Nora Ezzat Cozzillio is an associate attorney at Tully Rinckey, PLLC and a DMV native. She is a first-generation Arab American and a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park and The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law.
Nora has dedicated her legal career to assisting others who face threats to their livelihoods or careers as a result of severe civil rights violations on behalf of their employers, mentors, or supervisors. While that has been her primary practice field, Nora’s legal experience is quite expansive and includes practice in human and labor trafficking law, military justice, sexual assault, immigration, family, international business, privacy law, and labor and employment. Some of her previous positions include working for a pro bono legal clinic where she represented and advocated for low-income clients in immigration, domestic relations, and administrative proceedings. Nora also developed legal materials and literature to be used in presentations by international NGOs to immigrant communities, informing members of their rights when confronted by ICE and DHS challenges. Immediately following law school, Nora was an associate at a civilian military defense firm where she primarily conducted work on appellate cases predicated on sexual assault, one of which was heard before the Supreme Court. Nora also represented active duty, reserve, and retired service members who sought medical compensatory coverage and reimbursement from the military and Department of Veterans Affairs and was successful in approximately 95% of those cases.
Prior to joining Tully Rinckey, Nora worked as an associate at a DC-area plaintiff-side labor and employment firm, representing employees with claims of race discrimination, sexual harassment, and other civil rights violations before notable local, state, and federal tribunals. During her tenure, Nora often developed and utilized unique solutions for her clients’ disputes that helped avoid expensive and lengthy litigation yet achieved favorable results.
Nora has worked in several different realms of the law, each one more diverse than the next. However, one aspect has always remained the same – her desire to help people. No matter the position or the type of practice, it is Nora’s compassion for assisting others that propels her and her successful record.
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