Maria Hall, Of Counsel

MARIA HALL

Attorney motto: Dedicated to protecting her clients’ rights to be free from discrimination, harassment, inequality, and injustice.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, attorney Maria Hall graduated from USC Law School in 2003 and was admitted to the California Bar that same year.  In recognition of her commitment to providing access to legal services for those unable to afford a lawyer, she won a USC Irmas Fellowship  and an Earthjustice Sutherland Fellowship that funded her work as a staff attorney for Communities for a Better Environment.

In 2005, Maria launched a solo law firm in the areas of civil rights, real estate and business litigation. Since then, she has helped hundreds of clients achieve successful resolutions of their legal disputes through pre-lawsuit negotiations; mediation; arbitration; and at trial (in both jury and bench trials).

In addition to providing high-quality representation to her clients, Maria also serves as the Attorney Development Director of the Los Angeles Incubator Consortium (LAIC). LAIC is the County’s only “legal incubator” program and its members include UCLA, Loyola, Southwestern and Pepperdine Law Schools. It provides mentorship and other support to new solo lawyers who seek to provide affordable legal services to Angelenos of lower and moderate income.

Maria currently serves as Co-President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild; the Vice President of the Board of the Mexican American Bar Foundation; and is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service.

EDUCATION

Bachelors of Arts Degree in Philosophy with a minor in English Literature, Magna Cum Laude, California State University, 1996

Juris Doctorate, University of Southern California Law School, 2003

Certificate with Distinction in Mediation/Conflict Resolution, The Tseng College, 2012

PRACTICE AREA

Maria focuses on civil rights litigation (landlord-tenant disputes, employee-employment relationships and First Amendment rights) and mediation.  She is available for full or half-day mediation and is especially adept at handling disputes based on cultural differences.

Civil Rights

The rights of individuals to receive equal treatment and freedom from discrimination in education, housing, employment and other legally protected characteristics.

Mediation

The process of negotiation between two or more parties facilitated by a neutral third party to handle legal disputes.  Mediation doesn’t involve decision making by the third party.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Co-President of the National Layers Guild, Los Angeles
  • Vice President of the Board of Mexican American Bar Foundation, Los Angeles
  • Director of the Los Angeles Incubator Consortium
  • USC/Irmas Post- Graduate Fellowship
  • Earthjustice/Sutherland Post-Graduate Fellowship
  • ACORN-Los Angeles 10th Anniversary Community Service and Organizing Award
  • Miller-Johnson Equal Justice Prize

PUBLICATIONS

  • Hall, M. (April 2005). “Environmental Justice: Using the California Environmental Air Quality Act,” Advocate Magazine, Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California.

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • California State Bar (2003)
  • California Supreme Court (2003)
  • United States District Court Central District of California (2003)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2003)

CONTACT

Nathanson Hall, Lawyers
8383 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 655
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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