Rose Legal

Rose Legal

We give our clients top notch legal representation with personal service. We provide honest, professional advice and zealous representation in negotiations, litigation, and administrative proceedings.

Firm Overview

Based in Washington D.C., Rose Legal Advocates, P.C. champions the rights of employees. Our experienced attorneys have won a number of important victories in courts throughout the country, including the United States Supreme Court.
Rose Legal Advocates has been representing employees and consumers since 1989. Our lawyers have represented thousands of employees with individual, group and class based claims. We have recovered tens of millions of dollars.
We have broad experience with investigations, litigation and negotiated resolutions. We can help you understand your EEO, merit system, and whistleblowers
Main Office
1726 M Street, N.W. Suite 203
Washington  DC  20036
  • (202) 331-8556


Free Initial Consultation?
An Initial phone Consultation is Free.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
$300.00 Full Consultation either in person or by telephone.

Office Information

Office Hours
9:00am - 6:00pm
Emergency After Hours
We represent federal employees throughout the country and private sector employees in Washington, D.C. and Maryland. In larger cases, we work with local counsel in other states.
We have broad experience with investigations, litigation and negotiated resolutions. We can help you understand your rights. We can help you pursue good claims at the agency level, at the MSPB, at the EEOC and in federal court litigation and appeals.

If you are:

seeking honest advice about your federal or private employee rights;
a victim of retaliation or discrimination at work;
not being paid the commissions, wages and overtime you have earned; or
seeking representation in negotiating a severance or employment agreement.
Rose Legal Advocates can provide effective, high-quality representation that helps you achieve your objectives within your budget. Hourly, fixed price and hybrid/contingent fee arrangements may be available depending on the case. The first phone call is free.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Our experienced attorneys have won important victories in courts throughout the country, including the United States Supreme Court. Our lawyers have represented thousands of employees with individual, group and class based claims. We have recovered tens of millions of dollars. We have served as lead class counsel in complex cases and are proud of our record of service in public interest cases for groups like the NAACP. We can help you understand your rights and get full value for your claims.

Joshua N. Rose

Joshua Rose provides counselling and representation to federal government and private sector employees. For more than two decades, he has helped individuals, groups and corporate entities understand their rights and achieve their goals by identifying and pursuing meritorious claims.

Mr. Rose represents individuals and groups with employment related claims against government and private employers. He has provided counseling and representation to hundreds of federal employees and has obtained millions of dollars in relief for thousands of employees through individual and class based claims. In addition to federal employment issues and discrimination claims, Mr. Rose has experience with private disability insurance claims, ERISA, overtime, unpaid wage and other employment related issues.

Mr. Rose has substantial experience with complex litigation including class actions involving a variety of legal theories. He has pursued claims in trial and appellate courts as well as administrative tribunals, before arbitrators and through mediation.

Mr. Rose has represented non-profit organizations in public interest cases seeking remedies for violations of anti-discrimination, consumer protection and environmental laws. These include more than 40 decrees implementing changes in unlawful employment and environmental practices in addition to appropriate monetary relief.

Bar Admissions
District of Columbia, 1989, Maryland 1999
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2d, 3d, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th and D.C. Circuits
University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, NC, JD 1987
Washington University in St. Louis, BA, cum laude 1984
Mr. Rose was born in Washington, D.C. He lives with his wife and five children in Silver Spring, Maryland.
  • Bar Number:
    District of Columbia , 1989

David L. Rose

The founding partner of Rose Legal Advocates, P.C., David Rose is a recognized expert on employment discrimination law and actively represents individuals and groups of employees.

Mr. Rose has represented the NAACP in more than 35 actions over the past 15 years resulting in some 30 decrees ordering changes in unlawful employment practices. He successfully argued the appeal on behalf of 50 employees with age discrimination claims in Adams et al. v. Ameritech Services Inc, et al. , 231 F.3d 414 (7 th Cir. 2000). He has won verdicts from juries and judges on behalf of individuals and on behalf of the NAACP.

Mr. Rose is a 1956 honors graduate of Harvard Law School. From 1956-59 he represented the United States as a trial lawyer in the Civil Division of the Department of Justice. From 1959-67, he worked as an appellate lawyer in the same Division where he argued over 85 cases in the United States courts of appeals and three in the Supreme Court.

From 1967-69, Mr. Rose served as a Special Assistant to the Attorney General responsible for coordinating the efforts of federal fund granting agencies to enforce the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination in federally assisted programs and activities.

From 1969 until he left the Department of Justice in December 1987, he was the Chief of the Employment Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division. He was responsible, subject to the direction of the Assistant Attorney General, for developing and implementing the Department's litigation program to secure enforcement of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other provisions of federal law requiring non-discrimination in employment and equal employment opportunity. He directed the litigation activities of from 25 to 35 lawyers in federal courts throughout the United States.

Mr. Rose is a member of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, a professional association honoring the leading lawyers nationwide in the practice of labor and employment law.

Mr. Rose participated personally in a number of landmark cases in equal employment opportunity law, including Griggs v. Duke Power Co., Local 189, United Papermakers v. United States, Contractors Ass'n. of Eastern Pa. v. Secretary of Labor, Moody v. Albemarle Paper Co., EEOC and United States v. A.T. & T., United States v. Fairfax County, Va., and Bazemore v. Friday. From 1972 through 1980, he was also the Department's staff representative and chairman of the interagency staff committee which developed the "Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures," which have been widely adopted and applied by the United States government.

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