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Pinky Ghuman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Ghuman Law Firm
1055 W 7th St, Suite 3300
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 213-218-3387
Fax: 310-907-9941
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 2018
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (30%), Employment & Labor: Employee (30%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%), Business Litigation (20%)
Languages Spoken: English, Punjabi
  • Virtual Appointments
Attorney Profile

Attorney Pinky Ghuman is the founder and owner of Ghuman Law Firm, with headquarters in Los Angeles, California. A fierce advocate for those she serves, Ms. Ghuman provides unmatched representation and support to a diverse range of clients throughout Southern California and the rest of the state who have serious and complex legal challenges involving any of the following:

·       Employment law claims involving discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour disputes, workplace safety, and other serious grievances

·       Business law and commercial litigation

·       Mediation services

Among her impressive list of legal credentials, Ms. Ghuman is a certified mediator under the California Dispute Resolution Programs Act and serves on the DFEH Volunteer Mediator Panel. In this role, she has successfully facilitated many mediations for matters including employee rights violations, landlord-tenant disputes, small claims and collections, fair housing issues, HOA matters, leases and contracts, brokers' fiduciary duties, and more. A tenacious and aggressive trial attorney, she has also achieved considerable success advocating on behalf of her plaintiff clients in state and federal court across her region.

Through her business litigation practice, Ms. Ghuman has successfully handled numerous cases involving breaches of contract, business fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, tortious interference and other complex matters. Whether inside or outside the courtroom, she maintains an unwavering focus on her clients' needs and on helping them achieve the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

From her efforts, she has secured numerous six-figure recoveries for her clients along with substantial non-monetary reliefs, and she has gained a reputation for her devotion to protecting her clients' rights and interests at all stages of the legal process. Honored for her professionalism and service, she has received top rankings from her peers as well as many testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients.

A 2010 graduate of the University of California, Davis, Ms. Ghuman obtained her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School Los Angeles in 2015. A leader in her legal community, she currently serves on the Los Angeles County Bar Association's President's Advisory Committee on Women in the Legal Profession and on the Barristers Committee, the DFEH Committee, the Workers' Outreach Committee, and the Womens Committee of the California Employment Lawyers Association.

In addition, Ms. Ghuman has served as chair of the Multi-Cultural Bar Alliance of Kern County Bar Association as well as membership director and law school representative for the South Asian Bar Association of Southern California. She has also conducted several lectures and seminars across her region on a variety of legal topics.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 30%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 20%Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 20%Business Litigation
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Mediation, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022

About Pinky Ghuman

First Admitted: 2018, California

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Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Women & Gender Studies from University of California, Davis - 2010;   Presenter, 21st Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference, “Intelligibility of Life on Facebook” Member, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority; Secretary, National Organization of Women; Intern, Women and Gender Studies Department , 2010

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Ms. Ghuman is a Certified Mediator pursuant to the California Dispute Programs Act. She has conduct over 75 mediations in person, by video, and over the telephone. Early on in law school, she displayed a unique skill in negotiations at the Loyola Center for Conflict Resolution and in her Negotiations class., 2014
  • In January 2019, Ms. Ghuman completed the NITA Trial Skills Program in Los Angeles. Under the instruction of expert instructors, Ms. Ghuman refined the skills that translate to outstanding opening statements, direct examinations, cross-examinations and closing arguments. She developed the ability to select juries, admit exhibits, impeach and rehabilitate witnesses, and have her non-verbal communication aid her message delivery. , 2019
  • In June 2019, Ms. Ghuman completed the NITA Deposition Skills Program in Los Angeles, California. She attended brief lectures and demonstrations that provided her a solid base of knowledge and familiarity with deposition practice. She learned to 1) use the Funnel Technique to exhaust a witness’s subject knowledge, 2) identify other potential sources of information, 3) close off avenues of escape, 4) work with documents and exhibits to gather information, refresh memory, and impeach, 5) test your potential theories—legal, factual, or persuasive, 6) deal with opposing counsel’s objections, 7) manage difficult witnesses, counsel, and clients, and 8) become “comfortable with being uncomfortable” in the unpredictability of a deposition.  She also refined her skills to defend depositions, including how to prepare her witnesses both substantively and emotionally for the experience while sharpening her instincts., 2019

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Pinky Ghuman was selected through a competitive process to be a part of The Los Angeles Incubator Consortium, which is a collaborative and innovative incubator program that supports new solo practitioners in building their practice while also providing pro bono services to low income and modest means clients. Over the course of 12 months, selected participants in the program (“new solos”) will receive mentoring and training on substantive areas of law and law practice management. Over the span of one year, she provided 100 hours of pro bono work through non-profits, free clinics, and other legal services community partners, 2019

