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Laura Carlin Mattiacci

Laura Carlin Mattiacci Email this attorney Email: mattiacci@consolelaw.com Direct Fax: 215-565-2854

Laura Carlin Mattiacci is a partner at Console Mattiacci Law, LLC.  She is the lead trial counsel for many of the law firm’s most significant cases.  In 2015, Laura was named to three "Top Lists" by Philadelphia Magazine and Super Lawyers: “Top 100 Attorneys in Pennsylvania” (one of 11 women on the list); "Top 100 Attorneys in Philadelphia" (one of 10 women on the list); and "Top 50 Female Attorneys in Pennsylvania."  In 2014, Laura was also named to the list of “Top 50 Female Attorneys in Pennsylvania” by Philadelphia Magazine and named a “Top Attorney” by South Jersey Magazine.

On December 13, 2016, Laura, along with Lane J. Schiff of Console Mattiacci Law, LLC assisting as second-chair, won a unanimous jury verdict in federal court in a disability discrimination case against the Golden Nugget casino. After a six day trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey before the Honorable Joseph H. Rodriguez, the jury found that Mr. Jackson’s disability was a determinative factor in Golden Nugget’s decision not to hire him. They also found that his request for an accommodation and/or alleged complaint regarding the failure to accommodate him was a determinative factor in Golden Nugget’s decision not to hire him.  The jury was asked only to assess “compensatory damages” (compensation for pain, suffering, inconvenience, mental anguish, or loss of enjoyment of life) as a result of the failure to hire and returned a unanimous verdict of $340,000. Mr. Jackson, who made approximately $48,000 a year, also has back-pay losses of approximately $170,000 as well as front-pay losses, the award of which will be determined by the Judge. A petition for reimbursement of attorneys’ fees and costs will also be submitted, which should bring the final award to approximately $1 million. Read more about the case by clicking here.

On January 11, 2016, Laura, along with Caren Gurmankin of Console Mattiacci Law, LLC assisting as second-chair, won a unanimous jury verdict in federal court in an age discrimination case against AT&T. Laura's client, 66-year old, Jack Gerundo, was terminated by AT&T as part of a "surplus" that he alleged caused him, and other older workers, to lose their jobs.  Mr. Gerundo alleged there was a secret and fraudulent "ratings and rankings" system that AT&T used to justify the discriminatory decisions resulting in several older workers being placed on "surplus" status.  After a five-day trial, the jury ruled in favor of Mr. Gerundo, finding that his age was "the determinative factor" in the surplus decision and awarded him $370,000.  After attorneys' fees and costs are assessed, the final judgment should exceed $900,000.  

On December 20, 2016, Judge Schmehl denied the appeal of AT&T to overturn the verdict. In denying AT&T's appeal, the Judge recognized the work done by Laura during trial to establish bias by the defendant and to discredit the decision-maker. The Court's opinion read in part: "Roth was impeached several times by plaintiff’s counsel, including a particularly effective video impeachment concerning the reason why Roth would simply not keep plaintiff on the Fiserv account since he was doing a good job... Having witnessed Roth’s demeanor on the stand, the jury apparently did not credit Roth’s trial testimony that she was not the relevant decision maker... When viewed cumulatively, ample evidence existed in the record from which the jury could either "disbelieve the defendants' articulated legitimate reasons or believe that an invidious discriminatory reason was more likely than not a motivating or determinative cause of the employer's action." 

In 2013, Laura won the largest employment law verdict in Pennsylvania, as reported in The Legal Intelligencer - a $1.678 million jury verdict (plus attorney’s fees and costs) on behalf of a whistleblower who was fired after complaining of illegal activity in the workplace.  In 2011, while nine months pregnant, Laura won a six-figure jury verdict on behalf of a worker in a defamation and intentional interference with contractual relations case.  Ten days later, she gave birth to her second baby boy.

From 2013-2016, Laura was named a Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer” by Philadelphia Magazine.  In 2011, she was named to the “Lawyers on the Fast Track” list by The Legal Intelligencer – a distinction given to only 27 lawyers under the age of 40 in Pennsylvania.  From 2006 through 2012 Laura was named to the "Pennsylvania Rising Star" list by Philadelphia Magazine and the Philadelphia Super Lawyers Magazine - no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state are named to the list.


In 2009, Laura founded Philly-MAMA (Mother-Attorneys Mentoring Association of Philadelphia), a group dedicated to empowering attorney-mothers and encouraging them to succeed while celebrating their roles as both attorneys and mothers, which now has over 150 members.

Laura’s clients include current and former employees, and applicants for employment, who have been victimized by discrimination based on sex, race, religion, national origin, color, disability, age, sexual orientation and pregnancy.  Laura also represents individuals in matters involving FMLA leave, long-term and short-term disability claims, retirement benefits, stock option plans, whistleblower claims, employment contracts and severance agreements.  Laura’s practice also includes significant class actions against large corporations, including claims involving sex and age discrimination, wage and hour violations, and illegal reductions in force.  She has been a presenter on issues of employment law at Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) seminars, National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) conventions, and area law schools.

Laura graduated from the University of Scranton in 1999 and the Beasley School of Law at Temple University in 2002.  As a member of Temple Law's National Trial Team, Laura won several trial advocacy awards, including the "National Champion" award in the American Association for Justice's Trial Advocacy Competition, beating over 300 law school teams from throught the country.  While in law school, she also clerked for the preeminent trial lawyer, James E. Beasley, Sr.  Laura is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  

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