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Arthur A. Elkins Jr.

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Pursuing justice involving Federal EEO, administrative investigations, suitability and security clearance investigation determinations claims may be among the most important and difficult decisions of an individual’s life. Based in Washington, DC, DC Federal Employment Lawyer PLLC is a boutique law firm focused on helping clients navigate the complex Federal workplace administrative process in search of justice, equity, and inclusion. I help Federal employees assert their legal rights when confronted with workplace harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and other Federal employment related conflicts.


  • Cleveland State University College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D.
  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • LL.M.
  • Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, Ohio
    • M.B.A.
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Thomas Edison State University, Trenton, New Jersey
    • B.A.
    • Major: Social Sciences

Classes & Seminars

  • DC Bar Federal Employment Law Series, D.C. Bar, 2015 to 2017
  • Leading Investigation Teams: Bests Practices, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, 2020
  • Advanced Topics in Oversight and Accountability, Washington College of Law/American University, 2021

Pro-Bono Activities

  • D.C. Bar Pro Bono Services, 2021 to Present, 2022

Past Positions

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Inspector General, 2010 to 2018
  • Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Inspector General, 2018 to 2021

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member, Present
  • American Society of Criminology, Member, Present
  • American Society for Public Administration, Member, Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member, Present
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Member, Present
  • American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity, Member, Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • The Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Member

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Fraud Examiner, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, 2015 to Present
  • Certified EEO Investigator, Art of Resolution, 2021 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Solo Practitioner

Practice Areas

  • Federal Employment Law

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 2004
  • Ohio, 1993


  • Nominated by President Obama and confirmed by U.S. Senate to serve as U.S. EPA Inspector General
  • Selected as the first Inspector General for the Maryland Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission