The Dignity of Your Work

Love work, loath mastery over others, and avoid intimacy with the government.
Ethics of the Fathers, 1:10.

The Maryland Bar admitted me in 1994. Over the last 25+ years, I have watched life get harder for most working people. This has been even more true in the aftermath of the coronavirus crisis of 2020.

I represent real people – clients who have (or need) toothbrushes and don’t have boards of directors. People who WORK – usually working employees, occasionally the working owners of businesses that feed their families.

My law practice is pro-worker, pro-union, pro-labor. I do not “come from the Ivy League”, though I graduated from Princeton in 1991. My family includes nurses, sheet metal workers, janitors, bricklayers – people who do real work for real people.

Lots of lawyer advertising talks about how great the lawyer is; most lawyer advertising is nonsense and doesn’t really say very much.

To me, lawyering is about the CLIENT and doing what clients need; it’s not about us lawyers, at all. Our work matters because clients matter; it’s our work, not our ego, that matters.

My practice is part of the law firm of Zipin Amster & Greenberg, LLC of Silver Spring, where I am a partner. More information about that firm’s employment practice is available on the firm’s website at