The Strojnik Firm LLC

Labor & Employment litigation

Examples of Our Successful Employment Discrimination Litigation Results

We have provided below successful results from a few areas of disability discrimination outlined on our webpage. The list below is by no means exhaustive, but we are hopeful it provides the reader with an example of the type of work that we do. At times, we do handle an occasional product liability case, which is consistent with our theme of helping the smaller classes against big business. An example case is provided at the bottom of this page. 


Nikki J. Parker v. David McCarville; McCarville Law Offices, U.S. District Court Case No. 2:10-cv-00304 (Non-Payment of Overtime Wages)


Attorney for Plaintiff: Peter Strojnik (The Strojnik Firm LLC)

Attorneys for Defendant: Laurent Baudeaux; Neil M. Alexander; Kristy Peters (Littler Mendelson)


In this case, the plaintiff, Ms. Parker, alleged that her employer, McCarville Law Offices, did not pay her overtime wages for several years. Ms. Parker alleged that she was a paralegal working for David McCarville and his law firm. She further alleged that over the years, she had worked many hours over 40 hours per week, but that she was not appropriately compensated for that time. Ms. Parker hired The Strojnik Firm LLC. Through several depositions, negotiation and other tactics, Mr. Strojnik was able to obtain a favorable settlement for Ms. Parker. Currently, the McCarville Law Offices is no longer in operation. 


Amy Patterson v. Two Fingers LLC dba Stone & Vine Restaurant et al., U.S. District Court Case No. 2:15-cv-00494 (Sexual Harassment)


Attorney for Plaintiff: Peter Strojnik (The Strojnik Firm LLC)

Attorneys for Defendant: Eddie Pantiliat (Hymson Goldstein & Pantiliat); Jason Mullis (Wood Smith Henning & Berman)


The Plaintiff, Amy Patterson, worked for a well-known North Scottsdale restaurant as a manager. While working there, she alleges that one of the owners' principals sexually harassed her by physically touching her and making sexually suggestive comments to her. After Ms. Patterson could no longer tolerate the mistreatment she alleged receiving, she retained The Strojnik Firm LLC to obtain results for her. Mr. Strojnik filed a federal lawsuit and quickly obtained a lucrative and satisfying result for Ms. Patterson. 


Margaret Kalina v. Imagine Schools Incorporated, U.S. District Court Case No. 2:12-cv-02639 (Age Discrimination)


Attorney for Plaintiff: Peter Strojnik (The Strojnik Firm LLC)

Attorneys for Defendant: James Blair; Todd McKay (Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros)


In this case, the plaintiff Margaret Kalina worked for a well-known charter school in Arizona. Ms. Kalina worked on a year-by-year contract renewal basis as a school teacher. After several years of exemplary work as a teacher, her contract was not renewed, and she was replaced by a teacher that was many, many years her junior. Ms. Kalina alleged that she was more qualified and educated by her replacement, and that Defendant Imagine Schools paid her replacement much less than what Ms. Kalina was earning while employed at Imagine. Ms. Kalina retained Mr. Strojnik to file a federal lawsuit. After several depositions, rigorous discovery and intensive motion practice, The Strojnik Firm LLC was able to obtain a lucrative and just result for Ms. Kalina through settlement just weeks before the trial. 


Tracy Rexroat v. State of Arizona, Department of Education I and II, Multiple Case Numbers (Title VII and Non-Payment of Overtime Wages)


Attorney for Plaintiff: Peter Strojnik (The Strojnik Firm LLC)

Attorneys for Defendant: Arizona Attorney General's Office


This example case(s) is provided for the reader so that you are informed that the government is not beyond reproach when it comes to treating its workers unfairly. Ms. Rexroat, a long time client of The Strojnik Firm LLC and long time employee of the Arizona Department of Education, has been in constant litigation with the State of Arizona over its alleged unfair employment practices ranging from non-payment of overtime wages to unequal pay between her and other male employees performing the same job. Over several years, Ms. Rexroat, with the aggressive and dogged persistent of The Strojnik Firm LLC, has obtained tens of thousands of dollars in settlements through multiple cases from the State of Arizona for its alleged mistreatment of her in the workplace. 


