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Maria V. Hanford

Practice Areas:

Employment Discrimination
Sexual Harassment

Insurance Law
Family Law


New York


Ms. Hanford is the founder of Hanford Law Group and Hanford ADR. Over the course of more than 20 years, Ms. Hanford has developed her expertise in alternative dispute resolution. Ms. Hanford now spends the majority of her time participating within the ADR community as an arbitrator and mediator. Ms. Hanford is especially known for her negotiation skills as well as her ability to identify the significant elements of a case, utilizing her extensive experience to synthesize the optimal strategy for her clients.

Ms. Hanford attained experience in several diverse areas of law. Her impressive résumé began right out of law school when Hanford was recruited by and worked for The Legal Aid Society of Nassau County. Shortly thereafter, she was appointed as an assistant prosecutor in Nassau County. Ms. Hanford was assistant to a senior associate in a prominent midtown law firm focusing on trademark and copyright infringement. She was also outside counsel to a multimillion-dollar international security firm and to a downtown Manhattan law firm, operating as special counsel at one of the world’s top financial conglomerates. Ms. Hanford spent the majority of the last half of her career counseling and protecting the rights of healthcare providers in just about every area of their practices.

Ms. Hanford is admitted to practice in United States District Court: Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. Ms. Hanford received her Bachelor of Science from St. John’s University and her Juris Doctor from Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center.

To schedule an arbitration with Ms. Hanford, or to obtain her fee schedule, please contact or call (212) 465-1128. 

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