Attorney Katherine R. Mazaheri-Franze is the founder and managing attorney at Mazaheri Law Firm. Since 2009, she has been managing a passionate group of zealous advocates, providing straight forward legal services with compassion and integrity. The Mazaheri Law Firm has grown from a solo practice is to a burgeoning law firm with multiple skilled attorneys and dedicated support staff. In a short time, Mazaheri Law Firm has gained a powerful reputation for taking on cases that attack various social injustices.
As a trial lawyer, she has litigated, mediated, and been before administrative agencies to receive extensive recoveries for plaintiffs in cases of wrongful discharge, sexual harassment/assault, employment discrimination (based on race, age, gender, sexual stereotyping, pregnancy, national origin, and disability), as well as disputes involving wage and hour nonpayment, medical leave, confidentiality and non-compete agreements, employee handbook and company policy violations, and breaches of employment agreements.
A portion of Katherineâ€™s trial practice is devoted to assisting families in times of crisis. She assists clients with dissolution of marriage, custody and visitation, property division, and step-parent adoptions. Along with divorce, she assists couples in negotiation of pre-nuptial agreements and protection of assets.
As part of her employment practice, Katherine often trains and counsels employers on a broad range of matters affecting the workplace, including hiring, discipline, terminations policies and procedures (including creation and auditing of employment handbooks), drug and alcohol testing, anti-discrimination and anti-harassment, employment contracts, severance agreements, and confidentiality agreements. More recently she has had the opportunity to educate tribal employees on sexual harassment and train 400+ employees in the workplace.
During the pandemic she has done several public service seminars including: Employment Law Q & A, Employment Guidance during the Coronavirus Pandemic, and Employment Law Q&A: Back to Work Edition. Mazaheri Law Firmâ€™s next seminar addressing Illness in the Workplace during a Pandemic will be at 11:30 am on July 22, 2020.
U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma
U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
Honors and Awards
2019 AV Preeminentâ„¢Rating by Martindale-HubbellÂ® - Martindale-HubbellÂ®'s oldest and most well-respected legal rating service, AV Preeminentâ„¢ is the highest rating of its kind
2017-2020 AV Peer Review by Martindale HubbellÂ® - Martindale-HubbellÂ®'s AV Ratings elect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary based on legal ability and general ethical standards.
Avvo "Superb" 9.4/10 - This attorney rating service aims to recognize individual lawyers for their skill, professionalism, and experience. 9.4/10 "Superb" is the highest rating.
2016, 2017, & 2020 Super LawyersÂ® Rising Stars - Only 5% of attorneys in each state and practice area annually receive the honor of being included in this list.
40 under Forty from okcBIZ Magazine
J.D., Oklahoma City School of Law
B.A., University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma Bar Association, Family Law & Employment Law Section, Member
Oklahoma County Bar Association, Member
National Employment Lawyers Association, Member
Oklahoma Real Estate License, 2003
United Way Board Serve, 2014-2015
Alternative Delegate to the Oklahoma Bar Association House of Delegates
Oklahoma City Mom, Know Your Rights: Employment in a Pandemic