StaffSenior Employment Litigation Paralegal
Dustyn Rick Bio
Dustyn is a Senior Paralegal at MKO Employment Law LLC. As a skilled and degreed paralegal specializing in employment law, with well over a decade of experience, she is highly independent manager of complex legal matters. She has worked closely with Attorneys Michael Kraemer, Christi Wallace, and Kayla Drum for many years. In fact, she was the first employee hired by this long-standing litigation team. She is not only a core team asset; she is more importantly a member of our family.
Dustyn has a start-to-finish knowledge of countless employment-based litigation cases. There’s almost nothing she hasn’t seen and she encourages our clients to ask her anything. She is happy to guide clients through the legal process and answer any questions they may have with compassion and confidentiality. She has authored a vast number articles about various employment topics and enjoys this subject matter thoroughly.
Her professional passion is fighting for employees who have been illegally discriminated against for reasons beyond their control. Her favorite part of employment law is that her job is never boring and every day is something completely different. She was recently asked, “When do you plan to retire?” She responded, “Why would I ever retire? I love my job.”
Dustyn was born and raised in Westmoreland County. When she’s not working hard for your rights, she’s into all things weird, fantastic, strange, and spooky. She even jokingly calls herself “The Hand of the King” (Game of Thrones reference) because of her vast experience, authority, discretion, and love of fantasy. She hosts extravagant annual Halloween parties and enjoys listening to 90s music, David Bowie and weepy British bands. Otherwise, she can be found digging for treasures at record shops, tending to her houseplants, and spending quality time with her dog Rocky.
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