This firm has represented numerous Federal employees in nearly every federal agency imaginable. Mr. Kirkpatrick has conducted several hundred written responses and oral replies on behalf of Federal employees. Mr. Kirkpatrick represents and navigates federal employees through the difficult landscape a federal employee discipline and security clearance suspensions and revocations. Negotiating significant financial settlements. Returning to work. These are the frequent matters this firm deals with.

Below is a sampling of the case results obtained by this law firm over the years. Some cases are too sensitive to post and out of respect for the client have not been included.

July 2019 (Chicago)

7/08/2019

Client receives notice of proposed removal for alleged misconduct. Client is a police officer with the Department of Veterans Affairs. A written response is prepared on client’s behalf and in oral reply is conducted with the deciding official.

The deciding official mitigates the proposed removal to a 21-day suspension. An appeal to the MSPB is prepared and filed on client’s behalf. During litigation in the discovery phase of the appeal, the agency completely rescinds the 21-day suspension. Client returns the full duty and receives all back pay he is entitled to.

June 2019 (Newark)

6/06/2019

In 2018, client receives a notice to propose removal regarding allegations of serious misconduct. Client is a federal air marshal with the Department of Homeland Security. Prior to this office assuming representation, client is removed from federal service.

This firm assumed representation after client’s removal. An appeal with the MSPB is filed on behalf of client challenging the removal of federal service. The parties engage in significant discovery and depositions.

Upon resuming representation after the government shutdown, the parties litigate the matter at the MSPB. In May 2019, the parties proceeded to a full MSPB hearing at the MSPB office in Manhattan, New York.

The MSPB overturns the removal and MITIGATES the penalty to a 7-day suspension. Client is immediately placed back in a full pay status and returned to work.

(Decision)

April 2019 (Ohio)

4/18/2019

In August 2018, client receives a notice of proposed removal for allegations of serious misconduct. Client is a federal Special Agent with the department of Housing and Urban Development. A written response is prepared on behalf of a client to the agency and an oral reply is conducted with the deciding official.

In December 2019 the agency sustains the proposed removal and client is removed from federal service approximately one week before Christmas 2018.

Upon resuming representation after the government shutdown, an appeal was filed with the MSPB on the client’s behalf. During the litigation portion of the discovery phase of the appeal, the agency completely rescinds the removal action. Client receives all back pay and benefits. Client is restored to full duty in his law enforcement position.

March 2019 (Washington DC)

3/25/2019

In 2018, client receives a notice of proposed removal regarding allegations of serious misconduct. Client is a high-level manager with the Department of Labor. The written responses appeared on behalf of client and an oral reply is conducted with the deciding official.

Ultimately, the agency agrees not to remove client. Client was restored to full duty and returns to work.

March 2019 (Florida)

3/15/2019

In August 2018, client receives a notice of proposed removal for allegations of serious misconduct including false statements. Client is a federal Special Agent with the Department of Housing and Urban Development. A written response is prepared on behalf of client to the agency and an oral reply is conducted with the deciding official.

In October 2019, the agency sustains the proposed removal and client is removed from federal service. An appeal was filed with the MSPB on the client’s behalf.

Upon resuming representation after the government shutdown and during the litigation portion of the discovery phase of the appeal, the agency completely rescinds the removal action. Client receives all back pay and benefits. Client is restored to full duty in his law enforcement position.

February 2019 (California)

2/07/2019

Client, Special Agent with the Department of Homeland Security (HSI) is proposed to be removed from federal service for failing to maintain a condition of employment.

A written response is prepared and an oral reply is conducted with the agency deciding official. The agency agrees not to remove client from federal service. Client “cures” the failure and returns to full duty.

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCES A SHUTDOWN BETWEEN THE END OF DECEMBER 2018 THROUGH FEBRUARY 2019. AS A RESULT, ALL DISCIPLINE MATTERS WITHIN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ARE SUSPENDED INCLUDING APPEALS AT THEMSPB.

December 2018 (Illinois)

12/22/2018

Client, law enforcement officer with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, receives a notice of proposed removal regarding allegations of serious misconduct. Pursuant to a written response and oral reply, the agency sustains the removal and client is removed from federal service.

An appeal to the MSPB is filed on client’s behalf challenging the removal. Pursuant to the litigation portion of the appeal, the agency rescinds the removal, a settlement is negotiated and client transfers to another federal agency.

September 2018 (Ohio)

9/01/2018

In February 2018, client receives a notice of proposed removal for allegations of serious misconduct. Client, a supervisory civilian employee of the Department of the Army, his accused of misconduct including harassment of employees. Pursuant to a written response and oral reply, the agency mitigates the proposed removal to a demotion and rank and pay.

An appeal to the MSPB is filed on client’s behalf challenging the demotion. During the litigation portion of the appeal, appellant is able to negotiate a favorable settlement and transfer to another federal agency.

August 2018 (Missouri)

8/25/2018

Client, a supervisory employee of the Department of the Treasury, receives a notice of proposed removal regarding allegations of serious misconduct and false statements. Pursuant to a written response and oral reply, the agency engages in resolution discussion.

Client ultimately receives a small suspension. Client returns to duty as a supervisory employee.

August 2018 (New York)

8/13/2018

In 2017, Client, a Federal Air Marshal with the Department of Homeland security, receives a notice of proposed removal regarding allegations of serious misconduct and false statements. Pursuant to a written response and oral reply, the agency mitigates the proposed removal to a 3-day suspension.

Client returns to full duty as a federal air marshal.