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Alicia Olivares Partner

Alicia Olivares, Lawyer, Law Firm

In 1999, Ms. Olivares joined Lee Feldman to form the Feldman Law Firm (the predecessor of Feldman Browne Olivares), with the mission of providing superior and aggressive representation of employees in all types of labor and employment issues. Ms. Olivares has devoted her entire career to representing employees in cases of wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, pregnancy discrimination, and violations of the federal and state leave laws, including the FMLA and California’s Family Rights Act.

Ms. Olivares’ practice area also includes class action cases where she concentrates on Labor Code violations, including wage and hour and misclassification cases, as well as systematic violations of the California’s Family Rights Act. Ms. Olivares represents employees throughout California and is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts, including the Central and Northern Districts of California. Ms. Olivares takes pride in making a positive difference in the lives of those employees she represents. Since 1999, Ms. Olivares has handled cases that have resulted in millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for her clients.

Honors and Awards

In 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and in 2017, Ms. Olivares was named a Southern California Super Lawyer by the publishers Los Angeles Magazine. Super Lawyers 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 selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Listed in Best Lawyers in America for 2015, 2016, and 2017 by Woodward & White and the Best Lawyers publication: a distinction awarded the top 1% of lawyers rated by their colleagues.

Education

  • Loyola Law School, J.D., 1995
    o Editor, Loyola Law School International and Comparative Law Journal
  • California State University, Northridge, B.A., 1991

Bar Admissions

  • California State Courts, 1995
  • Central and Northern Districts of California
  • United States District Court, 9th Circuit

Speaking Engagements

  • SCMA Employment Mediation Institute 2013, “Advanced Strategies in Mediating FEHA Claims” Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, CA, May 15, 2013
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, 32nd Annual Labor and Employment Law Symposium, “Navigating the Employee Leave Laws: What Happens When the Statutes Intersect, Conflict and Overlap?” March 7, 2012
  • Protection for “MIA” Employees: Navigating Employee Leave Laws “What Happens When These Statutes Intersect and Overlap?” (California Employment Lawyers Association / Mexican American Bar Association Joint Program, February 5, 2009, Los Angeles)
  • California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), Member of Diversity Committee
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles (CAALA)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Century City Bar Association

Languages

Ms. Olivares is fluent in Spanish.