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The Focus Is On Our Clients
We are a small, boutique law firm and have stayed that way by design to focus intensely on individual clients whose civil rights and civil liberties have been violated.
We forcefully and successfully represent clients before juries in federal court and federal administrative agencies, and have won cases involving claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, denial of reasonable accommodation, and whistleblower reprisal.
We have one overriding commitment: protecting the rights of individuals against invasion by powerful government and corporate interests. Our track record speaks for itself. We have won millions of dollars at trials and hearings and with settlements for our clients before federal courts and administrative bodies around the country.
" Results! For those of us who find ourselves in the unfortunate position of needing legal representation “results” tops the list when selecting legal talent. As a federal civil servant I found myself in the daunting EEO arena fighting for my career. Fortunately, a friend who had heard of my plight, recommended Seldon Bofinger as firm that “federal agencies fear.” I was sold on such a reputation and hired the firm. “Professionalism, experience, knowledge, commitment” are virtues often extolled, though rarely met. Charlene Bofinger, however, proved to possess all of these virtues and many more. Through expert application of law, Charlene faced-down a fearsome federal agency and won “results” for me. Resolution of my case included a hefty monetary sum, the ability to continue my career, as well as protection against further discrimination by the offending supervisors. I’ve recommended Seldon Bofinger to many civil service employees who themselves were able to reach a successful resolution of diverse and difficult cases with the assistance of Seldon Bofinger. While I never thought I’d find myself in such a legal predicament, I’m fortunate to have had such a talented team fighting for and protecting my rights… "
" Before you entrust your civil rights/employment case to any law firm, get a consultation from Seldon Bofinger & Associates, so you know your best option. Imagine an endless list of superlatives that include: impeccable character, responsiveness, tireless dedication, and relentless pursuit.
Working directly with Mr. Seldon "Bob" and several associates, I quickly realized the depth of their legal expertise exceeded my expectations. Being a Special Agent, my expectations were high. Bob and his associates worked together very effectively. As my case progressed, they were exceptional in identifying and explaining legal principles and relevant elements to me and in all my pleadings. At every stage of my lengthy case, I felt we were prepared and in each interaction, Bob proved to be more knowledgeable and prepared than I expected. Bob's knowledgeable, comforting demeanor belie his professional strength, which he displayed in all interactions with the government attorneys and adversarial witnesses.
I am thankful to Bob and all of his associates for not just a successful outcome, but the compassion they each demonstrated time and time again. Of course, I now consider Bob a lifelong friend. "
" Bob, Charlene and all SBA staff are very knowledgeable and experienced in litigating difficult EEO complaints. Seldon Bofinger always puts the client first and works diligently to resolve complaints. My Agency fought my complaint to the end, delaying resolution at every step of the process, including using unethical tactics that resulted in an EEOC sanction! Thanks to Bob, Charlene, Molly and others, we ultimately prevailed and I was returned to the senior management position I previously held. We prevailed on all key issues so I was very satisfied with the outcome. Seldon Bofinger are outstanding representatives that are also well respected by judges for their knowledge, skill, ability and professionalism. Most important was how they believed in me. "
- Linda M.
" Amazingly talented and skillful in the field of federal employment litigation involving discrimination and whistleblower retaliation. I hired Seldon Bofinger after spending many thousands of dollars and failing to achieve positive results with two other federal employment law firms. I should have gone to Seldon Bofinger from the start, they're awesome. They are truly a top notch “Professional” federal employment law firm with years of knowledge, experience, and proven successes.
When I hired Seldon Bofinger, we had only a few short months to prepare for my MSPB hearing. It was “all hands on deck.” Everyone in the law firm focused on my case, from taking depositions, to reviewing discovery, to submitting filings. It was a tremendous team effort.
Bob Seldon's true professionalism and integrity is always in the forefront when communicating with judges. Bob is well known in federal court and for his whistleblower work at the MSPB, and the Regional Director showed deference to him. Seldon Bofinger always took the high road when dealing with my employer.
I was most impressed by Seldon Bofinger's personal and sincere desire to help right the wrongs my family and I experienced with my employer. I was not just another client number on an accounting balance sheet; I was a person they believed in, and together as a team, held my employer accountable for their retaliation and mismanagement. "
- Daniel S.
