Ricardo J.A. Pitts-Wiley has worked in the areas of federal sector employment and labor law for over 10 years.
Mr. Pitts-Wiley provides representation to federal employees in a wide range of employment and labor matters, including discrimination, harassment, reasonable accommodation, family and medical leave, performance-based actions, conduct-based actions, ethics, security clearance, collective bargaining agreement violations, debt collection, whistleblower retaliation, inspector general investigations, Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act, disability retirement, retirement annuity calculations, and unemployment insurance appeals. He has significant experience representing clients at various stages of the administrative process, as well as during settlement negotiations and mediations.
Mr. Pitts-Wiley has practiced numerous times before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, as well as before Federal and District of Columbia courts. Prior to the establishment of AmeriCounsel LLC, Mr. Pitts-Wiley worked as General Counsel for a Rhode Island-based nonprofit organization, where he managed a myriad of issues ranging from corporate tax and securities, to copyright and trademark, to performance art contracts. Previously, he worked as an Associate and Senior Associate in the labor and employment law department of a New York-based law firm where he represented federal, D.C. government, and private sector employees in administrative proceedings and lawsuits. At the outset of his professional career, Mr. Pitts-Wiley ascended from paralegal, to law clerk, and to law associate with a boutique D.C.-based law firm specializing in federal employment and labor law.
Mr. Pitts-Wiley received his juris doctorate from American University’s Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. While pursing his law degree, he participated in the clinical program and, as a student-trial attorney, he represented local residents in the Montgomery County District Court of Maryland. Mr. Pitts-Wiley also worked as a law clerk at a D.C firm specializing in federal employment and labor law as well as at a D.C non-profit organization which operated an employment legal clinic for low-income workers.