Over the course of his career, Mr. Filippatos has worked tirelessly to defend employee rights in the workplace. He is experienced in claims of workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, race or gender based hostile work environment, unlawful micro-aggression, retaliation, denial of religious and disability accommodations, violation of state and federal wage and hour laws, and interference with medical and other protected leave(s). Mr. Filippatos regularly provides crucial guidance for his clients on matters of discrimination, retaliation, employee rights, and employer liability in the workplace.
Mr. Filippatos received his Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law. During law school, Mr. Filippatos served in numerous leadership roles, including on the Executive Board of Fordham’s Moot Court team, as Treasurer of the Fordham Law Labor and Employment Law Society, and as Social and Events Chair of Fordham’s chapter of OUTLAWS (LGBT Students’ Association). Mr. Filippatos was highly dedicated to servicing employee and civil rights while in law school, becoming instrumental in the founding of his law school’s Labor and Employment Law Society, as well as to the installation of gender-neutral restroom options on his law school’s campus.
Before joining Filippatos PLLC, Mr. Filippatos worked at other employment law firms, where he focused on both plaintiff’s rights and employment defense. Additionally, Mr. Filippatos worked as a student attorney at Fordham University’s Criminal Defense Clinic where, under a student practice order, he represented underserved clients in New York criminal court, in matters ranging from arraignment to post-conviction. Prior to law school, Mr. Filippatos worked as a paralegal at internationally-recognized immigration law firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English & American Literature from New York University, with a minor in Creative Writing.
Mr. Filippatos is admitted to practice law in Florida, and currently pending admission to the New York State Bar. When not practicing law, Theodore enjoys traveling, hiking, weightlifting, watching sports, and spending time with his friends, family, and puppy, Brady.