Matthew Mihalich is an Associate in Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Washington D.C. office, were he focuses his practice on labor and employment law. He has a considerable amount of experience representing both public and private sector workers in matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Merit Systems Protection Board, and in Maryland and District of Columbia courts.
Prior to joining Tully Rinckey, Matt worked for J. Anukem & Associates, LLC, where he frequently appeared in Maryland courts on issues of employment, business, criminal, and family law. Prior to that, he worked for The Spiggle Law Firm, representing federal and private sector workers in the greater D.C. area and around the country.
Matt also worked as a solo attorney with a practice focused on issues of social and economic justice. As a solo attorney, he primarily represented workers who had been subjected to discrimination or wage theft in the District of Columbia or Maryland, and defended federal employees unfairly targeted for their political expressions. He has argued cases of first impression concerning the employment rights of medical marijuana patients before the D.C. Court of Appeals, and represented workers with claims of sexual harassment and assault against their former managers. His practice included criminal cases protecting the peoples’ right to free expression, such as defending over 20 United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) protesters arrested during a sit-in protesting unsafe working conditions.
Matt is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia bars and is admitted to practice in Federal court in the District of Columbia, the Court of Federal Claims as well as the Executive Office for Immigration Review.
Matt has been a member of Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA) for eight years, and was a frequent volunteer at the Employment Justice Center’s weekly clinic and the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Worker’s Rights Clinic. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the D.C. Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild for over five years and was Chair of the Chapter for two years.