About

Mary Keating

Mary Keating
Mary Keating began her solo practice in 1994, and located her office in Roland Park in 1999.

The Law Office of Mary T. Keating represents individuals and small businesses in their employment and real estate problems, contract cases, and wills and estates. I also represent people in court in business disputes and real estate contract problems, and act as local counsel for out-of-state lawyers.

I devote about half my practice to Maryland employment law. Employers are governed by state and federal law, sometimes even local law. It’s a lot to keep up with. I try to keep you up to date with my blog. Typical issues that a lawyer might help with include Maryland law on wage disputes, employment discrimination, contract disputes, federal employment disputes, misclassification as an independent contractor or as exempt from overtime, severance agreements, covenants not to compete, trade secret disputes, employee benefits such as long-term disability and pensions, social security disability issues, issues involving sick leave, and unemployment compensation.

Sometimes termination seems wrongful, but is not illegal. Other times the law protects the employee who is being discriminated against or not paid properly. Even if a discharge is legal, the employer has to pay all wages owed, and the employee is entitled to unemployment benefits unless there is misconduct.

If you own a business, you have the same employment issues to worry about, and you may have problems with your vendors, customers, or competitors. I’ve helped small businesses navigate difficult waters, in court and out.

I have been practicing law in Baltimore, Maryland since 1985, and have been located since 1999 in Roland Park, in North Baltimore (where parking is free). In my spare time I am the project director of the Employment Law Hotline operated by the Women’s Law Center of Maryland. This is a good resource for brief informational calls with an experienced employment law practitioner.

The Martindale-Hubbell legal directory has conferred its highest rating on me, AV (A for legal ability, V for very high ethics). I have also been selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers for the past four years, in Employment law. My personal approach to the practice of law aims to advocate vigorously for my clients without encroaching on the dignity of others. I am available for free telephone consultations, and will also respond to your email questions.

what I offer

1
Advice on employment and benefits legal issues.

In state and federal courts, I have represented numerous clients with disputes under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Act, for refusal to pay last wages due; refusal to pay commissions earned; and failure to pay overtime compensation.

2
Small Business Disputes.

We have successfully represented various clients, in both state and federal courts, in small business disputes such as Breach of contract, Slow pay/no pay, Employment issues, Formation of the company and Disputes among the principals

3
See us if you feel you’ve been unlawfully discriminated against.

We have successfully won many discrimination cases, including race discrimination, sex discrimination, sexual orientation cases, age discrimination, discrimination based on disability status, and religious discrimination.

Mary on Jeopardy!

A true trivia nerd, Mary was thrilled to make the cut for Jeopardy in 2010.

Mary Keating

Maryland Employment & Labor Attorney
rated by Super Lawyers