Maja A. Hartzell


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Maja Hartzell represents employers in a range of labor and employment law matters, defending against claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation before federal and state courts and other administrative entities. She has experience defending clients against claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act, state whistleblowing statutes, along with the prosecution and defense of claims alleging breaches of restrictive covenants. In addition, Maja counsels employers on employee handbooks, employment agreements, and other employment policies and practices in response to and in compliance with developments in employment law.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Maja was a labor & employment associate at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. in its Tampa office. She served as a law clerk at the Public Employees Relations Commission and the Florida Commission on Human Relations both in Tallahassee, Florida. Before attending law school, Maja earned a paralegal certificate and worked for a family law practice. Maja earned her law degree and a business law certificate from Florida State University College of Law. She attended law school after earning degrees at Jagiellonian University, Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora in Kraków, Poland. As a dual citizen, Maja is fluent in Polish.


American Health Law Association (AHLA)

Hillsborough County Bar Association