Edward Lee Isler

Edward Lee Isler


IslerDare PC

Recognized since 2006

Vienna, Virginia

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Employment Law - Management
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Edward Lee Isler is a native of the Washington Metropolitan Area and is a founding partner of IslerDare PC (formerly Ray & Isler, PC and Isler Dare Ray Radcliffe & Connolly, PC). Prior to establishing the Firm in 1997, Eddie spent seven years practicing labor, employment, and employee benefits law in Washington, D.C. with a national firm, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and two years with a regional firm, Kruchko & Fries. Before beginning private practice, Eddie served a one-year term as judicial clerk to the Honorable James C. Turk, Chief Judge for the United States District Court, Western District of Virginia.

Eddie has achieved national recognition as a leading employment law attorney and maintains an outstanding reputation as an advocate for his clients’ interests in and out of the courtroom. He is a past Chair of the Virginia Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section and of the Planning Committee for the Virginia CLE Annual Employment Law Update.

Eddie resides with his wife and four children in Oakton, Virginia. He is an Elder at McLean Presbyterian Church, and also serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Dominion Christian School.

Contact & Links

Location

  • 1945 Old Gallows Road, Suite 650
    Tysons Corner
    Vienna, VA 22182

Education

  • College of William & Mary, JD, graduated 1987
  • University of Virginia, BA, graduated 1983

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1987
  • District of Columbia, 1989

Affiliations

  • Virginia Bar Association - Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Fairfax Bar Association - Employment Law Section
  • District of Columbia Bar - Labor Relations Section

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, District of the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois

IslerDare PC
Headquarters: Vienna, Virginia

7 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Employment Law - Management

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Employment Law - Management, Washington, D.C. (2021)
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment, Washington, D.C. (2019)
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment, Washington, DC (2017)
  • Employment Law - Management, Washington, DC (2016)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

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

Special Focus

  • Defense
  • Harassment
  • Labor
  • Management
  • Trade Secrets
  • Wage-Hour Law

Awards:

  • Named the Best Lawyers® 2021 Employment Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year” in Washington, DC
  • Named the Best Lawyers® 2019 Litigation – Labor and Employment “Lawyer of the Year” in Washington, DC
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© – 2006 to Present
  • Named the Best Lawyers® 2017 Litigation – Labor and Employment “Lawyer of the Year” in Washington, DC
  • Honored as a leading employment defense counsel in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers For Business
  • Named “Top 10 Washington DC Super Lawyers” in Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Named a “Virginia Super Lawyer” by Richmond Magazine and Law & Politics
  • Named by Virginia Business Magazine to Virginia Legal Elite, Labor and Employment
  • Washingtonian Magazine, Best Employment Defense Lawyers in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area
  • AV® rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, Fellow

"Edward Isler defies the stereotype. He is extremely knowledgeable, honest, timely, patient, compassionate, and an overall quality individual. The organization I represent is very fortunate to have him in our corner."

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