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Don De Leon

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Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Santa Monica, CA

Don De Leon, Attorney at Law
1112 Montana Ave, Suite 110
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Phone: 213-477-1976
Fax: 213-816-1950
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed in California Since: 2009
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%), Business/Corporate (40%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%), Employment & Labor: Employee (10%), Intellectual Property (10%)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

The founder of his eponymous law firm, Donald De Leon divides his practice among employment law, personal injury litigation and business matters. Based in Santa Monica, California, he provides representation to clients throughout the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area and other parts of the state. Mr. De Leon has been admitted to practice in California since 2009.

Mr. De Leon's employment law practice is limited to the representation of current, former and prospective employees. One area that he has worked on extensively during his career involves claims of discrimination arising under various federal and state laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Mr. De Leon also has extensive experience in wage and hour claims governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act, and he has represented people who have been the victims of wrongful termination or other acts of prohibited retaliation.

In his personal injury litigation practice, Mr. De Leon provides advice and counsel to people who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence of other parties. Mr. De Leon's business clients have included cooperatives, arts organizations and social enterprises, and his work in this regard has encompassed formation, regulatory compliance and intellectual property protection.

Majoring in economics, Mr. De Leon attended the University of Notre Dame and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1999. After obtaining a Master of Theological Studies from the Franciscan School of Theology, he pursued his legal education at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, and he served on the California Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2009.

Practice Areas
  • 20%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 40%Business/Corporate
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10%Intellectual Property
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Contracts, Business Organizations, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Employment Law - Employee, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019

About Don De Leon

First Admitted: 2009, California

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), Law Review: Berkeley Journal of International Law
  • UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), Asian American Law Journal

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
  • California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)

Educational Background

  • University of Notre Dame, B.A. Economics, International Peace Studies Concentration, 1999
  • Franciscan School of Theology, Master in Theological Studies, 2002
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Office Location for Don De Leon

1112 Montana Ave
Suite 110
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Phone: 213-477-1976

Fax: 213-816-1950

Last Updated: 11/24/2021

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