" Seldon Bofinger & Associates was very highly recommended to me and I retained them for representation in a case against my organization, a federal agency. Although my initial call was during a holiday period, I was personally contacted by Mr. Seldon. My case was ultimately handled by Ms. Bofinger. She was extremely thorough from the beginning to the end of my case. Ms. Bofinger’s expert knowledge and legal advice, along with her calm demeanor, enabled me to persist in this unpleasant matter. Were it not for intervention by Ms. Bofinger, I would not have prevailed and reached the successful conclusion that resulted. I have no hesitancy in recommending this firm to others in need of legal assistance. Their service is simply outstanding! "
- Seldon Bofinger & Associates firm is a winner. They have significant experience in litigating EEO and employment law issues. They are the go-to firm.
2. I have over 40 years of experience investigating employee related issues. I found that Robert Seldon is one of the most professional attorneys that I have ever interacted with. He and his associates are very knowledgeable and experienced in providing and litigating EEO and employment matters.
3. Robert Seldon is committed to his clients. Robert and his associates treat their clients as individuals and not just a customer. They are committed to getting results.
4. I have retained Robert Seldon on several personal matters and have no complaints about the end results. He is the go-to man. I would recommend him as the leading attorney in EEO and employment law. He gets results. He lets you know up front if you have a righteous complaint and not one to move forward if you don't and drain your financial account.
5. Robert Seldon is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney. He is very well respected by the judges who entertain his matters.
6. Robert Seldon is not your ordinary attorney. He returns calls in a timely matter. He treats his clients as individuals. He and his firm are caring individuals. I can pick up the phone and call him for advice in an ongoing matter and have no hesitation in referring a friend to him. As I said, Robert is the go-to man on EEO and employment related issues. He and his firm are winners.
- Daniel E.
"My experience with Seldon Bofinger & Associates, P.C. has been nothing but positive. From the very first contact I was treated with respect and they listened closely to my issue. Throughout the trial preparation phase I was kept apprised of all the steps that were being taken and they encouraged my input. I felt like I was a part of the team! During the deposition and trial phase I was amazed at the critical thinking Mr. Seldon and his team displayed and they were able to extract crucial testimony from the opposite witnesses that ended up supporting my case. Because of the professionalism and commitment of Seldon, Bofinger and Associates, my case was resolved in my favor with the judge overturning the entire case of the other party! My case was an MSPB case and the odds of winning for the appellant are low. This is a real example of what they can do!! From what the judge wrote in his decision it was clearly evident that Mr. Seldon and team were spot on in their arguments to the court and they clearly were prepared. I can 100% recommend Seldon Bofinger & Associates as a committed and professional team for anyone with legal needs."
- George L.
"Mr. Seldon and Kirby York were wonderful to work with during this stressful time. Bob’s knowledge and understanding of the law assisted in settling and resolving my EEO complaint with the Agency within two years. The settlement was beyond my expectation and will allow me to retire without worrying about how I am going to pay for my son's college education. I highly recommend this firm for their ethics, knowledge, wisdom, and professionalism."
- Andrea G.
"Choosing this law firm for my particular experience was one of the best decisions I've ever made, hands down. I dealt with Charlene Bofinger mostly, who was an amazing attorney with compassion and knowledge beyond words. Bob Seldon helped a lot with my experience as well and together made an outstanding team. The bottom line here is that this law firm cares. They care for their clients and treat them like family, they respond very quickly to emails and are always attentive to detail. More important than anything, they seek the truth and are highly knowledgeable in their practice."
- Dustin P.
"The experience with Charlene Bofinger and her entire team was wonderful. They are responsive, clear and direct. I truly felt like my case mattered and I had an actual advocate that stood next to me and looked out for my interests."
- Dede G.
"SAVED MY LIFE AND RESTORED DIGNITY TO MY REPUTATION! This firm has superior work ethic, and abilities that are unsurpassed by any competitor in the legal field including civil rights. Their professionalism, knowledge and experience span thirty plus years in public and private sector organizations. I am extremely impressed with the care, concern and ability to address the most sensitive present-day issues I was facing victoriously after several years of litigation. The case never came out of discovery, which was amazing. Federal Judges absolutely have a great amount of respect for the professionalism, ability and knowledge of this firm. It was important to me to be restored to my professional stature, to voluntarily retire with benefits plus, and to retire with a perfect record without blemishes. I thank God for Mr. Robert Seldon, a man of dignity, integrity, wisdom and ability and his entire team that is very capable."
