Employee Rights Lawyer
Employee Rights Lawyer

Ralph E. Lamar

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Practice Areas

  • Wrongful Retaliation

Biography

As an attorney with over 32 years of experience I limit my practice to the representation of individuals who have suffered discrimination in the workplace, or had their civil rights violated.  This also includes instances of police misconduct and free speech violations by governmental entities.  The federal  statutes for workplace rights which I have utilized on behalf of clients include the ADA, FMLA, Title VII, 42 U.S.C. §1981, 42 U.S.C. §1983, Rehabilitation Act, and the Equal Pay Act.  The abuse of authority, whether in the workplace, or by persons vested with power by the government, should not be tolerated.  I believe that every person, not just wealthy corporations, deserves a zealous advocate in the justice system and I aspire to provide personal and excellent service when I engage a new client.

My skills in the courtroom have been developed and tested through a significant number of trials in federal court, from Colorado to Georgia to Florida to New York and Pennsylvania.  The verdicts on behalf of my clients include a claim for job termination in retaliation for requesting an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a claim for refusal to hire based on an erroneous belief that my client was an illegal drug user under the ADA, and a claim for constructive discharge in retaliation for a complaint about race discrimination under Title VII.  Those trial experiences have resulted in my being asked by other lawyers to act as trial co-counsel in numerous cases.  I also have significant experience in the appellate courts in order to preserve my clients’ verdicts.

With my children grown, when I'm not taking care of clients' needs, I can be found on a hiking trail in the woods somewhere (it was hiking in the mountains when I lived in Colorado) or walking my dog Lucy throughout the streets of Allentown, or the many parks in the Lehigh Valley.   For more than 40 years I have been a regular blood and platelet donor and have been involved in a number of community related activities including the Boy Scouts, Little League, and the Humane Society.

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1990
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
    • B.S. - 1983
    • Major: Agricultural Economics

Honors

  • Named in SuperLawyers in both Pennsylvania and Colorado

Bar Admission

  • Pennsylvania, 1996
  • Colorado, 2011
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1998

Professional Associations

  • Colorado Plaintiffs' Employment Lawyers Association, 2011 to 2021
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), 1995 to 2022
  • Eastern Chapter NELA 1998-2010, 2021

Current Employment Position

  • Sole Practitioner