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Chair of the Multicultural Bar Association of Kern County. In May 2019, Ms. Ghuman organized an MCLE on Punjabi and Sikh Awareness for attorneys serving a region with a large Punjabi and Sikh populations. This unique presentation provided attorneys insight into the needs of these local Kern County populations. Having grown up in a Punjabi and Sikh household in Kern County, Ms. Ghuman provided insights into obstacles and barriers that prevent access to justice for these populations, 2019
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association appointed Pinky Ghuman to the President's Advisory Committee on Women in the Legal Profession. The Committee advises on prioritizing the issue of gender pay equity and retention of women in the legal profession, coordinating its efforts with the committee on Diversity in the Legal Profession, and other appropriate committees and affiliated associations.
  • Pinky Ghuman is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. In particular, she is a member of the Small Firm and Solo Practitioner Section, Labor & Employment Section, Business Law Section, State & Government Section, Barristers Section, Remedies Section, Litigation Section, Law Management Section, and Individual Rights Section. 
  • Kern County Bar Association Member
  • California Employment Lawyers Association - DFEH Committee Member (2018-present), Barristers Committee Member (2018-present), Worker Outreach Committee (2020-present). As a DFEH Committee Member, Ms. Ghuman meets with the Director of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing to communicate the organization's concerns and gather updates on DFEH practices and procedures. As a Barristers Committee Member, Ms. Ghuman assists in determining the needs of newer attorneys and planning events for newer attorneys. As a Worker Outreach Committee Member, Ms. Ghuman provides presentations on labor and employment laws throughout California, 2020


  • Wake Up with East L.A. - In Recognization of Dedicated Service to the Affairs of the Community and for the Civic Pride Demonstrated by Numerous Contributions for the Benefit of All the Residents of Los Angeles County, Commendation to Pinky Ghuman of Ghuman Law Firm, Supervisor Hilda Solis of County of Los Angeles , 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

Pro bono/Community Service

  • On February 6, 2020, Ms. Ghuman presented on Workers' Rights at Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance in Bakersfield, California. , 2020
  • On February 4, 2020, Ms. Ghuman moderated a panel for solo and small firm attorneys on "Making Ends Meet" for the Los Angeles Incubator Consortisum., 2020
  • On January 21, 2020, Ms. Ghuman presented on Employment Law 101 for Small Businesses in San Bernardino, California, for Bet Tzedek and OneJustice to assist non-profits in the San Bernardino area to develop legal clinics for entreprenuers., 2020
  • On July 27, 2019, Pinky Ghuman provided a presentation in Bakersfield, California, on Employment Law: Know Your Rights for All of Us or None. All of Us or None is a grassroots civil and human rights organization fighting for the rights of formerly- and currently- incarcerated people and our families., 2019
  • On August 1, 2019, Pinky Ghuman provided a free Workers' Rights Workshop in collaboration with Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance. Attorney Ghuman covered topics, involving employee and labor rights, and was available to answer questions related to these topics., 2019


  • KGET reporter Moses Small interviewed Attorney Pinky Ghuman on California Department of Justice's settlement with Kern County Sheriff's Office ("KCSO"). DOJ found KCSO was "using unreasonable force, especially with respect to use of its canines," as well as "engaging in unreasonable stops, searches, arrests, and seizures," and failing "to exercise appropriate management and supervision of its law enforcement officers." Attorney Ghuman discussed the potential impact of this settlement for Kern County. Through legal research, Attorney Ghuman shared that studies have concluded body-worn cameras have minimal effect as a deterrent on police brutality., Snapshot: State requires body cameras for all sheriff’s deputies, Government, 2021
  • In this workshop, Attorney Pinky Ghuman was a panelist with other attorneys, who are current and past participants of the Los Angeles Incubator Consortium, discussed how you can decide if solo practice is right for you, provided some start-up basics and candidly shared their own experiences launching firms. Recorded October 21, 2020., Next Gen Solo Lawyering: Finding Support to Be Your Own Boss, Legal, 2020
  • Ghuman Law Firm provide clients legal representation in employment law, business law, and fair housing law. They tailor their approach to their client's needs and goals to get the best result for their client. The office helps clients navigate the legal system to get the best results for their clients. Their zealous advocacy for their client's best interests is at the center of their representation. , Ghuman Law Firm, 2019
  • Know Your Rights for California Workers Regarding Unemployment Benefits, Disability Leave, and Paid Sick Leave During COVID-19, Unemployment, Disability Leave, and Paid Leave during COVID-19, 2020
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Office Location for Pinky Ghuman

1055 W 7th St
Suite 3300
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Phone: 213-218-3387

Fax: 310-907-9941

Last Updated: 12/30/2021

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