It seems that abhorrent workplace discrimination and sexual harassment is in the news literally every day as of late. In that light, I thought that there would be no better and more timely guest on the Next Lawyer Up podcast than Teri Mastando. Teri is a talented, highly-respected and experienced attorney in this area and she really knows what she is doing. She handles the plaintiff's side of employment law and also helps out a number of companies with regard to their discrimination policies and tries to educate them on and prevent them from having far reaching sexual harassment issues, which can not only damage a company but, oftentimes, destroy it completely. It's pretty reasonable insurance to have Teri on your side! Teri practices with the law firm of Mastando and Artrip located in Huntsville, Alabama. Both her partners, Tony Mastando and Eric Artrip, are also highly respected and skilled in their own practice areas. In fact, I think about this law firm often whenever cutting edge legal issues come up - they invariably are usually the first ones out of the gate as far as class actions and prosecuting claims to help their clients. I enjoyed spending some time with Teri and anyone who wants to know more about this area of law will learn a great deal. I know I did!
This is an interesting podcast to me because I first met Clint Butler several years ago through his oldest son, Hunter. Hunter played football for me in a youth football league along with my middle son, Tom. Hunter was a tough, confident, smart and perceptive kid as a 7 year old as was his little brother Alec. Both played fullback and linebacker for me over several years and I could always count on them as they both had a knack for seeing the entire field and game for what it was and not just an individual play or two. As I learned, the sons simply emulated the father. Clint is a highly respected lawyer in Alabama and he practices with two equally talented law partners, Jeff McKinney and Roy Braswell with the law firm of McKinney, Braswell and Butler. I enjoyed catching up with Clint. As we discussed, Hunter and Tom have remained good friends to this day and it is hard to believe they are now 22 years old! Those past days on the football field seem like yesterday.