Every employee deserves legal protections. While the vast majority of managers follow the law and treat their employees with respect, sometimes that doesn’t happen. As a result, laws and rules are put in place to prevent unlawful termination, discrimination, and other unlawful issues from occurring. For those who are employees of the federal government or are federal contractors, the same issues can arise with an extra layer of complexity. Factor in problems with security clearances and dealing with a multitude of specialty agencies – organizations like the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the Department of Labor, and the Office of Special Counsel, your agency, and potentially labor unions – and things can become incredibly complex.
In complex situations, good people deserve to be represented by a lawyer who is strategic, appropriately aggressive, and holistic in approach. That’s why Ernst “Mitch” Martzen founded Martzen Law Firm PLLC. He has been practicing law for over 15 years, and during that time, worked as an active duty military lawyer, a Federal agency lawyer, and a lawyer representing individual clients. During his time on both sides of the aisle, and he has experience with cases involving the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor, and the Office of Special Counsel. Additionally, he has experience advising and instructing Federal managers how to legally deny and revoke both security clearances and national security position designations. He also understands the unique interplay between security clearance cases and related removal cases before the MSPB. He has represented clients in security clearance denial actions and hearings before the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals. He also has particular interest in cases involving suitability determinations and national security position designations.
For clients who do not work for the Federal government, Mitch regularly represents individual employees, very small business owners, and victims of civil rights violations.