of Federal Government Employees
Specializing in Federal Discrimination, Merit System Principles, Security Clearances & Family Law
Legal representation of federal employees subjected to Disability, Age, and Sex Discrimination and Harassment before the EEOC.
Offering military members and Maryland families experienced guidance in divorce, support, custody and more.
Includes response to Statement of Reasons, assistance with eQIP, or appeals to DOHA and or PSAB.
Representation for whistleblowers and federal employees adversely mistreated for prior EEO activity
FEDERAL DISABILITY RETIREMENT
Representation before OPM for FERS and CSRS eligble federal employees
REMOVALS & DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS
Federal employees notified of removal, suspended for over 14 days, or other appealable action
can appeal to the MSPB.
CALL (202) 596-2528 FOR A 30 MINUTE CONSULTATION
Child Custody & Visitation
Modification/Enforcement of Decrees
Matthew E. Hughes, Esq.
Mr. Hughes’ approach to the practice of law is client-centered. He strives to make you feel comfortable and cared for as a person as well as to be your trusted counselor and advisor providing top-notch legal representation. He strives to settle all cases favorably out of court and allow you to obtain the best outcome by remaining in control of your case rather than allowing a judge to decide based on the limited information that is admissible in court. Settlement also keeps your attorney fees down and reduces the likelihood of future litigation. If a fair settlement is not possible, Mr. Hughes is prepared to advocate for you in court. Since 2006, he has litigated an array of cases in court.
Prior to starting his own practice, Mr. Hughes represented employees at another District of Columbia based employee-side law firm. Matt developed particular experience and expertise in employment and family law matters as an active duty Air Force JAG Officer and still serves as a member of the Reserves.
Mr. Hughes concentrates his family law practice on all aspects of family law including divorce, military divorce, support (both spousal and child), fashioning custody and parenting plans, equitable division of assets, preparation of pre-and post-marital agreements and division of other marital assets including retirement benefits whether they are IRA, 401(k), federal retirement benefits, or military retirement. His goal is to assist clients and their families in resolving their legal conflicts to allow them to move forward in their lives, preserve their assets, their relationship with each other, and their children post-divorce.
Mr. Hughes concentrates his employment law practice in the areas of representing clients with discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims in the workplace. He has litigated claims under Title VII, the ADEA, the ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Wihistleblower Protection Act, and other federal civil rights statutes. Mr. Hughes regularly represents federal sector employees in claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and in appealable actions before the Merit Systems Protection Board. He has also represented federal employees and contractors in security clearance proceedings before the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals.
Mr. Hughes earned his Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law and his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from California State University, Stanislaus. He is a member of the state bars of Maryland, Utah (inactive) and the Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the employment and family law sections of the Maryland State Bar. He is also a member of the Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD.