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Joseph M. Creed

Joe Creed is a trial lawyer and appellate attorney who represents individuals and businesses in a range of civil litigation and employment law matters.

As a trial lawyer, Joe has tried numerous cases to a favorable verdict in state and federal courts. He is also adept at litigating complex motions, including pretrial and posttrial motions. Joe puts his litigation experience and skillset to work for clients in a wide variety of subject matters. His practice includes business and contract disputes; employment law; employment agreements; LLC and partnership disputes; construction litigation; and real estate matters. Joe provides direct, straightforward evaluations of clients’ possible outcomes at trial and strategic options. While always prepared to take a contentious case to trial, he also explores every cost-effective alternative to reach a favorable outcome without setting foot in a courtroom.

An experienced appellate advocate, Joe handles appeals before all regional state and federal appellate courts. He has successfully briefed and argued appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Maryland Court of Appeals, and Maryland Court of Special Appeals. His appellate practice includes appeals arising from business and commercial disputes, employment litigation, and diverse civil litigation matters. As a former appellate judicial clerk, he understands the intricacies of appellate litigation. With over a decade of experience in briefing and arguing appeals in many subject areas, he understands what it takes to win on appeal.

In his employment practice, Joe is a trusted adviser and advocate for federal employees in a full range of employment disputes. He represents federal employees facing adverse personnel actions, such as suspensions, demotions, and removals, including appeals to the MSPB. He also represents federal employees in all EEO matters, including discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. His practice includes all aspects of federal whistleblower protection law and disputes involving prohibited personnel practices. Joe has deep knowledge of federal employment law. He authored “Employment Rights of Federal Employees,” a chapter in the Maryland Employment Law Deskbook, which is the go-to employment law resource for lawyers throughout Maryland, and is the Employee Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Federal Sector Labor & Employment Law Committee.

In the private sector, the legal and regulatory landscape for employers is more complex than ever before. Joe puts his knowledge of employment law to work for businesses and employers seeking to reduce their legal exposure or facing claims by employees. He advises and represents employers in litigation avoidance strategies, internal investigations, and employment litigation.

Joe is a graduate of Regent University School of Law, where he was an Executive Editor of the Law Review. After law school, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable James A. Kenney, III of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Before joining Bramnick Creed, Joe was a partner in a prominent regional law firm where he spent more than ten years handling civil litigation, appellate, and employment law matters. Joe was voted a 2019 “Top Lawyer” in the areas of Employment law and Appellate Law as featured in Bethesda Magazine.