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Allred Maroko & Goldberg's Attorneys Selected to Super Lawyers® Lists Again This Year

Allred, Maroko & Goldberg congratulates Gloria Allred, Michael Maroko, Nathan Goldberg, John S. West, Dolores Y. Leal, Renee Mochkatel, and Margery Somers, who were all selected for the prestigious 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers® list. Allred, Maroko & Goldberg also congratulates Christina Cheung for her selection to the 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers® to receive this honor.

Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

For more information about Super Lawyers®, visit SuperLawyers.com.


Allred, Maroko & Goldberg Adds Four New Partners

February 1, 2017 — Allred, Maroko & Goldberg is pleased to announce its new partners:

  • Renee Mochkatel
  • Margery Somers
  • Marcus Spiegel
  • Christina Cheung

Congratulations! A link to the Daily Journal announcement can be found here.


Allred, Maroko & Goldberg Files Lawsuit Against Donald Trump

January 17, 2017 — AMG and co-counsel filed a lawsuit on behalf of Summer Zervos against now President Donald Trump for defamation. The lawsuit alleges that Mr. Trump subjected Ms. Zervos to unwanted sexual touching while she was a contestant on The Apprentice. In October, 2016, Ms. Zervos came forward to reveal her account of Mr. Trump's sexual assault, as did other women, after seeing recordings from the set of "Access Hollywood" in which Trump made crude comments about grabbing women by the genitals. Trump then attacked these women. He said that their accounts were: "made up events THAT NEVER HAPPENED;" "100% fabricated and made-up charges;" "totally false;" "totally phoney [sic] stories, 100% made up by women (many already proven false);" "made up stories and lies;" "[t]otally made up nonsense." He stated: "Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign, total fabrication. The events never happened." We represent Summer Zervos in her suit against Donald Trump for these verbal, unfounded attacks. She wants to hold him accountable for his words and his actions, and to show that no matter how powerful the man, a woman's voice matters.


Allred, Maroko & Goldberg Attorneys Named 2017 Best Lawyers in America

The Best Lawyers in AmericaJanuary 2017 — Five of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg's attorneys have been recognized for legal excellence in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America, a prestigious list published by Woodward/White, Inc. The attorneys named are Gloria Allred, Nathan Goldberg, Dolores Leal, Michael Maroko and Margery N. Somers.


The Trial Lawyer magazine of the National Trial Lawyers recognizes Allred, Maroko & Goldberg as a 2016 member of The Forum: America's 25 Most Influential Law Firms.

January 2017 — Allred, Maroko & Goldberg is pleased to have been selected by the Trial Lawyer magazine of the National Trial Lawyers as a 2016 member of the Forum: America's 25 Most Influential Law Firms. Selection as a member of the Forum places Allred, Maroko & Goldberg among the top 25 civil plaintiff firms in the United States.


AMG Fights for Transgender Man Denied Services at Long Beach Barbershop

In March 2016, Rose Trevis, a transgender man, was denied services from Hawleywood's Barber Shop and Shaving Parlor in Long Beach, California. Multiple barbers at the shop told Rose that the shop would not provide services to Rose because "We do not cut women's hair." In addition, the barbershop's website stated its policy of denying services to women declaring that the shop's four locations were a "men's sanctuary" and "one thing you won't see at Hawleywood's is women." After AMG filed a lawsuit on behalf of Rose Trevis against Hawleywood's for violating Rose's civil rights, the barbershop settled the claim paying an undisclosed amount of damages and attorney's fees.

As part of the settlement, the Court issued an injunction against Hawleywood's barring the shop from refusing to serve customers based on their gender or perceived gender as well as an injunction against advertising that indicates a policy of refusing to provide services or accommodations based on an individual's gender or perceived gender. Following the lawsuit, Hawleywood's website was changed to read: "Hawleywood's Barber Shop attracts people from all walks of life."

http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-0824-hawleywood-settlement-20160823-story.html


California Rural Legal Assistance Honors Former Partner Tomás Olmos and Partner Dolores Leal With the Amigos Del Campesino Award

We are delighted to announce that partner Dolores Leal and former partner Tomás Olmos were given the Amigos Del Campesino Award by California Rural Legal Assistance. Their dedication has helped raise money and create awareness of California Rural Legal Assistance and the issues facing farm workers. Dolores and Tomás are well-respected legal leaders. They have both spent their careers fighting on behalf of the disenfranchised. We commend their hard work, which has benefited so many victims of discrimination.


