Attorney Joyce Kitchens announced the expansion of her law firm’s Federal Employment Law Defense Practice yesterday. With almost thirty years of experience litigating cases before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) on behalf of Federal Employees, Joyce Kitchens formerly worked with the Department of Veterans Affairs, representing the Government in MSPB cases. She later started the law firm of Kitchens, New & Cleghorn, LLC representing employees.
The firm focuses on providing informed representation in order to assess and prosecute cases in front of the Merit Systems Protection Board. According to Attorney Kitchens, “The Merit Systems Protection Board has its own body of law from which it makes its decisions…. This body of law is detailed and specialized” and “the procedural rules are different from those in federal courts…. It is a demanding and specialized practice.”
The Federal Employment Lawyers at Kitchens, New & Cleghorn, LLC have received positive reviews from dozens of federal employees they have been able to assist. One Federal Employee stated: “Several years ago, I was faced with a blatant insult by my management at a federal agency…. After talking to Ms. Kitchens, I felt a load lift off me… Her experience as a former government employment attorney provided invaluable knowledge. In the end, I settled with the government agency and received everything that I asked for at the beginning of the employee dispute process.”
The firm has dual offices in Atlanta, GA and Athens, GA, but practices Federal Employment Law throughout the country. Ms. Kitchens, who heads the MSPB Practice Area, has authored a number of professional articles, including Alternative Dispute Resolution in Federal Court, Federal Civil Practice, April 22, 1999; Judicial Profile - The Honorable Joseph A. Hatchett, The Federal Lawyer, September, 1997; Developing/Protecting the Record for Appeal, Federal Appellate Practice, May 31, 1996; and Attorneys’ Fees Petitions under Fee Shifting Statutes, Federal Practice and Procedure, April 28, 1995, and a book, Federal Sector Guide to the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act and the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act, Dewey Publications, Inc., 2006.
Ms. Kitchens is listed in the Directory of Pre-eminent Lawyers, International Who's Who of Professionals, and Who's Who of American Women.
If you are a Federal Employee who has been wrongfully terminated, suspended, demoted, harassed or treated unfairly, Kitchens, New & Cleghorn invites you to visit their webpage at http://www.knclawfirm.com/ The firm offers free case evaluations.