Taking a stand against racism is not easy and when you do so make sure that you have an experienced, knowledgeable and passionate attorney to represent you."
I am grateful to have discovered Attorney Julie Gafkay to represent my Civil Rights Case. I learned of Attorney Gafkay while researching the experiences of Black healthcare professionals who had experienced what I call, “patient initiated – employer sponsored race bias.” The most prominent case that Julie has represented to date is the Battle vs. Hurley case in which she represented Tonya Battle, a Black nurse whose employer honored a man’s request that African-American nurses not be allowed to care for his newborn. The case gained national attention. I googled Attorney Gafkay’s name and read the reviews on her website and contacted her. Soon after I contacted her office I received a phone call from Julie and immediately, I knew she was on my team. Julie had successfully represented several cases that were specific to Black health care workers experiencing patient initiated workplace discrimination. Despite the fact that Julie was representing me across the country I could always trust that Julie had done the work of researching every professional we would encounter in my community including the Judge, local counsel and the arbitrator. I was always informed and knew what to expect next in my proceedings. There was not a moment in which she represented my case that I did not feel prepared. I felt comfortable asking questions. Things all came together when Julie arrived for my mediation proceedings wearing a red jacket. She had put together an effective team which included local counsel to represent me. I knew they had my best interest at heart and they calmed my nerves. Julie was polished and knowledgeable and had researched cases similar to mine and their outcomes. She validated my experience. The end result is that I felt empowered and vindicated. Taking a stand against racism is not easy and when you do so make sure that you have an experienced, knowledgeable and passionate attorney to represent you. It is without hesitation that I recommend Julie Gafkay to represent your case against patient initiated -employer sponsored race bias.