'2016 California's Top-Tier Law Firms' by Martindale-Hubbell

Allred, Maroko & Goldberg has been recognized as one of the "2016 California's Top-Ranked Law Firms" by Martindale-Hubbell. This is a testament to the professional accomplishments of both the firm and its members.


Allred, Maroko & Goldberg Attorneys Named 2016 Southern California Super Lawyers

SuperLawyersPartners Gloria Allred, Michael Maroko, Nathan Goldberg, Dolores Leal and John West and associates Margie Somers and Rene Mochkatel have been selected to the list of 2016 Southern California Super Lawyers. Additionally, Dolores Leal was selected to the "Top 50 Female Attorneys" list.


2016 Was a Banner Year for Our Clients!

Firm has obtained over $30 million in verdicts and settlements in the past year for our clients.

Allred, Maroko & Goldberg had a banner year in 2016! We are pleased to announce that our firm has obtained over $30 million in verdicts and settlements in the past year for our clients.


Allred, Maroko & Goldberg Announces the Addition of Three Attorneys to the Firm

We would like to welcome Maria Diaz and Kirby Fernando Canon, who joined our firm this month. Maria and Kirby focus their practices on protecting the rights of employees in the workplace. We would also like to welcome back Christina Cheung, who returned to our firm after working as a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division in Washington, D.C.


Allred, Maroko & Goldberg Attorneys Named 2016 Best Lawyers in America

The Best Lawyers in AmericaJanuary 2016 — Four of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg's attorneys have been recognized for legal excellence in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America, a prestigious list published by Woodward/White Inc. The attorneys named are Gloria Allred, Michael Maroko, Nathan Goldberg and Dolores Leal.


Partner Dolores Y. Leal Receives Prestigious Joe Posner Award from the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)

September 2015 — Joe Posner was one of the founders of the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) who passed away in 2000. In Joe's honor and memory, CELA established the annual Joe Posner Award, which is given each year to an individual who has best demonstrated one or more of Joe's inspiring qualities:

  • Tireless commitment to the betterment of the plight of workers and the expansion of their rights
  • Selfless services to the employee rights' community
  • Promotion of collegiality amongst the employment bar
  • Unwavering efforts to further the education of his/her colleagues, opposing counsel and judiciary

Partner Dolores Y. Leal was recognized by her peers at CELA and received this prestigious award in 2015. Congratulations, Dolores!


Another Large Verdict on Behalf of our Client!

June 2015 — O'Brien v. Baca. A jury awarded $1,325,000 to our client, a pregnant woman who was fired after she filed for unemployment benefits based on her reduction in hours. The plaintiff in the case earned $15 an hour and had been employed for less than a year. The jury awarded $325,000 in compensatory damages and $1 million in punitive damages. Nathan Goldberg was lead counsel for our client.


'2015 California's Top-Ranked Law Firms' by Martindale-Hubbell

California's Top Ranked Law FirmsAllred, Maroko & Goldberg has been recognized as one of the "2015 California's Top-Ranked Law Firms" by Martindale-Hubbell. This is a testament to the professional accomplishments of both the firm and its members.


Allred, Maroko & Goldberg Opens New York Office

Allred, Maroko & Goldberg is pleased to announce the opening of a New York office at 305 Broadway, Suite 607, New York, New York 10007. We can be reached at 212-202-2966. Our fax is 212-202-2967. Mariann Wang of Cuti Hecker Wang LLP is of counsel in our New York office. Our practice areas are employment law, discrimination, sexual harassment, civil rights law and victims' rights, including representing victims of rape and sexual assault. Our firm is also well-known for successfully handling high-profile cases.


Allred, Maroko & Goldberg Attorneys Named 2015 Best Lawyers in America

The Best Lawyers in AmericaJanuary 2015 — Five of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg's attorneys have been recognized for legal excellence in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America, a prestigious list published by Woodward/White Inc. The attorneys named are Gloria Allred, Michael Maroko, Nathan Goldberg, Tomás Olmos and Dolores Leal.


Allred, Maroko & Goldberg Attorneys Named 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers

SuperLawyersAll partners and two associates have been named "Super Lawyers" by Law & Politics and Los Angeles Magazine. This recognition is the result of a unique multistep process that evaluates attorneys to find evidence of peer recognition and outstanding achievement. The attorneys named this year are Gloria Allred, Nathan Goldberg, Dolores Leal, John West, Michael Maroko, Renee Mochkatel and Margery Somers.


