Alameda County Civil Rights Lawyers

Glenn Michael Katon
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Glenn Michael Katon
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Attorney with 29 years of experience
(510) 463-3350 385 Grand Ave
Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94610
Free ConsultationCivil Rights
St. John's University School of Law
Glenn Katon is an experienced litigator who has handled numerous trials and appeals. His practice has focused on plaintiffs’ civil rights for the last ten years, preceded by over ten years of commercial litigation. He has litigated racial profiling, immigrants’ rights, police misconduct free speech, and religious freedom cases, and been quoted on civil rights law in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Newsweek.
Lorna M. Jaynes
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Lorna M. Jaynes
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Lawyer with 22 years of experience
(510) 795-6304 6200 Stoneridge Mall Rd
#300
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Because divorce is a problem to be solved, not a battle to be won, I focus on alternatives to the court system, through Collaborative Law and Mediation. I believe that most families and children are best served by being supported to work together in resolving their family matters. The fundamental goal in both Collaborative Divorce and Mediation is client empowerment.

With either mediation or the Collaborative process you will have control of the decisions that are made and will be firmly supported, legally and emotionally, in achieving a successful dissolution of your relationship. This not only allows but also encourages you...
Devin Coyle
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Devin Coyle
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Lawyer with 12 years of experience
(510) 584-9020 1999 Harrison Street #1800
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationCivil Rights and Employment
UCLA School of Law
Oakland, California-based civil rights lawyer representing employees and tenants in cases involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination.
Bryan Jeffrey Schwartz
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Bryan Jeffrey Schwartz
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Attorney with 22 years of experience
(888) 891-8489 1330 Broadway, Suite 1630
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Appeals and Employment
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Bryan Schwartz is an Oakland, California-based attorney dedicated to helping employees protect their rights in the workplace. He has fought prohibited discrimination, retaliation, and harassment, obtained reasonable accommodations for disabled employees, vindicated whistleblowers' rights, and ensured that corporations pay workers all wages they are owed. He has successfully litigated individual and class action complaints nationwide, helping to recover millions of dollars for thousands of employees, forcing corporations and Government agencies to change their practices and punish wrongdoers. Bryan Schwartz is also one of the few Bay Area-based attorneys with extensive experience representing Federal employees in their unique Merit Systems...
Tiega N Varlack
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Tiega N Varlack
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Attorney with 16 years of experience
(510) 636-0262 225 W Winton Ave Ste 207
Hayward, CA 94544
Civil Rights, Business, Consumer and Employment
Howard University School of Law
Since starting Varlack Legal Services in 2009, I have been on the front lines of litigation as a trial attorney. Valuable experience in the courtroom was gained as a member of the Alameda County Bar’s CAAP program and Lawyer Referral Service. These programs helped me grow my practice as a young attorney while allowing me to grow as a litigator. As a graduate of Howard Law School, I chose to become “a social engineer” rather than a “parasite on society.” After law school, I served on the Charles Houston Bar Association’s Board of Directors, as membership...
Francisco J. Rodriguez
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Francisco J. Rodriguez
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Attorney with 25 years of experience
(510) 504-2030 524 7th St.
Oakland, CA 94607
Civil Rights, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI and Traffic Tickets
New College of California SOL and California State University, Chico
"I am dedicated to my clients and work hard to achieve the results needed in every case" I have represented clients and continue to to serve the counties of San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara, Napa, San Joaquin and all other Northern California Counties. No case is to big, and no case is to small. Each one has a certain value to the client and each deserves 110% effort. This is what I do! We Handle everything from: Traffic stop signs; to DMV suspensions; to DUI cases; to serious felonies.
John Francis Hyland
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John Francis Hyland
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Lawyer with 27 years of experience
(510) 836-2000 1939 Harrison Street, Ste. 290
Oakland, CA 94612
Civil Rights and Employment
Golden Gate University School of Law
John Hyland is a partner with Rukin Hyland & Riggin LLP. He practices exclusively in the area of employment law. John was Of Counsel with Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker in the firm’s San Francisco office where he advised and represented companies in State and Federal court actions covering all areas of employment law, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, disability law, employee privacy, employee leaves, and wage and hour issues. John regularly conducts training seminars and presents on a wide array of employment law issues. Law & Politics Magazine selected John as one of its Northern California Super Lawyers...
Kenneth Chike Odiwe
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Kenneth Chike Odiwe
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Lawyer
(510) 839-5200 7677 Oakport Street, Suite 1120
Oakland, CA 94621
Free ConsultationCivil Rights and Personal Injury
Golden Gate University School of Law
K. Chike Odiwe has expertise in representing clients in Civil Litigation Mr. Odiwe also handles personal injury claims.
Annie B. Banh
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Annie B. Banh
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Lawyer with 4 years of experience
(510) 663-9240 428 13th St
8th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Civil Rights, Employment and Landlord Tenant
Golden Gate University School of Law
John M. Harrigan
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John M. Harrigan
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Attorney with 45 years of experience
(510) 918-3500 300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Suite 500
Oakland, CA 94612
Civil Rights, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Golden Gate University School of Law
Peter Scott Rukin
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Peter Scott Rukin
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Lawyer with 31 years of experience
(415) 421-1800 1939 Harrison Street, Ste. 290
Oakland, CA 94612
Civil Rights and Employment
New York University School of Law
As a partner with San Francisco's Rukin Hyland & Riggin LLP, Peter Rukin represents Bay Area clients in a wide array of complex litigation matters, including employment, wage and hour, and business disputes. Mr. Rukin has built a reputation as a thoughtful and strong advocate for his clients, whatever their disputes may be. Mr. Rukin specializes in complex litigation, with a focus on wage and hour and equal employment opportunity claims. Since 2003, as class counsel he has recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of thousands of California employees and consumers. Peter also represents clients with respect...
Robert Salinas
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Robert Salinas
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Attorney with 26 years of experience
(510) 663-9240 428 13th St
8th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Civil Rights, Business, Employment and Landlord Tenant
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
I am an accomplished California attorney. I represent employees and tenants in a broad range of Employment, Landlord-Tenant and Civil Rights matters.

Dedicated to exceptional advocacy, I am diligent in fighting for the rights of my clients. I am genuine, experienced, and committed to justice.

I am also active in the community, currently volunteering at both Centro Legal and the Western Service Workers Association where I provide pro bono assistance to low-wage workers.
Julius  Young
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Julius Young
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Attorney with 45 years of experience
(510) 918-3500 300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Suite 500
Oakland, CA 94612
Civil Rights, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
University of North Carolina School of Law
Pamela Kong
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Pamela Kong
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Lawyer with 20 years of experience
(510) 663-9240 428 13th St
8th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Civil Rights, Employment and Landlord Tenant
Golden Gate University School of Law
Deborah Marie Kochan
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Deborah Marie Kochan
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Attorney with 31 years of experience
(510) 649-1130 1680 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709
Civil Rights and Employment
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Scott Edward Cole
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Scott Edward Cole
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Attorney with 29 years of experience
(510) 891-9800 555 12th Street
Suite 1725
Oakland, CA 94607
Civil Rights, Consumer and Employment
University of San Francisco School of Law
Scott Cole is the founder and principal attorney at Scott Cole & Associates, APC, one of California's best-known and most highly-respected employment and consumer rights class action law firms. He is a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law (1992), and San Francisco State University (B.A., Speech Communications; 1989). He is a member of the California State Bar and the State Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Section, is admitted to practice before all California federal courts (including the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals), has prosecuted cases in numerous states including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, Nevada,...
Fulvio Francisco Cajina
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Fulvio Francisco Cajina
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Attorney
(415) 601-0779 311 Oak Street
Suite 108
Oakland, CA 94607
Civil Rights, Employment, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Cornell University
I was born in Latin America and grew up in San Francisco. A product of the Bay Area, I studied economics at UC Berkeley before moving to Washington, DC, where I worked at both the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Reserve. In 2003, I embarked on my legal studies at Cornell Law School in Ithaca, NY. Upon graduation, I worked as a corporate associate in Manhattan at a boutique international law firm. There I had the opportunity to work on a wide array of corporate transactions, from financing the construction of a hotel in NYC, structuring investments...
Alden Jay Knisbacher
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Alden Jay Knisbacher
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Lawyer with 28 years of experience
(510) 460-1222 528 Grand Avenue
Ste 404
Oakland, CA 94612
Civil Rights, Arbitration & Mediation, Employment and Probate
Georgetown Univ Law Ctr
Alden Knisbacher has represented clients in the Bay Area and across California since 1994. He has litigated hundreds of cases in various areas of law including employment, real estate, contract and business disputes, probate disputes, civil rights and other matters.

Mr. Knisbacher is a Georgetown Law graduate.

