Our Team

Meet our attorneys and professional staff. 

 

Debra L. Roth
Partner

Debra L. Roth is the managing partner at Shaw Bransford & Roth, where she has practiced since 1989. Ms. Roth’s law practice concentrates on representing federal officials and employees in all aspects of federal personnel employment law. 

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Julia H. Perkins
Partner

Julia H. Perkins is a partner at Shaw Bransford & Roth, where she has practiced  law since 2009. Ms. Perkins’s law practice concentrates on representing federal officials and employees in all aspects of federal personnel employment law.

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Chris J. Keeven
Partner

Christopher J. Keeven is a partner at Shaw Bransford & Roth, where he has practiced law since 2009. Mr. Keeven is experienced representing individuals and employers in an array of employment matters.

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Conor D. Dirks
Associate

Conor Dirks is an associate attorney at Shaw Bransford & Roth. He has practiced federal personnel and employment law at the firm since early 2013.

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James P. Garay Heelan
Associate

James Heelan is an associate attorney at Shaw Bransford & Roth, where he has practiced federal personnel and employment law since 2012.

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Lisa A. Kleine
Associate

Lisa Kleine is an associate attorney with the firm, where she practices federal personnel and employment law, drawing on her expertise in litigation.

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Michael J. Sgarlat
Associate

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

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Jason A. Briefel
Director of Government Affairs

Jason Briefel provides legislative and organizational representation to clients of the firm’s government affairs practice.

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Ben J. Carnes
Legislative and Communications Associate

Ben Carnes manages a variety of tasks relating to both press and government relations, in addition to hosting SBR's radio show, FEDtalk.

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Brionne V. Griffin
Digital Content
Manager

Brionne Griffin leads the strategy and vision for all things digital at Shaw Bransford & Roth, where she has worked since 2014.

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Professional Staff
Legal Support, Accounting, Administrative

Our support staff is an important part of providing our clients with what they need. Contact them for any assistance you may need.

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