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Karina Xart McMahon

Employment and labor Attorney at Maitland, FL

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Karina

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Most lawyers start their legal careers with very little legal experience. Such is not case with Karina Xart McMahon (formerly Ms. Karina S. Xart). Karina’s experience in the legal field began at the age of 14, when she volunteered her time with the Legal Aid Society of Miami and utilized her bilingual skills to translate matters for Spanish-speaking clients. While obtaining her law degree, Karina further honed her advocacy and negotiation skills by mediating cases in General Session Court, representing Immigrants at the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center and at the Miami-Dade County School Board Attorney’s Office, the State of Tennessee in the Knox County Criminal Court as an Acting Assistant District Attorney, and abused children in the Knox County Juvenile Court as a Certified Legal Intern for a Guardian ad Litem. Karina’s breadth of experience has enabled her to skillfully identify issues and foster positive outcomes to legal matters like a seasoned veteran. Indeed, in just three years as an attorney, Karina has appeared before administrative agencies such as the United States Equal Opportunity Commission, Florida Commission on Human Relations, Public Employee Relations Commission, and Florida state and federal courts and successfully represented clients in complex business and employment-related negotiations and litigation, including trial. Due to her experience and success level, Karina earned her place as a shareholder in just three years of practice with Wilson McCoy, P.A.

Among other things, Karina regularly provides advice to small and medium-sized businesses, enforces non-competition agreements, and represents individuals and businesses in matters involving discrimination, whistleblowing, and unpaid wages. Such representation encompasses the representation of clients in numerous industries, including staffing, gas and oil, restaurant, hospitality, insurance, education, local government, auto, finance, health and beauty, construction, healthcare, agriculture, legal, as well as many others.

Karina graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Communications, from Boston College (“BC”). While at BC, Karina served as the Chief Justice of the Undergraduate Government of Boston College and as a Senior Board Member of the Student Judicial Board. Throughout her four years of college, Karina worked at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau and as a Teacher’s Assistant at the Jackson Mann Pre-School. Karina earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University Of Tennessee College Of Law (“UT”), with a concentration in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution.

During her first year of law school, Karina founded Enlace, the first Latino Law Student Association at UT and wrote on to the Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy, later being elected as Managing Editor. Karina also competed nationally on the Jessup International Moot Court team, and she received two Public Interest Fellowship Grants for her skillful representation of clients. Due to her academic and extracurricular accomplishments, Karina became the First Recipient of the Tennessee Judicial Conference Scholarship in Honor of Justice Penny White.

Karina was born and raised in Miami, Florida. As a first generation American, Karina’s native language is Spanish and later learned to speak Catalan while living in Barcelona in 2008. Karina discovered her passion for law early on and began working in the legal field at the age of fourteen, when she volunteered her time with the Legal Aid Society of Miami.

 

