Employment / First Amendment / Consumer Fraud Attorney
Concentrating on employment and labor relations; representing whistleblowers, qui tam relators and victims of discrimination, harassment and SLAPP lawsuits in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
THE ATTORNEY / CLIENT RELATIONSHIP IS A PRIVILEGE.
I am a zealous advocate and trial lawyer who strives for justice on behalf of my clients caught in difficult circumstances. Whether they are whistleblowers struggling between doing what is right and what their employers demand, or victims of harassment, retaliation and discrimination, my clients receive representation tailored to achieve the best possible result.
In more recent years, and in keeping with the theme of representing the "underdog", I have accepted the challenge of representing victims of so-called "SLAPP Lawsuits" (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation), in defense of citizens' rights to freedom of speech as protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. Bloggers and consumer advocates are increasingly being targeted by SLAPP lawsuits designed to intimidate them into silence. There are defenses to these lawsuits, and, in some circumstances, it may even be possible to turn the tide and obtain compensation for having been unlawfully targeted by a SLAPP suit. If you, or someone you know has been victimized by a SLAPP suit, there is hope.
I also have extensive experience representing businesses and individuals asserting or defending claims of consumer fraud. My clients include the region's most successful automotive retailers.
We focus on the representation of individuals and employers in all kinds of employment-related disputes, including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wage & hour claims.
We also perform workplace investigations following complaints to help resolve conflicts before they turn into litigation.
Defending your First Amendment Rights
We have litigated important free speech cases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey state and federal courts, including in the appellate courts. Most recently, Mr. Meguerian argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court in a case where the ACLU, the New Jersey Free Press Association and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press appeared as amicus in support of our client's legal defenses.
Addressing Claims of Fraud and Misrepresentation
We represent the areas premier automotive retailers as well as national automotive service product providers with a proven track record of success. From litigating small claims to significant class and collective actions, we provide exceptional value to our clients.
"Garen has represented my company on many different levels and I would not hesitate to recommend him.
Garen's knowledge of the law and his refusal to accept anything less than justice for his client is the reason why if I ever have to be in a courtroom, I would want him on my side.
He will listen to your needs and concerns while keeping you informed every step of the way.
Garen is the most professional attorney I have had the pleasure of dealing with."
GET TO KNOW US
Mr. Meguerian is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey. He has represented clients in both state and federal courts. He is AV peer review rated from Martindale-Hubbell reflecting achievement at the height of professional excellence and integrity.
Mr. Meguerian received his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1995, where he served as an Associate Editor of the American Criminal Law Review. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Honors Philosophy from Villanova University in 1992, where he was awarded the University's Valedictory Medallion.
Mr. Meguerian is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, and the Chester County Bar Association.
THE USPS FOIA
Documents Available for Download
Immediately following the reports that the USPS was removing high-speed mail sorters and mailboxes, we issued a FOIA request for records that could reveal the true motivations behind these actions. We will use this page to provide all interested members of the public with the records we obtain through the FOIA.
September 21, 2020 Appeal of the Fee Waiver Denial
This is the correspondence we filed to appeal the denial of the fee waiver by the USPS.
Exhibit A to the Appeal of the Fee Waiver
This is the USPS's denial of our request that fees be waived for our FOIA.
Exhibit B to the Appeal of the Fee Waiver
This is the USPS's estimate that producing some of the requested records would cost in excess of $57,000.
Exhibit C to the Appeal of the Fee Waiver
This is the estimate from the Office of the Postmaster General estimating the fees to be in excess of $3,400.