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 We have deep roots in Employment Law.
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We have deep roots in employment law.


The Law Office of Glicel Sumagaysay

strives to achieve justice, equal treatment, and compliance for its clients

while maintaining the utmost integrity, respect, and service. 

The principal attorney, Glicel Sumagaysay, has represented both employees and employers in litigation at her previous jobs.  That experience provides her with a unique perspective 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 and compassion for employees.  Glicel uses this outlook to inform her client representation. 


The firm aims to assist fellow small business owners in navigating the constantly changing landscape of California employment law and importantly, preventing bad employer practices against employees.  To that end, Glicel 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.

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.  Glicel has also been second chair in a federal civil trial.  

Glicel 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 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.  Glicel was Vice Chair of the committee in 2019 and a member of the committee since 2018.  She has been a member of the Alameda County Bar Association since 2017.

Glicel is also a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association, and the Solo and Small Firm Section of the State Bar of California/California Lawyers Association.  As Vice Chair of the California Employment Lawyer's Association's Worker Outreach committee, Glicel helps provide Know Your Rights videos and programs to educate workers about their rights in the workplace. 


Glicel is also a member of the Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers' Alliance and its Civic Engagement Committee

As of 2021, Glicel is a member of the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California and the National Filipino American Lawyers Association. 

In June 2023, Glicel will begin her service as a Director on the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California's Board. She will co-direct the organization's clinics, providing free legal assistance to the filipino, AAPI and other communities. 


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.

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