When not practicing law he can be found hiking, biking, running or cycling with his two children. Or, perhaps, playing with their pet bunny, Bobby.
Berne Reuben
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Berne Reuben
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Lawyer with 44 years of experience
(510) 981-0143 2222 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Civil Rights and Employment
Boalt Hall (University of Berkeley School of Law) and Golden Gate University School of Law
Dylan Leon Schaffer
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Dylan Leon Schaffer
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Lawyer with 31 years of experience
(510) 379-5801 1939 Harrison St Ste 500
Oakland, CA 94612
Civil Rights, Appeals, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
Dylan graduated from Cornell University (1986) and magna cum laude from UC Hastings College of the Law (1990). He clerked for Judge Melvin Brunetti in the Ninth Circuit and then spent a year teaching legal methods at Stanford Law School. From 1991-2001 Dylan practiced appellate law with Dennis Riordan until going out on his own in 2001. Thereafter he worked with lawyers around California on complex trials and appeals in both the civil and criminal arenas. Dylan joined Edward Kerley’s practice in 2014 and has since focused on the rights of California policyholders. He obtained two key victories on behalf...
Jocelyn Burton
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Jocelyn Burton
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Lawyer with 33 years of experience
(510) 350-7025 1939 Harrison Street, Suite 400
Oakland, CA 94612
Civil Rights and Employment
Legal Experience Assistant United States Attorney, Northern District of California, 1994-2005. Civil Chief, 2001-2003 Deputy Civil Chief, 1998-2001 AUSA, 1994-1998, 2003-2005 Attorney of record in cases resulting in over twenty published decisions; Litigated hundreds of cases in federal district court; Litigated over 80...
Gina Szeto-Wong
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Gina Szeto-Wong
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Attorney with 9 years of experience
(415) 264-1063 1300 Clay St., Suite 600
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Civil Rights, Employment and Personal Injury
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Ms. Szeto-Wong completed her undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley. She obtained her law degree from UC Berkeley School of Law and has been litigating police misconduct, wrongful death, and employment cases in state and federal court since 2012. Ms. Szeto-Wong has a successful track record including favorable verdicts and awards in the millions of dollars. She is bilingual in English and Cantonese.
Aaron Clefton
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Aaron Clefton
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Lawyer with 4 years of experience
(510) 832-5001 200 Lakeside Dr.
Suite A
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationCivil Rights and Bankruptcy
John F. Kennedy University
Aaron Clefton is the Managing Partner of Rein & Clefton. Aaron is dedicated to advancing the civil and economic rights of those who are economically vulnerable or physically disabled, and those who are working or impoverished. Aaron is lead counsel on all Federal Bankruptcy and ADA cases. Aaron brings his extensive knowledge of Federal Court procedure to bear on assisting clients with disabilities and with bankruptcy. He represents consumer debtors under bankruptcy laws, and persons with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act, both in Federal Court. Aaron is a Phi Beta Kappa Honors graduate from the University of Washington, earning double...
Joshua J. Schroeder
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Joshua J. Schroeder
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Attorney with 8 years of experience
(510) 542-9698 490 Lake Park Ave. #10422
Oakland, CA 94610
Civil Rights, Appeals, IP and Immigration
Lewis & Clark Law School
Joshua J. Schroeder owns and operates SchroederLaw, a law firm located in Oakland, California that is focused on constitutional law at the intersection of intellectual property, immigration law, and social justice. We opened our doors right before the pandemic in 2020, and have been rolling with the punches ever since. Our story, like so many these days, is one of resilience and perseverance in unprecedented times. In the pandemic, and during the transition of power after January 6, 2020, we never lost sight of our purpose. That purpose is to bring the best services to our clients...
Frank Domenico Presto III
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Frank Domenico Presto III
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Attorney with 38 years of experience
(925) 846-4006 4900 Hopyard Rd., Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Civil Rights, Criminal Defense and Family
San Francisco Law Sch
Mathew Nimrod Stephenson
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Mathew Nimrod Stephenson
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Attorney with 31 years of experience
(510) 649-1130 1680 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709
Civil Rights
UC Hastings COL
Stephen Fredrick Henry
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Stephen Fredrick Henry
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Attorney with 32 years of experience
(510) 898-1883 2625 Alcatraz Ave,. No. 615
Berkeley, CA 94705
Civil Rights, Appeals, Business and Employment
Georgetown Univ Law Ctr
Steven Marcus Tindall
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Steven Marcus Tindall
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Lawyer with 26 years of experience
(510) 350-9700 505 14th St.
Ste 1110
Oakland, CA 94612
Civil Rights and Employment
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Robert Griggs Schock
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Robert Griggs Schock
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Attorney with 56 years of experience
(510) 839-7722 427 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94610
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Employment and Personal Injury
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Kelly Armstrong
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Kelly Armstrong
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Attorney with 21 years of experience
(866) 590-6082 1939 Harrison Street
Suite 923
Oakland, CA 94612
Civil Rights and Employment
U of San Francisco School of Law
Aggie Dolores Rose-Chavez
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Aggie Dolores Rose-Chavez
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Lawyer with 36 years of experience
(510) 451-0204 1407 Webster St.
Suite 218
Oakland, CA 94612
Civil Rights, Divorce, Family and Social Security Disability
U of San Francisco School of Law
Walter Phillip Riley
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Walter Phillip Riley
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Attorney with 42 years of experience
(510) 451-1422 1440 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
Civil Rights, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI and Juvenile
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Ehud Moshe Appel
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Ehud Moshe Appel
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Lawyer
(510) 645-1585 1300 Clay St Ste 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Civil Rights, Employment and Personal Injury
Ehud Appel joined the California State Bar in 2018 after graduating with honors from U.C. Hastings College of the Law. He completed his undergraduate studies at U.C. Berkeley, majoring in Middle East Studies. Before pursuing a law career, he worked in education, healthcare, and the nonprofit world. He was a union representative, union organizer, and research analyst for United Healthcare Workers – West and the National Union of Healthcare Workers, where he represented nursing home and hospital workers throughout the Bay Area in grievances and collective bargaining.

