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Email: Micha@LibertyLaw.com

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Oakland: (510) 645-1000

San Francisco: (415) 896-1000

Micha Star Liberty is the owner Liberty Law — a diverse legal practice primarily representing individuals who have suffered a serious injury or abuse, including sexual abuse. The firm also represents employees who have been discriminated against or harassed in the workplace, and Micha has assisted businesses with finding a common ground when releasing an employee on best terms.

Ms. Liberty is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She has held the title of President and Vice President of multiple legal and political organizations, expanding her network of associates and resources, which often helps to expedite the legal process for the greater benefit of her clients.

“My clients come to me during a time of tremendous pain, anguish, and often confusion. They need help and a specialized kind of help. Someone to talk to who will listen; someone who can offer confidential protection under the law; someone with trial knowledge who has worked with similar experiences so they know they are not alone. Everyone needs help and compassion during hard times. My calling in life is to be that advocate for my clients, and I’m never one to back down from a fight for what is right.”

Ms. Liberty is a frequent lecturer and published author, focusing much of her public speaking on trial practice, discovery techniques, the importance of mentoring, and best practices for opening a law office and law office management.

In 2015, the Consumer Attorneys of California — an organization made up of more than 3000 lawyers in California alone — presented her with the Street Fighter of the Year award at their 54th annual convention held at The Palace in San Francisco. Ms. Liberty was granted the award after holding the Contra Costa County School District accountable for a child sexual molestation case in which school officials were aware of the abuse and took no action. Every year since 2005, she’s been given the Presidential Award of Merit. In 2005 and 2006 she was presented the Defender of Justice Award and the Outstanding Service Award, respectively. In 2018, she was awarded the Women’s Advocate of the Year Award for her had work on legislation and for prosecuting numerous cases dealing with the #metoo era.

Ms. Liberty was a contributing author and editor for the following practice guides: California Client Communications Manual, and California Basic Practice Handbook, both published by Continuing Education of the Bar.

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Aside from her thriving law practice, she is a certified mediator with over 40 hours of training, and she has performed private mediations as well as mediations for the Contra Costa Superior Court.

Ms. Liberty has worked at the White House (Clinton Administration) and for two Members of Congress: for U.S. Representative Mel Watt, from North Carolina, and for U.S. Representative Anna Eshoo.

She has also served as a judicial extern to Senior United States District Court Judge Thelton E. Henderson. While in law school, she served as a Moot Court Board member, teaching assistant, and an editor for the Women’s Law Journal.

In addition to her work on behalf of injured and aggrieved people, Ms. Liberty is active in her legal and political communities. She served as the President of the Alameda-Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association, and was Vice President of the State Bar of California and is on the Past President governing boards of the following professional legal organizations:

  • American Association for Justice, Board of Governors 2016-present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Past President
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association, Past President

Awards of Distinction

Micha Star Liberty is widely recognized as a leader in the community by her peers. Every year since 2018, she was selected by the Daily Journal as a Top 100 Women Lawyers in California. She was also honored by The Daily Journal in 2018-2020 as a Top 100 Lawyer in the state. The Consumer Attorneys of California awarded her the Woman Advocate of the Year  in 2018. She was a finalist for Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2016 nominated by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and she was awarded Street Fighter of the Year for Consumer Attorney of California in 2015.

Ms. Liberty has been honored to be selected as a “Super Lawyer” and a “Rising Star” by her peers every year since 2009. She was selected by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the “Top Forty Under Forty,” and is included in the list of “The Top Women Attorneys in Northern California” in San Francisco Magazine every year.

