Oshea Orchid

Top rated Class Action & Mass Torts attorney in Val Verde, California

Sethi Orchid Miner LLP
Oshea Orchid
Sethi Orchid Miner LLP

Practice Areas: Class Action & Mass Torts, Employment Litigation, Employment & Labor; view more

Licensed in California since: 2014

Education: Whittier Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2024

Sethi Orchid Miner LLP

31007 San Martinez Rd
Val Verde, CA 91384 Visit website

Details

Oshea Orchid is the managing Partner of the Val Verde office. After earning her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Tulane University, Ms. Orchid, worked for an international labor union representing Los Angeles County employees.  While working as a union representative Ms. Orchid attended Whittier Law School.  During law school Ms. Orchid also worked as an extern for the National Labor Relations Board Region 21 in Los Angeles and various disability rights clinics.

After law school Ms. Orchid started her own firm handling civil rights, disability rights, employment and environmental cases throughout the state. Over the course of her career Ms. Orchid has expanded her practice to include multi plaintiff actions in both state and federal court.

Ms. Orchid is a member of the California Bar, a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association, and the Cowboy Lawyers Association. Ms. Orchid was selected as a 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024 Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Practice areas

Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment & Labor: Employee, Environmental

Focus areas

Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Employment Law - Employer, Labor Law, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Unions, Whistleblower

  • 30% Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 30% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 20% Environmental

First Admitted: 2014, California

Professional Webpage: https://publicemployees.legal/about/

Honors/Awards:
  • Selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2020, 2021, and 2022
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • California
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Cowboy Lawyers Association
  • California Employment Lawyers Association, Member
Educational Background:
  • Bachelors degree in Political Science from Tulane University, 2006
Representative Clients:
  • Long term employee was put on administrative leave, forced to undergo a fitness for duty evaluation, and ultimately terminated by a public agency after reporting possible fraud and being perceived as having a disability. Through a mediation the Plaintiff obtained a $600,000 settlement., 2020
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Long-term deputy sheriff was forced into retirement after the department failed to accommodate a back injury. Verdict was over 1 million and settlement was near 1.8 million., 2023
  • Successful jury trial after a county failed to accommodate an employee who only needed intermittent leave., 2023
  • City employee terminated after allegations of misconduct. Termination overturned through arbitration., 2020
  • Long-term employee terminated by public agency after being accused of misconduct. Following 3 days of arbitration employee was returned to work and employer was ordered to pay more than $100,000 in back pay and benefits., 2016
  • Long term peace officer employee demoted and forced into retirement by public agency after reporting discrimination, harassment, and unlawful activities. Confidential settlement reached with payment to Plaintiff of $900,000., 2019
  • Briley vs. the City of West Covina Jason Briley was the deputy fire marshal for the City of West Covina where he worked for over eight years. In 2011, Briley began reporting to the Fire Department and City Management his belief that the City was in violation of California Fire Code Section 901.6, and Penal Code Section 386 because of its failure to maintain fire protection systems in the City’s facilities, including the Senior Center, City Jail, City Hall and the Community Center. Briley also refused to approve plans and permits which were in violation of California State Fire Code. Following Briley’s reporting and refusal to approve permits he was subjected to retaliation by City management including, the denial of overtime, the reassignment of his office, the reassignment of his emergency response vehicle, the denial of pay increases, a negative performance evaluation, and the denial of his promotion to Fire Marshal.  In June 2014, Briley reported the retaliation to the HR director, who initiated an independent investigation into the Fire Chief and the City Manager. Once they learned of the investigation, they initiated an investigation into Briley. The HR director resigned before the investigations were concluded. Briley was terminated in September 2015, as a result of the investigation. Briley filed a complaint with a single cause of action for whistleblower retaliation in violation of 1102.5 in August 2016. After two weeks of trial in October 2018, the jury found unanimously on liability and economic damages in the amount of $503,000. The jury, with a 10/2 split, awarded $2,000,000 in past non-economic damages and $1,500,000 in future non-economic damages., 2018
Industry Groups:
  • Public Sector

Office location for Oshea Orchid

31007 San Martinez Rd
Val Verde, CA 91384

Phone: 310-649-5300

Selections

5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2024

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