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 injustice resulting from a variety of civil rights violations, including police misconduct and excessive force. 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 also represents employees dealing with administrative grievance processes, as well as other issues, such as violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Maritza began preparing for a career in the courtroom long before joining the firm while serving as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Clayton Greene, Jr. of the Court of Appeals of Maryland. As a law student, 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 and was heavily involved with 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, she worked as a student attorney in the Gender Violence Clinic where she conducted client intakes, prepared parole packets, and represented disadvantaged individuals in divorce and custody proceedings as well as 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.
Maritza graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland School of Law. There, she served as an Articles Editor on the Maryland Law Review. Before law school, Maritza served in the Peace Corps in the Republic of Georgia.
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