Anya A. Marino is ACLU of Florida’s deputy legal director. She joined the ACLU of Florida in June 2019 initially as a staff attorney in ACLU of Florida’s Voting Rights Campaign. She uses litigation, education, and other advocacy methods to advance voting rights and justice for marginalized communities.
Anya is part of a litigation team representing individual and organizational plaintiffs in Gruver, et al. v. Barton et al., which challenges Florida’s legislative action seeking to undermine Florida’s historic Amendment 4 ballot initiative that restored voting rights to approximately 1.4 million people with previous felony convictions.
In her spare time, Anya teaches advanced legal writing and appellate practice as a member of Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law’s adjunct faculty. Anya additionally coaches the College’s law students in interscholastic moot court competitions.
Anya previously practiced in Maryland and Washington, DC, where she represented individuals in employment discrimination and whistleblower matters, involving claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, and the National Defense Authorization Act’s enhancement of contractor protection from reprisal for disclosure of certain information. Anya also assisted transgender persons seeking government-issued identity documents reflecting their authentic selves. And she publishes and present on issues related to transgender employment discrimination.
Before joining the ACLU, Anya worked for a law firm in Annapolis, Maryland and as an Assistant County Attorney in the Anne Arundel County Office of Law’s Government and Operations Section. She also worked for a criminal practice in the District of Columbia, briefing matters in the federal and District of Columbia’s appellate courts. After law school, Anya clerked for Associate Judge Michele D. Hotten during her tenure on the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.
Anya graduated from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. During law school, she participated in the Appellate and Post-Conviction Advocacy Clinic, co-chaired the Fall Moot Court Competition, and assisted in the preparation, research, and editing of Maryland’s brief opposing a petition to the United States Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari in a matter regarding the scope of the Second Amendment. She also served as an Asper Fellow to Associate Judge Lynne A. Battaglia of the Court of Appeals of Maryland. Anya received a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology from The Johns Hopkins University.
Anya is admitted to practice in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Florida.