Joan C. Lenihan is a life-long resident of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn who brings an enduring passion for advocacy to her law practice. As a young adult, Ms. Lenihan developed an interest in politics. She spent many hours volunteering in national campaigns as well as working for reform-minded candidates in Bay Ridge and other areas of Brooklyn and New York State. During her tenure as a New York City special education teacher, Ms. Lenihan championed the needs of vulnerable students and their families and fought for the contractual rights of her colleagues as a representative of the teacher’s union.
The firm of Joan C. Lenihan, Attorney at Law, reflects these values. Ms. Lenihan’s practice is focused on representing individual employees who have suffered employment discrimination which can result in lower wages, missed promotions, and even termination. Ms. Lenihan also assists clients and their families with estate planning such as preparing wills and trusts, as well as living wills and health care proxies.
Ms. Lenihan’s approach is client centered. She firmly believes in taking the time to thoroughly explore all options with her clients so they can make an informed decision about their matter. The size or complexity of a case is immaterial; Ms. Lenihan’s goal is to achieve satisfactory results.
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“Independent Contractors v. Employees: Who is Covered and How”-CLE Panelist, Brooklyn Bar Association Employment and Labor Law Committee 5/2/12
“Social Media Trends in the #Workplace: Social Media and Employment Law”-CLE Panelist, Brooklyn Bar Association Employment and Labor Law Committee 4/16/14
“Issues in Sex and Gender Discrimination in Employment”-Speaker, Continuing Vision CE Program Fall 2014
“Nuts and Bolts of an Employee Termination Case”-CLE Panelist, Brooklyn Bar Association Employment and Labor Law Committee 6/16/15
“Sexual Orientation & Gender in the Workplace: The Evolution of the Laws on Sexual Orientation, Pregnancy, Child Care Leave & Gender Identity”-CLE Panelist, Fall Meeting Labor and Employment Law Section of the New York State Bar Association 9/26/15
“The Newly Amended Rules of Civil Procedure: How Will Employment Litigation Be Impacted?”-Webinar Panelist, EEO Committee of the Labor And Employment Law Section, New York State Bar Association 2/11/16
“Labor Law Protections for Low Wage and Domestic Workers: Do They Still Exist?”-CLE Panelist, Brooklyn Bar Association Employment and Labor Law Committee 5/14/18