Mesidor, Marjorie M.
Address: 1129 Northern Boulevard 4th Floor, Manhasset, NY 11030
Lawyer Firm: Phillips & Associates, Attorneys at Law, PLLC
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Marjorie Mesidor, a Partner at Phillips and Associates, is an experienced workplace discrimination attorney, regularly prosecuting employment actions against Fortune 500 companies and smaller organizations accused of discrimination including claims of sexual misconduct. Ms. Mesidor has over 12 years of experience practicing before both state and federal courts. She has been admitted to the Connecticut Bar, the New York Bar, the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York, the United States District Court of the Eastern District of New York, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. She maintains professional memberships with the National Bar Association, National Employment Lawyers Association in New York, and the New York State Bar Association.
One of Ms. Mesidor’s most notable cases occurred in 2013 when she procured a unanimous jury award in Johnson v. STRIVE, decidedly settling the issue of whether those of the same race can discriminate against one another. She has also gained recognition by the Office of the Public Advocate for with her work against the disparate impact of “poor door” policies on rent stabilized tenants.
Ms. Mesidor attended Franklin College Switzerland, where she participated in student government, and studied International Relations and Economics. She went on to graduate from Touro Law Center Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 2004, where she ranked in the top 15% of her class. Here, Ms. Mesidor served as an Associate Editor for Law Review, a Teaching Assistant in the Legal Education Access Program (LEAP), and Attorney General for the National Black Law Students Association. She also earned several awards including Best Oral Advocate in Legal Methods II, and placed as a semi-finalist in the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial. Mesidor clerked for the Honorable Torkwase Y. Sekou in the Superior Court of New Jersey, and also served as Chief Counsel to Project Hope, an organization that provides antiviolence and educational workshops and programs services to underserved youth in South Queens.
Ms. Mesidor has received several awards and distinctions, including an Exceptional Service to the Public and Community Award, Service to the Bar Award, a Merit Award for Franklin College Switzerland, a Scholarship Recipient from the Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association, and a Minority Fellow of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
From 2013 to the present, she has been one of the National Black Lawyers’ Top 100 Black Lawyers, a “Rising Star” and “Top Woman Attorney” by New York Super Lawyers. In addition, she has been a panelist for the National Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section and NELA NY. Ms. Mesidor is fluent in Italian, French, and Haitian Creole.