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 suffered retaliation, discrimination, wrongful termination and/or harassment on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, disability, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or other protected classes.  Maria's approach to litigation and resolution is informed by her experience clerking for the Honorable Holly B. Fitzsimmons, U.S.M.J of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.

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

Since 2016, Maria has been recognized as a Connecticut  Rising Star by Super Lawyers in the area of Employment & Labor. She 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 a currently serves as the organization's Secretary. 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.

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