Eric Paltell, Esq.

Posted on Apr 12, 2016

Eric Paltell, Esq.

Eric Paltell is a partner in the law firm of Kollman and Saucier, P.A. Mr. Paltell has practiced law since 1987, concentrating in the representation of individuals and employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. Mr. Paltell is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Virginia, where he received a B.A. (with High Honors) in 1983 and a J.D. in 1987.

In additional to his law practice, Eric spends a substantial portion of his time mediating employment law disputes. Eric has been mediating with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission since 1998, and he has the highest success rate of any pro bono mediator in the Commission’s Baltimore Office. He is also a member of the panel of pro bono mediators in the EEOC’s Richmond and Norfolk offices, and serves as a trainer for other EEOC mediators.

Mr. Paltell has received a number of awards for his expertise in employment law. Best Lawyers in America named Eric the “Lawyer of the Year” for Labor and Employment Law in Baltimore  in 2014, 2015, 2018,and 2020,  and Super Lawyers has named him one of Maryland’s Top 100 Lawyers each year since 2012. In 2014, Eric was elected a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, an honor reserved for the leading practitioners in the field nationwide.

Mr. Paltell is co-author of the Employment Law Handbook, has published one of the leading articles on the Family & Medical Leave Act, and is a contributing author to CCH’s Wage & Hour publications.  Mr. Paltell also publishes the Virginia Employment Law  blog at

Eric is an active member of the Virginia Mediation Network,  and he is certified through the Supreme Court of Virginia to practice as a mediator in General District and Circuit Courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Additionally, Eric continues to serve as a guest lecturer in Employment Law at the University of Virginia School of Law.