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Maria Kazouris

Employment and labor Attorney at Palm Harbor, FL

5.0   20 reviews
  • State Years
    Connecticut - CT 20 years
    Florida - FL 21 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2002
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Maria

Learn Maria’s areas of practice.

Practice: Family Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Labor Law

Memberships: Florida Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association

Maria is a native of Tarpon Springs, Florida and a graduate of Tarpon Springs High School. She also attended secondary school at the St. Nicholas Greek School where she was honored as a Lady's Philoptohos Fellowship recipient. She is bilingual in Greek.

Maria received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida with a 3.86 GPA. She received her Juris Doctor from Quinnipiac University School of Law in Hamden, Connecticut. Maria received honors for Academic Achievement in Juvenile Law, Service to the Community and the Connecticut Title Insurance Company.

Initially, Maria was a law clerk for Yale Law School where she conducted research and prepared updated policies to conform with Federal Regulations.  Thereafter, she worked as an associate for a law firm in New Haven, Connecticut where she handled thousands of personal injury claims, as well as condominium administration cases. Because of the long winters, she relocated back to Daytona Beach, Florida and worked as an Assistant State Attorney throughout the 7th Judicial Circuit prosecuting such offenses as DUI, drug possession, theft and battery.

Maria went into private practice where she handles criminal law, personal injury, labor law, and family law cases.  She has tried a variety of criminal cases ranging from simple misdemeanors to DUI with serious bodily injury.  Maria’s civil experience ranges from contract work, auto accidents, dog bites, slip and falls, premise liability and various business law matters.  Maria has represented thousands of injured persons.


She also served as General Counsel and Associate General Counsel to public employee labor unions representing members (mostly law enforcement) for duty related incidents, filing grievances and negotiating contracts. Her duties also included serving as the critical incident respondent and team legal participant for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Law Enforcement League.  Maria has trained and represented hundreds of law enforcement officers in matters involving the use of deadly force. 


Maria is also a former Adjunct Professor of Keiser University where she taught Business Law and Criminal Law.


In her spare time, Maria volunteered by assisting the New Haven Housing Authority and the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice as their attorney.  Maria also enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. 


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Maria Kazouris, Esq. PA
35246 US Highway 19 N # 230.
Palm Harbor, FL, 34684-1931