State Bar Activities

  • State Bar of California, Board of Governors, Vice President, 2008 – 2012
  • State Bar of California, California Young Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2005 – 2008

Specialty Bar Activities

  • Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association, Past President, 2002 – present
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2012 -2015
  • American Association for Justice, New Lawyers Division Board of Governors, 2007 – present
  • Congress of Neutrals, Board of Directors, 2003 – 2008
  • Consumer Attorneys of California,  2011 – 2020
  • Continuing Education of the Bar,  Board of Governors, 2010
  • Contra Costa Bar Association, Women’s Caucus, Board Member, 2004 – 2005
  • Contra Costa Barristers Association, Chair, 2004 – 2005
  • Earl Warren Inn of Court, Member, 2006 – 2008
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2008 – 2018
  • Sexual Assault Litigation Group (Co-Chair), New Lawyers Division, Board 2007-2011
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association, Past President 2020 – 2021

Civic Activities

  • Center for Civic Education, Board of Directors, 2010 – 2011
  • Democratic State Central Committee, Member, 2009 – 2011
  • National Women’s Political Caucus, San Francisco, Past President, 2005 – 2009
  • Superior Court, County of Alameda, Civil Discovery Referee, 2013 – present
  • Superior Court, County of Contra Costa, Mediator, 2008 – 2012

Professional Recognition

  • America’s Most Honored Lawyers, The American Registry, 2022
  • America’s Top 50 Lawyers, 2022
  • Avvo Top-Rated Lawyer, 2022
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys, Lifetime Achievement, 2021
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, 2021
  • American Association for Justice, New Lawyers Division, Member Spotlight, 2008
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 10 Best Female Attorney, 2015-present
  • American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 100 Litigation, 2015-present
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys, Lifetime Achievement, 2015-present
  • California State Senate: Members Resolution No. 994 honoring Micha Star Liberty, 2011
  • California Elite Lawyer, 2022
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Defender of Justice Award, 2010
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Outstanding Service Award, 2006
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Presidential Award of Merit, 2005-present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California Street Fighter of the Year Award, 2015
  • Consumer Attorneys of California Woman Advocate of the Year, 2018
  • Daily Journal, Top 100 Women Lawyers, 2018-present
  • Daily Journal, Top 100 Lawyers, 2018-2020
  • Daily Journal, Top Plaintiff Lawyers, 2021 – 2022
  • De Medici Ratings, Most Feared Lawyers, 2015-present
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellowship, 2016
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers, 2021 – present
  • Minority Bar Coalition, Unity Award, 2012, 2013, 2018
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Top 100 Attorney
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Top 100 Attorney, 2015-present
  • National Association of Professional Women, 2010 – present
  • New Lawyers Division, Excellence Award, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Super Lawyers of Northern California, 2009-present
  • Super Lawyers of 2023, Thomson Reuters, 2023
  • Talk of the Town Award, 2011-present
  • Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award, Celebration Media, 2012-present
  • The National Academy of Jurisprudence, Premier 100 Trial Attorney, 2015-present
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers, 2015-present
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 10 Civil Rights Trial Lawyers for 2020
  • The Top Women Attorneys in Northern California, 2012-present
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2009-2012
  • Top Women Lawyers, Daily Journal, 2022
  • Top 100 Lawyer, Daily Journal, 2022
  • Top 3 Consumer Protection Lawyers in Oakland, CA, ThreeBestRated, 2023
  • Women advocate of the year 2018
  • 12 Best Employment Lawyers In Oakland, TrustAnalytica, 2023

Speaking Engagements (Partial List)

