Bruce A. Fredrickson is a founding member of Webster & Fredrickson, PLLC. He has 39 years of experience in the fields of employment discrimination, labor, and civil rights. He has represented employees in discrimination and harassment cases, severance negotiations, and other employment matters. He oversees the firm’s employment practice working with clients and the firm’s attorneys.

Mr. Fredrickson battled for over two decades to win the largest employment discrimination award in the history of the Civil Rights Act. The Hartman class action sex discrimination case against the Voice of America and USIA paid out over $590 million divided among 1,100 women. Mr. Fredrickson’s success earned him Trial Lawyer of the Year honors from Trial Lawyers for Public Justice and the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association.

Mr. Fredrickson is a frequent lecturer on a variety of topics including winning trial techniques, litigating sexual harassment and sex discrimination issues, maximizing back pay awards, and litigating attorneys’ fees issues in employment cases. His audiences include the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, the D.C. Bar, the American Bar Association, the Georgetown University Law Center Continuing Legal Education Program, and the Trial Lawyers Association of the District of Columbia.


  • J.D. The National Law Center, 1976, high honors, George Washington University
  • B.A. Dartmouth College, 1973, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


  • District of Columbia
  • Commonwealth of Virginia


  • Named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Washington, DC, by Superlawyers for the past four years.
  • 2012 Washington, D.C. Civil Rights Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Adjunct professor at Washington College of Law at American University, teaching Criminal and Civil Trial Practice since 1986.
  • Washington Bar Association – Hall of Fame
  • Washington Bar Association – Lifetime member
  • Past president of the Employee Rights Advocacy Institute, a non-profit public interest organization dedicated to the creation of workplaces free from discrimination and retaliation, where employees are accorded livable wages and benefits.
  • Past President (2007-10) and Board member (2002- 2011) of the National Employment Lawyers Association (“NELA”)
  • Past President of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • MWELA Lawyer of the Year
  • Current member of NELA and MWELA
  • Member of the American Association for Justice
  • Member of Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
  • Inducted as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in July 2000
  • Trial Lawyer for Public Justice Lawyer of the Year