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Lisa Matukaitis

also known as Matukaitis Law LLC

About me

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.


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Practice areas


  1. Discrimination: 30%
    10 years
  2. Litigation: 30%
    10 years
  3. Employment: 25%
  4. Civil Rights: 10%
    10 years
  5. Education: 5%



Hourly ($125-350/hour), contingent (25-40%), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Matukaitis Law Llc
104 State Street
Harrisburg, PA, 17101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
2013 Pennsylvania Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2013
2012 Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2012
Named to Rising Star ListPennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star2011
Outstanding Note Law Review 2000Western New England College Law ReviewN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyCohen Matukaitis LLC2006 - 2008
Staff AttorneyPennsylvania Bar Institute2005 - 2006
AttorneyPennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Civil Representation Project and Battered Women's Justice Project2002 - 2005
Law ClerkJackson Lewis Schnitzler & Krupman1999 - 2002
Law ClerkHartford Superior Court - State of Connecticut Judicial Branch1997 - 1999
Law ClerkFalk Law Firm1994 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Court of Appeals for the Third CircuitN/A2013 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of PennsylvaniaN/A2006 - Present
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionN/AN/A
National Employment Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Burtman v. Lance, Inc., M.D. PASettled
Tillison v. Capital Bus Co.N/A
Snyder v. Admin Office of PA CourtsSettled
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Bar AssociationImpact of Domestic Violence on Your PracticeN/A
American Bar AssociationEmployment Discrimination ManualN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Simmons CollegeWomen's StudiesBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Western New England College School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Bar InstituteDealing with the Problem Employee2013
Patriot NewsCancer Surgeon Alleges He Was Fired After Advocating for Ill Co-worker2013
abc27 NewsCVS Employees Required to Submit to Health Screenings2013
Dealing with the Problem EmployeeDealing with the Problem Employee2011
Comcast NewsmakersMaternal Profiling2008
ABC World News with Charlie GibsonMaternal Profiling2008
National TeleconferenceAdvancing the Constitutional Right to Access the Courts2004
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Annual ConferenceAppellate Advocacy2004
Coalition Advocates and Attorneys Network MeetingLiving on the Edge: Economic Justice for Domestic Violence Survivors2004
Race Bias MeetingOverview of State Gender Bias Reports2003
Judicial Institute PennsylvaniaOverview of the Protection from Abuse Act2002