Mindy G. Farber

Mindy G. Farber

Potomac, Maryland

Mindy G. Farber is a nationally respected employment and labor law attorney based in Bethesda, Maryland. She has practiced law for 38 years and is a Board Member of the National Center for Labor and Employment Law. Mindy has extensive experience working with both management and employees.

Hobbies and Interests: Mindy enjoys free-lance writing, Delray Beach, traveling and gardening.

Family: Mindy is married and has two children.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment and labor law, including sexual harassment, discrimination, compensation, non-compete agreements, academic issues, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and Federal service regulatory law
  • Constitutional law
  • Business law
  • Civil litigation

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • Juris Doctor - 1977
    • Honors: The Root Tilden Scholarship for merit
    • Honors: The Labor Law Prize
  • The Johns Hopkins University , Baltimore, Maryland
    • Bachelor of Arts Degree in History summa cum laude - 1974
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Published Works

  • How to Build and Manage an Employment Law Practice , ABA Press
  • Chapter on employment law , Global Competition and the American Employment Landscape As We Enter the 21st Century
  • Chapter on employment law in Flying Solo, ABA Press
  • Articles in Challenge of Controversy
  • The Woman Advocate
  • Marketing Success Stories
  • Papers, Institute of Judicial Administration and the Center for Labor and Employment Law on disability, security, leave, and age discrimination
  • Cover Articles, Practice Management Magazine
  • Articles, Practice Management Magazine
  • Articles, The New York Times

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association of University Women, National Legal Advocacy Fund
  • American Civil Liberties Union, Vice-President in Montgomery County
  • Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland, Inquiry Committee
  • Bar Harbour Condominium Association, Treasurer
  • Civil Service Board for the City Delray Beach, Florida
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Johns Hopkins University, Executive Committee, National Alumni Council
  • Johns Hopkins University, Class Reunion Chair ( record-breaker for largest class reunion participation in gift-giving and attendance)
  • Johns Hopkins University , National Executive Committee, Second Decade Society
  • Johns Hopkins University, Executive Committee, DC Alumni Association
  • John Hopkins University, National Alumni Council
  • Johns Hopkins University , National President, Parents Association
  • Law Practice Management Section of The American Bar Association, Council Member
  • Law Practice Management Section of The American Bar Association, Editor in Chief, Leadership & Management Directions
  • Lorman Education Services, Employment Law, Lecturer
  • Legal Advocacy Fund Advisory Committee
  • Maryland State Bar
  • Maryland Women's Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Women's Bar Association , Past President
  • Montgomery County Bar Association , Executive Committee
  • Montgomery County Bar Association , Employment Section CoFounder and Past Chair
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Fee Arbitration Committee Past Chair
  • Montgomery County Bar Association , Speakers Bureau Past Chair
  • Montgomery County Commission for Women, Commissioner
  • Montgomery County Human Relations Commission, Panel Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • New York University School of Law, Class Agent
  • New York University School of Law, Weinfeld Fellow
  • Pet Connect Rescue, Board of Directors
  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Women's Legal Defense Fund, Employment Panel

Past Employment Positions

  • Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Justice, Attorney
  • Baltimore Women's Law Center, Vice-President
  • Bethesda Law Firm of Paley, Rothman, Goldstein, Rosenberg & Cooper., Partner

Pro Bono Activities

  • Pet Connect Animal Rescue and Wellness, Board of Directors
  • Dezzys Second Chance Animal Rescue- Board of Directors
  • Epilepsy Foundation of America, Legal Defense Fund Panel Member
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Metropolitan Washington DC alumnae group, Second Vice-President and Program Chair


  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Omicron Delta Kappa


Occasionally Martindale-Hubbell, the premier rater of attorneys in the United States, reevaluates attorneys who have been in practice for a number of years. Ms. Farber is proud to announce that on the basis of Martindale Hubbell’s confidential surveying of attorneys in her field as well as other practicing attorneys, Ms. Farber has received the very highest positive rating.

AV rated
Preeminent TM
Meets Very High Criteria of General Ethical Standards? Yes
Overall Peer Rating
in Labor and Employment, Consumer Law and Litigation

Posted by a Private Practice Lawyer on 07/13/15 5.0 out of 5.0

Ms. Farber is an excellent attorney and a very compassionate human being. That is why for quite a number of years, I have referred my client's employee claim matters to her and no one else. She has always represented them in a first class fashion and I have never heard one complaint. I highly recommend her for the highest rating possible.