1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW Suite 700 Washington, DC 20004
A. Marques Pitre
A. Marques Pitre founded the law firm, Pitre & Associates, LLC., in June 2016 with the goal of continuing to fervently represent his clients and provide legal counsel to federal employees, contractors, agencies, unions, and employee associations in federal sector, labor and employment, as well as provide counsel on national security clearance law matters.
Marques established Pitre & Associates because he understands that issues such as workplace discrimination and retaliation can be very real and can be extremely damaging and debilitating, especially to those employees who have been attempting to fight those injustices alone. Marques wanted to continue that desired representation of his client’s while emphasizing the importance of an interpersonal relationship with the client, focusing on the client’s particular needs, and achieving the client’s desired case outcome without draining their pocketbooks.
In January 2016, Marques joined and became Partner at the law firm of John P. Mahoney, Esq. Attorney At Law because he wanted to use his skills in complex litigation in order to represent individuals on a personal level. Specifically, Marques assisted and represented federal employees who may have faced conflicts at work, been discriminated or retaliated against, who may have been unjustly disciplined, denied promotion or a security clearance, or were being forced to endure a hostile work environment/harassment.
From 2005 through 2015, Marques was a Staff Attorney at the prestigious law firm of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, LLP, in their litigation practice group. His practice focused on managing e-discovery, multi-district complex civil and criminal investigations, and litigation involving several areas of law, including, but not limited to, Antitrust, FFDCA, False Claims Act, Environmental, Stark, and Federal Anti-Kickback Statues. He planned and executed e-discovery offensive and defensive strategies in state and federal litigation. Marques successfully organized, trained, and managed discovery teams comprised of contract attorneys and other legal professionals to ensure a well-executed discovery process, while reducing risks and costs associated with the discovery lifecycle. Marques was also part of a team of attorneys providing guidance on preservation, collection and review of electronically stored information.
In addition to his commercial litigation work, Mr. Pitre participated in Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP's Superior Court Pro Bono Program, in which he represented indigent clients in Felony I and Felony II cases.
In 2003, Marques worked as a Summer Associate for the City of Chicago, Illinois, in its Employment Litigation Department, where he was tasked to revise the Department’s Equal Employment Rights Manual, which is now known as the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance.
Marques earned his Juris Doctorate from the Howard University School of Law in 2005. While there, he was a finalist in the school’s annual Mock Trial Competition and received merit scholarships annually. In 2001, Marques obtained his bachelor’s degree with honors from Illinois State University, Normal, IL.
Marques is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, United States District Court for the District of Maryland, and Illinois.
Mackenzie Coy is a Litigation Attorney with experience in labor and employment law litigation worldwide before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Federal Labor Relations Authority, and State and Federal Courts. Ms. Coy also has experience in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy matters.
Ms. Coy was born and raised in northern Indiana. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science – Legal Studies and a Bachelor of Arts degree in African/African-American Studies from Indiana State University in 2004. In 2005, Ms. Coy attended the University of Western Cape, South Africa, where her studies focused on International Business Transactions, International Alternative Dispute Resolution and Comparative Constitutional Law. In 2007, she earned a Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law. At Howard University School of Law, Ms. Coy participated in the University’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic and served as Vice President of the American Constitution Society, Howard University Chapter. She is currently admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, before the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, and the United States Supreme Court.
Ms. Coy has served as a trial attorney for over ten years, and has handled complex, civil law litigation under a wide variety of federal and state civil rights statutes. Her work as a trial attorney includes representing federal, state and private employees and defending private employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Merit Systems Protection Board, the District of Columbia Superior Court, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Ms. Coy also clerked in the District of Columbia Superior Court, where she worked under Judge Jeanette Clark and Senior Judge Truman Morrison on the criminal misdemeanor docket as well as the civil calendar docket. She is an active member of the District of Columbia Bar Association, and a former Board Member of the Metropolitan Washington Area Lawyer’s Association.
Michelle de Vera
Michelle de Vera was born and raised in Miami, FL to parents of Cuban descent. She attended Florida International University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Minor in Criminal Justice. Michelle then obtained her Juris Doctorate from American University, Washington College of Law. After obtaining her Juris Doctorate, Michelle worked for several large firms as a contract attorney in Washington, DC.
In 2010, she relocated to Miami, FL and worked at Broad & Cassel where she represented lenders in residential foreclosure actions as well as oversaw and managed the document review process from collection to production for several practice groups including Commercial Litigation, Health Law and Real Estate.
In 2012, Michelle founded Miami Legal Group, PLLC a firm that specializes in personal injury, family, and immigration law. Her goal at Miami Legal Group is to achieve the best possible result for her clients while maintaining an open line of communication with her clients. The firm focuses on assisting client’s in understanding the legal process every step of the way.
In 2016, Michelle decided to extend her legal reach and join Pitre & Associates where she can use her legal knowledge, commitment to client relationship, and experience in firm management in order to assist federal employees through the legal process and achieve their desired results.
Michelle is admitted to practice law in Florida, US District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and District of Columbia and is fluent in Spanish.
