June 5, 2012
Jamie K. Mulholland, Jamie Mulholland Marketing: (609) 770-2502,
April M. Colby, Marketing Manager, Martin Law: (267) 765-2024,
Martin Law’ Harris Appointed to Friends of Farmworkers Board
(Philadelphia, PA) – Associate
Maria E. Harris of Martin Law has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Friends of Farmworkers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the living and working conditions of indigent farmworkers, mushroom workers, food processing workers, and workers from immigrant and migrant communities.
Headquartered in Philadelphia, the organization offers legal services to workers employed in Pennsylvania who have claims arising out of that employment, and provides community education on the legal rights of such workers. With close ties to several ethnic groups, including the Mexican mushroom worker community in Chester and Berks County and the Philadelphia Asian community, Friends of Farmworkers counts among its dedicated volunteers undergraduate students, law students, attorneys and interested members of the community.
Harris, who focuses her practice on Social Security Disability and Long-Term Disability, is a member of the American and Philadelphia Bar Associations and a number of sections of each, including the Young Lawyers Division, Women in the Profession and Minorities in the Profession. She is bilingual in Spanish and English.
Founded by George Martin in 1979, Martin Law is one of the few firms in Pennsylvania that restricts its practice to workers’ compensation, is one of the largest firms in the state that only represents injured workers, and takes great pride in its very diverse staff of attorneys and administrative professionals.