Mr. Maya began his legal career in New York City. He worked with Rogers & Wells, as an Associate Attorney. He then joined the NYC Human Rights Commission, Legal Enforcement Bureaus prosecuting claims alleging employment discrimination against employees. After five years at the Commission, Mr. Maya started his own firm practicing employment law. Many clients asked Mr. Maya to represent them in other matters, involving various practice areas. Eventually, Mr. Maya expanded the firm adding many lawyers with expertise in other practice areas. Today, Mr. Maya represents both individuals and corporations in employment contracts, severance negotiations, non-competition agreements, and in complex commercial contract disputes, in many practice areas.
Many published decisions established precedent in legal jurisprudence. In a first, Mr. Maya successfully argued and prevailed adding Reckless Supervision as a cause of action in CT federal law. Most cases settle with confidentiality provisions, and therefore many significant cases never get reported publicly.
Mr. Maya is licensed to practice law in the federal and state courts on New York and Connecticut.
Mr. Maya graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and New York University. He resides with his family in Westport, CT.
In his spare time, Mr. Maya enjoys running half marathons, marathons and competing in duathlons.
Mr. Maya can be reached in the New York office at (212) 682-5700. He can be reached in the Connecticut office at (203) 221-3100. His email address is JMaya@Mayalaw.com.