MSPB Attorneys

 Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) Attorneys

Are you a federal employee in trouble? Bad performance appraisal? Performance Improvement Plan? Long suspension? Demotion? Termination? Whistleblower?  We can help.  The Agency has received assistance from Human Resources, and in-house counsel.  You deserve help too. And the experienced MSPB attorneys at Kitchens, New, Cleghorn can help you.

Attorney Joyce Kitchens, your MSPB advocate

Joyce E. Kitchens has extensive experience in federal law litigation from both sides. After graduating from Emory University School of Law, Ms. Kitchens served as Assistant District Counsel with the Department of Veterans Affairs defending the agency in cases involving appeals to the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), complaints of discrimination, and contract disputes. In 1991, Ms. Kitchens entered private practice focusing on representing federal employees in appeals of adverse actions to the MSPB.

We Can Help Your MSPB Case

MSPB Attorney representation is highly recommended when problems in your job arise.  The Agency has all the witnesses, all the documents, and in-house attorneys.  Federal employees need and deserve the same level of representation.  The earlier you contact an experienced attorney, the more help you can receive.

You may have appeal rights to the U. S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), established to hear federal employee appeals of adverse actions, and to assist Whistleblowers who have been subjected to retaliation.  Similarly, you may have grounds for a complaint of discrimination to the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Federal employee appeals to the MSPB and EEOC are very specialized and require attorney expertise unique to federal employee appeals.

Are you being questioned by the Office of Special Counsel, Inspector General, or Administrative Investigation Board as a witness or subject of an investigation?  We can help.  We can guide you about useful ways to listen to questions and to respond to questions truthfully.  We can accompany you to the interviews, to be available for consultation if you have questions during the interview.

Our MSPB attorneys have extensive experience in:

  • Federal employee demotions, suspensions, and removals, terminations
  • Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act complaints
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) complaints
  • Veteran’s Employment Opportunities Act complaints (VEOA)

Attorneys Joyce Kitchens and Stu Miller are experienced practitioners in this area.  Ms. Kitchens began her career as an attorney for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and served as Assistant District Counsel, defending the Agency before the MSPB and EEOC.  In 1991, she went into private practice and changed sides–she began representing federal employees.  Mr. Miller is a former MSPB judge serving from 1991-2012, and joined Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC to represent federal employees. Both attorneys are knowledgeable and experienced in this area and have a proven track record of assisting federal employees to resolve employment issues.


My agency thought they could play games with me and keep my career on hold for several years without allowing me an opportunity to move forward from a mistake/bad decision I had made several years in the past. Unfortunately my union attorney (FLEOA) was unsuccessful with helping me resolve a matter where my agency clearly made a mistake with my discipline but they didn’t believe they had to correct their mistake. When I truly thought there was no hope and this injustice was going to go on without anyone being to help me I reached out to Mr. Stu Miller who was truly sent to me Heaven above. Mr. Miller was able to proceed with my case and we had a resolution to my satisfaction within 90 days. My nightmare of almost 5 years of having to deal with my agency for a discipline matter was resolved by Mr. Miller within 90 days. I am so grateful for being blessed to have had Mr. Miller be able to represent me and fight my case against my agency who believed they could truly get away with making a huge error in my discipline and didn’t have to correct it. Mr. Miller was able to bring Hope, Peace and Happiness back into my life and I will forever be grateful for that. God bless him always.
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Contact us at 404.844.2856 today for a consultation. Our Flagship office is located in the heart of Buckhead at 2973 Hardman Court, Atlanta, GA 30305.


The information provided on this website is general and for information only and does not constitute legal advice for any particular situation of facts and circumstances. If you have need for legal advice, please consult with an attorney for your specific questions.

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