Tina M. Maiolo

Partner
Practices
About

Tina Maiolo partners with clients to operate and grow their businesses. She focuses her legal practice in areas that help companies function, including employment and labor matters, business immigration, civil rights issues, contracts, and all types of business law and commercial litigation. Tina serves many clients as general counsel on employment matters. She also manages legal matters specific to nonprofit and charitable organizations as well as religious institutions.

As part of her practice in employment and labor, civil rights, and directors and officers (D&O) liability, Tina has successfully represented many clients in claims brought under federal, state, and local local laws governing fair-employment practices including:

  • Title VII
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Breach of Contract
  • Negligent Hiring
  • Defamation

Tina represents clients for Carr Maloney’s civil rights practice before the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), state and local fair-employment agencies, and federal and state courts. She defends race and ethnicity discrimination claims brought under Title 42, Section 1981 of the US Code, as well as all other civil rights claims.

Tina serves as general counsel for corporations, associations and organizations, providing day-to-day advice on employment-related matters. She provides employers with risk management services, including the review and development of internal policies and practices. Through individual training and group seminars, Tina advises her clients in preventing employment law and civil rights violations, minimizing damages once violations occur.

As part of her immigration practice, the Embassy of Italy in the United States has certified Tina as its official referral counsel for requests for legal aid that the embassy receives from its constituency. As the only US attorney to receive this designation, Tina handles all types of immigration matters for both employers and employees throughout the country.

She works with employers to ensure they are able to transfer, hire, and retain foreign workers, while also working with individuals to assist them in obtaining or maintaining legal immigration status within the United States. Tina has extensive experience in handling all types of visas, applications for permanent residency, and the naturalization process. She also works regularly with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), local US immigration offices, and embassies and consulates all over the world.

As part of her business law and commercial litigation practice, Tina drafts and negotiates all types of contracts, including employment agreements, compensation packages, separation or termination agreements, noncompete agreements, and non-solicitation agreements. When needed, she defends clients in litigation arising out of such agreements. Given the nature of these claims, Tina is always ready to jump into a case to seek a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction to prevent continued breach and damages pending a matter’s resolution.

Tina is highly experienced with the considerations and interests unique to nonprofits and charitable organizations and religious institutions in employment, civil rights, and general litigation matters. She has represented clients in multimillion-dollar claims involving church property law, the ministerial exception in employment law, and the Free Establishment Clause that precludes civil courts from delving into the policy and governance of religious institutions.

Representative Experience
  • Successfully defended a client in an employment discrimination matter before the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland. The Court affirmed a Motion for Summary Judgment that had been granted in the Circuit Court of Montgomery County.
  • Successfully resolved a sexual harassment claim in the religious setting after a daunting round of legal battles.
  • Defended a single client against multiple claims of racial discrimination, all of which the court dismissed for lack of evidence.
  • Defended clients in a case filed by Greenpeace. It was dismissed in federal court instead of state court like most cases, as all claims are expected to be dismissed in summary judgment.
Education

College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law
JD

College of William and Mary
BS

Recognition
  • Martindale-Hubbell® has given Tina its AV Preeminent® rating, earned by attorneys at the highest level of professional excellence.
  • Embassy of Italy in the United States certified Tina as its official referral counsel
  • The National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) in the DC area honored Tina in its annual recognition of “Wise Women.”
  • 2011-2012 “Woman of the Year” by National Association of Professional Woman
Publications
  • Tina is the editor of Carr Maloney’s quarterly newsletter, Legally Speaking.
Speaking Engagements
  • “Top 5 Employment Issues A New GC/ Small Law Department Must Know,” Association of Corporate Counsel National Capital Region, September 12, 2019
  • “How Social Media is Changing Insurance Claims,” AM Best Webinar, April 18, 2019
  • “Whistleblower Claims Are Being Heard Loud and Clear,” ARCH Insurance, May 18, 2016
  • “Navigating A Tangled Web of Complex ADA and FMLA Issues,” Ace Group, June 3, 2015
  • “The ABCs of the PERM Process- How To Successfully Maneuver the Multi-Step Process in Obtaining Labor Certification,” Carr Maloney Webinar, June 1, 2015
  • “Navigating A Tangled Web of Complex ADA and FMLA Issues,” Association of Corporate Counsel National Capital Region, April 21, 2015
  • “How To Beat The Odds,” Carr Maloney Webinar, April 1, 2015
  • “2014 Employment Law Update and Hot Topics,” Ace Group, July 16, 2014
  • “Health Care Reform: What It Means to Your Business,” Lawline.com CLE, May 26, 2011
  • “How to Bring Foreign Workers to the U.S.,” Bright Talk Webinar, January 13, 2011
Admissions

States
District of Columbia
Maryland
Virginia
West Virginia

U.S. District Courts
District of Columbia
Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. Court of Appeals
District of Columbia Circuit
Fourth Circuit

United States Supreme Court

Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Member, Practice Management Committee
  • The Barristers (Washington, DC)
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • National Italian American Foundation
  • National Organization of Italian American Women
  • National Organization of Women Business Owners
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys