Ruth Azeredo

Top 20 Workers Compensation and Employment Law
Law Office of Ruth Ann Azeredo, LLC
1997 Annapolis Exchange Pkwy Ste 300
Annapolis, MD 21401-3273
(410) 558-1915
www.azeredolegal.com


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


PRINCIPAL - LAW OFFICE OF RUTH ANN AZEREDO LLC (2004 - Present).

Representing clients in general litigation, employment, FOIA, Privay Act, Federal Tort Claims Act and Administrative Law matters.

PRINCIPAL / GENERAL COUNSEL - PERCHANCE INC.  (2000-2003).   

Developed patent and designed line of home furnishings.  Responsible for legal matters related to development, manufacturing, and marketing including trademark, copyright, contracts, torts, privacy, import, and export.

ATTORNEY / ADVISOR - OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA), Washington, DC  (1991-2000).   

Adjudicated Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") and Privacy Act ("PA") appeals, as well as Federal Tort Claims Act matters in excess of $100,000.      

Represented USDA at EEO and MSPB hearings.  Assisted in defending lawsuits brought against the United States pursuant to the FTCA, FOIA, PA, First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Title VII, the Age

Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"), the Rehabilitation Act.

Drafted legal opinions and advised USDA on matters related to Constitutional issues, Government Ethics, Personnel matters, FTCA, FOIA, PA, Federal Appropriations, Title VII, Rehabilitation Act, OSHA regulations, Immigration issues, ADEA, union issues.

Trained field attorneys in handling FOIA and PA requests.

EDUCATION


North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham, NC  (1991)
J.D., cum laude

Member of Law Journal, Member of Women's Caucus, Tutor of Torts

Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY  (1983)

B.A.  Major - Spanish; Minor- Studio Art

LANGUAGES

Fluency in Spanish and Portuguese

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Maryland State Bar Association
Anne Arundel County Bar Association
North Carolina State Bar Association
National Employment Lawyers Association

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE IN

North Carolina
Maryland
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland (including the U.S. Bankruptcy Court)
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

Ms. Azeredo has also been admitted pro hac vice for certain cases in other jurisdictions, including South Carolina, Virginia, New Mexico, and Connecticut.  She also represents clients in administrative processes and in alternative dispute resolution throughout the United States (including its territories and overseas) such as the EEOC, MSPB, arbitrations and mediation.