Education & Credentials
Bar Admissions: Florida, US District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and District of Columbia
J.D., American University, 2006
B.A., (Psychology & Criminal Justice), Florida International University, 2001
Matthew W. Holmes
Matthew W. Holmes is an Associate with the Atlanta office of Pitre & Associates, LLC. where he has specialized in Civil and Criminal advocacy for the last 10 years. Matt has extensive courtroom and mediation experience, having trial experience in both criminal and civil cases. Specifically, Matt has spent the last six years engaging part of his practice in partnership with the State of Georgia’s Conflict Defender’s Office, representing all co-defendant cases ranging from simple drug possession to armed robbery and murder.
Many of his clients have no other recourse other than moving through the court process to and through trial, and for the last six years Matt has been a staunch advocate of his clients and a defender of their rights and reputation, going above and beyond the necessary court dates and aided his clients through the process helping to restore the normalcy to their lives and that of their families.
In his civil practice, Matt has also handled various civil litigation disputes ranging from auto accident claims to worker’s compensation and labor & employment disputes. In many cases, Matt has been lead counsel with his clients against the larger company, state agency or federal department since the inception of their claim. From the beginning, he has taken that claim and pushed forward arguing for and securing top dollar settlements or maximum reward at trial.
Matt joins the law firm of Pitre & Associates, LLC to continue to utilize his wide range of civil advocacy by adding to his legal experience the assistance of Federal employees in their labor and employment workplace disputes. Matt’s vast experience in both trial and mediation will be extremely beneficial to aiding our client’s through the EEO process. Additionally, his long-history of acquiring extraordinary settlement and reward amounts in his civil matters will greatly assist our client’s in reaching their maximum damages resolution.
Today, Mr. Holmes is an active member in the Metro Atlanta community, living in historic Grant Park with his family and two dogs. He is also an active member and volunteer at Ebenezer Baptist Church, and at the East Lake Decatur YMCA. Professionally, Matt is a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, the Atlanta Bar Association, the Georgia Public Defender Council, and the Gate City Bar Association. Matt is an avid supporter of the University of Maryland Alumni Association in Atlanta.
Education & Credentials
Bar Admissions: Georgia, District of Columbia, US Northern District of Georgia, US Middle District of Georgia (Bankruptcy Division)
J.D., Howard University School of Law, 2006
B.A., (Political Science & Criminology), University of Maryland, 2001
Melissa serves as the firm's Law Clerk and has extensive experience in providing legal research support to attorneys and clients in a variety of legal and business environments where her substantial research strengths have proven invaluable. She previously worked at several multinational law firms and has also completed legal internships with Bristol Myers Squibb & Company, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the District of Columbia Office of Disciplinary Counsel. Melissa earned her J.D. from Howard University School of Law in 2014 and a B.B.A. in Business Management from Monroe College in 2009.
I would like to thank Mr. Pitre & Ms. Lovell for taking my case. For over two years they fought hard to make sure I received a fair settlement. Without this firm, I know I wouldn’t have been able to get justice for what was done to me. They are excellent at what they do!
- Nicole Hoffman. 2/25/2020
I used Mr. Pitre's firm to act on my behalf for a federal employment dispute. Mr. Pitre and his associate not only represented me well, they skillfully guided me through the process of defending myself. Through the Pitre firm, I was able to achieve the outcome that I was looking for.
At no time did I have to wait for information about what was happening with my case, because there always communication between his team and me.
I was confident about success from the first telephone consultation to the signing of documents that I was in good hands.
You will be, too!
- Bill Johnson. 2/8/2020
I had a wonderful experience with Mr. Pitre, he was very professional and won my case getting me more then I had expected. Very witty and exemplary, I would recommend his firm to anyone looking for a great attorney.
- Joy Taylor. 11/18/2019
On behalf of myself and my family I would like to thank Marques Pitre and Michelle de Vera for taking my case. There are events in ones life that can be devastating but the attention they showed to my case was genuine reassuring and thorough. There are not enough words to express to Mr. Pitre and Ms. De Vera my gratitude for their support, fervor and compassion in protecting my interest as their client. Anyone would welcome the opportunity to work with attorneys possessing your ethics and professionalism. Again, thank you!! Carver Bryant & Family
- Sue Bryant. 7/16/2019
Mr. Pitre & Associates, successfully assisted me with an erroneous request to destroy my stellar and without a blemish 35 year Federal career. The director and a supervisor she deliberately put in place to harass me daily, plotted and finally lied to thicken their case.
Praise be to God, their devious plans were no match for Mr. Marcus Pitre who reviewed the documents between management and human resources and discovered everything. With his help and expertise I was able to resign on my terms with more than I anticipated!
I was hired by another company one week after I resigned, and am not only making more money, but have already been promoted! My retirement benefits are still in tact and awaiting my decision to return to Federal Govt or retire when I've reached the appropriate age. The director and the supervisor have no idea how their efforts to destroy my life long career ELEVATED me to a new level in work, my health, and my life. I couldn't have done it without Mr. Pitre. He responded to my plea for help within 15 min of my online request!
Thank you, Pitre & Associates for professional and OUTSTANDING service!!!!!