We have deep roots in Employment Law.
The principal, Glicel Sumagaysay, worked as an employment paralegal for years prior to becoming an employment attorney. Talking to employees on a regular basis connected her to employees more than any other type of client. Being an employee herself gave her an inherent and valuable insight into employee perspective, which informs her employee representation.
Ms. Sumagaysay's experience being on both the employee and employer side in litigation provides her with a unique edge in any representation.
With the goal of preventing bad employer practices against employees, 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.
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 has been 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 the Chair 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.
She is also a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association, and the Solo and Small Firm Section of the State Bar of California.
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.