Joyce E. Smithey, Experienced Employment and Labor Lawyer Serving Dundalk, Maryland
Joyce E. Smithey is an employment and labor law attorney with more than 17 years’ experience representing employers and employees throughout Maryland. If you need a lawyer for an employment-related legal issue in Dundalk, please call or inquire online to schedule an initial consultation.
Employment and labor law issues are often much more complex than they seem. In many cases, there are both state and federal laws that apply, and understanding employees’ rights requires deep insights into the ways that courts apply these statutes under differing conditions. As a veteran employment lawyer, Ms. Smithey has been fighting for employees and employers throughout Maryland for more than 17 years, and today she uses the in-depth knowledge gained from this experience to find strategic and cost-effective solutions to her clients’ needs.
Get to Know Maryland Employment Lawyer Joyce E. Smithey
1. She is Experienced.
A partner at the law firm of Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC, Joyce E. Smithey has extensive experience representing clients in Dundalk and throughout Maryland. Handling compliance issues, negotiations, and litigation, she takes a comprehensive approach to protecting her clients’ interests while relying on her vast experience to resolve their issues as efficiently as possible.
2. She Focuses Her Practice Exclusively in Employment and Labor Law.
Unlike other attorneys who practice in multiple areas, Ms. Smithey focuses her practice exclusively in the area of employment and labor law. This includes:
- Compliance and Claim Prevention
- Disability Accommodations
- Employee Class Actions
- Employment Contract Matters
- Equal Pay Act Violations
- ERISA Matters
- Medical Leave Issues
- Restrictive Covenants and Non-Competes
- Retaliation and Reprisal
- Sexual Harassment
- Wage and Hour Issues
- WARN Act Violations
- Workplace Privacy
- Wrongful Discharge
Read more about Ms. Smithey’s Areas of Practice.
3. She Represents Employers and Employees.
While some attorneys only represent employers or employees, Ms. Smithey represents both. By examining the issues from both sides, Ms. Smithey is able to present arguments that anticipate the opposing party’s defense strategy while using both well-established precedent and the latest legal developments to advance her clients’ interests.
4. She Handles Negotiations and Disputes.
Ms. Smithey also handles both negotiations and dispute resolution proceedings. She uses her transactional experience to identify issues in litigation, and uses her trial experience to craft legally enforceable non-competes and other contract clauses that serve her clients’ needs.
5. She Handles All Employment-Related Legal Issues.
Ms. Smithey serves as a go-to resource for all of her long-term clients’ employment-related legal issues. She has broad knowledge and experience within the area of employment and labor law, and she focuses on getting to know her clients and their key stakeholders personally in order to better understand and anticipate their needs.
6. She Is Located on the Chesapeake Bay.
As leader of Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC’s labor and employment practice group, Ms. Smithey’s offices are located in Annapolis, just a short drive from Dundalk down Route 2 along the Chesapeake Bay. She prides herself on being accessible to her clients, and regularly travels to appear in courtrooms throughout the Baltimore and Eastern Maryland regions.
7. She is Recognized for Her Commitment to Employment and Labor Law.
As a result of her narrow focus on employment and labor law issues and her strong commitment to her clients, Ms. Smithey is recognized as one of Maryland’s leading attorneys representing employers and employees. She has been named a Maryland Super Lawyer in the area of Employment and Labor Law, and she is among Maryland’s Top 50 Women Attorneys as published in Baltimore Magazine.
8. She Writes and Speaks on Employment and Labor Law Topics.
Ms. Smithey has authored and co-authored numerous resources on employment and labor law topics, including the Fourth Edition of Maryland Rules Commentary and the MSBA Maryland Employment Law Deskbook. She also speaks regularly in her areas of practice, teaching law school lectures, and providing insights for media outlets including NPR.
9. She is Available on Short Notice.
While, ideally, employees and employers with legal issues will seek legal guidance as soon as possible, occasionally time can slip away. If you are up against a statute of limitations or in need of prompt advice for an employment-related issue in Dundalk, Ms. Smithey can make herself available in your time of need.
10. She is Committed to Finding Strategic, Cost-Effective Solutions for Her Clients.
When you are facing a legal issue, in most cases, you want it resolved as quickly as possible. You do not want to work with an attorney who will delay proceedings unnecessarily and leave you wondering about the status of your legal matter. Ms. Smithey takes a straightforward, strategic approach to protecting her clients, and her goal in every case is to find a cost-effective solution as quickly as possible.
Get Started Today with a Confidential Consultation in Dundalk, MD
For more information about Maryland employment law attorney Joyce E. Smithey and her areas of practice, please call (410) 269-5066 or inquire online today. Ms. Smithey represents employers and employees in Dundalk and throughout the State of Maryland.