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Liff, Walsh & Simmons is pleased to welcome David R. Dorey as a partner. He will lead the Labor & Employment Practice Group and will also join the Litigation Practice Group.


Dorey brings to the firm more than a dozen years of experience in complex labor and employment and litigation matters. He is a trusted counselor who has served in high-profile Senior Counsel and Chief of Staff positions in the federal government, including as Counsel to the Solicitor of the U.S. Department of Labor. Dorey also has significant experience representing both employers and employees in labor and employment counseling and litigation. 


We are thrilled to welcome David to our employment law practice. With a solid commitment to excellence and a deep understanding of labor and employment law complexities, David brings invaluable expertise to our team,” said Jay Walsh, founder and managing partner of Liff, Walsh & Simmons. As we continue expanding our firm to serve business operators across greater Maryland and Washington D.C., we look forward to the addition of David’s collaborative efforts to enhance our services.”   


Prior to joining Liff, Walsh & Simmons, Dorey was the senior litigation counsel of a public interest law firm. Dorey began his career at a prestigious international law firm in Washington, D.C. His multi-faceted practice has spanned representations in federal and state trial and appellate courts, and before federal agenciesshowcasing his versatile approach to solving problems wherever they arise. Dorey also has significant experience in federal class action litigation and administrative law. 


I am delighted to join Liff, Walsh and Simmons—a firm that shares my values and dedication to excellence. I look forward to leveraging my diverse experience for the benefit of our clients,” said Dorey.  


A distinguished alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Dorey earned his Juris Doctor cum laude and was an editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. He earned his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder. 


Dorey is a member of the United States Supreme Court bar, the District of Columbia and Fourth Circuits bars, and the bars of the District Courts for the District of Columbia and District of MarylandHe is also a Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, and California bar member. Dorey resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Molly. 




About Liff, Walsh & Simmons

Liff, Walsh & Simmons is a full-service business law firm headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland. Committed to serving the legal needs of small businesses and privately held companies across greater Maryland and the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Our expertise includes business counseling, contracts and transactions, commercial and civil litigation, labor and employment, estate planning and administration, real estate, and commercial finance.

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