Lisa Matukaitis

Lisa Matukaitis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Harrisburg, PA

Matukaitis Law LLC
 | 104 State Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone: 717-412-7759
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Employment & Labor (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Lisa Matukaitis, Esq., founder of Matukaitis Law LLC, exclusively represents individuals in employment and civil rights litigation, from discrimination and retaliation to wage and hour violations. Experienced in federal, state, and administrative proceedings, Ms. Matukaitis routinely appears before private and court-annexed mediators, the United States EEOC, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.  Ms. Matukaitis has a particular emphasis on pregnancy, motherhood, and family responsibility discrimination cases. She is admitted to practice law in Connecticut and Pennsylvania.  

Ms. Matukaitis and her cases often grab state and local media attention with headlines such as "Pa. Female Trooper Alleges Gender Bias in Promotionsr",  "Researcher Claims WellSpan Age Discrimination", and "Mom Fights for Law against 'Maternal Profiling'." In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Matukaitis has spoken to national audiences and published articles on race, class, and gender issues, including as a Contributing Author for the American Bar Association’s Employment Discrimination Manual and The Impact of Domestic Violence on Your Practice. She has been involved in landmark appellate litigation in courts around the country, including cases involving the constitutional right to access the courts.

Ms. Matukaitis has appeared on ABC News World News with Charlie Gibson and Comcast Newsmakers to discuss maternal profiling and discrimination against mothers and families, as well as abc27.

About Lisa Matukaitis

Admitted 2006, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • 10 out of 10 Superb Rating, AVVO, 2015
  • Outstanding Note Law Review, 2000
  • Superb Rating, AVVO, 2012, 2013, AVVO

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Admission, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2013
  • Admission, United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Faculty, 21st Annual Employment Law Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Institute , 2015
  • Pennsylvania NOW Convention 2013, "Fighting Back:  Legal Tools to End Employment Discrimination.", 2013
  • Dealing with the Problem Employee, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2013
  • "Dealing with the Problem Employee," Presentation for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (June 2011), 2011
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Program Attorney, 2005
  • Staff Attorney, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Battered Women's Justice Project, Civil Legal Representation Project, 2002
  • Jackson Lewis Schnitzler & Krupman, Law Clerk, Hartford, Connecticut, 1999
  • Hartford Superior Court, Law Clerk, Civil Division, Hartford, Connecticut, 1997
  • Member, Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Member, American Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Dress for Success Central Pennsylvania, Presentation, 2011
  • Volunteer, Ayuda, Inc. Washington, D.C.

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Co-Author and Speaker, "Pregnancy Accommodation, Parenthood, Breastfeeding, and Family Care Issues in the Workplace", Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Attorneys, 2015
  • Speaker, Maternal Profiling, ABC World News, 2008
  • Speaker, Maternal Profiling, Comcast Newsmakers, 2008
  • Speaker, Economic Justice for Domestic Violence Survivors, Battered Women's Justice Project, Coalition Attorneys And Advocates Meeting, Seattle Washington, 2004
  • Speaker, Appellate Advocacy, Annual Conference, Colorado, Denver, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 2004
  • National Teleconference, Speaker, Advancing the Constitutional Right to Access the Courts, 2004
  • Speaker, Overview of State Gender Bias Reports, Battered Women's Justice Project, Race Bias Meeting, Arlington, Virginia, 2003
  • Judicial Trainer, Overview of the Pennsylvania Protection from Abuse Act, Pennsylvania Judicial Institute, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Judiciary, State College, 2002
  • Contributing Author, American Bar Association Employment Discrimination Manual, 2001
  • Contributing Author, American Bar Association, Impact of Domestic Violence on Your Practice

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Reaves v. Pennsylvania State Police, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 137948, (M.D. Pa., September 26, 2013) brief submitted by Lisa Matukaitis for the Plaintiff, Federal Court denies Pennsylvania State Police's Motion in Limine; Court refuses to preclude the use of statements made by PSP's attorney, Tara Patterson  for impeachment during the cross-examination of PSP's witness, Martin L. Henry, III  including answers to interrogatories and a position statement submitted to the EEOC.  , 2013
  • Schweitzer v. Forward Air, Inc. et al., U.S District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, Federal Court Denies Employer's Motion for Summary Judgment; Holds an Employee Whose Husband Was Dying of Stage 4 Cancer May Proceed with FMLA Equitable Estoppel Argument, 2013
  • Farkas v. GGNSC Harrisburg et al., U.S. District Court Middle District of PA, 3:12-cv-0746; Magistrate Judge Recommends Dismissal of Nursing Home's Motion to Dismiss Aide's FMLA claim; Holding Non-Eligible Employees May Be Protected Against Interference and Retaliation Under the FMLA, 2012
  • Dutko v. Franklin County et al., U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1:11-cv-00299, Upholding Magistrate Judge's Denial of County's Motion to Dismiss Female Employee's Equal Pay Act/Fair Labor Standards Act Claims, Family and Medical Leave Act Claims, and Sex Discrimination Claims (Jones, J., 2012)., 2012
  • Reaves v. Pennsylvania State Police, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1:09-cv-02549, Magistrate Judge Recommends Denial of State Police's Motion for Summary Judgment on African American Probationary Trooper's Title VII Claims of Race Discrimination and Retaliation., 2012
  • Beamer v. Herman Chiropractic Center et al., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 105621 (Caldwell, J.)(denial of Employer's motion for summary judgment of pregnant chiropractor's Title VII and Pennsylvania Human Relations Act sex and pregnancy discrimination claims and breach of contract claims)., 2011
  • Snyder v. Admin. Office of PA Courts, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 114311 (Kane, J.)(denying State's Motion to Dismiss on FMLA claim and holding that Eleventh Amendment Immunity does not bar FMLA self-care suits against individual supervisors in the individual capacities), 2010
  • Burtman v. Lance, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21278 (2008) (Rambo, J.) (Former employee's Age Discrimination in Employment Act and workers' compensation retaliation claims survived summary judgment given the age of his replacement and a comment made at the time of his termination)   , 2008
  • Tillison v. Capitol Bus. Co., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 51851 (Rambo, J) (third shift housekeeper's Title VII sexual harassment claims against Bus Company survive summary judgment)., 2008

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • CVS Employees Required to Submit to Health Screenings, abc27 news, 2013
  • Cancer Surgeon Alleges He Was Fired After Advocating for Ill Co-worker, 2013
  • "New Jersey Woman Alleges Pregnancy Discrimination while EEOC Calls for Updates to Laws," (Susanna Kim) available at (Feb. 12, 2012)., 2012
  • "Silver Spring Township Policewoman Files Sex Discrimination Suit," (Matt Miller) The Patriot-News (August 20, 2010), 2010
  • "Officials Explain Ins and Outs of Unemployment Eligibility in Pennsylvania," (Dan Miller), The Patriot News (October 23, 2009), 2009
  • "Pa. Female Trooper Alleges Gender Bias in Promotions," Dana DiFillippo, Philadelphia Daily News (November 13, 2009)., 2009

Educational Background:

  • Western New England College School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2000
  • Simmons College, B.A. Women's Studies, 1994
Office Location for Lisa Matukaitis

104 State Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101


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Last Updated: 5/14/2014

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