Suzanne M. Tsintolas is a practicing trial attorney with more than 22 years of experience in litigating discrimination, employment law, and defamation cases, primarily in Maryland and the District of Columbia. She began her formal education with a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire and earned her Master’s degrees from Troy University in Human Resource Management and Public Administration. Ms. Tsintolas worked for more than 15 years in corporations and local government as a human resources professional concentrating in recruitment, staffing, and employment matters. She culminated her corporate career as a senior human resources director of a Fortune 50 company, where she advised and counseled senior and executive management on hiring and termination practices, staffing, and ensured compliance with federal and state employment laws, and EEOC, OFCCP, and AAP guidelines. A graduate of Vermont Law School where she earned her J.D., Ms. Tsintolas honed her trial and litigation skills at two boutique law firms in Washington, DC., before opening her solo practice in Maryland in 1996, followed by her DC office in 2009. From its inception, the firm has focused on resolving legal disputes rooted in workplace discrimination, employment law, and defamation.
Ms. Tsintolas is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. Since her appointment in 2007, she consistently taught in the nationally recognized, ABA-approved Paralegal Studies Program with the School of Continuing Studies and in a variety of corporate and custom-designed learning programs. Prior to joining Georgetown, Ms. Tsintolas taught legal studies at The George Washington University, Washington, DC and Montgomery College, Takoma Park, Maryland. Ms. Tsintolas is admitted to practice law in the Maryland Court of Appeals; United States District Court for the District of Maryland; the District of Columbia Court of Appeals; the United States District Court for the District of Columbia Circuit; United States Court of Federal Claims; the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; and, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
The Law Office of Suzanne M. Tsintolas is an experienced boutique firm dedicated to advising and representing those with valid workplace discrimination, harassment, defamation, and hostile work environment claims. We assist clients to ensure all required administrative processes are satisfied, and we exhaustively seek out solutions prior to instituting a lawsuit through pro-active negotiations and mediation in an effort to resolve disputes amicably. In the event such efforts fail, we aggressively pursue justice on behalf of our clients, fully exercising all rights under the law in federal and state courts.
Because it is a small firm, the Law Office of Suzanne M. Tsintolas provides unrivaled accessibility and personalized service to its clients. You are not a faceless client being passed around a huge brass-and-glass legal practice, waiting for days before someone--anyone, returns your call or email. We understand it is rare that a client seeks out an attorney for a wellness-check. More often than not, you are new to the world of litigation and you have questions, needs, and worries. We understand, and are here for you. Understanding the process can help ease the anxiety, and our goal is to continually collaborate with our clients to achieve the highest level of success.
Since its inception, the Law Office of Suzanne M. Tsintolas has taken great pride in the quality of legal services consistently offered. From a $600,000 jury award in Montgomery County Circuit Court in an age/sex discrimination case, to developing and expanding caselaw related to civil negligent misrepresentation in pre-employment negotiations in the State of Maryland, to pro bono/volunteer work with the homeless, our successes in and out of the courtroom have touched the lives of many in our communities. We strive to continue to improve the state of the law related to protecting those most vulnerable and look forward to working with and providing service to our clients in the future.