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December 5, 2014

Attorney Ariel E. Solomon was again selected by the American Society of Legal Advocates (ALSA) as one of the top Labor and Employment attorneys to retain in 2015.Best attorney | federal employee

Membership in the organization is limited to 1.5 % of lawyers nationally. The ASLA was created for the purpose of recognizing exceptional attorneys.


November 3, 2014PDF

Federal employment attorney, Ariel E. Solomon appears in the Albany Business Review to discuss the business behind the practice of law. Click here to read the article.


May 18, 2014LA Times

The Los Angeles Times features Dr. Jose Mathews, VA whistleblower and former Chief of Psychiatry who disclosed allegations of breaches to the standard of patient care. Dr. Jose Mathews (represented by Federal employment Attorney Ariel E. Solomon was forced to file a whistleblowing claim after his efforts to improve patient care was met with staunch opposition and retaliation.


August 24, 2014

Super Lawyers again selects Attorney Ariel Solomon for inclusion among the list of top peer reviewed attorneys in New York for calendar year Super Lawyers | Ariel Solomon | Federal Employee2014. Ms. Solomon provides representation to federal employees before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in discrimination cases, adverse actions, wrongful terminations, and claims involving retaliation for whistleblowing.

Selection as a Super Lawyer is reserved for those attorneys representing the top 2.5% of practitioners in New York State.


May 18, 2014Chicago Tribune

As more evidence points to issues in the VA health care system, Solomon Law Firm, PLLC Whistleblowing client Dr. Jose Mathews speaks with the Chicago Tribune concerning long delays in providing patient care to veterans.


May 16, 2014Fox News

Solomon Law Firm, PLLC client Dr. Jose Mathews with Fox News concerning the St. Louis VA hospital. Both Mathews and another whistleblower in Texas, disclosed allegations of lax care to Veterans, as reflected in this Fox News article. U.S. Senator Roy Blunt heavily criticized the VA and called for an investigation following Dr. Mathews' disclosures. Additional information concerning statements made by Senator Blunt can be found here, Fox 2 Now.


May 16, 2014Interview with Ariel SolomonDemocracy Now

Federal employment attorney Ariel E. Solomon, Esq. , discusses the constructive termination of Dr. Jose Mathews, the former Chief of Psychiatry with the St. Louis Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Mathews was terminated shortly after disclosing information related to inadequate and delayed care provided to critically ill veterans. Read more here: Democracy Now Article.


May 16, 2014

The Take Away along with NPR News discusses protected disclosures made by VA Whistleblower Dr. Jose Mathews (represented by Attorney Ariel E. Solomon. NPR discusses VA neglect and risks of patient suicides resulting from the lengthy delays.NPR


May 13, 2014AP

The Big Story – Associated Press discusses Dr. Jose Mathews disclosures of threats to veteran health and safety after uncovering VA delays which lead to calls for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. Mathews raised his concerns within a whistleblower complaint which was filed with the United States Office of Special Counsel.


May 13, 2014Washington Post

The St. Louis VA hospital continues is subject to a congressional call for an investigation following disclosures made by Dr. Jose Mathews. The Washington Post discusses Dr. Mathews' whistleblower complaint which is currently being litigated federal employment Attorney Ariel Solomon .


May 13, 2014Stars and Stripes

A recent article by Stars and Stripes draws increased attention to the claims made by Dr. Jose Mathews, a federal whistleblower represented by the Solomon Law Firm, PLLC. After Mathews attempted to incorporate various changes to provide more efficient treatment within the St. Louis VA hospital, he was removed from his position as the Chief of Psychiatry. Mathews' claims are also accompanied by numerous reports of veteran deaths nationwide that resulted from d delays in medical care to veterans.


May 13, 2014STL Today

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes about a recent case taken on by Solomon Law Firm, PLLC . After complaining about delays in treatment, Dr. Jose Mathews received a demotion within the VA Health Care System. With several investigations in the works, Mathews continues to stand up for veterans no matter what the cost.


May 9, 2014Redacted information

Dr. Jose Mathews, accompanied by the Solomon Law Firm, PLLC, continue to fight for the veterans who have and are suffering due to VA neglect and service delays at the VA hospital. The Center for Investigative Reporting addresses Mathews' allegations together with his demotion, which violates the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act.


May 9, 2014ABC World News

ABC News interview Dr. Jose Mathews, who is currently represented by Ariel Solomon. Dr. Mathews was retaliated against after disclosing inadequate care to veterans.


December 5, 2013

Solomon Law Firm, PLLC is proud to announce that Federal Employment litigation Attorney Ariel E. Solomon was selected by the American SocFederal Employee | Solomon Law Firm | MSPB | Ariel Solomon | best attorneyiety of Legal Advocates (ASLA) as one of top Labor and Employment lawyers to retain in 2014.

The organization was founded for the sole purpose of identifying only the most outstanding legal talent throughout the country. Membership in the organization is limited to 1.5 % of lawyers nationally.


October 24, 2013

Super Lawyers recognizes Attorney Ariel Solomon for her aggressive representation of clients before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


March 1, 2011Interview with Ariel Solomon

The Solomon Law Firm, PLLC, proudly announces the opening of its Albany, NY and Washington, DC offices. The firm focuses its practice on Federal Sector employment matters. "The firm anticipates that the state of the art office locations will facilitate the highest level of service to clients for years to come," said Ariel Solomon, the firm's managing principal and lead federal employment attorney.


October 14, 2010FedSmith

Ariel Solomon featured in a FedSmith article discussing recent oral arguments before the Merit Systems Protection Board balancing federal employee appeal rights with national security concerns.

MSPB Balances National Security Exception and Employee Rights


April 28, 2010Reserve Officers Association

Ariel E. Solomon, Esq, published a Law Review Article on changes in the law concerning the Reemployment Rights of Veterans, pursuant to the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 ( USERRA). Her article discusses Erickson v. United States Postal Service, 571 F.3d 1364 (Fed. Cir. 2009), the US Court of Appeals decision which held that the US Merit Systems Protection Board erred when it determined a government agency could terminate the employment of a service member for excessive absences related to his military service.

A Case Study of 38 USC Sections 4311 and 4312: Erickson v. USPS


December 31, 2009

Ariel E. Solomon comments on newly passed legislation which reforms pension benefits in New York State for the first time in decades. It is anticipated that the creation of the Tier V pension benefits will increase cost efficiency for public employees and could save the state and local governments $35 billion over the next 30 years. The new Tier V legislation applies to both uniformed and non-uniformed public employees and significantly reforms the pension system.

Senate Passes $48 Billion Pension Reform


July 14, 2009

Ariel E. Solomon successfully served as the principal attorney on behalf of the petitioner, a former employee of the United States Postal Service, who was terminated from Federal Employment because of his military service in violation of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994. Ms. Solomon argued on the petitioner's behalf during an appeal from the United States Merit Systems Protection Board(MSPB) to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the second highest court in the Nation. Read more about the Court's decision:

United States Postal Service Wrongfully Terminated United States Veteran

Erickson v. United States Postal Service, 571 F.3d 1364 (Fed. Cir. 2009)


January 12, 2009

Employment Law Attorney, Ariel Solomon, discusses recent legislative changes affecting New York State business owners and employees alike. Including an overview of amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the WARN Act, and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA):


American Bar Association

September 30, 2008

Ariel E. Solomon , Publishes federal employment law article with the American Bar Association's Human Rights journal regarding reemployment rights under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA).

ABA: Ensuring the Employment Rights of America's Citizen Soldiers


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