Mianda Bashala is an associate in the firm’s Labor & Employment Group where she helps clients meet their business objectives and minimize liability through the effective application of labor and employment laws. Her practice currently includes a wide range of labor and employment matters.

Mianda represents clients in employment litigation involving various employment claims, including discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, wage and hour disputes, and a variety of other employment-related claims arising under various federal and state laws, including Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. 

Mianda also represents clients in various labor matters. She has experience arbitrating grievances for unionized employers; representing employers in unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board including labor arbitrations. In addition, Mianda represents clients in responding to administrative charges before the EEOC and other state agencies.

Prior to joining KMK Law, Mianda was adjunct professor and served as labor counsel for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Human Resources Division. Mianda earned her Master of Arts in Human Resources from the Carl H. Lindner College of Business, University of Cincinnati in 2020 and she earned her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 2005. Mianda earned her B.A. in Political Science in 2002, summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts.

Professional and Community Involvement

Cincinnati Bar Association

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, Board Member

The Tandana Foundation, Board Member and HR Committee

Ohio State Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

The National Black Lawyers Top 100

News & Resources





What was your first job?
I worked at Macys’ as a customer service representative in the suits department in downtown Boston, MA. I enjoyed seeing the transformation from casual to business attire.

What is the best advice you've ever received?
To be the one to define what “success” is, and then trace my own path to “success.”  

What is your favorite childhood memory?
Going to our family farm every Sunday with my father. I was born and raised in Kinshasa, Congo (DRC) in central Africa. Every Sunday, my father drove us to the outskirt of the city to spend time with him at the farm. I looked forward to Sundays as it was our uninterrupted time with dad. We worked around the farm – fed the pigs, goats, chickens…My favorite part was fishing. We cooked what we caught, and closed the day with a picnic with dad.

Where would we find you on a typical Saturday?
On Saturday, you can catch me at Costco with all four of my kids. It is our “hang out spot.”

What is something people might be surprised to learn about you?
I enjoy extreme sports.


  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • Massachussets


M.A., Carl H. Lindner College of Business, University of Cincinnati, 2020

J.D., Northeastern University School of Law, 2005

B.A., University of Massachusetts, 2002, summa cum laude


  • Fluent in English, French, Tshiluba, and Lingala.
  • Conversational in Swahili and Spanish
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