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Employment and Labor Law
Law Office of Kelly Y. Chen
Ms. Sarmiento assists the firm with a range of case management duties. She holds a degree in Philosophy and expects to continue her education in the legal field due to her strong interest in advocacy. From her previous experience in public interest work, she connects authentically and compassionately with clients of diverse backgrounds. Ms. Sarmiento loves reading, writing and conducting research.
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA - BA in Philosophy, 2016. (Hilda Solis Scholarship for High Achieving Students)
Kelly Y. Chen is a graduate of the University of California Hastings College of the Law. She has experience in labor and employment law and has worked tirelessly to empower traditionally underrepresented individuals in California. Ms. Chen opened her law practice immediately after graduating from law school with the hopes of fighting for the rights of employees, particularly low-wage and immigrant workers, as well as those in the LGBT population. She is highly knowledgeable in employment law and is fluent in Mandarin-Chinese and conversational Taiwanese.
While in law school, Ms. Chen was a member of the Hastings Civil Justice Clinic. She received numerous awards and honors as a law student, including the California Employment Lawyers Association Diversity Scholarship, the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award. Prior to law school, Ms. Chen obtained her M.A. degree in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as a B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine with honors.
She has been recognized as one of the Super Lawyers' Southern California Rising Stars from 2012-2018 and was selected as a Super Lawyer in 2019.
California Employment Lawyers Association 2009 Annual Conference, Oakland California, Speaker on Surviving and Thriving in Solo Practice
California Employment Lawyers Association 2012 Annual Conference, Los Angles, California, Speaker on Practice Tips for New Lawyers
California Employment Lawyers Association 2017 Annual Conference, Oakland, California, Speaker on Essentials of Discrimination Claims - Discovery and MSJ
JURISDICTIONS ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
State Bar of California, 2007
All District Courts of California 2011/2013
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 2014
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
Legal Eagles for Truth, Justice & American Way (LEFTJAW)
National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
Ms. Meuwissen assists the firm with multiple tasks and enjoys stepping in wherever she is needed. She is currently completely an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies and looks forward to contiuning her education in the legal field. Ms. Meuwissen took interest in the legal field because she is very passionate about encouraging people to stand up for themselves and their rights.
Mt. San Antonio College - Paralegal Studies (Expected graduation date: TBD)
Our firm is designed to take care of our clients during a traumatic time. That includes offering free consultations and contingency fee arrangements for our services.