Sundeep Hora was included in the Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers in D.C. for the second year in a row in the Employment Law and Litigation categories. This honor is based on peer reviews and given to just 6% of private practicing attorneys in the United States. Alderman, Devorsetz & Hora PLLC, was also included in the 2022 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms.”
On July 21, 2021, Sundeep Hora filed suit on behalf of Felicia Sonmez, a national political reporter with the Washington Post against her employer, the Post, and her editors. As detailed in the Complaint, the Defendants, in violation of the D.C. Human Rights Act, unlawfully subjected Ms. Sonmez to discrimination and a hostile work environment that included two coverage bans based on her gender and status as a victim of a sexual offense.
Versely Rosales-Hart, Associate Attorney and American Bar Association (ABA) Real Property Fellow Versely Rosales-Hart, served as a co-presenter on an ABA Continuing Legal Education panel on May 26, 2021 regarding COVID-related legal issues affecting community associations, as well as lessons learned from the pandemic. The talk was entitled, “Post-Pandemic Issues for Community Associations.”
On May 13, 2021, ADH Member, Les Alderman, filed suit on behalf of Brandon Pope, against Colorado Representative Doug Lamborn (5th District) for retaliatory termination. Lamborn and his office refused to implement health protocols, like requiring masks, allowing social distancing and permitting telework, particularly in his Colorado Springs District Office. Brandon had the courage to stand up to those reckless practices, and the Congressman and his Chief of Staff fired him for it. The termination violated the Congressional Accountability Act, which protects employees like Brandon from retaliation when they raise workplace safety complaints like this. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Civil Action No. 21-1321. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/aide-sues-doug-lamborn-coronavirus/2021/05/13/851b83ba-b434-11eb-ab43-bebddc5a0f65_story.html
ADH lawyer Cary Devorsetz is scheduled to appear in June 2021 on a panel to discuss 2020-2021 legal developments affecting District of Columbia community associations, which include condominium associations, homeowners associations and housing cooperatives. The panel discussion will take place in June 2021, at the annual Conference and Exposition of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Chapters of the Community Associations Institute, the Association’s largest chapter in the country.
ADH congratulates its attorneys Les Alderman, Sundeep Hora, Cary Devorsetz, and John F. Karl on their selection as Super Lawyers for 2021. Mr. Hora and Mr. Alderman have been named every year since 2016 and Mr. Karl was first selected in 2017. Associate Attorneys Versely Rosales-Hart and Savanna L. Shuntich were included for the second time on the list as Rising Stars.
Associate Attorney Versely Rosales-Hart was selected in September 2020 as a Fellow to the American Bar Association’s (“ABA”) Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Fellows Program. This fellowship is highly competitive, and the ABA selects attorneys from throughout the US for this role based on their demonstrated achievements and leadership as young attorneys in the areas of real property and trusts and estates law.
The two-year fellowship provides attorneys with the opportunity to serve in leadership roles within the ABA and participate in projects, such as authoring for ABA publications and presenting at seminars.
The Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section is a leading national forum for lawyers, and currently has over 25,000 members. The Real Property Division focuses on legal aspects of property use, ownership, development, transfer, regulation, financing, and taxation.
ADH congratulates its attorney Sundeep Hora for being recognized in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This honor is given to just 6% of private practicing attorneys in the United States.
ADH congratulates its attorneys Les Alderman, Sundeep Hora, Cary Devorsetz, and John F. Karl on their selection as Super Lawyers for 2020. Mr. Hora and Mr. Alderman have been named every year since 2016 and Mr. Karl was first selected in 2017. ADH is proud to announce that associates Versely Rosales-Hart and Savanna L. Shuntich were included for the first time on the list and designated as Rising Stars.
In July of 2019, ADH Member Les Alderman won an appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for Sunday Iyoha, on Mr. Iyoha’s national origin discrimination claim against the Architect of the Capitol. The Client was rejected for a promotion by managers who had previously discriminated against him and others who spoke with foreign accents. After successfully winning the appeal, Mr. Alderman secured a favorable settlement from the Architect, which included, among other things, a promotion for Mr. Iyoha and a total payment of $330,000.