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The Philadelphia Regional Solicitor's Office

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The Philadelphia Regional Solicitor's Office is responsible for most civil trial litigation and legal support for the U.S. Department of Labor in the following states:

  • Pennsylvania
  • Delaware
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • District of Columbia

We employ 46 attorneys and 15 support staff, including those working at our Associate Regional Solicitor's Office in Arlington, Virginia.

Branch Office

  • Arlington, Virginia

What We Do:

The Philadelphia Regional Solicitor's Office is primarily involved in the enforcement of a number of federal laws that ensure that our region's workers:

  • are employed in safe and healthy workplaces, including in underground and surface coal mines and in metal/nonmetal mines;
  • are paid at least the federal minimum and overtime wage rates;
  • are treated without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, or status as a whistleblower, a person with disability or a veteran; and
  • have pension and health and welfare plans that are operated in their best interests

To carry out our mission to protect our region's workers, we recommend and prosecute civil litigation in front of administrative agencies and the U.S. District Courts, provide legal advice to DOL client agencies, and assist U.S. Attorneys in the prosecution of criminal cases.

Philadelphia and Arlington trial attorneys travel to courthouses, coal mines, farms, and factories. We support every enforcement program in the Department of Labor, along with representing the Department in Black Lung and Longshore workers' compensation cases and internal labor relations matters. Cases originate in both offices, depending on the location of the client involved. Arlington attorneys handle mostly Virginia, District of Columbia, and southern West Virginia matters with a particular focus on mine safety cases, minimum wage and overtime cases, and black lung matters.

Our Successes:


DOL Agencies We Support:

We provide support primarily for the following DOL agencies:


CONTACT INFORMATION:

    • Region III. PHILADELPHIA
      Suite 630 East, The Curtis Center
      170 S. Independence Mall West
      Philadelphia, PA 19106-3306
      (215) 861-5121
      (215) 861-5162 (FAX)
      • REGIONAL SOLICITOR Oscar L. Hampton III
        • DEPUTY REGIONAL SOLICITOR Richard T. Buchanan
          • Counsel for Civil Rights Andrea Appel
          • Counsel for ERISA Jodeen Hobbs
          • Counsel for MSHA / BLBA Gayle M. Green
          • Counsel for OSHA Michael Doyle
          • Counsel for Wage and Hour Adam Welsh
          • Management Analyst Tricia Sanders
    • Arlington
      201 12th Street South - Suite 401
      Arlington, VA 22202-5450
      (202) 693-9393
      (202) 693-9392 (FAX)
      • ASSOCIATE REGIONAL SOLICITOR Douglas N. White
        • Counsel for MSHA Robert S. Wilson
        • Counsel for Wage and Hour Samantha N. Thomas