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Matthew Estes

Matthew Estes

Senior Counsel Washington,
District of Columbia

Matthew Estes focuses his practice on the representation of public and private sector employees. He has significant experience representing clients before the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and in federal and state courts. Matthes has successfully defended the rights of federal employees from nearly all federal agencies as well as employees of companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small and mid-sized organizations. He has obtained favorable settlements and outcomes in a wide range of employment matters, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, reasonable accommodation, whistleblower reprisal, due process violations, security clearance, and veterans’ rights.
Prior to joining Alan Lescht and Associates, Matthew worked at a large employment law firm in Washington, D.C. During law school, Matthew’s studies and work experience focused on the areas of employment and employment discrimination law and litigation.  Matthew worked as a law clerk at a small firm in Washington, D.C., throughout law school, where he was able to gain valuable first-hand experience assisting attorneys with representation of public and private sector employees and public-sector unions.
Matthew has also published articles regarding federal employment matters, including whistleblower retaliation, and presented training to federal and private organizations regarding veterans’ rights.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court of Virginia

Education

  • George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia
    J.D.
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
    Major: Government/Political Theory

Representative Cases

  • Erickson v. U.S.P.S., 636 F.3d 1353 (Fed. Cir. 2011)
  • Vahey v. General Motors Co., 985 F. Supp. 2d 51 (D.D.C. 2013)
  • Lewis v. Department of Veterans Affairs, MSPB Docket No. PH-0752-12-0264-I-2, (Mar. 4, 2013). 
  • AV Preeminent
  • AVVO | Newsweek
  • Bloomberg BNA | Law 360 | Government Executive
  • Ten Leaders | WUSA 90
  • SuperLawyers | Univision
  • Washingtonian | abc7 | The Washington Post
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Top Rated Lawyers AV | ThreeBest Rated
  • AV Preeminent
  • AVVO | Newsweek
  • Bloomberg BNA | Law 360 | Government Executive
  • Ten Leaders | WUSA 90
  • SuperLawyers | Univision
  • Washingtonian | abc7 | The Washington Post
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Top Rated Lawyers AV | ThreeBest Rated