New York Labor & Employment Law Attorneys Of Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC

Skilled team of dedicated attorneys handling discrimination and sexual harassment cases

The Labor & Employment Law attorneys at the Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC represent clients in workplace discrimination cases, including those based on gender, pregnancy, as well as sexual harassment. We also represent victims of discrimination based on age, race and ethnicity. We are located in New York City and represent clients across New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Accomplished sexual harassment and discrimination attorneys in New York City

At Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC, our lawyers are experienced at determining if you have a legitimate complaint that warrants filing a claim or lawsuit. Your attorney can apply Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and anti-discrimination laws to your defense. There are a multitude of New York City and State laws protecting your right to a fair workplace.

Our New York sexual harassment attorneys understand how offensive and humiliating unwanted sexual advances are in the workplace. We mediate harassment disputes as well as litigate claims in court.

Our team includes a staff of top-notch legal professionals who are ready to be invested in your case:

Derek T. Smith, Partner

Founding partner of the Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC, Employment Law attorney Derek T. Smith received his law degree at Penn State Dickinson School of Law and studied at the Université de Droit, d’Économie, et des Sciences d’Aix-Marseille in Aix-en-Provence, France. He received his undergraduate degree from The University of Michigan. Currently, he practices at the Derek T. Smith Law Offices in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Derek is proud to have obtained several multi-million dollar settlement and verdicts on behalf of his clients, who have been discriminated, tormented, and humiliated at work. He and his firm have obtained a $2.5 Million verdict on behalf of a woman sexual harassed by a restaurant owner. He also obtained a $1.6 Million verdict on behalf of a woman who was subject to a hostile work environment while working as a chef. He believes in becoming emotionally invested in every one of his clients, and it shows in his results.

Bryan S. Arce, Partner

Admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, Employment Law attorney Bryan Arce obtained his Juris Doctor at Brooklyn Law School. Mr. Arce brings a unique perspective to New York City employment law cases, as he uses his vast experience working in the restaurant industry to see cases from both the employer’s and employee’s viewpoint.

Olivia Uzan, Attorney

Bilingual in French and English, Olivia Uzan was educated at the University of Paris 2. She uses her international experience to help clients with French and American employment law cases. Specifically, she represents American employees working in France. Ms. Uzan is passionate about her cases — and passionate about achieving superior results for her clients.

Andrew S. Alitowski, Attorney

Experienced in both state and federal courts, Employment Law attorney Andrew Alitowski received his law degree at Nova Southeastern Law School. He has handled employment law cases throughout the country, including in Kentucky and New York. Ms. Alitowski is willing to go to any lengths to help his clients successfully resolve cases, and accommodate their needs during a difficult time.

W. Gordon Kaupp, Attorney

Employment Law attorney W. Gordon Kaupp studied Anthropology at Skidmore College before receiving his law degree at the New York School of Law at Queens College. Ms. Kaupp represents plaintiffs in employment law matters, including wage and hour disputes, retaliation, and discrimination cases. With his extensive trial experience, Mr. Kaupp isn’t afraid to take a case to a jury when necessary.

Thomas A. Kocian, Attorney

David Detoffol, Attorney

With his background as a New York State professional engineer, Employment Law attorney David Detoffol uses his specialized knowledge of industries and technology to gain the upper hand in employment law cases. In addition to handling discrimination and sexual harassment claims, Mr. Detoffol also practices business law and civil litigation.

John C. Luke, Jr., Attorney

Employment law attorney John C. Luke, Jr. brings impressive experience and successful results to the Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC. After earning his undergraduate degree in Political Science at Temple University, Mr. Luke obtained his law degree from the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C.

Paul Liggieri, Attorney

Paul Liggieri is an Associate with the Derek T. Smith Law Group where he focuses on New York Employment Discrimination and also handles NY Civil Rights cases. A graduate of Binghamton University and  Hofstra Law School, Attorney Liggieri served as an intern with the Nassau County Attorney’s General Litigation Bureau and as an extern with the District Attorney’s Office. Attorney Liggieri brings a well-rounded skill set with him to the Derek T. Smith Law Group.

Consult our New York City discrimination lawyers

In keeping with our goal of reaching the best possible resolution for our clients, a highly skilled New York City discrimination / sexual harassment lawyer at Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC will personally manage your discrimination or sexual harassment case. If you need the help of a New York discrimination lawyer, please contact Derek T. Smith, Esq. at the law firm of Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC by calling our toll-free number 877-469-5297 today.


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