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Jeffrey P. Ayres

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Venable LLP


Client Comments

  • "Mr. Ayres represented my business in a federal law suit. He was very accessible and helpful in explaining the total process. He is an experienced litigator and managed the dispositional phase with skill. He was easy to work with, maintaining client contact throughout and returning phone calls and emails in a timely manner. I felt we were very well represented by Mr. Ayres and would heartily recommend him to others."

    Ross Pologe
    Executive Director
    Fellowship of Lights

  • "Mr. Ayres consistently and promptly gives W.R. Grace & Co. thoughtful and insightful advice on employment relations and litigation matters. His advice is always practical, and is presented in an understandable and concise manner; this means that his advice can easily be relayed to business executives who are interested in "bottom-line" results, instead of intellectual or time-consuming debates on legal issues. Grace has retained Mr. Ayers to defend employment claims in federal court, as well as in other venues. He is extremely professional, unassuming, and very effective in securing positive results. I consider Mr. Ayres to be one of the finest attorneys I have ever worked with in the areas of employment litigation and general employment matters, and I have been practicing for more than 20 years. "

    John Forgach
    Senior Benefits Counsel
    W.R. Grace & Co.

  • "I have worked with Jeff Ayres for almost 20 years during my tenure at three companies in Maryland. I have the highest respect for his legal knowledge, skills, and ethics. I can always count on Jeff's advice, which combines his excellent knowledge of the law and good common sense. Jeff has helped me resolve many challenging employment issues over the years. His calm, sincere demeanor encourages professional interaction. I hope I have the opportunity to work with Jeff another 20 years. He is the best in the business. "

    Robert Obst
    Vice President, Human Resources & Operations
    MacroGenics, Inc.

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210 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 500
Towson, MD 21204
Phone: 410-494-6282
Firm Phone: 410-494-6200

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment


  • Centre Universitaire de Béchar (BA) (1974)
  • George Washington University (J.D.) (1977)