Margery N. Somers

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Allred, Maroko & Goldberg
6300 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1500
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 323-653-6530
Fax: 323-653-1660
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2006, 2012 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2004
Licensed Since: 1994
Education: Whittier Law School
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (80%), Media and Advertising (10%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Margery Somers, a partner with our firm, has been advocating for employees for over 2 decades. She specializes in employment law, handling wrongful termination and cases dealing with discrimination because of gender, race, age, disability, pregnancy and sexual harassment.

After graduating from UCLA, Ms. Somers received a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and thereafter received her law degree from Whittier law school where she developed her interest in employment law. Her training in statistics enables her to appropriately evaluate data in adverse impact cases and gather and analyze statistical evidence offering proof of discrimination.

A strong advocate for the disabled, Ms. Somers has emphasized supporting disabled employees in asserting their rights throughout her legal career. She additionally works with employees who are denied accommodations in the work place or whose needs have been minimized.

For over a decade, Ms. Somers has been continually honored as a Southern California's Super Lawyer by Los Angeles Magazine and Law and Politics Magazine.

Since joining the firm in 1994, Ms. Somers has spoken to various interest groups on the rights of the disabled including the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related employment issues. She has served on the President's Committee for the Disabled in Washington, D.C. Ms. Somers is fluent in sign language. Ms. Somers understands most disabling conditions with empathy and advocacy.

Ms. Somers is committed to legal education and often is a guest speaker or panelist for the Los Angeles County Bar Association. She also speaks to various other professional groups in the field including mediators, employment lawyers and law students and has authored several publications. Ms. Somers has also continued to support law students through mentoring programs. She has published in legal journals and other publications concerned with disabilities, evidentiary issues and crucial court rulings.

With an extensive background in public service, she better understand her clients' special needs, especially the needs of those who have suffered harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Also, Ms. Somers is committed to representing victims of high-profile personal injury cases and has handled the cases of several women who had been sexually assaulted and/or raped.

Lastly, Ms. Somers represents high-level executives in contract disputes and focuses her efforts on diffusing often sensitive situations. Another focus of Ms. Somers' is handling multiple employees at the same work-site who have similar or related claims against their employer.

Her focus in general is to resolve matters and, if possible, help clients get on with their lives quickly and confidentially without the necessity for protracted litigation.

 

About Margery N. Somers

Admitted: 1994, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.amglaw.com/bio/MargerySomers.asp

Newsletters

  • Our website has current cases as well as updates regarding legal issues.  Ms. Somers profile as well as the other attorneys are highlighted and contact information is listed., Firm Newsletter, Employment Law/Employees Rights

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Ms. Somers volunteers at AIDS Los Angeles yearly during their annual event raising awareness and educating participants as to the needs of AIDS patients and their families.

Educational Background

  • Ms. Somers graduated from UCLA, received a Masters Degree and teaching credential from USC and a PhD from USC as well.  After working in education for over two decades, Ms. Somers realized her dream of becoming an attorney having gone to Whittier Law School and graduating in 1994.  She has been practicing law for almost 2 decades and continually upgrades her skills and knowledge by taking and participating in seminars, coursework and readings.

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Ms. Somers executes approximately 30 confidential settlements annually from small amounts to well over a million dollars per settlement.  Although many employees assert wrongful termination claims and thus secure settlements which bridge their financial needs until they retain new employment, some employees separate for other reasons requiring stock and retirement analysis.

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Bar participation in professional meetings, seminars, special groups and lectures.  Ms. Somers has been instrumental in a local womens lawyers group promoting mentorship, discussion and camaraderie among female lawyers.

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Ph.D in Education from USC related to special needs, counseling and accommodation requests.

Honors/Awards

  • Ms. Somers was selected as a Rising Star in 2004 and thereafter A California Super Lawyer in 2005 and 2006.  In 2011 she achieved a Superb Rating by Avvo of 9.4.  Additionally Ms. Somers is often selected to speak at legal meetings and community advocacy group seminars., Super Lawyers/Avvo Rating, Super Lawyers/Avvo Rating

Industry Groups

  • Aids Awareness
  • Disability Advocacy
  • Legal Professional Organizations
  • Mentoring Guidance
  • Peer Education
  • Womens Rights
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Office Location for Margery N. Somers

6300 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1500
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Last Updated: 6/25/2021

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