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Tonya Baña - Employment Lawyer Baltimore, MD

Tonya is a Boss.  She took on my case when nobody else would.  Not only do I consider her a great attorney, I consider her a friend.

- Former Client

There isn’t an employment lawyer who gets it more.  Smart, agile, and fair.  Tonya Baña’s knowledge and ability to assess the subjective and objective is second to none.

- Former Client

Tonya Baña, Esq.

Tonya Baña is an attorney with more than a dozen years of experience
handling complex labor and employment matters. She primarily represents
individual clients in a broad range of situations involving allegations of
harassment, discrimination, retaliation and wrongful discharge, contract
issues, including severance pay negotiations, and other employment-related


Tonya also advises companies and non-profit organizations on all aspects
of labor and employment law, including compliance with various federal and
state laws, managing difficult employees and litigation avoidance. She
has given presentations and trainings on numerous employment-related
topics and conducted many internal investigations into employee
allegations of harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

In addition, Tonya represents groups of individuals in class actions. She
is currently handling a number of class cases involving allegations of
discrimination, wage and hour violations, and consumer fraud.

In little more than two years of practice representing individual
plaintiffs, Tonya has been solely or principally responsible for achieving
confidential settlements totaling more than $13,000,000.00.

Tonya Baña Employment Discrimination Lawyer

Prior Experience

Before starting her own practice, Tonya led the complex labor and employment practice at Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, where she litigated and tried cases with legendary trial attorneys William H. “Billy” Murphy, Jr. and Kenneth Ravenell. In addition, Tonya worked as a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and spent nearly a decade counseling and defending companies in a variety of labor and employment matters at Jones Day and Miles & Stockbridge. She also clerked for the Chief Judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals, the Honorable Robert M. Bell.


Tonya received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard College in 1995 and her
law degree from Stanford Law School in 2001.

Bar Admissions


Washington, D.C.

U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Practice Areas

Workplace Discrimination

Sexual Harassment

Pay Disputes

Disability and Health Management Issues

Leave and FMLA Issues


Whistle Blower Issues

Wrongful Termination

Unemployment Disputes

Employment Contracts

Non-Compete Agreements

Severance Agreements

Civil Rights Violations

Discrimination in public accommodations

Other Employment Related Legal Claims


Clerk for the Hon. Robert Bell - Chief Judge of Maryland

Miles & Stockbridge - Associate Attorney

Jones Day - Associate Attorney

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) - Trial Attorney

Murphy Falcon Murphy P.A. - Attorney

Discepolo LLP - Of Counsel

Tonya Baña LLC - Founder


Harvard University

B.A. ’95

Stanford University

J.D. ’01