Don De Leon

Top rated Employment & Labor attorney in Santa Monica, California

Don De Leon, Attorney at Law
Don De Leon
Don De Leon, Attorney at Law

Practice Areas: Employment & Labor, Business & Corporate, Employment Litigation; view more

Licensed in California since: 2009

Education: University of California Berkeley School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019

Don De Leon, Attorney at Law

1112 Montana Ave
Suite 110
Santa Monica, CA 90403


The founder of his eponymous law firm, Don De Leon dedicates his practice to 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's employment law practice is limited to the representation of current, former and prospective employees. He's spent a lot of time tackling claims of discrimination under federal and state laws. These include the Civil Rights Act of 1964, California Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. It's safe to say he's got quite the discrimination-fighting arsenal. 

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. His 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. Before establishing Don De Leon - Attorney At Law, he worked at another well-known firm where he handled deals worth billions and rubbed elbows with the Fortune 500 crowd.

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 UC Berkeley School of Law, and he served on the California Law Review and as the editor of the Asian American Law Journal and the Berkeley Journal of International Law before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2009. He has been admitted to practice in California since then.

Involved in his community, Mr. De Leon is a member of the American Bar Association, The State Bar of California and the California Employment Lawyers Association. For his outstanding client services and professionalism, he has received several five-star reviews on Avvo in addition to a 10 out of 10 rating.

Practice areas

Employment & Labor: Employee, Business/Corporate, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Civil Rights

Focus areas

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

  • 30% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 20% Business/Corporate
  • 20% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Civil Rights

First Admitted: 2009, California

Professional Webpage:

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

Office location for Don De Leon

1112 Montana Ave
Suite 110
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Phone: 877-899-0663


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019

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