Courtney J. Mickman

Courtney J. Mickman

Senior Associate

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Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Federal Employment Law
Practice Locations
  • Washington, D.C.

As an Associate with Tully Rinckey PLLC, Courtney practices employment law. She concentrates her practice on representing federal employees in Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) litigation, assisting employees obtain disability accommodations and defending federal employees against adverse actions. Throughout her practice at the firm, Courtney has obtained favorable judgments against federal government agencies and has assisted numerous clients obtain favorable settlements. While she has deep experience in EEO litigation on behalf of federal government employees, Courtney has also handled several types of labor, employment and employee benefits cases including but not limited to: claims of discrimination, claims of retaliation (including whistleblower reprisal), wage and hour violation, issues surrounding non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, unfair labor practice charges and disability retirement issues.

Originally from Philadelphia, Courtney is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania (currently inactive) state and federal courts (Eastern District of Pennsylvania) and the District of Columbia. She is an active member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Labor and Employment Law (LEL) Section, the Young Lawyers Division and the ABA LEL Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee. Since 2015, Courtney has been the Program Coordinator for the ABA LEL Law Student Outreach Committee.

Courtney received her juris doctorate from the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clark Law School (UDC-DACSL). While in law school, Courtney was a Dean’s Fellow and a recipient of the Fannie Lou Hamer Scholarship. Courtney was also a recipient of the Earl Davis Award, awarded by the Olender Foundation for her work in the UDC-DACSL legal clinics. Courtney performed more than 700 hours of pro bono work in the UDC-DACSL Community Development Legal Clinic and the UDC-DACSL Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic. She also volunteered at the D.C. Employment Justice Center’s Workers’ Rights Clinic. During her second and third years of law school, Courtney served as an associate editor and then a senior editor of the UDC Law Review.

Courtney received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from The George Washington University. As an undergraduate, Courtney served as a research assistant in the sociology department, where she worked on a study of gender discrimination during the hiring process of employment.

Articles and Publications

  • Wage Theft of Recent Graduates and Current Students: The Rise of Unpaid “Internships” – At Issue, a publication by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division (Spring 2013).
  • Your First Assignment: Negotiate Your Employment Contract –At Issue, a publication by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Division (Winter 2014).
  • Consensus Across Spectrum: Reform Immigration Laws – ABA Labor and Employment Law Section Newsletter (Winter 2014, Vol. 42, No. 2).
  • Notable Highlights in the EEOC’s Pregnancy Discrimination Enforcement Guidance, ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Winter 2015 Issue.
  • Panel Reviews “Sex-Plus” Discrimination Claims – ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law Section Newsletter, Winter 2015, Vol. 43, Number 2.
  • Supreme Court: 2014-2015 Annual Update – ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law Section Newsletter, Winter 2016, Vol. 44, No. 2.

Court & Bar Admissions:

  • Washington, DC, 2014
  • Pennsylvania, 2012 (inactive)
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania (inactive due to state inactivity)
  • New Jersey, 2012 (inactive)


  • BS in Sociology: George Washington University, 2008
  • JD: University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, 2012

Accreditations / Awards

  • Earl H. Davis Advocacy Award issued by The Olender Foundation, 2011

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