Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles Discrimination, Harassment and Wrongful Termination Claims. Private Attorney Referral List

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1 , Harassment and Termination Claims Private Attorney Referral List If you think you have been discriminated against or harassed by your employer based on race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), religion, age marital status, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability, you can file a claim with the Department of Fair and Housing (DFEH) by calling The Department will investigate your claim for free. You may also want to contact a private attorney to assist you with your case by calling the Bar Association or one of the attorneys on the CELA list. We recommend that you speak with a Lawyer before you contact DFEH. Si usted cree que usted ha sido discriminado contra o acusado por su patrón por su raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo embarazo), religión, edad, estado civil, orientación sexual, o la incapacidad física o mental, usted puede registrar una demanda con el Departamento de Empleo Justo y Vivienda (DFEH) llamando al El Departamento investigará su reclamo gratis. Usted también puede contactar a un abogado privado para ayuda con su caso, llamando a la Asociación de Abogados o a uno de los abogados en la lista CELA. Recomendamos que usted hable con un abogado antes que usted avise al DFEH. Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service The following Bar Associations can help you find an attorney who will provide an initial consultation. A small fee ($30 - $35) may be charged. La Siguientes Asociaciónes de Abogados puede ayudarle a encontrar un abogado para una consulta inicial, se cobra una pequeña cuota ($30 - $35) por llamar. Los Angeles County Bar Association: (213) Long Beach Bar Association: (562) CELA (California Lawyers Association) The attorneys on the following list are members of CELA who practice in the Los Angeles area. This list is also available at The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles is informed that the following attorneys practice in the area of discrimination law. The Foundation, in providing you this referral list, is not in any way making any representation as to the quality of the work of any attorney or law firm listed; the Foundation staff does not identify a particular attorney or firm as a preferred choice. You can get more names of attorneys by calling a bar association or through the yellow pages under "Attorneys - Law." Los Siguientes abogados son miembros de CELA quienes trabajan en el área de Los Angeles. Esta lista también esta disponible en The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles esta informada que los siguientes abogados practican en el área de la ley de discriminación. The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, al darle esta lista de referencia, no Revised 03/26/09 Page 1 of 6

2 está de ninguna manera haciendo cualquier representación en cuanto a la calidad de trabajo de cualquier abogado o agencias de abogados en esta lista; y ninguna empleado de la fundación identificará a un abogado en particular o agencia como una opción preferida. Usted puede conseguir más información de abogados, llamando a la asociación local de abogados o en las páginas amarillas bajo el nombre de "Abogados- Ley de Discriminación. Amy Semmel Donfeld, Kelly & Rollman Olympic Blvd., Ste 1245 Los Angeles, CA Phone: (310) Fax: (310) Barbara Enloe Hadsell Hadsell & Stormer, Inc. 128 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Ste 204 Pasadena, CA Phone: (626) Fax: (626) Website: termination, Workplace discrimination, Retaliation, Sexual Termination in Violation of Public Policy, Overtime, Other Wage and Hour matters, Family and Medical Leave Violations and Whistle Blower Claims Termination Wage and Hour Sexual Harassment Privacy Rights Whistleblower Retaliation Merits of Case and Damages Brent Buchsbaum Carlin & Buchsbaum, LLP 555 East Ocean Blvd, Ste 818 Long Beach, CA Phone: (562) Fax: (562) Termination Workers Compensation Wage and Hour Sexual Harassment Public Employees Criteria Take cases on a contingency basis Website: David O. Natanzi Bavar, Natanzi & Soliemanzadeh LLP 1880 Century Park East, Ste 1100 Los Angeles, CA Phone: (310) Fax: (310) Sexual harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, wage and hour including overtime and meal/rest break cases Farsi Revised 03/26/09 Page 2 of 6 Each case individually evaluated but when it comes to wage and hour cases, we don t take any single plaintiff case where the amount owed is less than $10k

