Traci M. Hinden

Top rated Employment Litigation attorney in San Francisco, California

Law Offices of Traci M. Hinden
Traci M. Hinden
Law Offices of Traci M. Hinden

Practice Areas: Employment Litigation, Employment & Labor, Personal Injury

Licensed in California since: 2005

Education: Southwestern Law School

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022, 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2020
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Law Offices of Traci M. Hinden

1 Sansome Street
Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA 94104 Phone: 415-781-3030 Email: Traci M. Hinden Visit website

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Ms. Hinden grew up in a family of lawyers and advocates for the underdogs of the world.  Ms. Hinden's practice focuses primarily on: plaintiff's side employment and civil rights claims (including harassment, retaliation, discrimination, whistle-blowing, wage theft, defamation and privacy claims- for individuals and on a class basis), 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 represents and advocates for 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 has been selected to the Superlawyer’s list for Plaintiff’s employment law 2021, 2022 and previously made the Rising Stars list in 2009, 2010, 2012- 2020 as well as Rising Star's Top female attorneys of 2014. She holds a 10.0 "superb" rating out of 10 on www.avvo.com. Ms. Hinden is also certified as a mediator.  Her pronouns are: She, her, hers, ella. Ms. Hinden's clients are those who would never have sued except they were left with no choice. She believes in giving them back their power.

First Admitted: 2005, California

Professional Webpage: https://hindenlaw.com/about-traci-2/

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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/Awards:
  • 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
  • Former Member San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association- 2011-2020, 2011
  • Former Co-Chair of Cabal- a Bay Area Plaintiff's Employment group, Cabal, or PELA= Plaintiff's Employment Lawyers Association. Current member,  Co-Chair 2017-2022  , 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
White Papers:
  • 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., How Functional Capacity Assessment Impacts Third Party Litigation, 2009
Representative Clients:
  • Hicks vs. Moheb, DMD, Inc.  employees of dental offices not receiving all meal periods, small paga group for 2 years, 55k,, 2019
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Small Wage theft and disability discrimination FEHA on Back wages only due to client's status. $84,369.52, 2021
  • Turhal vs. City and County of San Francisco and BART, Personal injury Slip and fall. $199, 998.00, 2019
  • Confidential Personal Injury- TBI settlement 690,000.00, 2019
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wage theft and Disability Discrimination FEHA on back wages only- Confidential Settlement $85,000.00, 2015
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wilkerson vs. BCI Coca Cola Bottling Company, FEHA disability discrimination, retaliation, failure to accommodate, failure to engage in interactive process. $350,000.00, 2012
  • Wage theft and FEHA Discrimination Confidential settlement $120,000.00, 2012
  • 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
  • Confidential FEHA Settlement $500,000.00, 2008
Industry Groups:
  • CAALA
  • CELA
  • PELA/ CABAL

Office location for Traci M. Hinden

1 Sansome Street
Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA 94104

Selections

3 Years Super Lawyers
11 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022, 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2020

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