Experienced Employment Lawyer Serving Employers and Employees in Ellicott City, MD
A Partner at the law firm of Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC, Joyce E. Smithey is a veteran employment lawyer who represents employers and employees in Ellicott City, Maryland. Whether you are seeking to implement a compliance program for your business, or you need experienced representation for an employment-related dispute, you can rely on Ms. Smithey’s knowledge and insights to protect your interests.
Named a Maryland Super Lawyer and one of Maryland’s Top 50 Women Attorneys, Joyce E. Smithey is an experienced and highly respected attorney who focuses her practice in the area of employment and labor law. For more than 17 years, she has been representing clients in Ellicott City and throughout Maryland in matters ranging from claim prevention and contract negotiations to discrimination lawsuits and employee class action claims.
By focusing her practice exclusively in the area of employment and labor law, Ms. Smithey has developed deep knowledge and insights into the issues affecting her clients. She is widely acknowledged as an authority on Maryland employment and labor law, and she has both published and spoken extensively on employment-related legal issues. This includes authoring the Fourth Edition of Maryland Rules Commentary, contributing to the MSBA Maryland Employment Law Deskbook, teaching law school seminars, and appearing in various media outlets, including NPR.
Representation for Ellicott City, MD Employers and Employees
Ms. Smithey regularly advises Maryland businesses on employment law compliance, represents employers and employees in contract and severance negotiations, and fights for clients in administrative hearings and in court. Her areas of practice include:
- 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
If you need an attorney for any employment or labor-related issue in Ellicott City, contact Ms. Smithey for a confidential initial consultation today.
About Maryland Employment Lawyer Joyce E. Smithey
A graduate of Maryland’s Severna Park High School, Joyce Smithey attended college at Pepperdine University before moving back east to enroll at Boston University School of Law. After beginning her legal career in New Hampshire, Ms. Smithey returned to Maryland to represent local employers and employees. She joined the firm of Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC (formerly Rifkin, Weiner, Livingston, Levitan & Silver, LLC) in 2007, and today she leads the firm’s labor and employment practice group.
Ms. Smithey is admitted to practice in the Maryland state and federal courts, and regularly represents clients in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and other administrative matters, as well. She also does extensive pro bono work throughout Maryland, and has authored amicus briefs for the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA).
About Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC
With multiple offices in Maryland, Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC is a top-rated law firm that was established in 1989. In complex cases, Ms. Smithey and the firm’s other attorneys and professionals focus on taking a team approach that affords clients the best that each member of the firm has to offer. The firm emphasizes taking a comprehensive approach to serving its clients, handling transactional matters, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), and courtroom litigation with the same dedication to finding cost-effective solutions to clients’ needs.
About Ellicott City, MD
Located west of downtown Baltimore, Ellicott City is an unincorporated community in Howard County. As part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, it has recently grown into a popular destination for both employees and businesses seeking access to the best that the region has to offer. Cultural attractions in Ellicott City include historic buildings (including the oldest standing B&O railroad station) and numerous restaurants that are favorites for both locals and visitors.
Contact Attorney Joyce E. Smithey for a Confidential Consultation
If you would like to speak with Ms. Smithey about your employment or labor law needs in Ellicott City, please feel free to get in touch. Ms. Smithey is committed to providing personalized, attentive service to her clients, and she emphasizes finding strategic, efficient solutions that meet her clients’ needs as quickly as possible. No employment-related issue is too big or too small, and if necessary Ms. Smithey can act quickly in order to protect your rights or mitigate your exposure to liability.
To get started, please call or email to request a confidential initial consultation. Ms. Smithey can be reached by phone at (410) 269-5066, or you can submit a request online and Ms. Smithey will respond as soon as possible.