A team is only as good as its front line. At Lebau & Neuworth (L&N), our practice is scaled deliberately so that there is no second tier; every attorney on staff has the trial experience and ability to counsel and represent our clients in court, mediations and arbitrations.
Richard Neuworth, Partner
Richard Neuworth has been handling disability and employment litigation for nearly thirty (30) years. He has extensive experience in employee benefit, discrimination, workers compensation and social security disability cases. He has successfully represented individuals and groups of employees in significant disability benefit and employee benefit disputes.
Richard is an AV rated attorney. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America in Labor and Employment Law in 2010. He is also listed in Super Lawyers as well in Employee Benefits.
A graduate of the George Washington University and the University of Baltimore Law School, Richard is general counsel to employee organizations and associations.
“A special win was when we obtained millions of dollars for a severely injured executive who had been wrongly denied disability benefits,” Richard says. “When we litigate, we explore all avenues on behalf of our clients and we fight for as long as it takes to obtain justice.”
Richard is also a member of the American Bar Association – Labor and Employment Section, Maryland State Bar Association Labor and Employment Section – Section Council since 2006, Maryland State Bar Association – Elder Law Council in 2010, Maryland Association of Justice, Baltimore City Bar Association and National Employment Lawyers Association. He is the editor in chief of the Trial Reporter of the Maryland Association for Justice since 2006. He has been selected for a leadership position with the Maryland Association of Justice and serves on its Board of Governors.
He has made presentations to the Maryland State Bar Association in the summer of 2010 on the subject of Social Security Nuts and Bolts. In addition, Richard has presented on the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and Americans for Disabilities Act of 1990 to the Maryland State Bar Association Convention in June 2006 and June 2010. He has also presented on the same subjects to NBI Institute seminars in Maryland in 2001 and 2006. He has lectured on disability benefits and employment issues to diverse groups such as the National MS Society, Alzheimer’s Association and Lupus Foundation. He has also lectured on the subject of Social Security disability and Maryland Workers Compensation law to the same groups and to the Maryland State Bar Association in September 2010. He is an adjunct lecturer on both employment law and social security disability as part of the elder law course at the University of Maryland Law School from 2005 to the present. Richard is a member of Hopewell Cancer Support and has supported its mission for several years.
His publications include course materials sponsored by the Maryland Institute of Continuing Professional Legal Education for Lawyers (MICPEL) on both the subjects of Employment Law and Social Security Disability. His materials on ERISA and Medicare liens were also part of programs sponsored by the Maryland Association of Justice. He has published articles in the Maryland State Bar Association, Trial Magazine and the Trial Reporter of the Maryland Association of Justice on topics that include the Medicare Secondary Payer Act and the private cause of action, Employee Termination under the False Claims Act, ERISA Liens and Personal Injury Actions, Medicare Secondary Payer Act and Private Cause of Actions, Sexual Harassment, ERISA and Personal Injury Actions.
Stephen Lebau, Partner
Stephen (Steve) Lebau has been practicing employment and disability benefits law for more than 20 years. He was recently named one of Maryland’s top labor lawyers by Lawyers Magazine. After working for one of Maryland’s largest defense firms that represented companies and management, he co-founded L&N with Richard Neuworth.
Steve graduated from the Georgetown Law School with honors and Phi Beta Kappa from the George Washington University. He has worked for two U.S. Senators, and has testified before the Commissioners of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on alternative dispute resolution. Steve is a frequent speaker on employment and labor law issues. He also has authored numerous articles in the field of employment law.
An advocate for individuals, Steve represents employees in executive negotiations, tort and contract claims, wage-hour matters, and discrimination and harassment cases. He regularly provides advice and counsel to his clients on employment agreement and separation packages.
Lucy Hirsch, Associate
Lucy Hirsch represents clients in Social Security disability benefit matters, private disability insurance disputes and veterans disability benefits through the U.S. Veterans Administration. She also represents clients in discrimination and sexual harassment ligation.
Since college, Lucy’s focus has been on public interest activities, assisting in underserved communities and volunteering with advocacy organizations. She has taught multi-level English as a Second Language at a community college. Lucy was the Alumni Chair of the Maryland Public Interest Law Project in her last year of law school. During law school, Lucy earned relief for a client seeking asylum and received a Leadership in Public Service award for her commitment to the public interest legal community. She interned for the Department of Justice’s Executive Office of Immigration Review and for a U.S. Senator where she assisted in the drafting of a federal statute aimed at increasing access to civil legal services. Most recently and before joining L&N, LLC, Lucy was a law clerk to the Honorable Gale E. Rasin of the Baltimore City Circuit Court.
Lucy is a graduate of the University Of Maryland School Of Law and Haverford College. She has a working knowledge of Spanish and Hebrew.
Gregg H. Mosson, Associate
Gregg H. Mosson represents clients in employment and disability related matters.
Gregg is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and graduated in the top 10 of his class, where he was an associate comments editor on the school’s flagship Law Review. While at law school, Gregg served as a member of the Employment and Labor Law Trial Team, after serving as a litigation fellow at the Snyder Center for Litigation. He was a law scholar in contract law and civil procedure. In addition, Gregg was a Summer 2011 law clerk at the Baltimore City Law Department, working on employment litigation and regulatory matters; a Summer 2010 judicial intern with Chief Judge Duncan W. Keir of U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland; and research assistant for Professor Kimberly Brown in federal administrative law with a focus on Article II of the U.S. Constitution.
Prior to law school, Gregg spent a decade as a professional writer and teacher and remains an active author. Originally from New York City, Gregg earned his BA in English from Portland State University and in 2003, moved to Maryland to earn a Master’s Degree from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars on a teaching fellowship. In 2007, Gregg taught in the Baltimore City Public School System for a year as an English teaching resident. Gregg is the author of two books of poetry, and has read and presented at Towson University, Stevenson University, Johns Hopkins, Howard County Community College, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Gregg’s abiding interest in public policy has led him to work on three U.S. Senate elections (1996, 2000, 2012). His commentary on public policy has appeared in The Baltimore Sun, The Oregonian, and The Futurist. In law school, he researched and published two articles of legal scholarship in Western State University Law Review (forthcoming Spring 2013) and the University of Baltimore Law Review (2012).
Devan M. Wang, Associate
Devan M. Wang represents clients in employment and disability related matters.
In law school Devan focused on disability and employment discrimination. During his 2010 summer Devan worked on various disability discrimination cases while interning with the Washington Lawyers’ Committee – Disability Rights Project. During his 2L academic year he remained at the Lawyers’ Committee, interning with their Equal Employment Opportunity Project where he focused primarily on Title VII violations. Devan was also a law clerk with Brown Goldstein & Levy during his 2011 summer where he worked on a range of legal issues including disability law, family law and contract law.
Devan has also served as a student attorney with the Washington College of Law’s Disability Rights Clinic. As a student attorney he represented clients in special education issues arising under the IDEA, helping to develop and ensure the proper implementation of the students’ IEPs. In addition he served as Guardian Ad Litem, and helped resolve numerous issues with clients’ Social Security Disability benefits.
Devan earned his J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law and his B.A. in Psychology from University of Maryland Baltimore County.