Matthew D. Estes, Esq. is a Partner with the law firm of Attorneys John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorneys at Law, specializing in federal sector employment law as well as D.C. and Virginia state law. Mr. Estes provides representation to federal employees through a wide range of employment matters, including claims of discrimination before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and in appeals of adverse actions before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). Mr. Estes also regularly represents clients in claims involving whistleblower retaliation, disability retirement, USERRA, security clearance adjudications and appeals and during misconduct investigations. Mr. Estes has significant experience representing employees at all stages of litigation, including investigations, discovery, depositions, settlement discussions, mediation and hearings.
Mr. Estes practices before federal, D.C. and Virginia courts in addition to representing employees before the EEOC, MSPB, OSC and other state and local administrative bodies. Mr. Estes’ appellate practice includes appeals of MSPB decisions to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and appeals of Final Agency Decisions to the EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations (OFO).
Prior to joining the law firm of Attorneys John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorneys at Law, Mr. Estes was Senior Counsel at another well-respected firm in the D.C. area where he also represented federal, state and private sector employees in a wide range of employment matters. Matthew received his Juris Doctorate in 2008 from George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. While pursuing his law degree, Mr. Estes worked as a law clerk at a labor and employment law firm in Washington DC. Prior to law school, Mr. Estes graduated from the University of Virginia with bachelor’s degree in Government with a specialization in Political Theory.
Mr. Estes is admitted to practice law in Virginia and D.C. and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.