Joyce E Smithey

Joyce E Smithey

Smithey Law Group LLC, est. 2018
  • Employment Law
  • DC, Maryland
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Joyce Smithey opened Smithey Law Group LLC in 2018. Prior to that, she led Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC's labor and employment practice for 10 years. In 2018, Ms. Smithey was once again selected for inclusion as a Maryland Super Lawyer in the area of Labor and Employment Law, and 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; and 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. 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 Area
  • Employment Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
DC
Maryland
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Smithey Law Group LLC
- Current
Partner
Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC
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Education
Boston University School of Law
J.D. (1999) | Law
Pepperdine University
B.A. (1993)
Awards
Centers of Influence Awards Honoree
Baltimore Smart CEO
Super Lawyer in Employment and Labor Law
Maryland Super Lawyer
Professional Associations
Maryland State Bar Association
Member
Current
Maryland Association for Justice
Member
Current
American Bar Association
Member
Current
DC Bar Labor and Employment Section
Member
Current
Maryland Employment Lawyers Association
Member
Current
MSBA Labor and Employment Section
Section Council Member and Legislative Liaison
Current
National Employment Lawyers Assocation (NELA)
Member
Current
Women's Bar Association of Maryland
Member
Current
District of Columbia Bar
Member
- Current
New Hampshire Bar Association
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Data Safety in the Workplace
Maryland Bar Bulletin
Maryland Rules Commentary
MSBA Maryland Employment Law Desk Book
Employees with Traumatic Brain Injuries
Trial Reporter Spring 2016
Employment Rights for Employees Living with Mental Illness
Trial Reporter- Winter 2015
Modified Work Schedules under the ADA
FBA- Labor & Employment Law Section Newsletter
Speaking Engagements
Proving Emotional Distress
Maryland Association for Justice
Ms. Smithey moderated this panel for MAJ.
Effective Mediation Strategies, 120th Annual Meeting and Law Day Celebration, Rockville, MD
Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD
Employment and Labor Law Issues Arising in Corporate Transactions, U.S. Meeting, Charlotte, NC
State Capital Law Group
Restrictive Covenants and Software Engineers, Intellectual Property Series
Ten Tips to Avoid Employer Liability, Severna Park, MD
Kiwanis Club
Employment Rights for Employees Living with Cancer, Annapolis, MD
Wellness House
Employment Law Update
Maryland Association of CPA's
Summary Judgment Practice, Greenbelt, MD
Maryland Employment Lawyers Association
A Peek into the Minds of Arbitrators, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee Midwinter Meeting, New Orleans, LA
American Bar Association
Rule 30(b)(6) Depositions Breakfast Talk, Columbia, MD
Maryland Association for Justice
Employment Law Institute, Legislative Update 2018, Columbia, MD
Maryland State Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
Smithey Law Group LLC
706 Giddings Avenue
Suite 200
Annapolis, MD 21401
USA
Telephone: (410) 919-2990
Fax: (410) 280-1602