Welcome to Strianese, PLLC – Charlotte NC Employment Lawyers

Strianese PLLC is a Charlotte based law firm focusing on sexual harassment, employment discrimination, wage and hour, Qui Tam / whistleblower retaliation, and non-competition / non-solicitation cases. The firm’s main focus is on representing employees who have been fired for unlawful reasons, or are experiencing discrimination or harassment in the workplace. Our practice is built on providing individualized attention to our clients’ cases and working tirelessly to protect their rights. Our attorneys have represented clients in individual litigations, class and collective actions, and other high-stakes, complex litigation, and has the ability to pursue cases vigorously.

We represent everyone from high level executives to rank and file workers in disputes with their employers. While these disputes can sometimes be resolved amicably through negotiation, litigation is often necessary. Our approach to litigation is to prepare thoroughly, think strategically, and advance relentlessly. And, if a trial is necessary, we will present your case to a jury in a way that maximizes your chance to win.

If you are interested in legal representation or would like to discuss your case or legal issue with us, please fill out a Case Evaluation Form available on our contact page.

Fewer Cases; Better Results
Some law firms use a model of taking as many cases as possible and managing them with paralegal or a support staff “case manager” until they are settled or go to trial. That may work for them, but that is not how we litigate cases. Instead, we take on a small number of meritorious cases and spend a substantial amount of time on each of them. Cases are prepared thoroughly at every stage. Our attorneys return calls promptly. Clients are never directed to support staff for case updates. While this limits the number of clients we can represent at one time, we believe that this approach leads to better results in the cases we do accept. Our latest case.

Day 1: Prepare For Trial
While many cases settle, and it is usually a wise decision to see if a settlement can be reached, some cases will ultimately wind up before a jury. Everything we do during the course of litigation is designed to improve our client’s position at trial. Preparing each case as if it will be tried is a critical part of a successful litigation strategy because it improves the client’s position in every aspect of the case, from discovery, to dispositive motions, to settlement negotiations. And, when it’s time for trial, the case is ready.

Know Your Adversary
Mr. Strianese spent nearly a decade working as an employment litigator for one of the largest law firms in the country. During that time, he handled all manner of employment cases for Fortune 500 companies, major hedge funds, private equity firms, and small businesses. Whatever defense your employer raises, Mr. Strianese has not only seen it before, he has probably used it before. Knowing the other side’s moves in advance makes it far easier to counter them.

Click to Apply to the 2016 Employment Law Scholarship

  • Strianese PLLC is pleased to announce the Employment Law Scholarship for the 2016-2017 school year. The employment law attorneys at Strianese PLLC are interested in supporting students with strong academic credentials, demonstrating financial need, and an interest in attending law school and focusing on employment law issues. This scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000 and will be presented in the spring semester of 2017. We will stop accepting applications on December 31, 2016.

    Applicants will be required to demonstrate:
    1. Why they want to become an attorney.
    2. Why they are interested in studying and potentially practicing in the area of employment law.
    3. Personal commitment to working with those affected by discrimination, harassment, and sexual harassment in the workplace.

    Employment Law Scholarship


    • This scholarship is awarded primarily based upon on merit & need.
    • Completed application must be submitted online by December 31, 2016. Late applications will not be considered.
    • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
    • Applicant must be attending college or law school by the spring semester of 2017.
    • Applicant must plan to attend law school but will not yet have graduated from law school by spring semester 2017.
    • Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
    • A transcript must be attached for application for consideration.
    • Applicant must submit an un-opened copy of official transcripts if selected as a finalist.
    • This scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000 to be awarded the spring semester of 2017.
    • Applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and resumes in support of their application.
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