Marijana Matura

Marijana Matura

Melville, New York

Marijana Matura is a partner at Kessler Matura P.C., where she represents individuals in litigation and negotiation in all areas of employment law.  Ms. Matura’s practice focuses on employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and multi-plaintiff litigation, including wage and hour class and collective actions.  She also represents individuals in negotiating executive and professional employment contracts and severance agreements.
She has represented employees across many industries, including restaurant workers, healthcare marketing representatives, delivery drivers, administrative assistants, domestic workers, manual laborers, and medical technicians, achieving unpaid wages, liquidated damages, and other relief. 

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York


  • St. John's University School of Law, New York, New York
    • Juris Doctor
    • Honors: Moot Court Honor Society, Executive Board Member
  • Cornell University
    • Major: Industrial and Labor Relations


  • Panelist: “Independent contractors and contingent workers under the NLRA,” American Bar Association, 10th Annual Labor and employment Law Conference, Chicago, Illinois, 2016
  • Panelist: “Best Practices for the Hospitality Industry,” New York City Bar Association, May 2018
  • Trainer: “Mediation Advocacy Training,” Eastern District of New York and the Federal Bar Association, September 2108
  • Presenter “Overview of Employment Discrimination Law,” Eastern District of New York and the Federal Bar Association, September 2018
  • Moderator: NELA/NY Fall Conference, September 2018
  • Presenter: “Epic Changes: Arbitration and Class Collective Action Waivers.” New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Conference, Montreal, Canada, October 2018

Honors and Awards

  • List of top attorneys in New York in Employment Litigation, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2013 - 2018
  • Long Island’s Top Women in Law, Hofstra University School of Law, 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Employment Lawyers Association of New York (NELA/NY), Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Huntington Lawyers’ Club, Member


  • Spanish
  • Croatian