Jonathan C. Puth is a founding member of Correia & Puth and an advocate for the civil rights of employees. Mr. Puth represents clients with claims of sexual harassment, workplace discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, and claims for wages, commissions, and contract rights. Mr. Puth is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts of the District of Columbia and Maryland, and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Puth regularly advises clients regarding all aspects their employment relationships and their legal rights, including potential discrimination claims, terms of separation from employment, employment contracts, and severance negotiations. Mr. Puth also counsels employees who are facing unfair treatment or other difficulties in the workplace. Mr. Puth served as counsel to the plaintiff class in Hartman v. Powell, a gender discrimination class action that garnered the largest award in the history of the Civil Rights Act, and was awarded the 2000 Trial Lawyer of the Year award by Trial Lawyers for Public Justice for his work as co-counsel on that landmark case. Mr. Puth has for years been selected for inclusion by Super Lawyers and by Best Lawyers for his work representing employees in the Washington, DC region, and is rated by Martindale-Hubbell as “AV Preeminent,” the highest attorney peer review rating.
Mr. Puth was employed with and a partner at the firm of Webster Fredrickson Correia & Puth, PLLC, and employment and commercial law firm from 1992 until 2014. Ms. Puth has continually devoted his practice to the representation of employees, not employers, in claims of sex harassment, whistleblower retaliation, discrimination, wage and commission theft, severance negotiations, contract disputes, and employee counseling.
Mr. Puth is President of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA), a voluntary bar association of over 360 members dedicated to the representation of employees and to the advancement of employee rights. He has served on MWELA's board since 1998 and is a long-standing and active member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA). Mr. Puth has worked continually to advance the interests of the plaintiffs' employment law bar, including by leading and directing continuing education programs, by writing and filing amicus curiae briefs with area courts and the United States Supreme Court, and by working to increase dialogue among employment law practitioners in the region. Mr. Puth received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1992. Prior to law school, Mr. Puth received his B.A. from the University of Colorado in 1981, and was then employed as an advocate for civil rights and the environment with non-profit organizations and for United States Congressman John Conyers, Jr.