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  20 customer reviews
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Posted by brandonp213 | July 20, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
friendly and fast.
She explained everything I Needed to know and even posted a link to forms and info. . What more could I ask for. . Thank you..
Posted by Tom | May 16, 2015
Attorney Kazouris
Attorney Maria Kazouris is a top notch Attorney with a vast knowledge of the constitution and the laws. Attorney Kazouris represented me after being wrongfully terminated from my job. Not only did she get me reinstated but I was awarded all back pay with full benefits and no interruption of service. I highly recommend Attorney Maria Kazouris.
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Posted by Thankful Client | May 13, 2015
Awesome Labor Attorney
When we needed an attorney Maria was there to Fight for us. She was very caring, knowledgeable, and honest. We were always informed of what was happening with our case. Any questions we had she answered quickly. She fought for Justice and we WON!
Response from Maria Kazouris May 14, 2015
I love seeing justice served! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience.
Posted by Joan | February 2, 2015
Wonderful attorney
Ms. Kazouris represented me in a rather nasty divorce action. She was professional, responsive, knowledgeable and personable. We communicated between ourselves and the court electronically and it made things extremely easy. I would highly recommend her to anyone with any domestic issues.
Posted by April | January 15, 2015
She is the BOMB!!!!
Maria is very professional and knows her stuff. She has just the right aggressiveness needed to win her cases. If you want a good experienced attorney with some pizazz, call Maria!
Posted by Robert | January 14, 2015
The best!
I must say that Maria provided me the best legal representation upon any lawyer that I've hired. I'm totally "WOWED" by her representation, professionalism, expertise and her passion for what she does. Maria cares and she'll get the job done. I'd recommend Maria to anyone! Thank you Maria!
Posted by Duke | December 24, 2014
For The Union
Ms Kazouris represented me on behalf of my Union whereas an employee of the State I was wrongfully dismissed. The case went to arbitration and the arbitrator overruled the States dismissal and granted me back pay and benefits except for a 60 day suspension. Having worked for the State for almost 25 years, yes I have another straw on the camels back, but it is still considered a win. Not only by myself but by many of my peers and by the Union that represents me. I can not thank her enough.
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Posted by Desiree | November 12, 2014
Best choice for an Attorney
Maria is not only a very knowledgeable attorney, but she has the results to prove it. She is a wonderful asset to the Teamsters Union and as a state employee, we are blessed to have her representing us. Maria was able to prove wrong doing on the states behalf which lead to my termination. I have now been reinstated with full benefits, as well as back pay and back leave for the months since my termination. Thank you for being amazing at what you do, you have a very bright future ahead and I pray you stay with the Union for a long time.
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Posted by Mildred | August 7, 2014
If you Want an Attorney who truly cares Attorney Maria Kazouris is the a best!!
When I was dismissed on July 27, 2013 from the Department of Corrections, Attorney Maria Kazouris was assigned to my case. I consider myself fortunate that Attorney Kazouris was on my side. She dedicated herself to my case with a kind heart and a fiery punch for her opponent. She never left me with unanswered questions. She keep me informed of pertinent details. Attorney Kazouris has a unique ability to bring the truth to light. I will forever be thankful to Attorney Maria Kazouris for representing me in this very difficult time of my life.
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2014
It was a difficult case. The culture among the administrators toward the correctional officers is complicated. Corruption is the primary asset. My lawyer did an excellent work in demonstrating the interpretation of DOC rules by management was based not on performance rather how i feel about you. New interpretations came to the horizon. The different rules they had for me and the willingness management had to terminate my contract not for performance but to rebuke an honest employee.
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Posted by Andrea | May 27, 2014
If you have been unfairly terminated from your employer...You need this Attorney!
Attorney Kazouris is the best attorney I could have ever had. She believed in me and my case. She is honest, she listens and she fights for her clients... She's a thinker and she's creative. She does not lay down on your case. She's confident and she is a fighter. Just be honest, trust her and watch her work! She deserves triple 5's on her review... Best Attorney Ever!
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2014
If you want an attorney that is not afraid to fight, You want MARIA!
Maria is a great attorney, she is very knowledgeable and kept me informed along the way. She was responsive to any emails or request that I had and never kept me waiting. She won't back down and she is not afraid to fight for you, People told me not to fight, Maria and I fought together and we WON!!
Posted by Lena | March 12, 2014
Very Thankful
A lot of Dedication to her clients. Very prompt, well organized. Right on target and not intimidated, well educated on State Labor Law. Seems to really like a challenge. It was an honor to be represented by Maria Kazouris.
Posted by Terrance | January 11, 2014
Terrance Brewton
Maria Kazouris is a great lawyer she in the teamster got my job back with full back pay. I would recommend Maria to anyone that needs and want a great attorney.
Posted by widmark | January 5, 2014
Very satisfied in Daytona Beach
Attorney Kazouris was very knowledgeable and professional. She quickly settled my labor dispute and got me back to work. Emails were answered promptly by her (not an assistant or paralegal) even on weekends. I was very impressed with her. Thanks Attorney Kazouris, Iwill recommend you to everyone.
Posted by Bia | July 14, 2012
Best Professional Ever
Ms. Kazouris is a fantastic professional that answered a question that I posted on Avvo and later became my attorney on a very complex case,by far I already had 3 attorneys that dropped the case due to being scared away from opposing attorney,however Ms. Kazouris took ownership of my case and is doing a great job, she is very knowledgeable and trustworthy.
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Posted by Mario T | June 25, 2012
MK review
I sought Attorney Kazouris's assistance on a personal matter in Orlando, FLA. Attorney Kazouris, thanks to her vigilance and attentiveness, the matter was resolved within a short period of time to my ultimate satisfaction. She is a learned scholar of the law. She utilizes her knowledge of the law to the advantage of her clients. I wholeheartedly recommend Attorney Kazouris's talents as an officer of the court and a firm representative of her clients interests. Because of her skills, Attorney Kazouris is in high demand. I encourage Attorney Kazouris's engagement without question.
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Posted by Paul | April 11, 2012
Maria Kazouris: A Stand Up and Trustworthy Attorney.
Maria Kazouris represented me in a law suit against the city I was working for as a Police officer in 2006. Ms. Kazouris was very professional, knowledgable and compassionate. She was also firm, tough and tenacious when appropriate. Maria abolished the very false notion that you can't fight City Hall. She did and we won to my satisfaction. Maria is a very knowledgeable Attorney and a great all around person.
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Posted by John | March 12, 2012
Quality Labor Attorney
Maria has represented Teamsters Local 79 for several labor related issues. Two such matters were arbitration cases; both of which resulted in reinstating the employee with full back pay/benefits, etc. She is knowledgeable, experienced, very thourough and has demonstrated a strong work ethic in dealing with our organization. I strongly recommend her services to any potential client!
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Posted by Michael | March 7, 2012
Divorce made painless...
At first I hired a para-legal...big mistake!Altough divorce is an unpleasant affair,Maria made it painless.Her knowledge,honesty,intelligence,and responsiveness was all I hoped for(in a lawyer)and more.Would recommend her to anyone wanting excellent representation.
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AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Teamsters, Local 2011
  • 2011 - Present


  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Central Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • Edward Sinor vs Florida Department of Corrections, Case #14-30562
  • Win for Sinor
  • Andrew Love vs. DOC, CASE NO. 14-30561
  • Win for Love
  • THOMAS WEIDNER vs. DOC, CASE NO. 14-­‐30563
  • Win for Weidner
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  • Florida Bar
  • Attorney
  • 2001 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Attorney
  • 2001 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Greek

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Academic Achievement, Juvenile Law
  • Quinnipiac University, School of Law
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Business Agent Training
  • LEO Rights under Garrity and Weingarten
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (8)
Endorse Maria
Family Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Kazouris is one of the finest attorneys in her state, I highly recommend her legal services."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer and all the work She does to get the best results for clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I serves as the arbitrator in a labor/management case in which Ms. Kazouris represented one of the parties. she did an outstanding job for her client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Kazouris is an ethical, professional and thorough attorney and it was a pleasure to work with her. She is very knowledgable in her areas of practice and our mutual clients had nothing but good things to say about her representation. I would continue to refer Ms. Kazouris clients without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer.She is very astute in the areas she practices within."
Family Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Maria and worked with her for a number of years and I highly recommend her to any potntial client. Randy W. Cramer, Esq."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of knowing Ms. Kazouris for many years. She is a determined hard working attorney who represents her clients with passion and zeal."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Maria is a knowledgeable and conscientious attorney. Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, she is an exception person. I wholeheartedly endorse Maria Kazouris."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Palm Harbor Employment and labor Lawyer Maria Kazouris
Maria Kazouris
Employment and labor Attorney
Palm Harbor, FL
Licensed for 21 years
Free Consultation