About the Firm

Lara & Luna APC is a law firm specializing in employment law and representing Southern Californian workers when they need help standing up to their bosses. We believe that every Southern Californian worker deserves to be treated fairly in the workplace, and we will leverage our over 37 years of combined experience whenever employees are mistreated.

Our team understands how complicated employment law cases can be, which is why we always do our best to get witnesses, produce company research, push for discovery, and aggressively fight for our clients. We are not afraid to stand up to your boss, and we mean it.

Dedicated to Our Clients

At Lara & Luna, APC, we understand that every case we take on is as unique as the clients represented. We pride ourselves in working with a diverse group of clients and helping improve their situations through knowledgeable and professional representation. Our experience with diverse clients means that we can work within the nuances that many other law firms cannot. We not only dedicate ourselves to the facts and merits of each client’s case, but we take into account their unique needs to better comfort them during their time of need.

Our law firm only handles employment law cases, which has helped build our knowledge and provided specialized experience we put to use during every case we represent. No matter what employment issue may be facing, the attorneys at Lara & Luna, APC are standing by to help you stand up to your boss! We offer assistance with mediation, arbitration, negotiation, and jury and bench trials. Our team of employment lawyers has a wide array of experience that clients can count on when facing complex legal matters. From small businesses to Fortune 500 companies – our team can help you protect your rights and get the compensation you may deserve.

Our clients know that they can count on us for legal guidance and support. Our staff is bilingual and can help answer your legal questions in either English or Spanish. From case evaluation to resolution – we are there every step of the way.

Dedicated to Our Clients

At Lara & Luna APC, we understand that every case we take on is as unique as the clients represented. We pride ourselves in working with a diverse group of clients and helping improve their situations through knowledgeable and professional representation. Our experience with diverse clients means that we can work within the nuances that many other law firms cannot. We not only dedicate ourselves to the facts and merits of each client’s case, but we take into account their unique needs to better comfort them during their time of need.

Our law firm only handles employment law cases, which has helped build our knowledge and provided specialized experience we put to use during every case we represent. No matter what employment issue may be facing, the attorneys at Lara & Luna APC are standing by to help you stand up to your boss! We offer assistance with mediation, arbitration, negotiation, and jury and bench trials. Our team of employment lawyers has a wide array of experience that clients can count on when facing complex legal matters. From small businesses to Fortune 500 companies – our team can help you protect your rights and get the compensation you may deserve.

Our clients know that they can count on us for legal guidance and support. Our staff is bilingual and can help answer your legal questions in either English or Spanish. From case evaluation to resolution – we are there every step of the way.

Edward Lara

Partner

Edward Lara is a trial lawyer and partner at Lara & Luna, APC. Mr. Lara has been practicing law since 2000 and has successfully litigated numerous disputes before Courts and arbitration tribunals throughout the State of California. Mr. Lara is a dedicated advocate of employee rights and regularly prosecutes claims relating to discrimination, retaliation, and harassment based on disability, age, sex, race, and other protected categories under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.

Mr. Lara also prosecutes claims relating to Labor Code violations, including wage & hour claims and claims of retaliation under California’s Whistleblower laws, designed to protect employees who report what they reasonably believe are legal violations by their employer.

Mr. Lara has represented both management and non-management level employees in a wide variety of industries, including but not limited to: manufacturing, construction, hotel, entertainment, job staffing, restaurant, sales and marketing, large and small retail business, aerospace, medical, home-care, hospice, non-profit, grocery, automotive, property management and technology industries.

Prior to co-founding Lara & Luna, APC, Mr. Lara spent several years practicing law and learning his craft with large prestigious firms in West Los Angeles, a boutique litigation firm in Long Beach, and his private practice. Mr. Lara’s passion for employment law stems from his working-class family upbringing in the southeast region of Los Angeles County (in the areas of Pico Rivera, Whittier, and Santa Fe Springs). Mr. Lara frequently draws upon his legal experience and education, and the common sense and “street smarts” he learned growing up in the area he now proudly serves.

Mr. Lara is a staunch advocate of the legal protections he seeks to enforce and sincerely believes that adherence to and prosecution of these laws benefits employees and employers and, ultimately, our community.

Mr. Lara is proud of the trial attorneys that work at Lara & Luna, APC. Passionate about their clients and highly qualified, and always ready to stand up confront any large or small defense counsel retained by employers or their insurance companies.

Language: English and Spanish

Education

  • Columbia Law School, New York, New York
    • Honors: Extern, Hon. Alex Kozinski fo the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Honors: Vice President of the Latin American Law Student Association
  • University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California
    • B.A. – 1997
    • Honors: California Alumni Association Leadership Scholar
    • Honors: Philanthropy Chair with the Mortar Board National Senior Honors Society
    • Honors: Golden Bear Lifetime Member of the California Alumni Association
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Sociology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Member
  • Mexican American Bar Association, Member
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Member
  • Los Angles County Bar Association, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Member
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Orange County Hispanic Bar Association

Linda Luna Lara

Partner

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 various employees, from executive management to hourly staff, who work in different industries. She has recovered 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.
  • Successfully litigating matters to a conclusion for her clients against employers who violate the law.

Ms. Lara has been featured on the Orange County Lawyer Magazine cover as the “Employee’s Advocate,” has been named 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 in her own workplaces but also by those of her family members.

