Michael Amster


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Michael Kingston Amster is a founding partner of Zipin, Amster & Greenberg, LLC, and has significant experience in diverse areas of employment law. Prior to co-founding Zipin, Amster & Greenberg, LLC, Mr. Amster was the principle attorney at Amster Firm, LLC in Rockville, Maryland. He has litigated numerous Federal and State employment law claims, including Class and Collective Action claims. His practice is heavily focused on employment law, with an emphasis on wage and hour cases brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act and corresponding state statutes such as the Maryland Wage and Hour Law. He is licensed to practice in the Maryland and Washington D.C. federal and state courts, U.S. Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, the United States Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Amster has been a contributing editor of the ABA Labor and Employment Law Fair Labor Standards Act Treatise from 2014 to the present. He has been published in the Maryland Association for Justice Journal. He has been the featured speaker for several employment law conferences, including the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyer’s Association Annual Conference, the D.C. Bar Association Changing Currents C.L.E., the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, and other legal and non-profit venues.

Mr. Amster is an active member of the Metropolitan Washington D.C. Employment Lawyers Association, the Maryland Employment Lawyers Association, and the Montgomery County Bar Association – Employment Law Section. Since 2012 he has been nominated by his peers as a Super Lawyer or a Super Lawyer Rising Star.

Mr. Amster graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2009, where he co-founded the Alabama Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review. He speaks fluent Spanish.

If you have any employment related questions, or have some other legal matter that requires attention, please contact Zipin, Amster & Greenberg, LLC for a free initial consultation.

Areas of Practice

Employment Law

  • Wrongful Termination
  • Employment and Severance Agreements
  • Overtime Pay
  • Minimum Wages
  • Unpaid Wages
  • Merits Systems Protection Board
  • Equal Employment Opportunities Commission
  • Federal Sector Representation
  • Sexual Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Age Discrimination
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Religious Discrimination
  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Family and Medical Leave
  • Whistleblower Law
  • Preventative Counseling
  • Defense of Employment Lawsuits
  • Drafting Agreements

Other Areas of Practice

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Contract Litigation
  • Preparing Contracts
  • Personal Injury and Tort Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals – D.C. Circuit
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Alabama (Inactive)


  • University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • University of Alabama, Bachelor of Arts

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer – Employment & Labor (Maryland & Washington DC), Super Lawyers Magazine (2020)
  • Bethesda Magazine Top Attorneys (November-December 2019)
  • Rising Star – Employment Litigation, Super Lawyers Magazine (2018-19)
  • Rising Star – Employment Litigation, Super Lawyers Magazine (2017-18)
  • Rising Star – Employment Litigation, Super Lawyers Magazine (2016-17)
  • Rising Star – Employment Litigation, Super Lawyers Magazine (2015-16)
  • Rising Star – Employment Litigation, Super Lawyers Magazine (2014-15)
  • Rising Star – Employment Litigation, Super Lawyers Magazine (2013-14)
  • Rising Star – Employment Litigation, Super Lawyers Magazine (2012-13)

Professional Involvement

  • Montgomery County Inns of Court
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers’ Association
  • National Employment Lawyers’ Association
  • Maryland Employment Lawyers Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Maryland Hispanic Bar Association

Community Activities

  • Mr. Amster acts as a volunteer at Montgomery County Bar, Pro Bono Legal Clinics
  • Mr. Amster volunteers with Casa de Maryland

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