Mr. Lamberton is a Pittsburgh employment discrimination lawyer and wrongful termination attorney who has recovered millions of dollars for his clients. He represents executives, managers and professionals in high end discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment and severance cases. The American Society of Legal Advocates selected Mr. Lamberton as one of the Top 100 Labor & Employment Lawyers in Pennsylvania in 2018. He has twice been named a Pennsylvania SuperLawyer and has a rating of 9.9/10 (Superb) from Avvo. In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Lamberton serves as a mediator and early neutral evaluator for his fellow lawyers, handling employment disputes, commercial torts and contract matters.
Service and Education
Mr. Lamberton is the Chairman of the Labor and Employment Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association, the President of the Western Pennsylvania Employment Lawyers Association, and an active member of the National Employment Lawyers Association. Mr. Lamberton graduated with honors from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1996. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Lamberton received a degree in Economics from Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.
Absolutely fabulous. Brilliant.
– Diane DeCecco, Health Information Director
Mr. Lamberton saved my family’s future and renewed our faith in the judicial system. He changed our lives.
– Cynthia Ebert, Nursing Assistant
Charles Lamberton is a very kind and caring attorney to work with. He took keen personal interest in my case from day one and produced successful results.
– Padmarao Jevaji, Medical Doctor
I had a case against a huge corporation. I was angry, hurt and scared. I cannot tell you how glad I was to hire Mr. Charles Lamberton. You could not ask for a better attorney. I worked with this man for a few years and let me tell you, he worked very hard for me and was phenomenal.
– Brian Watson, River Boat Pilot
I’m glad I had you on my side, giving me the strength to continue through to the end.
— Christina Balmert, Regional Sales Manager
Thank you sincerely for fighting for us! We feel very fortunate to have met you during such a rough time.
— Kelly Sabol, Production Engineer
Mr. Lamberton often serves as a media consultant on current issues in employment law. Most recently, Mr. Lamberton was quoted in The Lawyers Journal, Vol. 18, No. 7 (April 1, 2016), where he discussed how workplace pranks can expose employers to legal liability. His interviews can also be found at KDKA TV, the Tribune-Review, Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Business Times, Human Resource Executive Magazine, Lawyers.com, the International Business Times, Pittsburgh Business Times and at CNBC.com, CNBC.com 2.
Professional Writings and Presentations
Mr. Lamberton’s professional writings and presentations include Handling the Boom in Age Discrimination Cases, PBI No. 2017 – ; Medical Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation, PBI No. 2016-9454; Retaliation in the Electronic Age, presented April 8, 2016 at NELA’s Reining in Retaliation & Winning Whistleblower Cases Spring Seminar; Less Traditional Claims Against Employers, PBI No. 2015-9060; The Attorney’s Guide to Workplace Retaliation Claims, National Business Institute, 2015; Complicated Issues in Sexual Harassment Cases, PBI No. 2014-8506; Discovery and Trial Use of Social Media Evidence, PBI No. 2012-7435; Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., PBI No. 2011-6950; Social Media and the Law, PBI No. 2010-6036; Electronic Discovery – Top Ten Mistakes Lawyers Make, PBI No. 2010-6036; Mediating Employment Claims, Pennsylvania Employment Law Institute West, 2009; Valuing Employment Cases From Intake Through Trial, Pennsylvania Employment Law Institute West, 2009; Valuing Employment Cases, Federal Court Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association, 2009; Hot Topics in Employment Law, Pennsylvania Employment Law Institute West, 2008; Local Rule 56.1 – The Judges Speak Out, presentation to the Allegheny County Bar Association, 2008; Employment Arbitration, presentation to the National Academy of Arbitrators, 2007; The Use of Video Testimony in Employment Cases, presentation to the Allegheny County Bar Association, 2007; How to Effectively Retain, Present and Cross-Examine Expert Witnesses, Pennsylvania Employment Law Institute West, 2006; After-Acquired Evidence in Discrimination Cases, The Lawyers Journal, Vol. 7, No. 22, October 28, 2005; Challenges of the Mind: Managing Mental Disabilities in the Workplace, Human Resources Executive, June 16, 2005; Tax Treatment of Attorney Fee Awards, lecture to the ACBA Civil Litigation Committee, April 26, 2005; Attorney Employment Contracts: Don’t Sign Away Your Right to Practice Law, The Lawyers Journal, Vol. 5, No. 24, November 28, 2003. A sample of Mr. Lamberton’s work appears in the 2013 edition of Platt and Ventrell-Monsees’ two-volume treatise Age Discrimination Litigation.
Lead plaintiffs’ counsel in a disability discrimination class action challenging employer’s ban on anti-depressants, plaintiff’s counsel in a military service discrimination case resulting in a $750,000.00 recovery, plaintiff’s counsel in an disability discrimination case resulting in a $450,000.00 recovery, plaintiff’s counsel in an insurance bad faith case resulting in a $600,000.00 recovery, plaintiff’s counsel in sexual harassment case resulting in $500,000 recovery, plaintiff’s counsel in age discrimination case resulting in $500,000 recovery, plaintiff’s counsel in an age discrimination case resulting in the invalidation of the employer’s release agreement and a $240,000.00 recovery, plaintiff’s counsel in an age discrimination case resulting in a $250,000.00 recovery, plaintiff’s counsel in a pregnancy discrimination case resulting in $200,000.00 recovery. Mr. Lamberton has also represented numerous senior executives in high-end contract and severance negotiations.