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Amelia Alvarez is an associate in the Irvine office, and a member of the firm’s Employment and Labor Practice Group. Ms. Alvarez focuses her practice on employer-side employment and labor law, and her experience includes representing clients in complex wage and hour litigation, as well as in single-plaintiff and multi-plaintiff matters involving claims of wrongful termination, wage and hour violations, retaliation, discrimination, and harassment. She also represents clients in representative actions under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA).

Ms. Alvarez has extensive experience litigating matters in state and federal courts. Her litigation experiences includes discovery motion practice, depositions, motions for summary judgment and summary adjudication, and trial preparation. Ms. Alvarez also represents clients in alterative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Alvarez was an associate at a litigation boutique law firm in Los Angeles where she handled employment matters. During law school, Ms. Alvarez served as a judicial extern to the Honorable S. James Otero (Ret.) at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Ms. Alvarez is an adjunct clinical professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law.


Civic Involvement & Honors

    • ACLU Foundation of Southern California, Gender Justice Award, 2021
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Professional Affiliations

    • Latina Lawyers Bar Association
    • Mexican American Bar Association
    • Mexican American Bar Association
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