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Employment Attorney Joyce Smithey

As a Maryland employment lawyer, Ms. Smithey has taught seminars and law school courses on employment and labor law topics. She has also published extensively on employment and labor Law and civil litigation. Ms. Smithey authored the Fourth Edition of Maryland Rules Commentary. She is also a contributing author to the MSBA Maryland Employment Law Deskbook and a regular contributor to the Metropolitan Washington employment and labor Lawyers Association’s newsletter and The Employee Advocate.

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Joyce was a great advisor to me when I was let go from my employer. She always had my best interest in mind and was able to renegotiate my severance. I have recommended her to many colleagues.

Stephanie

After consulting three other lawyers, I hired Ms. Smithey and her team to handle my workplace gender discrimination and retaliation case. Ms. Smithey first reviewed my expansive folder of documents and provided a reasonable assessment of our chance of winning. She explained her fee structure clearly and, moreover, believed completely. . .

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Ms. Smithey represented me in an age discrimination suit against my nonprofit organization employer for almost 20 years. I was 64 and asked to retire early. This is clearly documented in my termination letter and meeting minutes of the organization's board. Ms. Smithey and her small staff's extensive experience and. . .

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Joyce was excellent for the entire two years she represented me. She was professional, organized, and direct with her communication, which I appreciated. She and her team were always well prepared as they conducted research and utilized resources within the industry to fully understand my case. I always felt that. . .

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Joyce is an expert at employment law and labor practices, and was integral in my company’s startup. She provided critical advice at the and has been available to provide guidance on short notice. Quite frankly, she’s the leader in her field/practice area. Joyce and her expertise are part of my. . .

Kevin Atticks CEO, Grow & Fortify, LLC

I had an employment issue that RWL handled efficiently until . Joyce, and Donna kept me updated every step of the negotiation. Professional, caring representation, first describes my experience. RWL is my attorney for life, highly recommended.

Mark W Bohle

I attended my initial consultation with Joyce E. Smithey on 06/10/2014...I entered her office, and immediately acknowledged that I was in a super-professional environment...Her friendly and knowledgeable staff impressed as well...I wholeheartedly recommend anyone to seek counsel with Joyce E. Smithey without hesitation...

Employment client

Joyce's a wonderful attorney. I was widowed in 1999 and sued Wal Mart . Few attorneys go against Wal Mart and win, Joyce won. Don't think I need to say more. One of the best around...

Vicki Joyce beat Wall Mart

Ms. Smithey is a very trustworthy and hardworking attorney, whom I respect immensely. She is readily knowledgable about employment law issues and can provide advice while remaining sensitive to her clients' needs. She has handled my case with the utmost care and attention, which has enabled me to feel confident. . .

CFM

From the first meeting with Joyce, my company and I felt assured that all potential risks and options were clearly and quickly discussed. More importantly, Joyce possesses a business acumen which yields pragmatic and effective approaches to resolving legal issues. Her ability to connect well with all levels of political. . .

Jim Sharp & valuable!

Ms. Smithey is an honest and caring individual with an excellent team supporting her. From the very start I have been kept informed, asked for my opinion and looked at and treated with dignity and care. Joyce has empathy for what you have been through and knows the law, supporting. . .

Andy

Joyce Smithey skillfully represented me in a year-long dispute against a major employer. My case was deeply complex and demanded an attorney who could work through internecine details. She led the way in compelling our opponents to the table, successfully fending off their attempts to secure a non-disclosure agreement. No. . .

Ramsey

I went to Joyce when I didn't think anyone was going to help me with my complex employment case. We sat down and discussed the information, and I provided her backup documentation. From there, she did what she's great at, and that's properly conveying the merits of the case to. . .

Brian

Joyce represented me in a wrongful termination case against a large national employer which became highly contested due to the award at stake. The case also fell under the rules of a unique industry regulator so she assisted me in adding to our team other qualified attorney's who were specialists. . .

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Joyce was kind, considerate, and respectful. She worked hard supporting us against an employer who pulled out a high-powered law firm, a judge who did not want to make a precedent-setting decision, and an arbitrator who...let's say did not do what he originally said he would do. Joyce and her. . .

Cathy

Joyce came highly recommended and I was not disappointed. Her advice was always straightforward and to the point. She didn't beat around the bush and gave me real-time advice and direction, never leading me to believe anything that she didn't actually deliver. She promptly answered my phone calls, responded to. . .

Paul Age discrimination client

Ms. Smithey was a wonderful lawyer to find for my situation. I unfortunately needed her services for a employment legal battle and she was phenomenal! Her staff was always there able to answer my questions in a timely manner and I never felt out of the loop. They explained all. . .

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I turned to Joyce with a subject that was very hard for me to talk about, during a time that was very difficult for me. I was hesitant to pursue legal action, but after talking with Joyce she made me feel very comfortable and confident. The case was a long. . .

Karl

I approached Joyce with a case that many attorneys may have been intimidated by. Not only was she not intimidated, she immediately suggested a course of action that I was very comfortable taking. Joyce was diligent in all of her efforts; she made sure my best interests, and the best. . .

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Joyce E Smithey was a breath of fresh air!! I was so frustrated, disappointed, and exhausted when I met Joyce. My hopes of finding a complete attorney were almost at rock bottom based on prior experiences. Joyce exuded professionalism and compassion. She treated me like a human being instead of. . .

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Joyce E Smithey was a breath of fresh air!! I was so frustrated, disappointed, and exhausted when I met Joyce. My hopes of finding a complete attorney were almost at rock bottom based on prior experiences. Joyce exuded professionalism and compassion. She treated me like a human being instead of. . .

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Ms. Smithey authored the Fourth Edition of Maryland Rules Commentary. She is also a contributing author to the MSBA Maryland Employment Law Deskbook and a regular contributor to the Metropolitan Washington employment and labor Lawyers Association’s newsletter and The Employee Advocate.