Michael J. Sgarlat


Michael Sgarlat is an associate attorney at Shaw Bransford & Roth, where he has practiced federal personnel and employment law since 2015.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Sgarlat worked at a law firm representing both state and federal employees facing adverse actions, primarily in EEO matters. 

While in law school, Mr. Sgarlat clerked for the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, General Counsel’s Office, and assisted the agency with employment and ethical issues involving its employees. Mr. Sgarlat also served as a law clerk for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, where he proposed the suspension and debarment of government contractors violating environmental statutes. In addition, Mr. Sgarlat acted as a Research Editor on George Mason’s National Security Law Journal and as a Writing Fellow in its Legal Research, Writing & Analysis program.


 Areas of Practice

  • Federal Personnel and Employment Law
  • Private Sector Employers
  • GSA Schedule Legal Services
  • Federal Agency Legal Services
  • Security Clearances
  • FOIA and Privacy Act
  • Employment Law Training
  • Association Law

 Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia


  • B.A., Temple University, summa cum laude
  • J.D., George Mason University School of Law

 Associations & Memberships

  • Maryland Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar