Katherine Mazaheri

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Oklahoma City, OK

Mazaheri Law Firm
 | 3000 W. Memorial Road, Suite 230
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
Phone: 405-414-2222
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2017, 2020
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (30%),
  • Family Law (20%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (20%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    Katherine Mazaheri is a trial lawyer who regularly represents plaintiff employees and management in all areas of employment law, including litigation in state and federal courts, in mediation, before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Department of Labor (DOL) and Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC).  She has successfully handled litigation involving claims of wrongful discharge, sexual harassment/assault, employment discrimination (based on race, age, gender, sexual stereotyping, pregnancy, national origin, and disability), retaliation, as well as disputes involving wage and hour matters, medical leave, confidentiality and non-compete agreements, employee handbook and company policy violations, and breaches of employment agreements. For over a decade, Mazaheri Law Firm has gained a powerful reputation for taking on cases that attack various social injustices leading to extensive recoveries for clients.

    A portion of Katherine’s trial practice is devoted to assisting families in times of crisis. She assists clients with dissolution of marriage, custody and visitation, property division, and step-parent adoptions. Along with divorce, she assists couples in negotiation of pre-nuptial agreements and protection of assets.

    As part of her employment practice, Katherine often trains and counsels employers on a broad range of matters affecting the workplace, including hiring, discipline, terminations, policies and procedures (including creation and auditing of employment handbooks), drug and alcohol testing, anti-discrimination and anti-harassment, employment contracts, severance agreements, and confidentiality agreements. More recently she has had the opportunity to educate tribal employees on sexual harassment and train 400+ employees in the workplace.  In addition, she was included as a speaker at Oklahoma Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Update for continuing education for attorneys in 2019 and for Oklahoma City University School of Law’s Alumni Association Cont. Ed. in 2020.

    During the 2020 pandemic, she has assisted the public with online seminars including: Employment Law Q&A, Employment Guidance during the Coronavirus Pandemic, Employment Law Q&A: Back to Work Edition, and Illness in the Workplace: Employee Rights and Employer Duties.

    Martindale-Hubbell awarded Ms. Mazaheri-Franze an AV Preeminent* peer review rating. This is the highest rating from the organization, given to attorneys with exceptional legal capability and high ethical standards. 

    Active in the Bar Association, Ms. Mazaheri is on the Oklahoma County Bar Association's board of directors and as a voting member delegate to the House of Delegates of the Oklahoma Bar Association. She is also a member of the Oklahoma Employment Lawyers Association and National Employment Lawyers Association.

    Ms. Mazaheri-Franze earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and received her law degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law. She holds licenses to practice before all Oklahoma state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 10%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 30%Employment & Labor: Employee
    • 20%Family Law
    • 20%Employment & Labor: Employer
    • 10%Real Estate: Business
    • 10%Employment Litigation: Defense
    Focus Areas

    Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Landlord/Tenant

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    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

    Rising Stars: 2016 - 2017, 2020

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    About Katherine Mazaheri

    Admitted: 2007, Oklahoma

    Professional Webpage: https://www.mazaherilawfirm.com/katherine-r-mazaheri-franze

    Honors/Awards:

    • 40 under Forty award, OKCbiz magazine
    • 2016, 2017, 2020 Super Lawyers® Rising Stars
    • Online rating system: This attorney rating service aims to recognize individual lawyers for their skill, professionalism, and experience. 9.4/10 "Superb" is the highest rating., Avvo "Superb" 9.4/10 Rating, AVVO, 2018
    • AV Peer Rated 2017-2019, AV® Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Rated For Highest Level of Professional Excellence, Martindale-Hubbell®, 2017

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Oklahoma Real Estate License, 2003 

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma 
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma 
    • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member 
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma 
    • Oklahoma
    • Oklahoma City University School of Law Alumni Board, Mentorship committee
    • Oklahoma County Bar Association, Member
    • Oklahoma Bar Association, Family Law & Employment Law Section, Member
    • Oklahoma County Bar Association House of Delegates Alternate

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Youth Services for Oklahoma County Board of Trustees d/b/a Pivot 
    • Oklahoma County Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2020
    • OCU School of Law, Alumni Board Member, 2018-2020, 2020
    • United Way Board Serve, 2014-2015 
    • YWCA of Oklahoma City Board of Trustees, 2019

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • The landmark cases before the Supreme Court that broadened the meaning of ‘Sex’, Co-Author, What's Sex Got to Do With It? the landmark cases before the Supreme Court that broadened the meaning of ‘Sex’, Oklahoma Bar Journal, 2020
    • Play like a girl. The Women’s National Soccer League (U.S. League) are the women we want to lead our generation in the equal pay game. Fighting with the power they bring to the field, they aimed to win a gender discrimination suit and equal pay for the women in their league in the case Morgan v. United States Soccer Federation, Inc. The lawsuit was filed in 2019 against the U.S. Soccer Federation (the federation) in the U.S. District Court of Los Angeles, where the female players claimed they had not been paid and were not treated equally to their male counterparts. The U.S. Women’s League asked for more than $66 million in damages under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.1, Co-Author, The Goal to Become Equal: The Women’s National Soccer League and the Equal Pay Game, Oklahoma Bar Journal, Employment Law, 2020

    Educational Background:

    • B.A., University of Oklahoma, 2003
    • J.D., Oklahoma City University School of Law, 2007

    Industry Groups

    • Employment Law
    • Family Law
    • Immigration
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    Office Location for Katherine Mazaheri

    3000 W. Memorial Road
    Suite 230
    Oklahoma City, OK 73120

    Phone: 405-414-2222

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    Last Updated: 10/19/2020

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