Maryland Employment Attorney

Theodore Bruce Godfrey, Partner

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Theodore Bruce Godfrey is a partner at Zipin Amster & Greenberg and has experience in wage and hour litigation, commission and bonus lawsuits, unemployment disputes and discrimination suits. He is licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia including in federal court. Bruce joined the Firm in January 2023; previously he had been a partner at a large Montgomery County general practice firm in where he had worked for eight years in personal injury and employment litigation.

Bruce has served as a Practice Monitor for the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission for attorneys attempting to rehabilitate themselves after professional discipline. He is also a Peer Review Panel member with the Attorney Grievance Commission. Bruce has presented continuing legal education on employment law and on law office management at the Maryland State Bar Association and the Bar Association of Montgomery County. He has been named in multiple years in as a leading attorney in employment law for workers.

Since 2017, Bruce has served as an annual contributing editor on a major Maryland criminal procedure reference manual for judges, prosecutors and public defenders. He is fluent in Spanish and German. Bruce is a graduate of Princeton University and of the University of Maryland School of Law. He lives in Baltimore County and serves clients state-wide throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Areas of Practice

Employment Law

  • Overtime Pay
  • Minimum Wages
  • Unpaid Wages
  • Unpaid Bonuses
  • Unpaid Commissions
  • Unemployment Appeals
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Federal Sector Representation
  • Sexual Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Other Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Procedure
  • Civil Rights/Police Brutality
  • Personal Injury and Tort Litigation
  • Business Organizations (LLC/Corporations)


Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Maryland
  • Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia



  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • Princeton University (East Asian Studies)


Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer – Employment Litigation (Maryland) 2020-2023
  • 5/5 Rating


Professional Involvement

  • Maryland Employment Lawyers Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Lambda Legal LGBT Referral Attorney
  • ARAG Referral Attorney


Community Activities

  • Women’s Law Center of Maryland Employment Law Hotline Volunteer
  • Jewish Legal Services, Baltimore