Robert (“Bob”) Brian Fitzpatrick is the principal in the law firm of Robert B. Fitzpatrick PLLC in Washington, D.C. where he represents clients in employment law matters. Mr. Fitzpatrick has concentrated his practice in employment law disputes for over forty years. He has represented clients in individual and class actions. He has represented clients in employment discrimination, workplace harassment, retaliation, age discrimination, FMLA, ADA, whistleblower, wrongful termination, non-compete, trade secrets, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and wage and hour claims, among others. He counsels numerous executive clients regarding employment agreements and compensation issues. He has negotiated literally thousands of severance agreements. He has represented clients in practically every industry and profession, including government employees, employees in the hospitality industry, the high tech/computer, government contractors, transportation, entertainment, sports, financial services, trade associations, academia, and others. He is also a frequent speaker on employment law topics, and has written countless articles on employment law, a few of which can be found on his website (http://www.robertbfitzpatrick.com/publishedarticles.html) and his blog, Fitzpatrick on Employment Law (http://robertfitzpatrick.blogspot.com/). In addition to his law practice, he teaches mythology and Shakespeare to elementary school students.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Fitzpatrick served as a staff attorney in the Jackson, Mississippi office of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in the late 1960’s; as a staff attorney in the Office of General Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the early 1970’s; and with the Washington Research Project (now the Children’s Defense Fund – see http://www.childrensdefense.org/about-us/our-history/) training minority attorneys in the Deep South to litigate employment discrimination cases. He has been in private practice in Washington, D.C. since 1970, having been born in Washington, D.C., and raised in neighboring Chevy Chase, Maryland. He attended Georgetown Preparatory School in North Bethesda, and received his undergraduate and law degrees from the George Washington University. He is the father of three and a grandfather of two. He is an avid hiker and kayaker. He is a Fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, having been inducted as a Fellow at the first annual induction ceremony in 1996. He has been listed as one of The Best Lawyers in America® for at least 25 continuous years.
He is admitted to practice in all courts of the District of Columbia (Superior Court, D.C. Court of Appeals, and the Federal District Court of the District of Columbia), the Federal District Court for Maryland, the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, the Supreme Court of the United States, the Federal Circuit, the Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia as well as the Fourth and Sixth Circuits.