Our Employment Attorneys

Bennitta L. Joseph

Senior Partner

Bennitta Joseph is an experienced New York City sexual assault attorney with over seventeen years of experience litigating cases involving workplace harassment. After graduating from Temple University School of Law, Ms. Joseph honed her trial skills by serving as a prosecutor with the New York District Attorney’s office. She believes very strongly that cases are not won by “showmanship” inside of court, but rather, by relentless and time-consuming preparation outside of court.

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John J. Meehan

Partner

John J. Meehan, a noted civil-rights and trial attorney, has been employed at the Law Offices of Jon L. Norinsberg since 2012. In 2017 Mr. Meehan was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine.

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Jon L. Norinsberg

Senior Partner

Jon has a 25-year track record of success which has resulted in Jon Norinsberg becoming a top civil rights litigator in New York City.  He has been designated a Super Lawyer since 2015, a Multi-Million Dollar Advocate, is a member of the National Trial Lawyers Association, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the Executive Committee of the National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, New York State Bar Association, and New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

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Michael R. Minkoff

Partner

Michael R. Minkoff is a Partner in Joseph & Norinsberg LLC’s employment practice. He has extensive experience advocating for individuals and groups of workers who were cheated out of their hard-earned wages; combating discrimination and harassment in the workplace; and protecting whistleblowers who have reported fraud and other wrongdoing.

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Diego O. Barros

Senior Counsel

Diego Barros joined Joseph & Norinsberg, LLC in 2018 as an associate attorney representing clients in civil rights and employment actions. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Barros worked for the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office for nine years as an Appeals Bureau Paralegal, Freedom of Information Law Officer and Grant Coordinator.

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Caitlin Duffy

Caitlin Duffy

Senior Litigation Counsel

Caitlin Duffy joined Joseph & Norinsberg in 2023 as its Senior Litigation Counsel concentrating on employment discrimination and wage and hour cases.

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Mary Cannon

Mary Cannon

Of-Counsel

Mary Cannon is a Senior Trial Attorney at Joseph & Norinsberg. She brings to the table over ten years of experience representing employers, giving her insights from the business side that assist her in protecting the lawful rights of employees.

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Erica Meyer

Senior Counsel

Ms. Meyer joins the firm following five years with the New York City Law Department. During her time there, Ms. Meyer defended and conducted hundreds of depositions, partook in extensive motion practice and settlement negotiations, and took trials to verdict. She is well versed in complex litigation matters and exceptionally comfortable in the courtroom, tackling every case with the end goal of winning in mind.

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Mary Kogurt-Lowell

Mary Kogurt-Lowell

Of-Counsel

Mary Kogut-Lowell has extensive experience representing clients across various legal settings, including private law firms, legal aid organizations, a domestic violence center, and in-house at a major airline.

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Crystal E. Dozier

Crystal E. Dozier

Senior Trial Attorney

Crystal is an experienced attorney in the areas of personal injury, employment law, medical malpractice and sex abuse cases. Crystal has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation from inception through first chair trials.

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We hold these truths to be self-evident:
That all men and women are created equal.

ELIZABETH CADY STANTON

We hold these truths to be self-evident:
That all men and women are created equal.

ELIZABETH CADY STANTON

OUR EMPLOYMENT LAW PRACTICE AREAS

Employee-Employee Harassment

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Hostile Work Environment

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Manager-Employee Harassment

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Obscene Gestures

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Sexual Harassment

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Retaliation

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Same-Sex Harassment

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Wage and Hour Claims

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Our Employment Law Practice Areas

Gender Discrimination

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Sexual Harassment

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Race Discrimination

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Wage And Hour

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Disability Discrimination

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Sexual Orientation (LGBTQ)

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Age Discrimination

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Pregnancy Discrimination

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Wrongful Termination

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No one is above the law,
and no one is below it.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

No one is above the law,
and no one is below it.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

Glowing Client Reviews

I am very amazed and pleased for the wonderful work Diego Barros did for me and our co-workers, speechless to see how wonderful and constructive everything work. First time with Diego Barros and i am totally impressed to have seen how great you have worked for all of us, i will totally recommend you to anybody who is in need of help without at doubt at all in all senses.

Mr. Diego helped me WIN and reach a great settlement. Wages recovered from lack of pay and serious misconducts from employer. He was very informative and easy to talk to every step of the way. Very happy with the settlement I received. He will go for the win and get you what you deserve! If you having problems with employment I give Mr. Diego my full recommendation to get your issues resolved.

Jon and his team are amazing. They fought every step of the way for me and my family. My case was handled with such care and concern and Jon’s honesty gave me great confidence in his ability to win my case.

To have Bennitta Joseph who wins high profile cases against companies like Delta is a win for any company. The fact that they equip entrepreneurs like me with tools to compete with fortune 500 is a competitive advantage. If you are a company that deals with people and wants to succeed, hiring her is a must!

This was the first and hopefully my last lawsuit and the process wasn’t what I thought. The patience shown to me (even when I became frustrated) was great. Everyone showed respect, sensitivity, and I’d recommend the firm to everyone. Losing my job set me behind on several bills, but I can now pay them. The situation I went through will help me going forward.

This was the first and hopefully my last lawsuit and the process wasn’t what I thought. The patience shown to me (even when I became frustrated) was great. Everyone showed respect, sensitivity, and I’d recommend the firm to everyone. Losing my job set me behind on several bills, but I can now pay them. The situation I went through will help me going forward.

Bennitta Joseph is committed to Justice. After be wronged at work in 2015, and discriminated against I felt very hopeless and wronged. I felt as though I had no hope standing up to a corporate giant, and no chance of winning. After explaining my case and sharing the facts Bennitta felt differently. She did warn me it would be a long and tough road and that I had to have thick skin. In my experience if you take Bennitta’s lead and trust her legal experience no case it too big, or too small for her…

Me trataron muy bien y estoy satisfecho con el servicio. Inicialmente llamé para unirme a un caso anterior, pero cuando ya era demasiado tarde para unirme a ese caso, estaban felices de luchar por un segundo caso. No pensé que podrían hacer que otro caso funcionara, pero lo hicieron. Aprendí cuáles son mis derechos en cuanto a salario mínimo y tiempo extra y puedo usar esta información en el futuro. Recomiendo mucho la oficina.

New York City Employment Attorney Profiles

New York City Employment Attorney Profiles

NEW YORK CITY EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEY PROFILES

Our Successful Case Results

$10.5M

Reinoso v. New York City Transit Authority

$7.0M

Morse v. Spitzer

$2.5M

Guzman v. City of New York

$2.0M

Code v. City of New York

$1.8M

Williams v. New York City Transit

$1.5M

Dominguez v. Moskowitz, M.D.

$1.4M

Carvalho v. MonteFiore

$1.4M

Zambrano v. Sound Shore Medical Center

$1.0M

R. v. City of New York

$750K

Rivera v. 260 W. 135 LLC

$750K

Levans v. Delta Air Lines, Inc

$600K

Jacqueline Winbush v. City of New York

$500K

Minor v. City of New York

$500K

Dortch v. Montefiore Medical Center

$400K

Zomber v. Village of Garden City

$190K

Marshall v. Randall

$175K

S.A. v. City of New York

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