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1 Ranked Lawyers | Band 1 | Maryland USA 2021

What the team is known for

Respected employment boutique with significant experience in plaintiff representation. Handles a broad spectrum of contentious and noncontentious matters, including wrongful termination, wage and hour, discrimination and sexual harassment cases. Possesses further expertise on issues related to whistle-blowing and the Fair Labor Standards Act.


I was impressed with their legal representation and advocacy,” commented one source.

Notable practitioners

Annapolis-based Joyce Smithey advises clients on a broad range of employment issues, including wrongful termination, retaliation and wage and hour violations.,”She is the preeminent employment law lawyer in the region. She is the consummate attorney, counselor and advocate.” “Easy to deal with and very knowledgeable.

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Joyce Smithey, a seasoned employment and labor law attorney, has over 22 years of experience representing both employers and employees in Maryland and D.C. Her practice, rooted in a deep understanding of employment law, spans administrative hearings to federal litigation. Joyce's approach is comprehensive, focusing on protecting client interests while ensuring legal compliance. A Harvard graduate, her career began in Fortune 500 companies, transitioning to law after a degree from Boston University School of Law. Joyce's expertise is recognized by numerous awards, including Maryland’s Top 100 Women. At Smithey Law Group LLC, which she founded in 2018, Joyce continues to champion employment rights, drawing on her rich background in law and business.

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