Managing Partner: Darrell R VanDeusen
Number of partners: 10
Number of attorneys: 13
Founded in 1988, Kollman & Saucier, P.A. provides a broad range of legal services to clients, with a particular focus on labor and employment matters. Based in metropolitan Baltimore, Maryland, the firm regularly handles engagements throughout the United States. In addition to its labor and employment law practice, the firm represents clients in civil litigation, transactional law, corporate law, benefit claims litigation, construction law, and real estate transactions.
Main Areas Of Practice:
The firm’s labor and employment practice includes both traditional labor and employment law matters. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, state and local governments, colleges and universities, regional health care systems, federal contractors, and small to medium businesses in a variety of industries. The firm defends employers before administrative agencies and in employment litigation (including both trial and appellate work), prosecutes and defends restrictive covenant cases, negotiates collective bargaining agreements for public and private sector employers, and defends unionized employers in labor arbitrations and NLRB proceedings. It also conducts workplace investigations, advises human resources professionals on personnel matters, drafts handbooks and employment policies, drafts and negotiates severance agreements, and conducts training of managers and employees on a variety of topics.
The firm’s labor and employment attorneys have received a number of accolades for their professional achievements. In addition to Chambers recognition, for many years the firm’s attorneys have been named to ‘Best Lawyers’ and ‘Super Lawyers’ lists (including the Top 100 Lawyers list in Maryland) and have been awarded the AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Three partners have been inducted into the College of Labor and Employment Attorneys, two have been named Maryland’s Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year, and one has been named a Maryland Leader in the Law.
The firm’s partners have written some of the leading treatises in the employment field, including the Family and Medical Leave Act (available through LexisNexis), the Affirmative Action Handbook, and the Employment Law Handbook (both available through Government Institutes, Inc.). The firm publishes two employment law blogs, The Employment Brief http:// www.kollmanlaw.com/the-employment-brief/ and The Virginia Employment Law Blog http://www. kollmanlaw.com/category/virginia-employmentlaw/. The firm’s attorneys have taught as adjunct professors at law schools and colleges in Maryland and Virginia, and are on the faculty of the National Employment Law Institute (NELI) and the National Public Employers Labor Relations Association.
The firm represents public and private sector employers throughout the United States, including American University, BFPE International, Inc., Carroll Motor Fuels, Eagle Bank, Element Fleet Management, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Host Hotels & Resorts, The Johns Hopkins University, LifeBridge Health, Peninsula Regional Health System, ThyssenKrupp Elevator, Toyota Financial Services, the University of Maryland System, the University of Maryland Medical System, and the Y in Central Maryland.