Mythily Sivarajah

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Oakland, CA

Winer, Burritt & Tillis, LLP
 | 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-433-1000
Fax: 510-433-1001
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Mythily Sivarajah is an attorney with Winer, Burritt & Tillis LLP. Serving as a managing attorney, Ms. Sivarajah devotes her practice to advocating on behalf of a diverse range of clients throughout the Bay Area who are facing serious and complex legal challenges affecting their lives, their livelihoods and their futures.

To this end, Ms. Sivarajah provides exceptional, aggressive representation to employees who experienced a violation of their rights as workers on the job, such as discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage issues, defamation, wrongful termination and more. 

Ms. Sivarajah's interest in employment law developed while she was pursuing her undergraduate degree from Cornell University. Along with conducting extensive research on workers' rights, she also became involved with unions and other employment organizations, which further bolstered her interest and resolve in making a difference in the lives of aggrieved and injured employees.

In 2000, Ms. Sivarajah earned her Bachelor of Science in industrial and labor relations after only three years of study. She then attended the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2007 and won the Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law from the American Bar Association/The Bureau of National Affairs.

She received her license to practice from The State Bar of California in 2007, and she is also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

While pursuing her legal degree, she completed an internship with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Legal Unit, and she served the needs of many low-wage employees through her work with a local legal clinic. After graduation, she volunteered her time and services with the Centre for Women’s Development and Research in India, focusing primarily on defending the rights of domestic violence victims.

Highly active in her legal community, Ms. Sivarajah is a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association. 

Practice Areas
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Employment Litigation (90%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

Personal Injury - General (10%): Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff


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Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019

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About Mythily Sivarajah

Admitted: 2007, California


  • Received the President’s Pro Bono Award for Distinguished Pro Bono Service for work as co-chair of the Pro Bono Committee for the South Asian Bar Association of Northern California from 2009-2010., President's Pro Bono Award for Distinguished Pro Bono Service, California State Bar, 2010
  • Received 2007 American Bar Association-Bureau of National Affairs Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law, Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association-Bureau of National Affairs, 2007
  • Awarded 2017 CELA Committee Service Award for exemplary work in the Mentor Committee. , CELA Committee Service Award - Mentor Committee, California Employment Lawyers Association, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Co-Chair of Mentor Committee of California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), beginning in 2017 (member of Mentor Committee since around 2013), 2017
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Board member of CABAL, a Bay Area plaintiffs' employment professional group , 2015
  • Member of Worker Outreach committee of California Employment Lawyers Association, 2015
  • Member, South Asian Bar Association of Northern California
  • U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Centre for Women’s Development and Research, India, Volunteer

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Provided an MCLE presentation to the  San Mateo County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section’s on changes to workplace rights and remedies following the advent of the new administration.  , Speaker, Changes to Workplace Rights and Remedies Following the Advent of the New Administration, San Mateo County Bar Association, 2017
  • Moderated panel at the California Employment Lawyers Association annual conference on the topic of damages: cases to take and maximizing recovery with a panel consisting of Therese Lawless, Mathew McNicholas and Nora Ostroffe (economist)., Moderator, Damages: Cases to Take and Maximizing Recovery, California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), 2017
  • Participated in an MCLE panel discussion on the difference between federal court and state litigation. , Speaker, Panel on Federal Court Practice, Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, 2015


  • Hamid Khazaeli v. Globo Mobile Technologies, Inc. - obtained verdict of $4,416,667 in a national origin and retaliation case, in addition to attorney fees awarded of $707,785, 2016
  • Percy-Marie Lacy v. San Francisco Zoological Society - obtained $580,962.74 in total recovery in a disability discrimination case through a section 998 offer of compromise with attorney fees determined by court  , 2014

Educational Background:

  • Graduated in three years with a Bachelor Science degree from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations (Cornell National Scholar), 2000
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Office Location for Mythily Sivarajah

1999 Harrison Street
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: 510-433-1000

Fax: 510-433-1001

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Last Updated: 9/16/2019

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