Ariel E. Solomon, Esq.

Founding & Managing Partner

Ariel E. Solomon is an American Lawyer, with a practice focus on employment law, whistleblower retaliation, discrimination, congressional investigations and government accountability. In 2011 she founded Solomon Law Firm, PLLC, which has offices in Albany, NY, New York, NY, and Washington, DC. The Firm is heavily involved in cases dealing with Qui Tam litigation, whistleblower retaliation, including representation on behalf of healthcare workers who report employer malfeasance, #MeToo litigation, and sexual harassment complaints against members of Congress and the Executive Branch. Solomon is recognized annually by Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America for her representation of employees all over the world.


Solomon earned her Juris Doctor, with a concentration in International Law with Honors from Albany Law School, and her Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from New York University where she majored in Politics. She also attended, Tel Aviv University, and studied at Vassar College. She speaks Hebrew and is proficient in German and Japanese.


Solomon concentrates her practice in the areas of Federal Employment Law and Civil Litigation. Her practice includes the representation of whistleblowers for issues involving threats to public health and safety, government accountability, fraud, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination. Prior to founding Solomon Law Firm, PLLC, she was an attorney with Tully Rinckey, where she founded the Firm's Federal Employment practice in its New York and Washington, D.C. offices, and supervised the Firm's employment litigation practice.

Through her practice, Solomon often represents former or current federal employees, Physician whistleblowers, federal contractors, and New York State and Federal government employees who make whistleblower disclosures relating to threats to public health and safety. She is involved with IG investigations, representation before the United States Office of Special Counsel, Merit Systems Protection Board, Congressional Investigations, and Congressional Hearings. In 2018, the Firm added a National Security practice when it expanded to include security clearance lawyer Mark Zaid as Of Counsel; the attorney who represented the Ukrainian Whistleblower responsible for propelling impeachment proceedings against Donald J. Trump.

Solomon has represented clients based in Asia, the European Union, and the Middle East. Solomon also practices extensively in discrimination matters that involve: The Equal Pay Act, pregnancy discrimination, disability discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, racial discrimination, national origin discrimination, genetic discrimination, age discrimination, LGBTQ+, and religious discrimination. She endeavors to maximize high-value settlements and awards for employees with disputes against employers in both the public and private sectors.

Solomon regularly appears before the Merit Systems Protection Board, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the State and Federal Courts in New York. She has served as principal attorney for precedent-setting cases brought against Federal Agencies, including cases brought against members of Congress, the Military, DoD, DVA, DOJ, NPS, EPA, IRS, DIA, HHS, FBI, DHS, TSA,CBP, FAA, DEA, SSA, NASA, MSPB, USDA, BEP, FHFA, NRC, OPM, LOC, USPS, U.S. Secret Service, and the U.S. Marshals Service.

Solomon has been quoted in print and online news reports as an expert in Federal Employment and Whistleblower law. She has appeared on Democracy Now! and other media outlets in connection with her representation of whistleblowers and federal employees. In 2018, Solomon was recognized by The Business Journals’ Influencers National List of Notable Attorneys for her work on behalf of whistleblowers. She was selected as a 40 under 40 honoree in 2015, and was included in the 22st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, and U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms."

Whistleblower Representation

Solomon is known for her involvement in exposing the Veterans Health Administration Scandal of 2014, which resulted in the resignation of Eric Shinseki, a four-star General and Barak Obama appointee; culminating in the bipartisan effort to pass the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014. Her advocacy included cases against the Northport VA Medical Center, VA St. Louis Health Care System - John Cochran Division, and the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center. Her representation of St. Louis VA Medical Center Chief of Psychiatry Jose Mathews, M.D., challenged the VA’s culture of retaliation against physicians who raise standard of care concerns for veterans, including unreasonable delays in access to care resulting in patient deaths and adverse outcomes. Solomon represented Dr. Mathews during Congressional Hearings held by the House of Representatives VA Oversight Committee, where Dr. Mathews testified alongside Katherine L. Mitchell M.D., of the Phoenix VA Medical Center and Christian Head, M.D., the associate director, chief of staff, at the West Los Angeles VA hospital to discuss deficiencies in care, VA whistleblower retaliation, and the VA’s reliance on sham peer reviews against its doctors who make protected disclosures.


Awards & Notable Mentions

U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms"

The Best Lawyers In America


Super Lawyers


Representative Cases

Anonymous Google Whistleblower

COL Kathryn Spletstoser v. GEN John Hyten, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Mary Tromblee v. NYS, et al.

Jose Mathews v. VA

Bluestein v. VA

Hudson v. VA

Whiteman v. FAA

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