Linda Luna Lara

Linda Luna Lara

Partner
Location:
La Mirada, California
Phone:
888-397-0969
Email:

Linda Luna Lara is a partner of LARA & LUNA APC and is dedicated to enforcing employee's rights in the workplace and prosecuting claims against employers for discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower retaliation and wrongful termination. She has successfully represented a wide variety of employees, from executive management to hourly staff, who work in different industries. She has recovered over millions of dollars in settlements for her clients. Her litigation experience includes obtaining verdicts in jury and bench trials, participating in arbitrations, opposing motions for summary judgment, taking depositions and successfully litigating matters to conclusion for her clients against employers who violate the law. Ms. Lara has been featured on the cover of the Orange County Lawyer Magazine as the "Employee's Advocate", has been named as a "Super Lawyer", and has a rating of 10/10 on AVVO. From a very young age, Ms. Lara nurtured a passion for the rights of employees which she gained not only by navigating through injustices not only in her own workplaces, but also those of her family members.

She was admitted to the California State Bar in 2005 and has spent several years successfully prosecuting claims of illegal discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination and wage and hour violations, on behalf of employees whose legal rights were violated in the workplace. Prior to co-founding LARA & LUNA APC, Ms. Lara practiced with respected litigation firms in Orange County in the areas of employment law, class actions, insurance defense, and personal injury. Ms. Lara gained valuable experience handling trials on her own very early on in her career. Ms. Lara also served as in-house corporate legal counsel for a major international airline. As part of her duties Ms. Lara managed and oversaw outside legal defense counsel in connection with investigation of employment claims, class actions and intellectual property issues. This experience provided Ms. Lara with critical insight into the legal relationships between companies, any insurance adjusters, and outside legal counsel. Ms. Lara uses that insight to this day in litigating matters, negotiating with defense counsel, and trying cases.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Employment Law
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Leaves
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Defamation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Jury Trials
  • Non Compete & Trade Secrets
  • Severance Package Negotiations
  • Wages

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2005

Education

  • Chapman University School of Law, Orange, California
    • Juris Doctor - 2005
  • California State University, Fullerton
    • Honors: Executive Vice President, Student Body

Classes/Seminars

  • OCHBA MCLE Travel Seminar to Puerto Rico, "Employment Law Overview", 2012
  • Orange County Bar Labor and Employment Seminar, "Life Cycle of an Employment Case", 2011
  • Chapman Law Alumni MCLE Series, "Updates in Employment Law and Their Impact", 2010
  • Orange County Hispanic Bar Association Travel Seminar in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, "Communication Between In-House Counsel and Firms They Hire", 2008

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014 - 2015
  • Los Angeles Magazine Top Attorney – Southern California's Outstanding Young Women Lawyers, 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
  • Chapman Law Alumni Board, President 2010/2011
  • Banyard Inns of Court
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member of Community Outreach and Pro Bono Committee
  • Orange County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Executive Planning Committee
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Orange County Women Lawyers Association
  • Orange County Bar Association, College of Trial Advocacy
  • Orange County Hispanic Bar Association, Board of Director, 2012 - 2013

Languages

  • Spanish