Melehy & Associates LLC

Melehy & Associates LLC

The trial lawyers and attorneys of Melehy & Associates Law Firm have extensive experience representing individuals in a variety of practice areas.

Firm Overview

Melehy & Associates is a law firm of experienced trial lawyers with a commitment to aggressive and effective representation of the individuals and businesses we serve. Our primary legal practice areas include the following: labor and employment law, employment discrimination law, False Claims Act (fraud on the government), whistleblower law, family law, divorce law, bankruptcy, real estate litigation, and general civil litigation. From our office in Silver Spring, MD we serve clients throughout Maryland (including Montgomery, Prince George's, Howard, and Anne Arundel Counties) and Washington, D.C. Our trial lawyers and attorneys aggressively defend the rights of our clients in federal and state courts, in administrative hearings, and in alternative dispute resolution.

Melehy & Associates is also a debt relief agency. We help individuals, both in Washington D.C. and Maryland, file for bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Our lawyers have in-depth knowledge of laws ranging from divorce and family to real estate and employment. .
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Main Office
Main Office
8403 Colesville Rd. Suite 610
Silver Spring  MD  20910
Phone
  • (301) 587-6364
Fax
  • (301) 587-6308
Websites

Office Information

Office Hours
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Employment
The employment lawyers of Melehy & Associates have extensive experience handling labor and employment law cases, primarily on behalf of employees from Montgomery, Prince George's, Howard, and Charles Counties in Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Our employment discrimination attorneys have distinguished themselves by successfully litigating claims arising from employment discrimination based on race, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and pregnancy. The law firm also regularly represents employees who are not paid their wages, overtime wages, or prevailing wage. The employment attorneys of Melehy & Associates also handle claims under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), various whistleblower protection laws, False Claims Act (fraud on the government), and common law wrongful termination claims.

Melehy & Associates labor lawyers and employment attorneys provide exceptional representation in all types of employment litigation throughout Maryland (including Montgomery, Prince George's, Howard, Howard, and Charles Counties) and Washington, D.C. Melehy & Associates have experience handling cases that involve:
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Breach of Employment Contracts
Discrimination
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) administrative hearings for federal employees
Equal Pay for Equal Work
False Claims Act (fraud on the government)
Federal, State, and Municipal Employment Law
Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB - Federal Employees)
Non-Compete Agreements
Retaliation
Security Clearances
The Family Medical Leave Act, (FMLA)
Wage and Hour Disputes
Whistleblower Litigation
Wrongful Termination

On default judgments:
When it comes processing and investigating EEO complainants, federal agencies have strict deadlines, with serious consequences if they do not meet them. For example, if you contact the EEO office of a federal agency about discrimination, the office must issue a notice of right to file a formal written complaint within 30 days or your contact, unless you agree to extend the deadline. Likewise, a federal agency must complete an investigation of an EEO Complaint within 180 days of the date you file a formal written complaint of discrimination. If your agency fails to do any of these things by the deadline, you may be eligible to receive a default judgment from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC").

A default judgment is essentially an easy victory against the federal government without a trial or hearing. These violations occur frequently in the following agencies: Department of the Army; Department of the Air Force; the Federal Emergency Management Agency ("FEMA"); Department of Defense; and the Department of Health and Human Services. If you are a federal employee and your agency has failed to process your complaint within 30 days or delayed investigation of your complaint, you should contact an attorney.


Employment Law
The employment lawyers of Melehy & Associates have extensive experience handling labor and employment law cases, primarily on behalf of employees from Montgomery, Prince George's, Howard, and Charles Counties in Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our employment discrimination attorneys have distinguished themselves by successfully litigating claims arising from employment discrimination based on race, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and pregnancy. The law firm also regularly represents employees who are not paid their wages, overtime wages, or prevailing wage. The employment attorneys of Melehy & Associates also handle claims under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), various whistleblower protection laws, False Claims Act (fraud on the government), and common law wrongful termination claims.

Melehy & Associates labor lawyers and employment attorneys provide exceptional representation in all types of employment litigation throughout Maryland (including Montgomery, Prince George's, Howard, Howard, and Charles Counties) and Washington, D.C. Melehy & Associates have experience handling cases that involve:
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Breach of Employment Contracts
Discrimination
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) administrative hearings for federal employees
Equal Pay for Equal Work
False Claims Act (fraud on the government)
Federal, State, and Municipal Employment Law
Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB - Federal Employees)
Non-Compete Agreements
Retaliation
Security Clearances
The Family Medical Leave Act, (FMLA)
Wage and Hour Disputes
Whistleblower Litigation
Wrongful Termination
On default judgments:

When it comes processing and investigating EEO complainants, federal agencies have strict deadlines, with serious consequences if they do not meet them. For example, if you contact the EEO office of a federal agency about discrimination, the office must issue a notice of right to file a formal written complaint within 30 days or your contact, unless you agree to extend

Vincent Melehy

("Omar") Vincent Melehy, the principal of the law firm of Melehy & Associates, is a highly experienced trial and appellate attorney who practices primarily employee-side employment law in the state and federal courts throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. Mr. Melehy has achieved an AV - Preeminent (5 out of 5) rating from Martindale-Hubble Peer Review Ratings, which is the highest rating available. The AV-rating is based upon Mr. Melehy's exceptional legal knowledge and legal experience. He is a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland Bars. He is also on the Board of Directors and a Committee Chair on the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association. He is also recently was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Employment Justice Center, an advocacy group for low income wage earners.
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Mr. Melehy began his legal career in 1987, when he served as a judicial law clerk to Maryland Court of Appeals Judge William H. Adkins, II. In 1988, after his one-year appointment ended, Mr. Melehy took a position with the Maryland Attorney General's Office as a litigation and trial attorney.

Mr. Melehy left the Attorney General's Office in 1997 to begin a career in private practice, where he focused primarily on employment litigation. Mr. Melehy has extensive knowledge regarding federal and local anti-discrimination statutes and on countless occasions has succeeded in proving discrimination. A large portion of Mr. Melehy's employment law practice involves representation of federal employees in federal court, before the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC), and before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). He also represents many District of Columbia employees in various disputes with the District of Columbia government. Mr. Melehy has also represented many private sector plaintiffs in employment discrimination cases, wage and hour disputes, and other actions concerning the terms and conditions of employment.
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Mr. Melehy and his law firm have represented countless employees in hearings and trials in both state and federal court. He has extensive appellate experience in Maryland and the District of Columbia, which has resulted in many precedent-setting decisions.

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Mr. Melehy also practices in the areas of real estate, eminent domain, civil rights, and commercial litigation.

Areas of Practice:
Employment Law
Employment Discrimination Law
Whistleblower Law
False Claims Act (fraud on the government)
General Civil Litigation
Bar Admissions:
Maryland, 1987
District of Columbia, 1988
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Education:
Antioch School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia, (J.D. 1986)
University of Texas, Austin, Texas, U.S. B.S., (Economics B.S. 1982)
Professional Associations:
Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers' Association
National Employment Lawyers' Association
Maryland State Bar Association
Montgomery County Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association
Employment Positions:
MD Court of Appeals, Judicial Law Clerk, 1987 - 1988
MD Office of Attorney General, 1988 - 1997
Principal, Melehy & Associates (or affiliate firm), 1997 - Present

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