During law school, he externed for the honorable judges Mary E. Wiss and...
Thomas John Trachuk
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Thomas John Trachuk
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Lawyer with 43 years of experience
(510) 874-4113 1999 Harrison St
Oakland, CA 94612
Civil Rights, Insurance Claims and Insurance Defense
Lincoln Univ
Richard Elliot Korb
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Richard Elliot Korb
Alameda County, CA Civil Rights Attorney with 41 years of experience
(510) 524-0903 12 Highgate Rd
Kensington, CA 94707
Civil Rights, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and IP
UC Hastings COL
Randall H Scarlett
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Randall H Scarlett
San Francisco County, CA Civil Rights Attorney
(415) 688-2176 536 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Asbestos, Consumer and Personal Injury
Golden Gate University School of Law
Randall H. Scarlett is a seasoned San Francisco personal injury lawyer and managing partner at Scarlett Law Group. With significant experience handling serious injury cases, Mr. Scarlett focuses his practice on TBI (Traumatic Brain Injuries) and catastrophic accident cases. After decades of experience in the legal field, Mr. Scarlett uses proven strategies to help his clients pursue maximum compensation for their damages. In addition to his experience, he has earned an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell® and been recognized by Best Lawyers in America®. Mr. Scarlett earned his B.A. from the San Francisco State University and his Juris Doctor from...
David M. Helbraun
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David M. Helbraun
San Francisco County, CA Civil Rights Attorney with 35 years of experience
(415) 982-4000 555 Montgomery St
#605
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationCivil Rights and Legal Malpractice
University of California Hastings College of the Law
I am an accomplished litigation and trial lawyer. My practice includes Civil Rights, Police Misconduct, Legal Malpractice, and Insurance Litigation. I practice throughout California, in all state and federal courts. With over three decades of experience, I provide knowledgeable and skilled representation. I zealously advocate, determined to achieve the best possible outcomes for my clients' legal situations. Recognized by peers for exceptional ethics and representation, I hold an AV Preeminent Rating, and have been honored as a Super Lawyer for the past three years.
Kevin E Mitchell
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Kevin E Mitchell
San Francisco County, CA Civil Rights Lawyer with 13 years of experience
(415) 581-0885 885 Bryant Street, 2d Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI and Personal Injury
Golden Gate University School of Law
Mr. Mitchell is dedicated to defense by training and experience, familiar with the demands of protecting the interests of the criminally accused. He worked for 7 years as a Public Defender and handled thousands of cases before going into private practice. He has experience in representing individuals in cases involving Homicide, Domestic Violence, DUI, Drug Sales and Possession, Weapons, Elder Abuse, Assault and Battery, Burglary, Robbery, Evading, Gang, White Collar Crimes, Conspiracy and Probation Violations.

He also pursues Civil Right Violations, police misconduct cases, ensuring his clients are afforded their rights or compensation for the deprivation of the same.

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Christopher Whang
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Christopher Whang
San Francisco County, CA Civil Rights Attorney
(415) 984-9625 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Civil Rights, Business, Criminal Defense and Insurance Defense
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Christopher Whang is a Civil Litigator representing clients in a wide range of litigation matters, particularly Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claims. Christopher counsels and represents variety of businesses on the full spectrum of ADA compliance. Christopher has extensive experience in the full spectrum of litigation, including pre-lawsuit investigations, drafting pleadings, conducting discovery, taking and defending depositions, performing legal research, motion practice, and client interaction. Prior to becoming a Civil Litigator, Christopher worked at various Public Defender offices all across the Bay Area and Sacramento. He zealously advocated for under-represented, indigent and minority clients in challenging criminal matters.
N. William Metke
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N. William Metke
San Francisco County, CA Civil Rights Attorney with 20 years of experience
(415) 572-9556 1 Sansome Street
Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationCivil Rights and Employment
U of San Francisco School of Law
An Advocate for Your Rights in the Workplace. The Law Office of N. William Metke specializes in employment law litigation. The firm provides vigorous advocacy on behalf of individuals who have encountered injustice in the workplace. This includes discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, unpaid wages, and other wrongs in the employment context. We represent clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. tel: 415-572-9556 email: nwm@metkelaw.com
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