Biography

Biographical Information on Mary T. Keating

An attorney for 32 years, Mary T. Keating is devoted to the needs of her clients and to the community. She has been recognized as having an “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubble, and has been selected for inclusion as a Super Lawyer in the Labor and Employment category in Maryland annually since 2010.headshot-2016

Keating is the past President and current board member of the Maryland Employment Lawyers Association (MELA). She serves on the board and is Pesident of the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, dedicated to providing pro bono legal services to those who cannot afford representation. She also served on the board of New Pathways, which provides housing and life skills training to young people who age out of the foster care program, and she serves as the Project Director of the Women’s Law Center’s Employment Law Hotline. She is active in her church and her children’s schools, and serves as a mentor to other lawyers. In addition, she has held many committee assignments and chairs with the Bar Association of Baltimore City and Maryland State Bar Association.

Trained as a mediator, Mary Keating believes that people can often resolve their differences through improved communication. If that is not possible, however, resolution in a court is not war, but a civilized alternative to caving in to those with more economic power. Through the Women’s Law Center, and as the President of the Maryland Employment Lawyers Association, Keating is involved in legislative advocacy on behalf of employees on various issues, including pregnancy discrimination, and workplace bullying. (Please feel free to contact me if you would like to share your story with legislators.) Keating also is a a member of and participates in the National Employment Lawyers Association’s affiliate activities.

Education

LEGAL EDUCATION

  • Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California
  • Juris Doctor, 1984; Years Attended 1981-1984
  • Articles Editor of Ecology Law Quarterly; part-time employment at Legal Aid Society of Alameda County, in impact litigation unit.

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Years Attended 1975-1977

Legal Experience

Sole practitioner since December 1994.

  • Practice focused on civil litigation and counseling, with concentration in contract, real estate and employment litigation, and estate administration.
  • Representation of parties, primarily plaintiffs, in federal civil rights cases arising out of employment disputes, including the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Labor Standards Act, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991.
  • Representation of parties in business disputes involving contractual or real estate issues
  • Wills, trusts, and other estate planning services.
  • Limited partner 1990-1994, associate 1985-1990, Weinberg and Green, Baltimore, Maryland.

Maryland Employment & Labor Attorney
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