Lía Fiol-Matta is an Associate Attorney at Hyderally & Associates P.C. with offices in New Jersey and New York. She represents plaintiffs in employment matters, mostly in discrimination and retaliation cases, as well as civil rights violations. Prior to this, Fiol-Matta was General Counsel at Local 100 UNITE HERE, representing over 13,000 food and beverage service workers in New York and New Jersey. She represented labor unions for close to 14 years, having been Associate General Counsel at Local 32BJ SEIU prior to joining Local 100.
As Union Counsel, Fiol-Matta litigated contractual violations and discipline and discharge arbitrations, investigated and handled unfair labor practice charges and elections before the National Labor Relations Board, negotiated collective bargaining agreements, provided legal advice and support to union leadership, staff, shop stewards and members on grievance handling, organizing campaigns, work actions, contract interpretation, employment discrimination, government assistance programs and other labor and employment matters.
She is a former psychologist and educator. Ms. Fiol-Matta received her law degree from City University of New York School of Law and holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico.
She is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York as well as the District of New Jersey and is a member of the New York and New Jersey Bars.