  • Trauma-Informed Testimony Training for Survivors, Sexual Assault MCL Seminar, AAJ Annual Convention, 2023
  • The most important lessons law school never taught you, Answering Legal, 2023
  • Equal Pay for Equal Work: Gender Bias and Pay Disparity, Hawaii Seminar WTLA, 2023
  • Human Sex Trafficking: Myths and Facts, Palm Spring Seminar CAOC, 2023
  • Best Practices for Representing Multiple Plaintiffs, 2023
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Lawyers, Winter Ski Conference WTLA, 2023
  • Creative Strategies in Employment Cases Involving Sexual Harassment/Assault, Sonoma Travel Seminar, 2023
  • Trauma Informed Best Practices, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association “All Star” Event, 2023
  • Building Your Brand: Social Media Do’s and Don’ts, AAJ Winter Convention, 2023
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Bias in the Law, Hawaii Travel Seminar, 2022
  • Top 10 tips for demonstrative Evidence, CAOC Annual Convention, 2022
  • Trauma Informed Advocacy Round-table: The critical tools you need to protect your clients and optimize case outcomes, CAOC Annual Convention, 2022
  • Trauma Informed Advocacy Method and on Diversity Equity and Inclusion for Lawyers, CELA 35th Annual Employment Law Conference, 2022
  • Trauma Informed Litigation Practices, WSAJ Annual Convention, 2022
  • How to eliminate harassment and unequal pay in your law office, CAALA Vegas Convention, 2022
  • International Section Panel: Strategies and Tips for Fighting Attempts to Deregulate the Practice of Law, AAJ Annual Convention, 2022
  • Co-Chairing Sexual Assault litigation group meeting, AAJ Annual Convention, 2022
  • Sexual Assault Panel: How to advocate for sexual assault survivors in the Capitol and not just the courtroom, AAJ Annual Convention, 2022
  • Trauma Informed Litigation Practices, WTLA Hawaii Seminar, 2022
  • The lingering effects of Covid: A roundtable for small and mid-sized firms, Palms Springs Seminar, 2022
  • Personal Injury Masters Panel, Women In Trial Travel Summit, 2022
  • Webinar Trauma-Informed Litigation Practices, CAOC, 2022
  • Human Sex Trafficking, Western Trial Lawyer Association Winter Seminar, 2022
  • Holding Social Media Platforms Accountable for Sex Trafficking of Children, AAJ Winter Convention, 2022
  • Sexual Abuse and Harassment Cases From Survivors To Systemic Failures. Trauma Informed Practices, CAOC’s 60th Annual Convention, 2021
  • Cyber Torts: Online Bullying, Invasion of Privacy, Right to Publicity, Revenge Porn, and Online Defamation, CAALA, 2021
  • Being an advocate in all proceedings for your sexual assault clients, AAJ, 2021
  • Deposition Skills Program: Overview and Strategy, Pincus Professional Education, 2021
  • Media Training – Tips for Interacting with Media, CAOC’s Leadership Academy, 2021
  • Non-Lawyer Ownership & Paraprofessionals, WTLA, 2021
  • Palm Springs Virtual Seminar, CAOC, 2021
  • Virtual Rally Supporting Assemblymember Alex Lee, CAOC, 2021
  • The Great Trials Podcast, EP 109, 2021
  • The Donald L. Galine Sonoma Virtual Seminar, CAOC, 2021
  • Coping from Home: Ways to Juggle Legal Work, Kids, Pets and Other Homebound Issues, CAOC, 2020
  • Practicing Victim-Centered Law in the Pandemic, The National Crime Victim Bar Association, 2020
  • Navigating the job market in COVID-19, CAOC, 2020
  • Title 9, Organization of Women Soccer Coaches, 2020
  • Sexual Abuse Cases Finding Experts, CAALA, 2019
  • Ending School Abuse, CAOC, 2019
  • Physical Abuse Cases for Special Needs Clients, WTLA, 2019
  • Sexual Abuse and Harassment Panel, CAOC, 2018
  • #MeToo Presentation, SCCTLA, 2018
