Bob Seldon is a highly regarded trial attorney whose background includes founding Seldon Bofinger and serving as an Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C. He also headed the litigation department of a corporate law firm, and served as the General Counsel and Litigation Director of two public interest organizations. Mr. Seldon has been the lead counsel in upwards of fifty trials and hearings, and an equal number of appeals; both for plaintiffs and defendants; in individual and class actions; and in federal, state, and local courts and administrative bodies around the country. Mr. Seldon is well known by many of the District Judges and Magistrate Judges in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, where a number of his former colleagues in the U.S. Attorney’s Office presently sit.
The capstone of Mr. Seldon’s career was founding Seldon Bofinger. The firm, which bears Mr. Seldon’s name, is small by design. It is exceptionally experienced in representing plaintiffs in suits involving discrimination, retaliation, and harassment in employment over failure to accommodate under the Americans with Disabilities Act, civil rights actions and public and private whistleblower cases, violations of the First Amendment and federal laws including the False Claims Act and unlawful actions by the federal government.
Mr. Seldon’s successful casework includes winning many trials in federal court and securing verdicts for plaintiffs who have been the victims of discrimination, retaliation, and hostile work environments, and been denied reasonable accommodation. Mr. Seldon has represented military and commercial nuclear whistleblowers and whistleblowers in other fields including law enforcement. He successfully represented a nuclear engineer at the U.S. Department of Energy involuntarily reassigned in retaliation for disclosing DOE’s failure to properly document and investigate nuclear accidents and lethal occupational safety violations in a string of lawsuits. Mr. Seldon was also lead counsel in the largest whistleblower settlement in the history of the Merit Systems Protection Board.
Mr. Seldon is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; the D.C. Circuit; the U.S. Court of Federal Claims; the Federal Circuit; the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland; the U.S. Supreme Court; and, on a pro hac vice basis, numerous federal courts around the country. Mr. Seldon is a member of the Board of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, and is often asked to speak and write about trial techniques and topical issues of employment law. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and Washington University.