U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Meeting of June 8, 2011 - EEOC to Examine Use of Leave As Reasonable Accommodation
Edward Lee Isler is a founding Partner of the law firm of ISLER DARE RAY RADCLIFFE & CONNOLLY, P.C. in Tysons Corner - Vienna, Virginia. The Firm’s practice is dedicated solely to the representation of management in labor and employment matters. A native of McLean, Virginia, Eddie graduated in 1983 from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Government and Economics. In 1987, Eddie graduated from the College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, where he served as a member of the Board of Editors of the William & Mary Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. Upon graduation, Eddie served for a year as a judicial clerk to the Honorable James C. Turk, Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia. Before establishing Isler Dare Ray Radcliffe & Connolly (previously Ray & Isler) in 1997, Eddie spent seven years practicing labor and employment law in Washington, D.C. with the national firm, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and two years with a regional labor and employment firm.
In January 2010, Eddie began serving a two year term as the Chair of the Virginia Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section. He is a longstanding member of the Planning Committee for the VIRGINIA CLE Annual Employment Law Update. He is also an author of Virginia Employment Practices and Forms, a co-author and co-editor of Virginia Business Torts, both published by the Virginia Law Foundation, and a co-author of the Virginia Wage and Hour Handbook, published by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Legal Reference Series.
Eddie has been named repeatedly by Virginia Business Magazine as one of Virginia’s Legal Elite for employment law, and has been recognized by CHAMBERS USA, The Best Lawyers in America, and Washingtonian Magazine as one of the leading employment lawyers in Virginia. He also was recognized by SuperLawyers Magazine in 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011 as one of the top 50 lawyers in Virginia and in 2009, 2010, and 2011 as one of the Top 100 lawyers in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Eddie resides with his wife, Kimberly, and children, Emily, Lindsay, Christy, and Michael in Oakton, Virginia. He coaches youth basketball and is active in his children’s school, Dominion Christian School, and his church, McLean Presbyterian.