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Donald E. English Jr.

Principal and Office Litigation Manager
Jackson Lewis P.C.

english-donnyDonald E. English Jr. advises, represents and trains employers in a broad range of employment law matters, including discrimination and harassment, wage and hour issues, wrongful  termination, restrictive covenants and retaliation  claims.

A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and the George Washington University Law School, English was a captain in the U.S. Air Force before becoming a leading national employment defense litigator and trial lawyer.

“I am honored that clients choose me to litigate and try their most contentious litigation matters across the nation because they value my skills as a writer, negotiator and trial attorney,” he said. He’s also proud that federal and state judges in multiple jurisdictions have recognized his legal writing skills and trial expertise, asking him to speak at various events hosted by their courts.

Even opposing counsel across the nation often refer cases to him because of their experiences litigating against him, he said.

His professional platform has also given him the chance to make meaningful changes for underrepresented minorities and women.

“Given my reputation in the diversity and inclusion space, my clients have trusted me to guide them to take innovative and bold approaches to diversity and inclusion,” he said.

English has served on the boards of LIGHT Health and Wellness Comprehensive Services, Inc. and Higher Achievement Baltimore to help local students thrive.

He’s also volunteered and personally sponsored numerous free sports camps for underserved youth athletes in the Baltimore community to teach them “… life skills, expose them to local private high school coaches for potential scholarship opportunities, and provide academic resources to the participants.”

English is a regular speaker at local high schools, colleges and law schools on issues including leadership, diversity and inclusion and career development.

“Given my reputation in the diversity and inclusion space, my clients have trusted me to guide them to take innovative and bold approaches to diversity and inclusion.”

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's 2021 Leadership in Law awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.