We are some of the most sought after attorneys in the industry. We have worked hard to build a reputation as tough litigators who are passionate about our clients’ interests and will not stop until our clients are placed in the best possible position for success. We provide very honest feedback at the outset about your case and chances of success and continue with feedback throughout litigation as the case develops. This sets us apart from other law firms, since we will not accept a case that we believe lacks merit. If you have been wronged by your employer, standing up for your rights may seem intimidating. At the Law Office of Jonathan Bell, we understand the pressure that you are facing, and we are here to help. Mr. Bell and his team of experienced attorneys are dedicated to asserting the rights of federal employees and government contractor employees nationwide.
We are confident that no other law firm consistently gets similar results on behalf of federal employees to what we have obtained. Our firm has garnered a high level of respect from Judges, Agency Counsel, and peers in the industry.
Some of the matters in which our Attorneys have successfully represented government employees include security clearance cases (both at the SOR and DOHA stage), employment discrimination at the EEOC, Office of Special Counsel complaints and whistleblower retaliation, proposed disciplinary and performance actions, Merit Systems Protection Board appeals and Disability Retirement Applications. We have represented employees of many federal agencies, ranging from DHS, USDA, and DOD to USPS, FDIC, and NASA. Attorney Bell can assist workers in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) proceedings, Oral Conference Hearings, Mediations, and in OPM matters. We serve federal employees nationwide and overseas. We can handle your case from beginning to end including trials and appeals.
We invite you to review our successful results page. Our successful results describe various cases we have handled through the years and exemplifies how our knowledge in the industry translates to results.
In furtherance to our mission of assisting Federal Employees, we have been retained by numerous Federal Employee unions to be their exclusive advocate in matters related to Disciplinary Actions, MSPB, Security Clearance and Disability Retirement. We are proud representative of AFGE Local 2, 1754 1843 and 1167. In recognizing our work and zealous reputation, we were retained by the National FEMA union to formally negotiate there Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), which was an honor for us to represent the collective FEMA union.
Collectively, we have more than 35 years of experience in Federal Employee related legal matters! Contact us and take advantage of that vast wealth of experience.Advocacy for Federal Employees Facing or Appealing Disciplinary or Performance Actions
Federal employees may find themselves subject to agency disciplinary and performance actions. For some, this may come in the form of a proposal for a removal, downgrade, or suspension. If you are in this position, you have the right to provide an oral and/or written reply, as well as submit witness statements and other documentation. Employees must be afforded due process during certain proceedings, and they may be able to assert affirmative defense(s), such as discrimination by the agency, a violation of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act (USERRA), and procedural due process errors.
It may be difficult for a federal employee to fight an unfair disciplinary or performance action on his or her own because of complexities inherent to the proceedings. These include nuances in the burden of proof that the agency must meet, depending on issues such as whether the employer is alleging misconduct or non-performance. Also, in many cases a group of mitigating factors known as the Douglas factors should be considered before a decision on a proposal is made. Some of the Douglas factors include the nature and seriousness of the offense, the employee’s past disciplinary record, and the consistency of the penalty when compared to other employees charged with similar offenses. If you were served with a Proposal for Disciplinary action, contact immediately for assistance. The Agency takes as long as they want to perform their investigation against you and try to place you at a disadvantage by limiting the time you have to respond. Our Law Firm levels the playing field.Protect Your Rights as an Employee by Consulting with an Experienced Attorney
If you need help fighting a disciplinary action, MSPB matter, Filing an EEO, filing for disability retirement or fighting a Security Clearance matter (as a Federal Employee or Government Contractor) you should speak to a lawyer experienced in this area as soon as possible. To schedule a free appointment with the Law Office of Jonathan Bell, call us at (855) 566-2355 or contact us online. We have offices conveniently located in New York City, Long Island, Washington, D.C., and Florida, and we are able to assist federal employees in any state nationwide.
We invite you to visit our Successful Results Page, our Client Review Page as well as our Media Page to learn what we are truly about. We want you to be our next satisfied client! We will have a team of attorneys behind you, fighting for you every step of the way.
Jonathan Bell, federal employment attorney, joined Dave Lucas on NewsChannel 8 ABC in Washington DC to talk about the impact of the government shutdown on federal employees.
Jonathan Bell began his career at one of the largest litigation law firms in New York. Despite gaining vast experience in multi-million dollar claims, Mr. Bell was dissatisfied with not being able to select his own clients and, therefore sometimes had personal conflicts in handling cases where he believed to be "on the wrong side." Thereafter, he started his own law firm, which allowed him to select his own cases, handling them with passion in realizing he has made a personal commitment to each client.
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