Allred, Maroko & Goldberg Attorneys Named 2014 Southern California Super Lawyers

June 2014 — All of our partners and two associates have been named Super Lawyers by Law & Politics and Los Angeles Magazine. This recognition is the result of a unique multistep process that evaluates attorneys to find evidence of peer recognition and outstanding achievement. The attorneys named this year are Gloria Allred, Nathan Goldberg, Dolores Leal, John West, Michael Maroko, Renee Mochkatel and Margery Somers.


Allred, Maroko & Goldberg Attorneys Named 2013 Southern California Super Lawyers

January 2013 — All of our partners and two associates have been named Super Lawyers by Law & Politics and Los Angeles Magazine. This recognition is the result of a unique multistep process that evaluates attorneys to find evidence of peer recognition and outstanding achievement. The attorneys named this year are Gloria Allred, Nathan Goldberg, Dolores Leal, John West, Michael Maroko, Renee Mochkatel and Margery Somers.


Partner Gloria Allred Sworn in as Member of the New York Bar

Women's rights attorney Gloria Allred was sworn in today, Sept. 25, 2013, as a member of the New York Bar. Ms. Allred, who has been a practicing attorney in California for 38 years and who is a partner in the Los Angeles law firm of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg, took the oath this morning.

Presiding Justice Karen K. Peters administered the oath to Ms. Allred at the Robert Abrams Building for Law and Justice in Albany, New York. Justice Peters became the first woman to serve as a presiding justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York for the Third Judicial Department when appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in April 2012.

"I am honored to be licensed to practice law in the state of New York and to be a member of the New York Bar," Ms. Allred said. "I look forward to asserting, protecting and vindicating the legal rights of women and minorities in New York and assisting them in their right to enjoy equal protection under the law."

Ms. Allred's law firm, Allred, Maroko & Goldberg, has handled more women's rights cases than any other private law firm in the nation and has won hundreds of millions of dollars for victims of discrimination.

Gloria Allred sworn in as member of New York Bar


Another Huge Verdict for Our Clients!

On June 23, 2013 — AMG represented three plaintiffs, Elizabeth Pop, Victor Zavala, and Ian Vloke-Worth who worked as janitors for less than three months at Pasadena City College ( Pop et al. v. Pasadena Area Community College District). Plaintiffs alleged that all three had been fired after they complained that their supervisor was mistreating Ms. Pop based on her gender. Nathan Goldberg and Christina Cheung tried the case together. Jurors agreed with the retaliation claims for two of our clients and awarded them a combined verdict of $600,000. AMG was awarded close to $1 million in attorneys' fees for the thousands of hours they poured into the case.


Partner Nathan Goldberg Named One of Top 75 Labor and Employment Attorneys in California

July 18, 2012 — The Daily Journal named partner Nathan Goldberg of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg as one of the Top 75 Labor and Employment Attorneys in California.


Allred, Maroko & Goldberg Attorneys Named to 2012 Best Lawyers in America

The Best Lawyers in AmericaJanuary 2012 — Five of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg's attorneys have been recognized for legal excellence in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America, a prestigious list published by Woodward/White Inc. The attorneys named are Gloria Allred, Michael Maroko, Nathan Goldberg, Tomás Olmos and Dolores Leal.


Allred, Maroko & Goldberg Attorneys Named 2012 Southern California Super Lawyers

SuperLawyersJanuary 2012 — All of our partners and two associates have been named Super Lawyers by Law & Politics and Los Angeles Magazine. This recognition is the result of a unique multistep process that evaluates attorneys to find evidence of peer recognition and outstanding achievement. The attorneys named this year are Gloria Allred, Nathan Goldberg, Dolores Leal, John West, Michael Maroko, Tomás Olmos, Renee Mochkatel and Margery Somers.


Allred, Maroko & Goldberg Partners Named 2011 Super Lawyers

Super LawyersFebruary 2011 — All of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg's six partners and one associate have been named Super Lawyers by Law & Politics and Los Angeles Magazine. This recognition is the result of a unique multistep process that evaluates attorneys to find evidence of peer recognition and outstanding professional achievement.

We are proud to congratulate partner Nathan Goldberg on being named one of the Daily Journal's 2011 Top Labor and Employment Attorneys in California.