Owner of Bertini Law P.C.
At work: My practice is substantially dedicated to seeking to remedy workplace discrimination and to ensure employees are treated in a nondiscriminatory manner in the workplace, without regard to race, gender, disability, religion, national origin or sexual orientation. I have been named one of the Top 25 Female Lawyers in Virginia for the last seven consecutive years, one of the Top 50 Female Lawyers in Virginia for seven consecutive years, as well as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Virginia for the past four years by Super Lawyers Magazine. I have also been named among The Best Lawyers in America in the area of labor and employment law every year since 2010.
Home and family: I am married to Dr. Jack Siegel and have two bicoastal daughters (residing in Santa Monica and Manhattan) and one son, Iggy, who happens to be a sheepdog. I love to travel anywhere but especially the mountains of Colorado where my husband and I explore nature and find our chill ― literally, the only issue with Hampton Roads is its horrible humidity.
Volunteer activities: I am the vice chair of the Virginia Bar Association Employment and Labor Section Council. I am past chair of The Holocaust Commission of Tidewater which helps promote an understanding of the uniqueness and magnitude of the Holocaust, its unfolding stages, and its critical lessons. I’m on the personnel committee at Ohef Sholom temple.
Advice for women in business: It is taken from the Talmud: Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief; do justly, now; you are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.
Professional goal in five years: To diversify my talents to keep it “fresh” while still providing mentorship and opportunities for women in my field.
What really gets under my skin: Nothing gets me going like when people don’t respect others because of differences. It is that vex that propelled me into the work I find so satisfying.