- Jerry J.
"The lawyers at Seldon Bofinger & Associates are outstanding at what they do. They represented me with utmost professionalism when I went through a very difficult work situation. Their knowledge and strategy about employment issues are nothing less than remarkable. The respect they've gained from judges and other attorneys is evident through their results. They were committed and awesome at preserving my job and integrity. Also, they gained my confidence and trust through the entire process. I more than highly recommend this law firm to represent anyone with employment issues. They will not let you down. They saved my livelihood and I am forever grateful."
- Jackie C.
"I have been represented by Seldon Bofinger & Associates against the federal government for more than three years now in a whistleblower retaliation case. They have consistently demonstrated their expert litigation skills in all areas including oral and written replies and briefs, oral argument, discovery, depositions and appellate advocacy. Their tenacity and skill led to the US Court of Appeals overturning the final decision of the MSPB where after the MSPB recently reversed their first decision in my favor. I understand that this almost never happens in these forums. Throughout this arduous process they have been extremely kind and more than compassionate. Seldon Bofinger & Associates continues to represent me as the agency is continuing their fight with an appeal. One day justice will prevail through the continuing efforts of these great lawyers and their professional, friendly support staff."
- Matthew S.
"I had the pleasure of being represented by Seldon Bofinger & Associates, P.C. and I want to put it on record that they are the best law firm out there in the Washington DC metropolitan area. They are professional, they keep you abreast of your case every step of the way and, most of all, they are friendly and strive for the best results for you. I urge everyone to contact this law firm before any other. This firm is about business and no play and that's what you want."
- Dion L.
"If you want excellent legal representation in an employment discrimination case then Seldon Bofinger & Associates is the law firm to go to. For me, the team of Bob Seldon and Molly Buie was awesome!! Bob brought the wisdom, experience and courtroom acumen while Molly provided the level of attention to details and knowledge of the law to allow me to have a positive outcome. I really liked that they were always very professional, took an interest in my personal wellbeing and ensured that I had a thorough understanding of the litigation process each step of the way throughout my case.
I will continue to recommend individuals to Seldon Bofinger. I know that Bob will be brutally honest about the viability of each case; he will not take a case if civil rights have not been violated."
- Sandi E.
Seldon Bofinger was founded over 15 years ago by Bob Seldon, a highly regarded trial attorney whose background includes service as an Assistant United States Attorney, as the partner heading the litigation department of a corporate law firm, and in two public interest organizations. Charlene Bofinger is a partner and a former Senior Director of Sun Microsystems. Charlene brings an exceptionally broad understanding from over 25 years of experience in corporate, commercial and employment law and is responsible for much of the firm's administrative and EEOC practice. Molly Buie is Of Counsel and has been with the firm from the start. She has played a key role in many of our successful cases.
Cases of Note
$285,000 Settlement for Federal Law Enforcement Manager
$350,000 Judgment for Federal Law Enforcement Officer
$488,500 Judgment for Inspector General Division Director
$490,000 Settlement for SES Deputy Assistant Inspector General
Largest Whistleblower Settlement In MSPB History -- $820,000 for OSHA Whistleblower
$446,000 Settlement for Gulf War Vet Intentionally Exposed to Asbestos
$500,000 Jury Verdict For HUD Paralegal
Violation of Correctional Officer’s Civil Rights
DOE Nuclear Whistleblower Decision
A History of Results
Recently, we served as lead counsel in the $820,000 settlement of a whistleblower appeal, the largest in the history of the MSPB; received a judgment at trial for $972,000 in a precedent setting ADA disability case; and secured a settlement for $446,000 for a disabled Gulf War Vet who was intentionally exposed to asbestos in the workplace. If you would like more information about how we can partner with you, please fill out our Case Inquiry worksheet and someone will be in touch with you soon.
Seldon Bofinger’s clients are represented by highly experienced attorneys.