In 1999, Ms. Olivares joined Lee Feldman to form the Feldman Law Firm (the predecessor of Feldman Browne Olivares), with the mission of providing superior and aggressive representation of employees in all types of labor and employment issues. Ms. Olivares has devoted her entire career to representing employees in cases of wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, pregnancy discrimination, and violations of the federal and state leave laws, including the FMLA and California’s Family Rights Act. Her practice also includes class action cases where she concentrates on Labor Code violations, including wage and hour and misclassification cases, as well as systematic violations of the California’s Family Rights Act. Ms. Olivares represents employees throughout California and is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts, including the Central and Northern Districts of California. Ms. Olivares takes pride in making a positive difference in the lives of those employees she represents. Ms. Olivares has handled cases that have resulted in millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for her clients.
Honors and Awards
In 2012, 2013, 2014 and in 2015, Ms. Olivares was named a Southern California Super Lawyer by the publishers Los Angeles Magazine. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
- SCMA Employment Mediation Institute 2013, “Advanced Strategies in Mediating FEHA Claims,” Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, CA, May 15, 2013
- Los Angeles County Bar Association, 32nd Annual Labor and Employment Law Symposium, “Navigating the Employee Leave Laws: What Happens When the Statutes Intersect, Conflict and Overlap?” – March 7, 2012
- Protection for ‘MIA’ Employees: Navigating Employee Leave Laws – What Happens When These Statutes Intersect and Overlap?” (California Employment Lawyers Association / Mexican American Bar Association Joint Program, February 5, 2009, Los Angeles)