Charles Lamberton - Lamberton Law Firm, LLC

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Charles Lamberton

Lamberton Law Firm, LLC

1705 Gulf Tower

Pittsburgh, PA 15219


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CHARLES A. LAMBERTON is a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, a status held by only 5% of all lawyers in Pennsylvania. He has tried cases to verdict in both federal and state court, and has extensive experience practicing before the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. Mr. Lamberton has been covered on, ABC News, in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, the Pittsburgh Business Times, Philadelphia Inquirer and in Human Resource Executive Magazine. His recent experience includes representing the American Association of People with Disabilities, the largest cross-disability non-profit organization in the United States, in a class action lawsuit challenging a ban on anti-depressant medications in the workplace. In 2006, Mr. Lamberton was named to The Metropolitan's Who's Who in Law for the City of Pittsburgh.

EDUCATION University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1996, Cum Laude; CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Trial Advocacy; Saint Olaf College, B.A., Economics, 1993

ARTICLES, LECTURES and CONSULTING Co-presenter, Lunch & Learn on Employment Arbitration, National Academy of Arbitrators, June 11, 2007; Presenter, The Use of Video Testimony in Employment Cases, Improving Your Trial Advocacy: How to Effectively Navigate the New Electronic Courtrooms, CLE co-sponsored by the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the Federal Court Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association, April 18, 2007; Faculty, Employment Law Institute West 2006, How to Effectively Retain, Present and Cross-Examine Expert Witnesses, Pennsylvania Bar Institute; Author, After-Acquired Evidence in Discrimination Cases, The Lawyers Journal, Vol. 7, No. 22, October 28, 2005; Contributor, Challenges of the Mind: Managing Mental Disabilities in the Workplace, Human Resources Executive, June 16, 2005; Presenter, Tax Treatment of Attorney Fee Awards, ACBA Civil Litigation Committee Lunch and Learn, April 26, 2005; Author, Employment Discrimination: How Do I Know If I Have A Claim?, Pittsburgh Young Professionals Newsletter, Vol. 14, Iss. 1, Winter 2004; Author, Attorney Employment Contracts: Don’t Sign Away Your Right to Practice Law, The Lawyers Journal, Vol. 5, No. 24, November 28, 2003; Co-author, ADA Developments and Reasonable Accommodation, PBI Employment Law Update, January, 2001; Lecturer, The Legal Pitfalls of Email Technology, Institute of Management Consultants, W. Pa. Chapter, November, 1999

MEMBERSHIPS Allegheny County Bar Association: Nominating Committee (2007), Federal Court Section, Council at Large (2007-2010), Labor and Employment Section, Council at Large (2005 - ), Sole and Small Firm Practitioners Section (2003 -), Treasurer (2006), ACBA Bar Leadership Initiative (2003); American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Advisory Panel (2006); Federal Bar Association, Western Pennsylvania Chapter: Steering Committee (2004-05), Chair, Young Lawyers Section (2004); National Employment Lawyers Association (2001-); Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Employment Rights Section; Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association; Amen Corner of Pittsburgh; Animal Friends, Inc.; Citizens For Tax Justice; United For A Fair Economy

MOST REWARDING CASE James McCullough vs. The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh. Jim McCullough was a Lieutenant for the Pittsburgh Housing Authority Police Department, and had worked in law enforcement for almost 30 years. Lt. McCullough blew the whistle on several officers whom he had seen physically abusing an arrestee. Shortly after Lt. McCullough gave testimony to Internal Affairs, the Housing Authority terminated his employment. At his federal civil rights trial, we proved that the Housing Authority retaliated against Lt. McCullough for exercising his right to free speech. The jury awarded $140,000.00 in damages and the court awarded Lt. McCullough his full attorney fees. Lt. McCullough later thanked me in a letter that I keep to this day. He wrote, “As a law enforcement officer of nearly 30 years experience, and a witness in hundreds of trials, I can honestly say your performance was the finest I have ever seen. Your thoroughness in case preparation, and outstanding presentation, is only surpassed by your personal sense of justice. Your character and feel for your craft is a credit to your profession. It was an extreme honor having you represent me.”

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