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Adam Augustine Carter

The Employment Law Group

2023 Winner


1717 K St. NW, Ste. 1110, Washington, DC, 20006


  • Employment
  • Whistleblower


Known for his deft touch in high-stakes negotiations, Adam Carter frequently helps executives reach favorable agreements with their companies at pivotal career moments. He is a seasoned courtroom advocate who has won cases at trial and on appeal, representing clients who bring claims against their employers for wrongful termination, retaliation, and discrimination. Mr. Carter founded The Employment Law Group® law firm in 2002 and is a principal.

Mr. Carter has experience representing service members and veterans who face workplace bias, and employees at higher educational institutions.

Among his notable outcomes for clients:

  • Success at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for a U.S. Army reservist who suffered retaliation at a government agency because of his military service;
  • An appellate ruling that whistleblowers have an absolute right to move to federal court if the U.S. Department of Labor takes too long to act on their complaints;
  • A $1 million jury verdict for a woman who was sexually harassed at work and then fired after filing complaints against her supervisor; and
  • An appellate ruling that allowed his client to proceed with claims against three government officials who conducted an investigation that the client considered unfair, defeating an argument by the U.S. Department of Justice that these officials had absolute immunity from civil litigation.

Licensed In


Association Certifications

National Employment Lawyers Association
Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
The Barristers, Treasurer
The Counsellors, Past President




Employment Law
Whistleblower Law

Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America
Super Lawyers, Top 100 D.C. Lawyers
Lawdragon, Top 500 Plaintiff-Side Employment Lawyers
Washingtonian-Top Lawyer
Northern Virginia Magazine-Top Lawyer


Georgetown University Law Center – JD

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