John Durishan

John Durishan is a an associate federal employee attorney, representing federal government employees in all areas of employment law, including discrimination claims relating to age, race, gender, disability, retirement, disability retirement and sexual harassment. He has experience representing clients with EEO claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Office of Federal Operations (OFO), Merit System Protection Board (MSPB) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

Prior to joining Melville Johnson, P.C., John worked for the state of New York, where he helped create internal policies and procedures for equal employment and managed internal discrimination/harassment complaints. Given John’s familiarity with the federal litigation process, he’s well aware of issues unique to this specific field—including, for example, delays when awaiting decisions from an Agency or Administrative Law Judge. Because of this experience, John is able to use that time to prepare for the next steps well in advance to ensure that the best case is put forward.

Mr. Durishan received his Juris Doctorate degree from Albany Law School and is licensed to practice in Georgia and New York State. During his time in law school, John interned at Albany Law School’s award-winning legal clinic, representing low-income clients in unemployment hearings and interned for the Third Judicial District Town and Village Courts.

Bar Admissions

  • New York State Bar, 2012
  • Georgia State Bar, 2014

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