Cami Conzoner v. Skin Cabaret et al., Maricopa County Superior Court Case No. CV2010-010771 (Sexual Harassment)


Attorney for Plaintiff: Peter Strojnik (The Strojnik Firm LLC)

Attorney for Defendant: Ronald Meyer (Meyer Law Firm)


Ms. Conzoner worked as an exotic dancer at a well-known dance club in Phoenix. While working there, she alleged that she was sexually attacked by the owner of the club, Todd Borowsky. Ms. Conzoner retained Mr. Strojnik to prosecute the club for sexual harassment and battery. This case was aggressively prosecuted by Mr. Strojnik and resulted in a substantial settlement for Ms. Conzoner. Women must know that whatever the employment context, whether it is at an office job or an exotic dance club, there is no excuse for sexual harassment and it is punishable. 


Diane Sahakian v. STATS ChipPAC, Inc. et al., U.S. District Court Case No. 2:08-cv-00241 (Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964)


Attorney for Plaintiff: Peter Strojnik (The Strojnik Firm LLC)

Attorneys for Defendant: Caroline Larsen; Eric Dowell (Olgetree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, P.C.)


This was a very unique case involving gender discrimination. In it, Ms. Sahakian, a vice president for a large Singaporean semiconduct company, alleged that as a woman, her male subordinates did not respect her because she was a woman and therefore did not complete the tasks she tasked them with doing. She further alleged that as a result of her team filled with men not doing the tasks she asked them to do, her job performance suffered because her team was not accomplishing their mandated goals. Ms. Sahakian was thereafter terminated and hired Mr. Strojnik to prosecute the Singaporean company. After a very contentious litigation that involved tens of depositions and months of discovery, the case settled lucratively for Ms. Sahakian on the second day of trial. 


Theresa Brooke v. G6 Hospitality, LLC dba Motel 6, U.S. District Court Case No. 2:14-cv-01929 (Title I of Americans with Disabilities Act)


Attorney for Plaintiff: Peter Strojnik (The Strojnik Firm LLC)

Attorneys for Defendant: Tracy Miller; Alexandra Gill (Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, P.C.)


This was a case surrounded by very disheartening facts but resulted in a very favorable result for the plaintiff Ms. Brooke. The plaintiff worked as a front desk attendant at a Flagstaff Motel 6. During her employment, she suffered from a debilitating disease that caused her to have to amputate her leg thereby leaving her to rely on a wheelchair for locomotion. During her amputation, she obviously took time off of work. When she returned, she alleges that Motel 6 terminated her employment because it claimed she could not perform the functions of front desk attendant successfully in a wheelchair; but of course she could. Irate and embarrassed, Ms. Brooke retained Mr. Strojnik to sue Motel 6 for vindication...and vindication she received. After a year of aggressive litigation, Mr. Strojnik was able to obtain a very favorable settlement for Ms. Brooke. 


Lorri Jo Dollbaum et al. v. Michelin North America, Inc. et al., U.S. District Court Case No. 2:13-cv-01414 (Product Liability)


Attorney for Plaintiff: Peter Strojnik (The Strojnik Firm LLC)

Attorneys for Defendant: Christian Henrichsen (CKGH Law, P.C.); Chis Pacetti (Yukevich Cavanaugh); Brad Vynalek (Quarles & Brady)


This was a straightforward and simple case, as most product liability cases are. The plaintiffs, husband and wife Mr. and Mrs. Dollbaum alleged that the tires on their truck were defective when one of them blew out and caused a severe rollover accident on the highway. Mr. and Mrs. Dollbaum retained Mr. Strojnik to establish the defective nature of the tire and prosecute Michelin through litigation. After several months of intense litigation, Mr. Strojnik was able to obtain a favorable resolution for the Dollbaums.