About This Firm

Passman & Kaplan (" P&K") is a dedicated team of attorneys focused on protecting the rights of employees and promoting workplace fairness. Founded in 1990 by Edward Passman and Joseph Kaplan, our firm brings insight, knowledge and broad experience to the practice of employment and labor law, especially on behalf of federal employees.

Find out why we are known nationwide for protecting employees' rights. Contact Passman & Kaplan, P.C., Attorneys at Law, today.

A Dedicated Team of Employment and Labor Law Attorneys

Our attorneys bring talent and dedication to providing effective counsel for federal employees, as well as for government and municipal employees, union members and private sector employees. We frequently work with Washington, D.C.-area federal and private sector employees, and with federal employees nationwide and those stationed abroad.

A Practice Focused on the Legal Areas that Matter to Federal Workers

P&K is highly experienced in representing federal employees before the EEOC, the MSPB and other federal agencies and administrative tribunals.

Our lawyers belong to advocacy organizations such as the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, and the Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals.

What drives our lawyers is a strong desire to help clients find equality and fulfillment in their work environments. Whether we are representing a client who has been the victim of sexual discrimination, a worker who needs to obtain a security clearance in order to retain a job, or a union alleging unfair labor practices, we are powerful advocates.

Our Commitment to Protecting Employees' Rights

We know how workplace disputes, racial or sexual discrimination, denial of benefits, or retaliation can impact your career, life and happiness. We believe we provide a vital service as we seek to protect your rights, work to end discrimination, and promote equity in the workplace.

Contact us by-e-mail or call 202-789-0100. Nearby clients in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia often choose to come to our office for clients for an in-person consultation, and we offer a long-distance consultation for federal employees nationwide and abroad.

Areas of Law

  • Inspector general investigations
  • Discrimination claims
  • Federal civil service and MSPB representation
  • Sexual harassment claims
  • Whistleblower retaliation
  • Disability retirement benefits.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act and disability discrimination
  • Veterans' employment rights
  • Security Clearances
  • Labor law and unfair labor practices claims
  • Private sector employment issues

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in Labor and Employment, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Civil Rights
3.6 out of 5.0

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  • Data based on 5 reviews
  • Recommended by 3 Clients
  • Last reviewed on 08/18/14
Posted by a Consumer on 08/18/14
2.8 out of 5.0
I just don't feel the atty knew enough about my particular agency, regulations, my situation; and didn't provide advice and forewarning as to possible outcomes. I could have gone on a vaca instad of spending my money here.
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Posted by a Consumer on 01/07/14
5.0 out of 5.0
I found attorney Johnathan Lloyd a few years ago when I was forced into litigation by my federal agency and I can honestly say that the positive outcome of my case was a direct result of the expertise and skill of Mr. Lloyd. I found Mr. Lloyd when a close friend recommended Passman and Kaplan and they told me this law firm was the best for mitigating EEO-related matters. As a federal employee in the public-sector, Johnathan's involvement in my case was from the very beginning of the EEO proces
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Posted by a Consumer on 10/15/13
4.3 out of 5.0
Attorney AZ was excellent in addressing my fears and stress relating to my lawsuit with the federal agency for ADR and Discrimination. She gave excellent advice to me whenever I needed to move forward or drop this case.
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1828 L Street N.W., Suite 600,
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