3 Dean B. Gordon Law Office of Dean B. Gordon 6067 North Fresno Street, Suite 101 Fresno, California TEL: (559) FAX: (559) Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles Labor and Law Only for cases in Fresno County Do Kim Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman, LLP 723 Ocean Front Walk Venice, CA (310) work (310) fax Dolores Leal Allred, Maroko & Goldberg 6300 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 1500 Los Angeles, CA Phone: (323) Fax: (323) Website: Violations by the United States Government or any state or local entity, (based on race, sex, disability, etc); Sexual Retaliation Wage and Hour, Appeals Class Actions International Human Rights law, including discrimination and harassment (on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, disability and/or perceived disability, age, and retaliation); wrongful termination and employment related tort claims Korean No minimum claim amount. Cases taken regardless of immigration status. Good evidence, such as witnesses documents, videos, etc., to support allegations. Will do a telephone consultation with an individual only if it appears that the person may perhaps have a viable claim, I then set up an in person consultation to further review the person s matter. Revised 03/26/09 Page 3 of 6

4 Eugenia Hicks Rick Hicks Hicks & Hicks 499 North Canon Dr # 307 Beverly Hills, CA (310) (310) (direct) (310) Janet M. Koehn 290 Maple Court # 118 Ventura, CA (805) (805) Fax Jennifer Kramer Jennifer Kramer Legal, APC 707 Wilshire Blvd # 3600 Los Angeles, CA (213) ext 113 (213) Fax discrimination and/or retaliation on the basis of their race, sex, age, disability and for whistle-blowing about unlawful employment practices Labor & Law litigation and counseling (harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, wage disputes, missed meal and rest periods, breach of contract, defamation) Class action experience Speaks fluent Able to take small cases that other CELA firms can t b/c have low overhead costs, the firm has represented mostly lowwage workers; experience in workers being forced to work off the clock, not being paid overtime, misclassified, retaliated against Will not do cases suing financially insecure employer Liability merits (ability to support claims with documentary evidence and witness testimony) and probably collectability if successful (financial viability of defendants) Revised 03/26/09 Page 4 of 6

5 Larry Minsky Law Office of Larry Minsky 444 W. Ocean Blvd., Ste 400 Long Beach, CA Phone: (562) Fax: (562) Lee R. Feldman The Feldman Law Firm Santa Monica Blvd. Century City, CA Phone: (310) Fax: (310) Website: Lisa L. Maki Law Offices of Lisa L. Maki 1111 S Grand Ave # 101 Los Angeles, CA (213) (213) Fax Sexual Employee Benefits/ERISA, Federal Employees, Public Employees Unemployment, Benefits Wage and Hour, Some civil rights issues, Defamation and other tort type claims Wage and Hour Sexual harassment Termination Class Actions Cases, Wage and Hour, Injury, and Class Actions (pregnancy, FMLA, medical) generally will not take case if the employee has not been terminated, client must have suffered actual losses Michael Jacob Kesluk & Silverstein, P.C Sunset Blvd., Ste 411 Los Angeles, CA Phone: (310) Fax: (310) Website: Class Actions, Failure to Pay Wages (Overtime, Minimum Wage, Meal & Rest Breaks) Meritorious cases, good effort at mitigation of damages Revised 03/26/09 Page 5 of 6

6 Paul P. Tashnizi Law Office of Paul P. Tashnizi 2625 Townsgate Rd, # 330 Westlake Village, CA (805) (805) Fax Wage and Hour,, Sexual Termination Farsi and Sarah B. Schlehr The Schlehr Law Firm, PC 10 Universal City Plaza, # 2000 Universal City, CA (310) (310) Fax Labor & Law Only represent employees (not employers). The Cochran Firm 4929 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 1010 Los Angeles, CA Phone: (323) Fax: (323) Website: Sexual Harassment (and other harassment) : Sex Gender Pregnancy Childbirth Marital Status Race National Origin Ancestry Color Sexual orientation Disability Age Religion Family & Medical Leave, Pregnancy Leave & Reasonable Accommodation, Retaliation, "Whistle Blowers", Civil Service, Contracts, Severance Agreements, Wages/Overtime Case Value in excess of $25k or less than $25k bringing about social justice Revised 03/26/09 Page 6 of 6

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