Joyce E Smithey

Rifkin, Weiner, Livingston, Levitan & Silver, LLC
Contact: 410.269.5066
Law School: Boston University School of Law - Boston University
Jurisdictions: DC


About Joyce E Smithey
Joyce Smithey leads Rifkin, Weiner, Livingston, Levitan & Silver, LLC's labor and employment practice. In 2014, Ms. Smithey was once again selected for inclusion as a Maryland Super Lawyer in the area of Labor and Employment Law. Ms. Smithey was named among Maryland's Top 50 Women Attorneys, as published in Baltimore Magazine. Ms. Smithey regularly advises employers and employees on all matters relating to employment law, including: - Discrimination, including race, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, family responsibilities, and religion - Sexual harassment - Retaliation and reprisal - Claims prevention, including drafting employee handbooks and providing on-site training sessions to managers and employees on employment law topics. - The Equal Pay Act - Representation of public sector employees - Disability accommodation and discrimination - Medical leave - Wrongful discharge - Workplace privacy - Defamation - Employment contracts and restrictive covenants - ERISA discrimination - Employee and applicant testing - Wage and hour issues - WARN Ms. Smithey has represented clients in state and federal courts, arbitrations, and before the Department of Labor, state and county commissions on human relations, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She has handled numerous jury trials, appellate oral arguments before the First and Fourth Circuits, bench trials, motion hearings, equity petitions, and damages hearings. Ms. Smithey is also a trained mediator on workplace issues. Ms. Smithey has taught seminars and law school courses on employment law topics. She has also published extensively on employment law and civil litigation. Ms. Smithey is also a contributing author to Maryland Rules Commentary and a regular contributor to the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association's newsletter. She is also a contributing author to the MSBA Employment Law Deskbook. Ms. Smithey is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Sections of the Maryland State
Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Professional Experience
Partner, Rifkin, Weiner, Livingston, Levitan & Silver, LLC
Boston University School of Law - Boston UniversityJ.D. (1999)Law
Pepperdine UniversityB.A. (1993)
Professional Associations
Member, Maryland State Bar Association
Member, District of Columbia Bar
Member, New Hampshire Bar Association


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225 Duke of Gloucester St
Annapolis, MD 21401
Telephone: 410.269.5066
Fax: 410.269.1235