Megan Goddard is an employment discrimination lawyer devoted to protecting equality in the workplace. She represents victims of all types of discrimination, including race, gender, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation and national origin, as well as victims of sexual harassment and discrimination-based retaliation. Megan also represents whistleblowers. Her clients face discrimination in various workplaces, including hospitals, law firms, factories, grocery stores, schools, transportation companies, insurance companies, retail stores, restaurants and child care centers, among others. Megan’s unwavering commitment to advocating for equal opportunities in the workplace extends beyond her legal practice. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the New York chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA-NY) and is a member of NELA-NY’s Gender Discrimination Committee. Megan is a longtime volunteer for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She also volunteers with the I-Mentor organization, Operation Santa Claus and the Cure Huntington’s Disease Initiative Foundation.
Anthony (Tony) Consiglio is an employment discrimination and civil rights lawyer. He has represented construction workers and restaurant workers seeking fair wages; a nursing mother denied a private room to express breast milk; pregnant women coincidentally “selected” for termination months before their babies were due; adjunct professors who were suddenly non-renewed after decades of service; the only woman in an office full of men, given the worst assignments and denied all the privileges her male workers enjoyed; young women sexually harassed by their supervisors or board members who control the company; female servers “dropped” when their restaurant “upgraded” to a more maître-d’-like “look”; a state court judge removed from the judicial bench when colleagues complained about the effects of her disabilities; and immigrants with long-ago criminal convictions targeted for deportation after they have rehabilitated their lives.
Tony utilizes passionate advocacy and argument, careful legal research, persuasive analytical writing, strategic investigation of documentary evidence, and rigorous examination of witnesses in sworn testimony to get the best results possible for our clients. Tony received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2011 and joined Goddard Law in 2020. Before becoming an attorney, Tony was a high school English teacher.
Siobhan Klassen is an employment discrimination lawyer who is passionate about protecting the rights of employees to be free from a discriminatory workplace. She has represented a wide-range of clients who have been victims of discrimination, including clients with intersecting claims of discrimination. Siobhan has also represented clients with unique or novel claims of discrimination and continues to work to advance anti-discrimination law. Prior to joining Goddard Law PLLC, Siobhan worked in both law firms and not-for-profit firms, including the Gender Equality Law Center, where she focused on impact litigation. Recently, she has focused on employee protections during the COVID-19 pandemic. Before litigating employment discrimination claims, Siobhan was a Fellow of Hofstra Law School’s Access to Justice Incubator, where she represented low-income individuals in a variety of legal claims. Siobhan is a member of the New York chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Associate and admitted to practice in New York and California.
Kelly Magnuson has been practicing law for 23 years and has brought more than 25 cases to jury verdict with a greater than 90% success rate. She is passionate about creating equal opportunities in the workplace and is determined to fight for all employees. In addition, Kelly is a board advisor for the Albany Therapeutic Riding Center— a nonprofit organization that provides equine programs for people with physical and emotional disabilities.
Over the last decade, Kelly has developed a practice focused on employment law. Her caseload has included representing employees that have experienced discrimination, sexual harassment, and NYS and federal wage and hour violations. Kelly is proud to have worked with multiple female law enforcement officers fighting to shatter some of the thickest glass ceilings in the public workforce.