Tina M. Maiolo


Tina Maiolo partners with clients to operate, grow and excel in their businesses. She partners with her clients to assist them on a day to day basis with routine employment decisions, but also leads her team in litigation of 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. Her practice extends throughout all types of industries, both for and not-for profit, and companies of all sizes.

As part of her practice, Tina has successfully represented many clients in claims brought under federal, state, and local laws governing fair-employment practices including, without limitation:

  • Title VII and all local FEP laws
  • National Labor Relations Act
  • Immigration Employment Laws
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Negligent Hiring, Training, Supervision
  • Breach of Contract
  • Wage and Hour Laws Including FLSA

Tina represents clients in all business, commercial and employment-related matters. She routinely practices in local and federal courts (both trial and appellate), the EEOC and local FEP agencies, the NLRB, arbitration forums, and all types of administrative hearings. She defends employers in all aspects of wrongful termination, hostile work environment and/ or adverse action claims, whether based on protected status or contract.

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 to prevent employment law and civil rights violations, and minimize damages.

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. Tina handles all types of business-related immigration matters for both employers and employees throughout the country.

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.

Tina is also the Firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee Co-chair. She serves as the corporate secretary and member of the Board of Directors for both Casa Italiana Language School (CILS) and Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center (CISC) in Washington, D.C. CILS promotes the Italian language through Italian language classes, cooking classes and ceramic classes. CISC promotes, preserves and cares for programs and cultural activities of the Italian-American community and presents the best of Italian culture to the larger society through diverse events such as concerts, conferences, art and crafts shows and other social gatherings. CISC is also establishing the Italian American Museum in D.C. (IAMDC), to preserve and share the contributions that Italians and Italian-American have made in our Nation’s Capital.

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.

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

College of William and Mary

  • 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
Speaking Engagements
  • “Employees Behaving Badly: New Times, New Problems,” Association of Corporate Counsel National Capital Region, March 22, 2023
  • Spooky Depth of Employment Litigation: Busting Preconceptions and Myths,” Virtual Webinar with Perrin Conference in conjunction with The MPLA, October 19, 2022
  • No Drugs Allowed at the Workplace: How to Develop Employment Policies during the Cannabis Legalization Era,” Association of Corporate Counsel National Capital Region, June 24, 2022
  • “Employment and. Labor Conference: Updates on What You Need to Know,” Association of Corporate Counsel National Capital Region, September 30, 2021
  • “Riding The Wave of Recent Employment Law Changes in D.C., Maryland, & Virginia,” Association of Corporate Counsel National Capital Region, June 3, 2020
  • “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

District of Columbia
West Virginia
New Jersey

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

  • 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