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Firm: Mastando & Artrip, LLC
Practice Area: Labor & employment law, Title IX (sexual harassment and discrimination in schools), and Civil Rights
Law School: Cumberland School of Law
What do you like most about your practice area?
I really feel like I make a difference in the lives of my clients, most of whom have been mistreated at work, school, or in prison in some way. I have the privilege of helping women, young and older, who have suffered sexual harassment, sometimes assault, in the schools, workplace and prison. They are my heroes, and almost always handle the trials and tribulations of litigation with a sense of purpose and determination that what happened to them should not happen to others. I also am honored to represent minorities who have suffered discrimination or harassment in the workplace, schools, and prisons. Again, these clients also go forward determined to prevent the mistreatment of others in the future. I also love helping people with medical impairments exercise their rights in the workplace to be free of discrimination based on disability.
What are your hobbies?
I am an avid reader. I love training for triathlons and half marathons and practicing yoga.
What are you most proud of in your life (career or personal)?
I am most proud personally of my accomplished children. Professionally, my partners and I had a very high-profile case in 2016 that received national attention and was called the “bait rape case.” We helped a young lady who was raped by a male student in a middle school bathroom because a faculty member convinced her to meet the young man in the bathroom to “catch them in the act.” After 6 years of litigation, we were able to resolve her claim and provide her with some financial support. She is doing well today and we are so proud of her.