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Location

Wilson Mccoy, P.A.
100 E Sybelia Ave, Ste 205
Maitland, FL, 32741

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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2021
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Thorough and Knowledgeable
Ms. McMahon was able to assess the merits of my case. She has clear knowledge of employment law and was able to determine how to present my case. She was also unwavering during negotiations with opposing council. The firm has integrity to present fact-based arguments rather than emotional and personal attacks. She was also patient with my questions and was willing to revisit points and documentation for my understanding. I recommend the firm and Ms. McMahon.
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Posted by Monica | November 2, 2017
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A Smart & Caring Attorney
Karina helped me get thru a work-related life situation that was very emotional for me and my family. She was present, listened, and (most importantly) cared to hear what I had to say. She was very professional and advocated for me during the entire process. Some of the things that impressed me most: her intelligence, attention to detail, and memory. You could see her mind at work, efficiently putting the facts together. She was quick and commanding during all formal proceedings and never forgot to check in with me afterwards. I felt very taken care of by her and the firm during this difficult time in my life.
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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2017
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Excellent lawyer
I was blessed to find Karina as my attorney. She believed in my case from the beginning and fought for me through the end. She instilled confidence that we would win my case. I recommend anyone looking for a honest, genuine and intelligent lawyer to hire Karina.
Posted by Kathy | April 26, 2016
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Awesome, Compassionate, Professional, and Personalable Attorney!
Attorney Karina Xart represented me in a very contentious employment case. My experience with Karina's professionalism and expertise in employment law had been exceptional. If you're seeking an attorney who's knowledgeable, sincere, compassionate, trustworthy, and aggressive necessary, look no further, Karina is your attorney. I would've have been able to handle the cou process without her support and encouragement. I Highly recommend Karina to fight for you. She's truly a Champion for employees. Karina, words cannot express my sincere gratitude for your friendship, expertise, compassion, and support you provided throughout my case. You are my Hero.
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Posted by Kathy Guerrero | April 23, 2016
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Great employment attorney!
I hired Ms. Xart to help me with a suit I had filed against an ex employer. During the year that she worked on the case for me she was always readily available, very knowledgeable in regards to the laws and statutes that pertained to my case and was very professional. From the first time I spoke with her she made me feel at ease and I was confident that she would win my case. In the end she did help to win my case and I can never express my gratitude. I have no doubt that her knowledge, instinct and personality helped he win my case. She is the kind of attorney that you want on your side when going up against powerful "big brother" corporation! I almost forgot to mention that she speaks Spanish and that is a plus for all of us Hispanics in the area.
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Posted by Sherri | April 22, 2016
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Karina is AWESOME
When I was going through a hard time with my lawsuit, Karina made it seem easy and took a lot of the weight off my shoulders. She was always friendly, smiling and would help me in anyway that she could. I swear, I think she also has a degree in psychology because I was a basket case! I am the type of person who hates the unknown or any kind of variable that I cannot control, but I felt completely comfortable letting Karina handle my case. She is competent, smart, and creative when it comes to getting around problems. Together, we were able to settle my case for a very agreeable amount. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Anyone would be lucky to work with her!
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Posted by Cheryl | January 15, 2016
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Skilled Negotiator - She'll work hard to get you what you deserve.
After nearly a year-long attempt on my own to resolve an unpaid wage issue with my employer of 15 years, I consulted with (and ultimately retained) the firm of Wilson McCoy, P.A. My case was assigned to Attorney Karina Xart, and I couldn’t be more pleased with her tireless efforts on my behalf. Her friendly demeanor immediately put me at ease. I found her to be not only well-versed in the law, but extremely organized, on top of deadlines, and responsive to my calls and emails throughout my case. I honestly felt like she took the weight of the world off my shoulders. Attorney Xart is a skilled negotiator and, ultimately, a settlement was reached that included not only the hundreds of hours of unpaid wages I was seeking, but also a like amount in liquidated damages and additional sums for the harassment I was subjected to by my employer. Don’t let those “years of experience” deter you; Attorney Xart is like a “dog with a bone,” literally! If you’re looking for a law firm that will treat you like family, look no further and trust in Karina and her fellow lawyers at Wilson McCoy, P.A.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-365 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Wilson McCoy, P.A.
  • 2013 - Present

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Boston College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Associations

  • Florida Bar
  • 2013 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • University of Tennesse Alumini Association
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Law Firm
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Law Firm
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Law Firm
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Law Firm
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Karina from the time she was hired by our firm out of law school 2 1/2 years ago. From the very beginning, Karina has grown rapidly in her knowledge of employment law and business litigation. She is extremely bright and diligent in any task, whether representing individuals or businesses. She zealously represents her clients with skill in achieving great results. Her quick grasp of the issues and ability to work well with clients and opposing counsel have made her highly effective in our area of practice. She is a shining star; so much so that she has remarkably already earned partnership level within 3 years! We are proud to have Karina Xart as a key member of Wilson McCoy, and I highly recommend her for any employment law need or business litigation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Karina is very sharp, energetic, and always pays close attention to details. She skillfully handles a variety of employment issues, and makes sure that clients are well-informed throughout their cases. She is a hard worker and I recommend her with pleasure."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Karina is a very savvy attorney with a great head on her shoulders. She utilizes her legal acumen and common-sense approach to obtain strong results for both employees and employers. Her ability to relay her client's position in a convincing fashion to opposing counsel enables her to achieve results in a timely, cost-saving manner. In short, Karina has the right balance of skills to make a very effective advocate for her clients."
Employment and labor
Employment and labor
Employment and labor