Maria represents individuals and employers in all aspects of employment litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Her practice focuses on advancing the rights of individuals who have been retaliated and/or discriminated against on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, disability, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or other protected classes in violation of federal and state laws. Maria regularly represents clients in employment related tort claims such as intentional infliction of emotional distress, defamation, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and invasion of privacy.

Prior to joining Mitchell & Sheahan, Maria worked at a boutique employment and civil rights law firm in Stamford where she also represented victims of civil rights violations. Maria has broad litigation experience having begun her career representing clients in federal and state commercial and civil cases at a large Connecticut law firm.

Maria clerked for the Honorable Holly B. Fitzsimmons, U.S.M.J of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Since 2016, Maria has been recognized as a Connecticut  Rising Star by Super Lawyers in the area of Employment & Labor.

Maria is an active member of the Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association, following her tenure as the organization’s president in 2012. In 2013, she was inducted as member of the Raymond E. Baldwin Inns of Court. Maria serves as the Treasurer of the Connecticut Employment Lawyer’s Association. She is also a member of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section and the National Employment Lawyer’s Association.  

Maria has been in involved in numerous community and nonprofit organizations, including as a member of the Federal Court's Public Outreach Committee and as a board member of the Milford Fine Arts Council. She is also an alumni mentor to rising law students.

Maria graduated from Tufts University, summa cum laude, where she was inducted to Phi Beta Kappa.  She received her law degree from the George Washington University School of Law, where she was a member of the Moot Court and Mock Trial Boards.

Maria is admitted to practice before the Connecticut State Bar, the New York State Bar and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.

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