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Betty Grdina has more than 35 years experience as an active litigator handling labor and employment matters for unions and employees in federal and state courts.

Ms. Grdina has successfully represented workers, employees and unions in hundreds of discrimination, civil rights and labor law cases. From 1983 to 1995, she served as outside Regional Counsel for the International Union United Auto Workers in northern Ohio. From 1995 to 1999, Ms. Grdina held a series of positions with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in Washington, D.C., becoming Deputy General Counsel, where she supervised the union's nation-wide litigation practice.

Since leaving the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Ms. Grdina has represented the Service Employees International Union and other unions in a variety of matters in Washington, D.C. She was of counsel with the law firms Yablonksi, Both & Edelman and Heller, Huron, Chertkof, Lerner, Simon & Salzman, PLLC, before joining Mooney Green Saindon Murphy & Welch in 2010.

Ms. Grdina became a member of the bar in Ohio in 1981, and joined the District of Columbia bar in 1996 and the Maryland bar in 2015. She is a member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA), the Maryland Employment Lawyers Association (MELA) and the Maryland State Bar Association.

Ms. Grdina was born in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Case Western Reserve University, magna cum laude, with a B.A. in political science and sociology. She received her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Cleveland Marshall University in 1981. Before she became an attorney, Ms. Grdina was Director of Community Development for the City of Cleveland in 1978-1979 under the leadership of then-Mayor Dennis Kucinich.


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