About Us

Wendell Webster and Bruce Fredrickson founded Webster & Fredrickson in 1982 and since that time have dedicated themselves to providing superior legal services to their clients with a personal touch. Webster & Fredrickson represents clients in four practice areas: Employment Law, Bankruptcy, Commercial Law, and Whistleblower Law.

Employment Law

Bruce Fredrickson leads the employment law practice area at Webster & Fredrickson and for decades has committed himself to the representation of employees in need of help.  Webster & Fredrickson aids employees facing discrimination, retaliation and other unjust treatment.  Whether you need to negotiate a severance, file a complaint, negotiate a severance, or someone to advocate for you in court, arbitration, or before an administrative body, Webster & Fredrickson can help.     

Webster & Fredrickson is proud to have won the largest employment discrimination award in the history of the Civil Rights Act. Bruce Fredrickson led the fight against the Voice of America’s sex discrimination in hiring which led to a settlement of over $600 million dollars for 1,100 women class members.   Bruce Fredrickson and his experienced associates bring the same skill, passion, and persistence to all of their cases.  If you need help with an employment matter, contact us today.


Wendell Webster leads the bankruptcy practice at Webster & Fredrickson and brings his decades of experience representing debtors and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings filed under Chapters 7, 11 and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.  Wendell Webster, a United States Trustee, is charged with the administration of Chapter 7 bankruptcies in the District of Columbia and Webster & Fredrickson represents the Trustee to administer complicated business and commercial estates.  Also part of the bankruptcy practice area, Webster & Fredrickson litigates bankruptcy matters to fight to recover assets for creditors and fights to protect creditors’ interests.

Whistleblower Law

Webster & Fredrickson also represents individuals who “blow the whistle,” that is individuals who bring wrongdoing to light.  There are scores of different laws affording different protections to whistleblowers in their employment and sometimes provide other rights to recovery.  Webster & Fredrickson has years of experience navigating this patchwork of laws to deliver excellent results for its clients.

Commercial Law

Webster & Fredrickson represents businesses and individuals in a wide array of commercial, commercial real estate, and other corporate matters.  At Webster & Fredrickson, we put our experience, skill, and acumen to work to provide excellent personal service designed specifically to obtain the results our clients seek.

Webster & Fredrickson—Leaders in the Legal Community

Webster & Fredrickson attorneys are leaders in the legal community and are consistently recognized for their excellent representation of their clients.  Our attorneys have served as officers and board members of the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, and the Washington Bar Association.  Webster & Fredrickson attorneys have also been named as “Super Lawyers,” “Super Lawyer Rising Stars,” and are among “The Best Lawyers in America® 2012.”  U.S. News & World Reports named Webster & Fredrickson as a “Tier 1” Best Law Firms rating in Civil Rights Law. Webster & Fredrickson partners also received a 5.0 AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest possible rating of Webster & Fredrickson’s ethics and ability.