Roy Lyford-Pike is an experienced trial attorney who has dedicated his practice to employment law. He is fluent in Spanish. Roy represents employees and small businesses throughout the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore metro areas. His cases have spanned the spectrum of employment law including wage disputes, executive compensation, severance agreements, breach of contract, non-competition/solicitation agreements, discrimination, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), ERISA, wrongful discharge, workplace sexual harassment, and more. He has appeared before county and state administrative agencies, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, various Maryland district and circuit courts, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. In 2018, Roy was selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in the area of employment litigation in Maryland.
Roy received his law degree in 2015 from the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, where he graduated cum laude and earned the William P. Cunningham Award for exceptional achievement and service. He passed the bar exam and was admitted to practice law the same year. During law school, Roy was an Articles Editor for the Journal of Business & Technology Law, an active member of the executive board of the Latino Law Student Association, and a volunteer Spanish language interpreter for the School’s Immigration Law Clinic. Additionally, while in law school, Roy worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City (where he tried dozens of misdemeanor criminal cases), and the Baltimore City Law Department. Roy continued gaining trial experience immediately after graduation. In addition to Zipin, Amster & Greenberg, LLC, Roy also trained at an employment law boutique in Baltimore, where he focused on discrimination, FMLA, and wrongful termination issues.