Correia & Puth welcomes two new attorneys to the firm, Elizabeth Flether and Melissa Stein.
Elizabeth W. Fletcher is an associate attorney with Correia & Puth, PLLC. She advocates for clients in all aspects of the firm’s litigation practice, including employment discrimination, retaliation, Title IX, and discrimination in public accommodations.
Prior to her work with Correia & Puth, Ms. Fletcher gained extensive experience with the judicial process in Washington, DC. Ms. Fletcher served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Phyllis D. Thompson of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. She also clerked for Judge John M. Mott and Judge Fern Flanagan Saddler of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Thereafter Ms. Fletcher litigated commercial matters with a DC law firm.
Ms. Fletcher earned her juris doctor from Howard University School of Law. During law school, she served as a student attorney in the Civil Rights Clinic and was also a member of the Charles Hamilton Houston National Moot Court Team. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese cum laude from the College of William & Mary, where she was admitted as a William & Mary Scholar. Ms. Fletcher is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and Maryland.
Melissa I. Stein is an associate attorney with Correia & Puth, PLLC and contributes to every aspect of the firm’s litigation docket. Ms. Stein represents individuals facing discrimination at work and school, focusing her practice on discrimination because of sex, race, and disability; retaliation; harassment; and other civil rights protections under state and federal law.
Ms. Stein graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School. During law school, she was law clerk to an employee-side employment law firm and a disability rights nonprofit organization. She also gained substantial legal experience as a student attorney at the Neighborhood Law Clinic, representing workers and tenants in employment and rental housing litigation. Working in another clinic as a student attorney, she assisted survivors of intimate partner violence and appeared in court on behalf of survivors to obtain restraining orders from further harm. Ms. Stein was awarded the Bernard Berk Memorial Award for outstanding commitment to the economically disadvantaged, received the Pro Bono Society Award of Distinction, and attained a summer scholarship for in recognition of her dedication to women’s rights. Ms. Stein further served as a Note and Comment Editor for the Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society. She received the Best Performance Award in Property Law and the Dean’s Academic Achievement Award.
Prior to law school, Ms. Stein worked as a paralegal on behalf of plaintiffs at a Chicago civil rights law firm, and volunteered with a widows’ rights organization in Arusha, Tanzania. She graduated cum laude from Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Global Studies and a minor in Nonprofit Administration.