Serving Foreign Service Officers Around the World

The Washington, D.C., law firm of Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, P.C., has extensive experience representing Foreign Service Officers worldwide in grievances before their agencies and before the Foreign Service Grievance Board (FSGB).

Our firm is home to several attorneys who are on a small list of lawyers to whom the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) refers cases. The AFSA places its trust in us, and you can as well.

Our Washington, D.C., Foreign Service attorneys thoroughly understand the Foreign Service Affairs Manual and Foreign Service cases involving:

  • Department of State
  • Peace Corps
  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Foreign Agricultural Service
  • Foreign Commercial Service
  • International Broadcasting Board
  • Animal and Plant Inspection Service
  • International Trade Administration

Providing Comprehensive Counsel on Foreign Service Employment Matters

At Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, P.C., our outstanding Washington, D.C., Foreign Service attorneys understand the unique disputes that affect Foreign Service employees, such as:

  • Disciplinary actions
  • Nonpromotions
  • Employee Efficiency Report (EER) grievances
  • Reprimands and suspensions
  • Medical clearances
  • Curtailment
  • Misconduct investigations
  • Security clearance issues
  • Selection-out appeals
  • Diplomatic Security (DS) inquiries
  • Inspector General actions
  • Separation for poor performance
  • Discrimination complaints
  • Performance Standards Board (PSB) actions
  • Appeals to Special Review Board (SRB)

You can rely on our legal team to unravel the complex tapestry of regulations and laws that govern Foreign Service workers. We are equipped to handle any issues or disputes you may face and give you any advice you may need.

Contact an Experienced Employee Discrimination Attorney

If you have questions or concerns about your legal rights as a Foreign Service employee, we welcome the opportunity to speak with you. For a consultation, call 202.331.9260 or contact our law office online.