Anton Marino became the ACLU of Florida's Deputy Legal Director in July 2020. They joined the ACLU of Florida in June 2019 as a staff attorney in ACLU of Florida’s Voting Rights Campaign. They use litigation, education, and other advocacy methods to advance voting rights and justice for marginalized communities.
Anton previously practiced in Maryland and Washington, DC, where they represented individuals in employment discrimination and whistleblower matters, involving claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, and the National Defense Authorization Act’s enhancement of contractor protection from reprisal for disclosure of certain information. Anton also assisted transgender persons seeking government-issued identity documents reflecting their authentic selves.
They publish and present on issues related to transgender employment discrimination.
Before joining the ACLU, Anton worked for a law firm in Annapolis, Maryland and as an Assistant County Attorney in the Anne Arundel County Office of Law’s Government and Operations Section. They also worked for a criminal practice in the District of Columbia, briefing matters in the federal and District of Columbia’s appellate courts. After law school, Anton clerked for Associate Judge Michele D. Hotten during her tenure on the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.
Anton graduated from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. During law school, they participated in the Appellate and Post-Conviction Advocacy Clinic, co-chaired the Fall Moot Court Competition, and assisted in the preparation, research, and editing of Maryland’s brief opposing a petition to the United States Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari in a matter regarding the scope of the Second Amendment. They also served as an Asper Fellow to Associate Judge Lynne A. Battaglia of the Court of Appeals of Maryland. Anton received a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology from The Johns Hopkins University.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2020||09/29/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|University of Maryland Litigation and Advocacy Award||University of Maryland School of Law||2012|
|University of Maryland School of Law Leadership Scholar||University of Maryland School of Law||2009|
|Silver Knight Award (Honorable Mention)||Miami Herald||2002|
|Adjunct Professor of Law||Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center||2020 - Present|
|Deputy Legal Director||American Civil Liberties Union of Florida||2020 - Present|
|Staff Attorney||American Civil Liberties Union of Florida||2019 - 2020|
|Appellate Practice & Legal Writing Consultant||Angelo Marino, Jr., P.A.||2019 - 2019|
|Associate Attorney||Smithey Law Group LLC||2018 - 2018|
|Associate Attorney||Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC||2017 - 2018|
|Associate Attorney||Gilbert Employment Law, P.C.||2016 - 2017|
|Assistant County Attorney||Anne Arundel County Office Of Law||2014 - 2016|
|Contract Attorney for Attorneys Outsourcing Appellate Work||Freelance Attorney||2013 - 2014|
|Appellate Judicial Clerk||Court of Special Appeals of Maryland||2012 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|The Rosemary Barkett Appellate American Inn of Courts||Member||2018 - Present|
|The DC Bar||Member||2015 - Present|
|Maryland State Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2016 - 2019|
|MSBA SECTION OF LABOR AND EMP’T L. NEWSLETTER, Volume XXI, No. 5||The Bathroom Battleground: Protecting Transgender Employees’ Right to Equal Bathroom Access Within the Workplace Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act||2016|
|21 AM. U. J. GENDER SOC. POL’Y & L. 865||TRANSgressions of Inequality: The Struggle Finding Legal Protections Against Wrongful Employment Termination On The Basis of The Transgender Identity||2013|
|University of Maryland School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|Johns Hopkins University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2007|
|Towards Transgender Equality in Maryland||Attaining government issued identification and birth certificates for transgender individuals’ gender identity||2014|
|B+more Proud||How we get gender identity wrong||2014|
|Diversity and Inclusion Week||Transgender Cultural and Competency Human Resources Training||2014|
|N/A||Trans* 101: Understanding Gender Identity and Equality||2014|
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