Michael Maroko

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: 2004 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Attorney Profile

Michael Maroko is a co-founder of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg, located in Los Angeles, California. He focuses his litigation practice on employment law, civil rights, personal injury and family law, representing clients throughout the Los Angeles area and around the country at both the trial and appellate levels in a variety of matters involving discrimination, wrongful termination, same-sex marriages and sexual harassment.

Mr. Maroko received a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude in 1971 from the University of California, Los Angeles. He then went on to attend Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and was awarded his Juris Doctor with honors in 1974. After his graduation from law school, Mr. Maroko was an associate at a Los Angeles law firm before co-founding Allred, Maroko & Goldberg in 1976. Admitted to practice in California, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. A member of the American and Los Angeles County bar associations, and the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Mr. Maroko is listed in The Best Lawyers in America* and has been given an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell.**

During his lengthy career, Mr. Maroko has represented clients in numerous well-publicized and landmark cases. He was the lead counsel representing a client before the Supreme Court of California who successfully challenged the state law that recognized only heterosexual marriages, and he was the lead counsel in the case that challenged the constitutionality of Proposition 8, an amendment to California's constitution banning same-sex marriages. Another of Mr. Maroko's cases established important guidelines for child custody relocation orders, and he served as lead counsel in an employment discrimination case brought under the Unruh Civil Rights Act that set a precedent involving exhaustion of remedies.

*The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

**AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment Litigation (90%)

Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)


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Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020

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About Michael Maroko

Admitted: 1974, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.amglaw.com/Attorneys/Michael-Maroko.shtml


  • With Honors, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, 1974
  • AV Rated (Highest Rating) by Martindale-Hubbell
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2003 - 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1996 - 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Fellow


  • Tyler et al v. State of California
  • White v. Marciano, 190 C.A. 3d 1026 (1987)
  • Bass v. Great Western Savings, 58 Cal. App.3d 770 (1976)
  • Rolon v. Kulwitsky, 153 Cal. App.3d 289 (1984)
  • Birtell v. Lockheed, 201 Cal. App.3d 293 (1988)
  • Fernandez v. Wynn Oil, 653 F.2d 1273 (1981)
  • In Re Marriage of Burgess, 13 C4th 25 (California Supreme Court 1996)
  • In re Marriage Cases, 43 Cal. 4th 757 (California Supreme Court 2008)
  • Strauss v. Horton, 46 Cal. 4th 364 (California Supreme Court 2009)

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Graduated with honors from Loyola Law School

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts (Summa Cum Laude), Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, 1971
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Office Location for Michael Maroko

6300 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1500
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Phone: 323-653-6530

Fax: 323-653-1660

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Last Updated: 5/23/2019

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