Woodfield's
excellent handling of my case.
$quot;I would hire Mr. Woodfield
again in a minute."
is a true professional who possesses the legal skills, knowledge and experience to handle the most complex employment issues."
Nicholas Woodfield is a nationally recognized trial attorney specializing in civil litigation and appellate advocacy who has recovered millions of dollars in unpaid overtime and wages for his clients.
has tried more than 30 jury trials and 20 non-jury trials, and he
is listed in the Washingtonian Magazine
as one of Washington's 2013-2014 Top Employee Side Discrimination Lawyers.
Mr. Woodfield is President of the Virginia Employment Lawyer's Association, and he serves as the National Employment Lawyers Association's Virginia State Advisory Representative to its Judicial Nominations Committee.
practice on Fair Labor Standards Act wage non-payment and misclassification claims, state law wage non-payment claims, Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower complaints, False Claims Act (qui tam) claims, and discrimination and retaliation cases, including a $1,134, 886.86 Wage Payment Act judgment, a $650.000 retaliation jury verdict, a $101,000 Title VII/Equal Pay Act jury verdict and numerous settlements exceeding $1,000,000.
cases have helped broaden federal and state protections for employees and whistleblowers, including federal employee whistleblowers - Drake v. USAID, Miller v. TSA; SOX whistleblowers - Kalkunte v. DVI; those who have suffered workplace discrimination - Kennedy v. Virginia Tech; those who have been wrongfully discharged - Miller v. Washington Workplace, Randolph v. ADT; those who have had their wages or benefits unlawfully withheld - Sharer v. Tandberg; and those who fight against forced arbitration of their employment claims Shaffer v. ACS.
was also Sheila Kalkunte's counsel in her ground-breaking Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) whistleblower retaliation claim, which remains one of the few and earliest SOX whistleblowers to have prevailed at the trial level, and his recent decision in Edgewood Mgmt.
successes have been recognized by various publications, including BNA's Daily Labor Report
, The National Law Journal
,Human Resource Executive Online
, and Employment Law360
Recently, Mr. Woodfield
was quoted in Law360 regarding his
precedent setting victory in Randolph v. ADT, where the District Court of Maryland granted summary judgment for the employees, expanding protections for employees who report their employer for not paying them properly.
was also quoted in The National Law Journal
about the seminal Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower case of Kalkunte v. DVI Financial Services, Inc., where the Department of Labor's
Administrative Review Board affirmed, for what appears to be the first time, a decision to award damages to a SOX plaintiff.
also earned accolades for redefining the scope of protections available to federal whistleblowers in the Federal Circuit's decision in Drake v. Agency for International Development, 543 F.3d 1377 (Fed. Cir. 2008).
regularly tries cases for The Employment Law Group® law firm in Montgomery County, Prince George's County, the District of Columbia, and the Eastern District of Virginia, and in addition to bench trials and administrative hearings in EEO and MSPB matters he
regularly tries three to four week long trials per year in state and federal court.
career in Birmingham, Alabama practicing in Alabama's and Florida's state and federal courts, and in 1999 he
matriculated at the University of Oxford
in Oxford, England, where he
undertook an academic course of study as a Visiting Postgraduate Student in Law.
His research focused upon the common law defense of sovereign immunity and led him to Washington, D.C. in the fall of 2000, where he practiced law with the law firm of Watson & Renner.
While at Watson & Renner
, Mr. Woodfield
practice by representing electric utilities, manufacturers, tele-communications and other industries in cancer claims, toxic torts and environmental exposure claims.
also handled and tried medical malpractice cases for the firm.
In 2002 he joined the Washington, D.C. law firm of Hughes & Bentzen, PLLC as a partner, and by 2003 he limited his practice to employment matters.
At the same time he committed himself to representing only employees who had been treated unfairly by their employers, and so he joined forces with The Employment Law Group® law firm in 2003.
is admitted to practice law in the state and federal courts of Alabama, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, and in 2005 he
was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court
Most recently, Mr. Woodfield
was admitted to the United States Court of Appeals
for the 3rd Circuit.