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Michael Maroko - Los Angeles, CA

6300 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1500 Los Angeles, CA 90048

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Updated: 01/29/2024

Los Angeles Employment Discrimination Lawyer

Overview

Michael Maroko is a senior partner with Allred, Maroko & Goldberg.

Mr. Maroko, along with partners Gloria Allred and Nathan Goldberg, founded the firm in February 1976. Mr. Maroko received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1971 from UCLA from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude. In 1974 Mr. Maroko graduated with honors from Loyola Law School. He was admitted to the California Bar in December 1974.

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Michael Maroko is a senior partner with Allred, Maroko & Goldberg.

Mr. Maroko, along with partners Gloria Allred and Nathan Goldberg, founded the firm in February 1976. Mr. Maroko received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1971 from UCLA from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude. In 1974 Mr. Maroko graduated with honors from Loyola Law School. He was admitted to the California Bar in December 1974.

Mr. Maroko has participated in numerous employment discrimination and wrongful termination cases as well as in civil rights litigation and appeal. He has worked on many noteworthy cases including Fernandez v. Wynn Oil, in which the Ninth Circuit ruled that customer preference in an international business setting is not a justification for sex discrimination; Birtell v. Lockheed, in which the Court of Appeals ruled that no Federal preemption prevents a worker from filing suit for a wrongful termination arising out of a claim by a union member against an employer, and reaffirming a legitimate state interest in enforcing the "whistle blower" statute.

Michael Maroko was lead counsel in the California Supreme Court on behalf of Robin Tyler, et al in the In Re Marriage Cases which held that California law limiting marriage to heterosexual couples was unconstitutional and ordered the State of California to license same sex marriages.

Michael Maroko was also lead counsel in the California Supreme Court case of Tyler et al v State of California, challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8 which amended the California Constitution to ban same sex marriage.

Mr. Maroko was also lead counsel in Rolon v. Kulwitsky, which set important guidelines for the prosecution of Unruh Civil Rights Act cases involving discriminatory business practice; and Bass v. Great Western Savings, one of the first cases to interpret the Unruh Civil Rights Act.

In addition, Mr. Maroko was lead counsel in the California Supreme Court case of In re Marriage of Burgess, which set forth new guidelines for custody/move-away orders, and White v. Marciano, which dealt with child support payments of high-income earners.

Mr. Maroko has also been lead attorney in numerous successful civil and personal injury cases.

Every year since 2004 Mr. Maroko has been named a Southern California "SuperLawyer" by Law & Politics and Los Angeles Magazine.

Mr. Maroko is also a member of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Mr. Maroko has been an arbitrator on the Employment Panel of the American Arbitration Association since 2001 and has served as a mediator since 2006.

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1974
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2011

Other Affiliations

  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (Fellow)
  • State Bar of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, 1974
    Honors: With Honors
  • University of California, Los Angeles, 1971
    Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Office Information

Address

6300 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1500 Los Angeles, CA 90048

Fax

  • 323-653-1660

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Michael Maroko

Included on the 2024 Southern California list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 Southern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Michael Maroko on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Southern California SuperLawyer, Law & Politics and Los Angeles Magazine, 2004 - 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1996 - 2018
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2003 - 2018
  • AV Rated (Highest Rating) by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in Employment
  • Selected to Super Lawyers

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