Linda Luna Lara was admitted to the California State Bar in 2005. She 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, insurance adjusters, and outside legal counsel. Ms. Lara uses that insight to this day in litigating matters, negotiating with defense counsel, and trying cases.

Language: English and Spanish

Education

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

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 to 2013

Linda Luna Lara

Partner

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 various employees, from executive management to hourly staff, who work in different industries. She has recovered 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.
  • Successfully litigating matters to a conclusion for her clients against employers who violate the law.

Ms. Lara has been featured on the Orange County Lawyer Magazine cover as the “Employee’s Advocate,” has been named 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 in her own workplaces but also by those of her family members.

Linda Luna Lara was admitted to the California State Bar in 2005. She 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, insurance adjusters, and outside legal counsel. Ms. Lara uses that insight to this day in litigating matters, negotiating with defense counsel, and trying cases.

Language: English and Spanish

Education

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

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 to 2013

Dean Chhim

Mr. Chhim is a Senior Associate Attorney at Lara & Luna, APC. With a wide range of experience in employment law in having represented public sector employers, Mr. Chhim has gained considerable experience in both sides of the litigation field in matters relating to retaliation, harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination under both state and federal law. Mr. Chhim is experienced in all phases of litigation, has successfully opposed numerous dispositive motions, and has negotiated numerous six-figure settlements against Fortune 500 companies and government entities.

In addition, Mr. Chhim has served as trial counsel in several jury trials that resulted in favorable jury verdicts. In May of 2014, Mr. Chhim served as trial counsel in a wage-and-hour dispute in Los Angeles, resulting in a six-figure verdict. In June of 2014, Mr. Chhim served as trial counsel in a five-week jury trial in Los Angeles, resulting in a seven-figure verdict in a discrimination lawsuit. More recently, in January of 2018, Mr. Chhim served as trial counsel in a jury trial that resulted in a sweeping victory on all claims for his client in a disability discrimination lawsuit.

Mr. Chhim is fluent in Spanish. When he is not fighting for his clients, Mr. Chhim enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.

Language: English and Spanish

Education

  • UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D.
  • University of California Los Angeles
    • B.A.

Hiromi Parks

Hiromi Parks is an Associate Attorney with Lara & Luna, APC who focuses on handling matters for our clients, including wrongful termination. Ms.Parks comes with experience litigating employment law matters in state courts, including appearing in court on behalf of clients, drafting pleadings and motion papers, handling written discovery, depositions, and trial preparation.

Ms. Parks is fluent in Spanish. When she is not advocating for her clients, Ms. Parks enjoys spending time with her family.

Language: English and Spanish

Education

  • Chapman University School of Law, Orange, California
    • J.D.
  • SOKA University of America
    • B.A.

Hiromi Parks

Hiromi Parks is an Associate Attorney with Lara & Luna who focuses on handling matters for our clients, including wrongful termination. Ms.Parks comes with experience litigating employment law matters in state courts, including appearing in court on behalf of clients, drafting pleadings and motion papers, handling written discovery, depositions, and trial preparation.

 

Ms. Parks is fluent in Spanish. When she is not advocating for her clients, Ms. Parks enjoys spending time with her family.

 

Language: English and Spanish

Education

  • Chapman University School of Law, Orange, California
    • J.D.
  • SOKA University of America
    • B.A.

Dedicated to Our Community

Not only are we members of the California Employment Lawyers Association, but we have also been consistently rated Best Employment Lawyers from Expertise.com in the areas we serve.

We also have been named Super Lawyers for the past three years. Partner Edward Lara has also been rated a Top Attorney by AVVO, with a rating of 10.

In addition to our work with our clients, we are also passionate about helping our community. The team at Lara & Luna, APC is actively involved with the following organizations:

  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Mary’s Shelter
  • Orangewood Children’s Center
  • KIND – Kids in Need of Defense
  • Public Law Center
  • Corazon
  • El Viento

These are just a few ways that we serve our clients and community. Individually and as a team, Lara & Luna, APC consistently looks for ways to protect workers and their families and better our communities overall.

To learn more about each of our lawyers, their practice areas, and how they may be able to assist you, take a look at our biography pages. To set up a free case evaluation, complete our contact form below or click Contact on the navigation bar.

Dedicated to Our Community

Not only are we members of the California Employment Lawyers Association, but we have also been consistently rated Best Employment Lawyers from Expertise.com in the areas we serve. 

We also have been named Super Lawyers for the past three years. Partner Edward Lara has also been rated a Top Attorney by AVVO, with a rating of 10.  

In addition to our work with our clients, we are also passionate about helping our community. The team at Lara Y Luna APC is actively involved with the following organizations:

  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Mary’s Shelter
  • Orangewood Children’s Center
  • KIND – Kids in Need of Defense
  • Public Law Center
  • Corazon
  • El Viento

These are just a few ways that we serve our clients and community. Individually and as a team, Lara & Luna APC consistently looks for ways to protect workers and their families and better our communities overall.

To learn more about each of our lawyers, their practice areas, and how they may be able to assist you, take a look at our biography pages. To set up a free case evaluation, complete our contact form below or click Contact on the navigation bar.

Contact Us

Lara & Luna, APC is a firm full of attorneys that will stand up to your boss. If you have an employment law issue, contact us today. We offer free case evaluations.

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16700 Valley View Ave, Suite 170
La Mirada, CA 90638
(866) 787-0037