KATHERINE R.MAZAHERI-FRANZE

Fighting Social Injustice Throughout Oklahoma

 

 
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Attorney Katherine R. Mazaheri-Franze is the managing attorney at Mazaheri Law Firm. Since 2009, her role and great honor is to bring together and manage a passionate group of zealous advocates, providing straight-forward legal services with compassion and integrity. The Mazaheri Law Firm has grown from a solo practice to a burgeoning law firm with multiple skilled attorneys and dedicated support staff. In a short time, Mazaheri Law Firm has gained a powerful reputation for taking on cases that attack various social injustices, leading to extensive recoveries for clients in cases of employment discriminationharassment and retaliation based upon race, gender, national origin, sexual stereotyping, age, disability, and pregnancy. Additionally, as a business owner herself, she can assist other business owners in avoiding the pitfalls of hiring, termination, and discipline of employees.

Helping Oklahoma's Youth

Mazaheri-Franze's true passion is her love of family, in particular: children. She is a board member of EMOMs, Edmond Mothers of Multiples, and has dedicated support toward assisting in organizations that focus on children's needs/rights. Previously, she was an active member of Youth Services for Oklahoma County Board of Trustees, a well-known organization whose focus is “Changing Young Lives” in the community and currently sits on the in kind committee for Infant Crisis Services. She also has worked tirelessly for families, helping with the adoption process for many Oklahomans. It’s a process that she’s familiar with, having added a little brother and cousin to her own family, so it’s a cause, among many others, that she will wholeheartedly continue to fight for. 

Background and Recognition

Attorney Mazaheri-Franze is a graduate and fellowship recipient from Oklahoma City University School of Law and a University of Oklahoma Alum. Mazaheri's experience ranges from years as a real estate associate to clerking for a National insurance company and assisting in contract legal work for commercial properties through MidFirst Bank. Her legal experience also covers geographic areas ranging from work in Oklahoma City, Washington DC, and Orlando, Florida. She is AV® Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Rated For Highest Level of Professional Excellence in 2017 and has been recognized as a SuperLawyers Rising Stars for 2016, 2017. She continues her community involvement as an alternate delegate for the Oklahoma Bar Association House of Delegates, as a member of the OCU Law alumni board and mentorship committee member, and a committee member at Infant Crisis Services.

 

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit

Honors and Awards

  • 2019 AV Preeminent™Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® - Martindale-Hubbell®'s oldest and most well-respected legal rating service, AV Preeminent™ is the highest rating of its kind

  • 2017, 2018 AV Peer Review by Martindale Hubbell® - Martindale-Hubbell®'s AV Ratings elect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary based on legal ability and general ethical standards.

  • Avvo "Superb" 9.4/10 - This attorney rating service aims to recognize individual lawyers for their skill, professionalism, and experience. 9.4/10 "Superb" is the highest rating.

  • 2016, 2017 Super Lawyers® Rising Stars - Only 5% of attorneys in each state and practice area annually receive the honor of being included in this list.

  • 40 under Forty from okcBIZ Magazine

Languages

  • English

  • Spanish

 

Education

  • J.D., Oklahoma City School of Law

  • B.A., University of Oklahoma

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Family Law & Employment Law Section, Member

  • Oklahoma County Bar Association, Member

  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member

  • Oklahoma Real Estate License, 2003

  • United Way Board Serve, 2014-2015

  • Board of Trustees for Youth Services for Oklahoma County, External Affairs Committee, 2015-2016

  • Edmond Mother’s of Multiples, Executive board member

  • Alternative Delegate to the Oklahoma Bar Association House of Delegates

  • OCU School of Law, Alumni Board Member

 

Areas of Practice