Faces of City Ave – Nancy O’Mara Ezold, The Ezold Law Firm, P.C.
Meet the founder of The Ezold Law Firm, P.C., Nancy O’Mara Ezold. Founded in 1993, the firm has a unique perspective on bringing employment claims on behalf of employees. In 1989 Ezold was the first woman to bring to trial a claim against a law firm for sex discrimination in the denial of partnership (Ezold vs. Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen). As a result, the firm is intimately aware of the benefits, costs and risks of litigating an employment claim. Many of Ezold’s proudest moments at the firm involve lawsuits or negotiations to secure an employee’s return to their job or a monetary settlement to address discrimination.
Why did you start your own firm? Early in my career, I brought the first lawsuit that was ever tried against a law firm for sex discrimination in the denial of partnership. The expressions of support I received from around the country were overwhelming, and opening my own firm enabled me to respond to the need to fight discrimination of all kinds in the workplace.
Favorite line from a movie? “You get what you settle for.” – Thelma & Louise
Do you have a favorite quote? “Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” – Michelle Obama
Do you recall any embarrassing moment at work? At a case conference in Judge’s chambers, reaching over his desk to shake hands, when my shoulder bag slipped and wiped framed photos, pens and books onto the floor.
Favorite travel spot? South Africa
If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? Tacos and Margaritas
What did you want to be when growing up? President of the United States
What do you always want to try and never did? Learn to fly.
What would you do if you weren’t an attorney? Travel the world and find a profession that would justify it.