8403 Colesville Road , Suite 610
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Providing Extensive Representation of Employee Rights

Melehy & Associates is a law firm of experienced trial lawyers with a commitment to aggressive and effective representation of the individuals and businesses we serve. The employment lawyers of Melehy & Associates have extensive experience handling labor and employment law cases, primarily on behalf of employees from Montgomery, Prince George's, Howard, and Charles Counties in Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our employment discrimination attorneys have distinguished themselves by successfully litigating claims arising from employment discrimination based on race, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and pregnancy.

The law firm also regularly represents employees who are not paid their wages, overtime wages, or prevailing wage. The employment attorneys of Melehy & Associates also handle claims under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), various whistleblower protection laws, False Claims Act (fraud on the government), and common law wrongful termination claims.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Breach of Employment Contracts
  • Discrimination
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) administrative hearings for federal employees
  • Equal Pay for Equal Work
  • False Claims Act (fraud on the government)
  • Federal, State, and Municipal Employment Law
  • Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB - Federal Employees)
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Retaliation
  • Security Clearances
  • The Family Medical Leave Act, (FMLA)
  • Wage and Hour Disputes
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Wrongful Termination

Call Melehy & Associates today at 301-587-6364 to arrange your initial consultation.

Attorney Profile

Attorney "Omar" Vincent Melehy


  • Maryland, 1987
  • District of Columbia, 1988
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


  • Antioch School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia, (J.D. 1986)
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas, U.S. B.S., (Economics B.S. 1982)

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers' Association
  • National Employment Lawyers' Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association


Verdicts & Settlements

Whistleblower and False Claims Act Verdict  - The law firm's client was awarded more than $400,000 in this False Claims Act (fraud on the government) whistleblower retaliation litigation in federal court following a three week jury trial. The law firm's client had served as an accountant and, after alerting federal authorities of his employer's illegal activity related to government grants, was terminated by the non-profit soon thereafter.

Disability Discrimination, Failure to Accommodate and Retaliation  - The law firm achieved a settlement of approximately $150,000 on behalf of a federal employee whose employer refused to grant her a reasonable accommodation of a work-at-home agreement because her disability prevented her from traveling and working at the work site. The case was litigated in the EEOC.

Foreclosure Rescue Scam and Consumer Protection - The law firm achieved a judgment of $750,000 for a homeowner who was the victim of a foreclosure rescue scam. The case was litigated in arbitration.

Pregnancy Discrimination - The law firm achieved a settlement of $50,000 for an employee prior to litigation who was refused a position with a government employer because she was pregnant.

Race Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation  - The law firm achieved a settlement of $148,000 in a case brought on behalf of a federal employee who experienced race discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the workplace. The case was litigated in the EEOC.

Wrongful Termination of Three DC Employees  - The law firm recovered more than $1.4 million and reinstatement on behalf of three employees who were wrongfully discharged from the District of Columbia Public Schools.


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