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  • Richard (Rick) T. Seymour

    Law Office of Richard T. Seymour, P.L.L.C.
    888 17th Street N.W.
    Suite 900
    Washington, D.C. 20006-3307, U.S.A.
  • Employment Law for Employees, Class Actions


    I represent the dispossessed of the Earth, and executives recently shown the door. Other law firms sometimes retain me to get a case out of trouble, or to handle all or part of an appeal. I also arbitrate commercial and employment cases for the AAA, and mediate cases. • Aquinas College, A.B. • Harvard University, LL.B. • Attorney: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Office of General Counsel, 1968-1969 • Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, Graduate Program, 1991-1993; Washington Research Project (Predecessor of Children's Defense Fund) 1969-1973; Director, Employment Projects, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 1977-2001 • Partner, Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, 2001-2005 • Member: American Bar Association, ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law (past Chair), the ABA's fourth-largest entity with about 26,000 members; American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA) (past Chair, Employment Rights Section; past Chair, Section Leaders' Conference; past Chair, Section and Litigation Group Coordination Committee); College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (Fellow, past member, Board of Governors); Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (member, Board of Directors); National Employment Lawyers Association, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (honored as Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2007), District of Columbia Bar; Trial Lawyers Association-D.C. • Co-author, Seymour & Aslin (formerly Seymour & Brown). Equal Employment Law Update (Bureau of National Affairs, Washington, D.C., 1996-2007), 15th editions all told , published by the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law through BNA; author, "The Use of 'Proof of Claim' Forms and Gag Orders in Employment Discrimi­nation Class Actions," 10 Conn. L. Rev. 920 (1978); "Post-Certification Problems in Class Actions," published in the Practicing Law Institute Handbook, Federal Civil Rights Litigation (1982); "Why Plaintiffs' Counsel Challenge Tests, and How They Can Successfully Challenge the Theory of Validity Generalization," 33 Journal of Vocational Behavior 331 (1988); "Predictability in EEO Litigation," in Promoting Minorities and Women: A Practical Guide to Affirmative Action for the 1990s, A BNA Special Report (Bureau of National Affairs, 1989); "The Loss of Predictability in EEO Litigation, and Further Questions to Be Resolved," in Employment Discrimination After The 1989 U.S. Supreme Court Rulings (Prentice Hall, 1989), "Pursuing Punitive Damages in Job Bias Cases," Trial, July 2002, p. 64; "The Shrinking Door to Discovery," Trial, May 2001, p. 48, and "16 Summary Judgment Commandments," Trial, Dec. 2000, p. 28 • Assigned Martindale Hubbell's AV Preeminent rating