Hannah Kucine is an associate at Phillips & Associates. As one of our dedicated employment discrimination lawyers, she works hard to achieve the best possible outcome for clients. All workers who have faced discrimination and harassment in the workplace deserve compassionate, knowledgeable counsel. Ms. Kucine and the experienced New York City employment discrimination lawyers of Phillips & Associates may be able to represent you. We offer free consultations.
Ms. Kucine graduated from Lafayette College with a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Government & Law and Philosophy. As an undergraduate, Ms. Kucine excelled academically, was actively involved with the leadership of multiple campus groups, and was honored with admittance to the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society.
Ms. Kucine went on to receive her Juris Doctor degree with Honors from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. She was a Thurgood Marshall Scholar who received the Laurence E. Seibel Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law as well as a Dean’s Recognition Certificate for her Pro Bono Service. Ms. Kucine’s activities in law school included working as a Notes Editor for The George Washington International Law Review and tutoring other students in Constitutional Law.
While in law school, she worked for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in Washington D.C. She assisted trial attorneys by interviewing claimants, assessing claims, developing litigation, and undertaking legal research involving novel areas of employment law. Ms. Kucine brings the same strong legal thinking and dedication to her work for Phillips & Associates.
Also in law school, Ms. Kucine worked for a Washington, DC nonprofit assisting survivors of domestic violence and children living through tumultuous custody battles. She wrote and reviewed court documents for various stages of litigation in child custody, divorce, and civil protection order cases. She additionally served as a summer law clerk for the Principal Administrative Law Judge at the D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings in Washington, DC.
Ms. Kucine is passionate about volunteer work and has utilized her time and legal skills to conduct SNAP outreach with a food insecurity nonprofit, prepare incarcerated woman for transition out of the prison system through counseling and art therapy, and help dogs and cats of all ages find homes with a New York animal shelter.
Before joining the trial attorneys at Phillips & Associates, Ms. Kucine worked for a New York City law firm providing empathetic representation to clients who faced institutional and occupational harassment, abuse, and discrimination.
She is admitted to practice in New York State Courts, the Southern District of New York, and the Eastern District of New York. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting museums, cooking, baking, traveling, and exploring the city with her dog.Employment Discrimination and Harassment
Employment discrimination and harassment lawsuits require the retention of knowledgeable and committed attorneys. Whether pursued under federal, state or local laws, these can be challenging cases for plaintiffs’ lawyers to litigate for a number of different reasons. Companies usually exert a significant measure of control over the majority of the available evidence in the form of personnel files, complaints, correspondence and employee witnesses. They may retain large, aggressive law firms to defend themselves and avoid paying compensation. These firms may propound large quantities of discovery in the hopes that eventually you’ll go away or accept a paltry sum that is less than what you should be offered.
Our trial lawyers have substantial experience in mediation and courtroom litigation involving Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the New York State Human Rights Law, the New York City Human Rights Law and other discrimination laws. While no firm can guarantee an outcome, we have brought many cases and understand how courts are likely to interpret a case, including the range of any potential jury award. It’s important to be aware that under these antidiscrimination laws it is illegal for your employer to retaliate against you for asserting the rights accorded to you under them. It would likely be retaliation, for instance, if you reported sexual harassment at the holiday party.Hire Seasoned New York City Legal Counsel
You should retain experienced New York City lawyers when you believe you’ve been discriminated against or sexually harassed by your employer. At Phillips and Associates, we represent victims of discrimination in companies located in Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Suffolk County, and Nassau County, among other places. Fill out our online form or contact us at (212) 248-7431.