Elizabeth Abdnour Law, PLLC
Elizabeth Abdnour Law, PLLC fights for fair and equitable treatment in K-12 and higher education. At the college and university level, founder and principal Liz Abdnour specializes in helping victims of sexual harassment and workplace discrimination, using her unique position as a former Title IX investigator—at Michigan State University during the Larry Nassar investigation—to guide clients through academic bureaucracy. In K-12 public school settings, Liz fights for special education students to receive the services they are due under federal law. The firm also conducts trainings, investigations, and audits of educational institutions and workplaces in these areas.
Civil Rights/Liberties, Disability Rights, Education, Employment, Sexual Harassment
Custis Law, P.C.
Custis Law P.C. is a Los Angeles-based employment law firm that represents employees and job applicants who need help protecting their legal rights.
With over 20 years of high-level experience, attorney Keith Custis is a passionate and aggressive advocate for employees who have been mistreated by their employers.
As an employee in California, understanding your legal rights can be a challenge. If you don’t know your rights, protecting them can be next to impossible. When you consider that employers often prioritize their bottom lines over treating their employees with the respect they deserve, it is not hard to see why many employees simply give up when they experience discriminatory or other unfair treatment on the job.
At Custis Law, P.C., our Los Angeles employment attorney turns the tables in our clients’ favor. With over two decades of legal experience, founding employment law attorney Keith Custis has extensive knowledge of the state and federal laws that protect employees in California. He puts his advocacy skills to work for employees in negotiations, administrative proceedings, and in court. When you come to us, we don’t expect you to know your rights, and we don’t expect you to know what you want out of your legal representation. If you believe you may have been wronged—or if you aren’t sure and would like to find out—we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation.
Consumer, Employment, Fair Labor Standards Act, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower
Mehri & Skalet, PLLC
Ellen represents plaintiffs in individual and class civil rights cases, particularly Title VII and Title IX matters. Ellen also offers non-profits and mission-focused organizations with diversity, inclusion, and equity consulting services and develops strategies to dismantle systemic race and gender discrimination. She divides her time between southern Illinois, near St. Louis, and Washington, DC.
Anti-Racism, Civil Rights/Liberties, Class Action, Sexual Harassment, Women's Rights
Larry is celebrating 25 years of practice specializing in criminal and civil defense of demonstrators and in Police Misconduct with specific experience fighting government spying. He has worked extensively with the Necessity Defense, first as a demonstrator/Defendants and now as a lawyer.
Larry also does race, gender, sexual harassment, sexual orientation and disability discrimination cases, as well as some military law and personal injury
Anti-Racism, Civil Disobedience/demonstration, Civil Rights/Liberties, Criminal Defense, Disability Rights, Freedom Of Information Act, Labor/Union, LGBTQ, Military Law, Personal Injury/Wrongful Death, Police Misconduct, Sexual Harassment
Miner Legal, PC
Shelby Miner graduated from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in 2014 with degrees in Anthropology, Communications, and Leadership.
Shelby earned her law degree from UCLA in 2017. She was admitted to practice in California that year, and since then has dedicated her legal career to protecting both civil and employee rights.
At UCLA School of Law, Shelby received a specialization in Tax Law and published an article regarding Use Tax and the changes that should occur in that area of law. While studying at UCLA, Shelby worked for the District Attorney’s Office, the Court of Appeals, and a private firm. She was also the President of the UCLA Moot Court Team and participated in a number of additional extra-curricular activities.
After graduating, Shelby worked for two private firms before starting Miner Legal, PC. In February 2020, Shelby was admitted to practice in Minnesota.
Areas of Expertise:
Employment Discrimination/Harassment/Whistleblowing– Shelby represents individuals who have experienced unlawful harassment and/or discrimination based on their age, disability, race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, and other grounds protected under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (California), the Minnesota Human Rights Act, and applicable Whistleblower protections, such as retaliation/reprisal against those who report discrimination and/or harassment.
Employment Wage and Hour: Shelby also represents those who have suffered Wage and Hour violations, such as their right to lawful wages, overtime pay, proper breaks, and other rights protected by the Labor Code. She also works to defeat employers’ sham attempts at misclassifying their employees as “independent contractors” or otherwise exempt from protection under the Labor Code.
Public Employees - Shelby has gained the experience and expertise required to effectively navigate the particular administrative hurdles that come with suing an employer when that employer is the Local, State, or Federal government. Shelby represents current and former public employees throughout their administrative investigation processes and/or in their following civil actions.
Civil Rights – Shelby represents individuals who have had their civil rights violated both inside and outside of the workplace, including cases of police misconduct/excessive force, housing discrimination, school bullying or disparate treatment, and other such actions that violate the rights codified in both the California and US Constitutions.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice:
California State Courts
Central District of California Federal Court
Minnesota State Courts
Civil Rights/Liberties, Employment, Government Liability, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower
The Bloom Firm
The Bloom Firm specializes in employment law matters, sexual assault, and civil rights litigation, including instances of excess force by law enforcement and violations of constitutional rights.
Anti-Racism, Civil Rights/Liberties, Employment, Sexual Harassment, Women's Rights
Personal Injury Attorney. Empowering injured people and their loved ones to fight against corporate and governmental giants. Ellyn Rapaport brings a unique and personal perspective to every injury case she handles. Prior to attending law school, a drunk driver crashed into Ellyn’s vehicle at a high rate of speed. As a result, Ellyn suffered significant and permanent injuries, including PTSD. Her life changed forever in the blink of an eye. After a long and painful recovery from major surgeries, Ellyn began to rebuild her life and learn to live within her new limitations.
Ellyn has dedicated her career to helping others who have been injured by drunk drivers or through the negligence of others. She understands and recognizes the hardships that injured people go through after being in an accident. Ellyn knows what it takes to move forward legally, physically, and emotionally.
Employment, Malpractice, Personal Injury/Wrongful Death, Sexual Harassment, Women's Rights
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
Removal defense and advocacy for release for detained unaccompanied and separated children.
Civil Rights/Liberties, Conflict Resolution, Women's Rights, Sexual Harassment, Prisoners' Rights, Police Misconduct, International Law, Human Rights
Erika Valcarcel, Criminal Defense Lawyer, P.A.
Attorney Erika Valcarcel is an experienced and proven legal advocate on behalf of her clients. As a Sarasota criminal defense lawyer, Valcarcel has represented clients in misdemeanor and felony level crimes and achieved incredible results.
Child (abuse/neglect/welfare), Constitutional Law, Criminal Defense, Death Penalty, Drug Policy, Family/Domestic Relations, Forfeitures, Human Rights, Juvenile, Mediation, Prisoners' Rights, Private Investigation, Sexual Harassment