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Traci M. Hinden

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Law Offices of Traci M. Hinden
1 Sansome Street, Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-781-3030
Fax: 415-781-3031
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2020
Licensed in California Since: 2005
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (60%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%), Civil Rights (10%), Employment & Labor: Employee (10%)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
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Attorney Profile

Ms. Hinden grew up in a family of lawyers and advocates for the underdogs of the world. Her father's firm, The Law Offices of Hinden and Breslavsky, represents injured workers in Southern California, so it was only natural that she would follow in his footsteps. Ms. Hinden's practice focuses primarily on: plaintiff's side employment and civil rights claims (including harassment, retaliation, discrimination, whistle-blowing, wage and hour, defamation and privacy claims- for individuals and on a class basis), representation of providers in workers' compensation, and personal injury plaintiffs. Ms. Hinden believes in those seen as having a small voice and enjoys giving them a much louder projection. She regularly counsels disabled persons and persons of other suspect classes (those who have been discriminated against based on race, ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender, or gender identity, national origin, veteran status, denial of leave to take care of self or another) regarding their rights at work. Ms. Hinden previously made the Rising Stars list in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and now 2020 as well as Rising Star's Top female attorneys of 2014. She holds a 10.0 "superb" rating out of 10 on Ms. Hinden is also certified as a mediator. She is available to handle all types of disputes. Please inquire with us for rates and specifics. 

White Papers

  • How Functional Capacity Assessment Impacts Third Party Litigation (2009) - A brief discussion regarding functional capacity assessments which are ordinarily used in Workers Compensation to measure residual functional capacity post injury and the impact of such assessments for disabled employees attempting to return to work.

About Traci M. Hinden

First Admitted: 2005, California

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Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Mediator (Ron Kelly's Course Presented by the Bar Association of San Francisco and Co-Sponsored by the Alameda, Contra Costa and San Mateo County Bar Associations, and the ADR Sections of Marin and Sonoma County Bar Associations).  

Educational Background

  • Obtained Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Occidental College, in Los Angeles, California


  • Honors Trial Advocacy Program, Southwestern University School of Law

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member of California Employment Lawyers Association, Former Co-chair of Mentor Committee for 6 years. Current member of the Legislative and Former member of Education Committees of CELA, 2007
  • Member San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
  • Co-Chair of Cabal- a Bay Area Plaintiff's Employment group, 2011

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Participated in VLSP's pro bono program and successfully negotiated with a landlord to allow her client to stay in his apartment in San Francisco, 2008

Scholarly Lectures/Writings


  • Lopez vs. Rangel Signature Inc, et al; Plaintiff's counsel was awarded 112,001.00 in attorneys' fees and costs, Traci Hinden was awarded $585 per hour, RG 15778496, Alameda County Superior, 2016
  • Coronado vs. R.E. Maher, Inc., attorneys' fee award of pre-cert class matter $250,000.000. Ms. Hinden's Rate was approved at $400.00 per hour. RG11-594596, Superior Court of Alameda County, 2012
  • Catherine Maloy vs. BCH Sierra Vista Hospital,  plaintiff accepted Defendant's 998 a couple of weeks before trial which was: $500,001.00 + Reasonable Attorneys fees, 34-201600192664; Sacramento Superior Court, 2017
  • Moss-Clark et. al vs. New way Services Inc, et al, Class Action fee award, pre cert, Ms. Hinden was awarded $525.00 per hour. C12-01391; Superior Court of Contra Costa, 2013
  • Mejia vs. Prologix Distribution Services (West) approved fees in a class case of $232,500.00, before class cert, along with Chavez and Gertler, LP, with Traci Hinden being approved at $555 per hour. RG12640974 Alameda Superior Court, 2014

Industry Groups

  • CELA
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and CAOC
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Office Location for Traci M. Hinden

1 Sansome Street
Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA 94104

Last Updated: 10/21/2021

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