Charles Both

For more than 45 years Charles Both has been committed to representing individual employees, groups of employees, labor and other non-profit organizations, employee benefit plans and international human rights activists.

As a founding partner in the highly regarded labor litigation firm of Yablonski, Both and Edelman his work has involved a wide range of employment issues most notably, internal union governance, unfair labor practices, employment discrimination, wrongful terminations, and health and pension benefits. Mr. Both devotes his practice to the representation of labor organizations, non-profit organizations and individual employees before a wide range of trial and appellate courts, arbitration panels, federal and state labor boards, and fair employment agencies.

Professor Both is a graduate of the New York State School of Industrial Labor Relations at Cornell University and the Georgetown University Law Center. After working as an appellate attorney at the NLRB and at Cole & Groner, he joined in establishing in 1975, Yablonski Both & Edelman, where he remained as a principal partner for more than thirty years.

Mr. Both has been recognized for his pro bono contribution to the representation of victims of employment, housing and disability discrimination by both the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs and the Metropolitan Washington Housing Opportunities Council.

Charles Both has been a leader in the Bar, serving as chairman of the Labor Relations section of the D.C. Bar and as a member of the ABA Committee on Development of the Law of Union Administration and Procedure. He has served on the boards of the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs and the Washington Metropolitan Fair Housing Council. He is a member of the bars of the U.S. Supreme Court and several U.S. Courts of Appeals.

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