Maritza M. Carmona is a trial lawyer in the firm’s Civil Litigation practice group with strong experience in protecting the rights of victims in Maryland and the D.C. area who have suffered severe injustice resulting from a variety of civil rights violations, including police misconduct and brutality. She also helps employees recover the compensation they deserve after being wrongfully terminated or subjected to workplace discrimination, hostile work environment or retaliation on the basis of race, national origin, gender, age, disability and other protected classes.
Maritza began preparing for a career in the courtroom long before joining the firm while serving as a law clerk for the Honorable Clayton Greene, Jr. of the Court of Appeals of Maryland. She also interned for the Honorable Wanda Keyes Heard of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City and the Honorable Robert A. Gordon of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Baltimore. During her clerkship and internships, she learned how courts work behind the scenes by performing numerous important tasks, including researching and drafting preliminary trial and appellate opinions and bench memoranda addressing civil and criminal statutory interpretation, constitutional matters and felony criminal offenses.
Helping victims and underprivileged individuals was Maritza’s focus before she started her formal legal career. While in law school, Maritza worked as a supervised student lawyer in the Gender Violence Clinic conducting client intakes and representing disadvantaged individuals in divorce and custody proceedings and protective order hearings. She also compiled a nationwide survey and testified before a state legislative committee in favor of legislation to support human trafficking victims. Before law school, Maritza served in the Peace Corps in the Republic of Georgia where she taught English and worked on community development initiatives. After the Peace Corps, she joined the USO, a nonprofit organization supporting the troops, and served as a Center Manager in Kuwait and Afghanistan.
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University of Central Florida, B.A., Dean's List, 2006
University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Member – Maryland State Bar Association
- Member – American Bar Association