We have deep roots in Employment Law.
We have deep roots in employment law.
The principal attorney, Glicel Sumagaysay, has represented both employees and employers in litigation. This experience provides her with a unique edge in any representation.
Glicel worked as an employment paralegal for years prior to becoming an employment attorney. She connected with employee clients on a regular basis. Being an employee in both supportive and managerial roles has given her inherent and valuable insight into employee perspective. Glicel uses this perspective to inform her employee and employer representation.
We aim to assist fellow small business owners like us in navigating the constantly changing landscape of California employment law and preventing bad employer practices against employees. To that end, Ms. Sumagaysay provides guidance, policy creation, policy updating and advice to employers. Educating employers, through counseling and training for their supervisors and employees, helps ensure employer compliance with the law and protection from incorrect claims.
The Firm's success is due in large part to referrals from gracious clients, friends, and colleagues, for whom we are extremely grateful.
Glicel Sumagaysay (She/Her)
(pronounced Gli-sell Soo-muh-guy-sigh)
In her legal career, the principal attorney, Glicel Sumagaysay, has litigated and resolved various matters for her clients in court, administrative agency forums, mediations, and pre-litigation negotiations. She has been lead counsel on bench trials, Labor Commissioner hearings, and internal employer hearings with public entities. She has also been second chair in a federal civil trial.
Ms. Sumagaysay is admitted to practice in the State of California, the California Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. She was admitted pro hac vice to the United States District Court for the: Eastern District of Pennsylvania; Eastern District of Wisconsin; District of New Jersey; Eastern District of Texas.
As a member of the Alameda County Bar Association's Labor and Employment Section Executive Committee, Ms. Sumagaysay leads the committee in creating mandatory continuing legal education programs on relevant employment law and related issues for other employment attorneys. Ms. Sumagaysay was Chair in 2020, Vice Chair in 2019 and a member of the committee since 2018. She has been a member of the Alameda County Bar Association since 2017.
She is a current member of the California Employment Lawyers Association, and the Solo and Small Firm Section of the State Bar of California. She served on the Barristers Committee of the California Employment Lawyers Association from 2015-2017.
Ms. Sumagaysay served on the Board of Directors of Richmond Community Foundation from 2016-2017.
In 2014, Ms. Sumagaysay graduated from the Consumer Attorneys of California New Leaders Council.
Ms. Sumagaysay attained her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis in 2003. She obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from San Francisco Law School in 2008, where she earned a Witkin Award for Choice of Law.