Lisa Matukaitis, Esq., founder of Matukaitis Law LLC, exclusively represents individuals in employment and civil rights litigation, from discrimination and retaliation to wage and hour violations. Experienced in federal, state, and administrative proceedings, Ms. Matukaitis routinely appears before private and court-annexed mediators, the United States EEOC, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Ms. Matukaitis has a particular emphasis on pregnancy, motherhood, and family responsibility discrimination cases. She is admitted to practice law in Connecticut and Pennsylvania and routinely represents individuals residing throughout Central Pennsylvania, including Columbia, Luzerne, Montour, Cumberland, Dauphin, Union, Snyder, Northumberland, Monroe, Lycoming, and Schuylkill Counties.
A native of rural Central Pennsylvania, Ms. Matukaitis earned a B.A. in Women's Studies from Simmons College in Boston, a paralegal certificate from Georgetown University, and her J.D., cum laude, from Western New England College School of Law in Massachusetts. Ms. Matukaitis worked full-time during law school, clerking at the Hartford Superior Court and for Jackson Lewis Schniztler & Krupman, a national labor and employment law firm. Despite attending law school at night and caring for her young child, Ms. Matukaitis graduated in the top ten percent of her class, was a member of law review, and received an "Outstanding Note" award for her article on the Sixth Amendment right to counsel.
Shortly after opening her law firm doors in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Ms. Matukaitis and her cases began grabbing state and local media attention with headlines such as "Ex-Bus Driver Claims Sexual Assault by Supervisor", "Former Medical Center CEO Files Civil Suit", "Researcher Claims WellSpan Age Discrimination", and "Mom Fights for Law against 'Maternal Profiling'." In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Matukaitis has spoken to national audiences and published articles on race, class, and gender issues, including as a Contributing Author for the American Bar Association’s Employment Discrimination Manual and The Impact of Domestic Violence on Your Practice. She has been involved in landmark appellate litigation in courts around the country, including cases involving the constitutional right to access the courts.
Ms. Matukaitis has appeared on ABC News World News with Charlie Gibson and Comcast Newsmakers to discuss maternal profiling and discrimination against mothers and families.
Licensed since 2002
Hourly ($125-350/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Pro Bono (5%)
Lisa Matukaitis is an outstanding attorney. She is knows her area of the law well. She is detail oriented and very good with clients. I worked with Lisa on a couple of matters and, since then, I have referred clients with potential employment discrimination claims to her.
Christina Fisher Employment & Labor Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|2013 Pennsylvania Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2013|
|2012 Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Named to Rising Star List||Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star||2011|
|Outstanding Note Law Review 2000||Western New England College Law Review||N/A|
|Attorney||Cohen Matukaitis LLC||2006 - 2008|
|Staff Attorney||Pennsylvania Bar Institute||2005 - 2006|
|Attorney||Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Civil Representation Project and Battered Women's Justice Project||2002 - 2005|
|Law Clerk||Jackson Lewis Schnitzler & Krupman||1999 - 2002|
|Law Clerk||Hartford Superior Court - State of Connecticut Judicial Branch||1997 - 1999|
|Law Clerk||Falk Law Firm||1994 - 1997|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit||N/A||2013 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania||N/A||2006 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section||N/A||N/A|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Impact of Domestic Violence on Your Practice||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Employment Discrimination Manual||N/A|
|Simmons College||Women's Studies||B.A.||N/A|
|Western New England College School of Law||N/A||JD||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Bar Institute||Dealing with the Problem Employee||2013|
|Patriot News||Cancer Surgeon Alleges He Was Fired After Advocating for Ill Co-worker||2013|
|abc27 News||CVS Employees Required to Submit to Health Screenings||2013|
|Dealing with the Problem Employee||Dealing with the Problem Employee||2011|
|Comcast Newsmakers||Maternal Profiling||2008|
|ABC World News with Charlie Gibson||Maternal Profiling||2008|
|National Teleconference||Advancing the Constitutional Right to Access the Courts||2004|
|National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Annual Conference||Appellate Advocacy||2004|
|Coalition Advocates and Attorneys Network Meeting||Living on the Edge: Economic Justice for Domestic Violence Survivors||2004|
|Race Bias Meeting||Overview of State Gender Bias Reports||2003|
|Judicial Institute Pennsylvania||Overview of the Protection from Abuse Act||2002|