  • Sexual Misconduct Case Strategies, NJAAC, 2018
  • California Women’s Conference, 2018
  • #Me Too A Year In Review, CAOC, 2018
  • You Can’t Teach #Hustle, CEB, 2017
  • Work Place Harassment, WTLA, 2017
  • What You Should Know About Cyberporn Cases, CAOC, 2017
  • The California Equal Pay Act, CAOC, 2017
  • Sexual Abuse, SFTLA, 2017
  • Opening Statement: The Basics, SFTLA, 2017
  • Employment Law Developments: 2016 In Review, CAOC, 2017
  • Do As I Say, Not As I Do: 5 Common “Mistakes” Made During Voir Dire, CAALA, 2017
  • Cyber Torts, CAALA, 2017
  • The California Equal Pay Act, SFTLA, 2016
  • Starting Your Own Practice, WTLA, 2016
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, CAOC, 2016
  • Sexual Abuse Cases Against Public Entities with a Special Needs Plaintiff, CAOC, 2016
  • Proving Sexual Abuse of Special Needs Minors While at School, WTLA, 2016
  • Preparing for an Expert’s Deposition, SFTLA, 2016
  • How to Win the Battle of the Experts, SFTLA, 2016
  • How to Successfully Examine Patronizing, Gender-Biased Trial Witnesses, SFTLA, 2016
  • How to Hang Your Shingle: Ramping Up, CEB, 2016
  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting, CAOC, 2015
  • Using Your Body Language to Persuade a Jury, SFTLA, 2015
  • Top 10 List for Summary Judgment Motions, AAJ, 2015
  • Increasing Damages Through Direct Examination, SFTLA, 2015
  • Fair Labor Standards Act, Western Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • What Message ARE You Sending?, SFTLA, 2014
  • Top 3 USSC Employment Cases, Western Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Sexual Abuse of Minors with Disabilities, People With Disabilities Foundation, 2014
  • Fair Labor Standards Act, CAOC, 2014
  • Fair Labor Standards Act, AAJ, 2014
  • Employment Law Update, SFTLA, 2014
  • Social Justice in the Workplace, USF Law School Seminar, 2013
  • Motions to Compel, SFTLA, 2013
  • Marketing: The Basics, SFTLA Women’s Caucus Seminar, 2013
  • Discovery of Electronically Stored Information, SFTLA Tahoe Seminar, 2013
  • Deposition Bootcamp, CEB Basics, 2013
  • Welcome to the Law, Plenary Session Speaker, CEB Basics, 2012
  • Law Firm Marketing, Plenary Session Speaker, CEB Basics, 2012
  • Getting it Right Up Front, Case Selection, SFTLA, 2012
  • Client Communications, SFTLA Tahoe Seminar, 2012
  • Client Communications, CEB, and CEB Basics, 2012
  • Client Communications, CAOC Annual Convention, 2012
  • Update of California Bar, Western States Bar Conference, 2011
  • The Art of Witness Examination, CAOC Tahoe Seminar, 2011
  • Connecting With Your Jury, CAOC Annual Convention, 2011
  • Taking Your First Deposition, CAOC Tahoe Seminar, 2010
  • Online Marketing, SFTLA, 2010
  • Marketing Roundtable, Women’s Caucus, SFTLA, 2010
  • Legal Claims Against the Government, CAOC Annual Convention, 2010
  • Deposition Bootcamp, SFTLA, 2010
  • Online Marketing Strategies and Tools, SFTLA ,2009
  • Nuts and Bolts of Effectively Litigating Your Case, COAC Annual Convention, 2009
  • Marketing Roundtable, Women’s Caucus, SFTLA, 2009
  • How New Online Strategies and Tools can Help Grow Your Practice in Turbulent Times, SFTLA, 2009
  • Depositions, ACCTLA, Regional Travel Seminar, 2009
  • College Success Class: What to Expect in the Field of Law, City College of San Francisco, 2009
  • Case Investigation, CAOC Tahoe Seminar, 2009
  • Women Owned Law Firms: Overcoming Bias Deception, State Bar Annual Convention, 2008
  • Quick Hits: “What you need to stay current”, CAOC Tahoe Seminar, 2008
  • Opening a Law Firm, State Bar Annual Convention, 2008
  • Gender, Politics and the Law, SFTLA, 2008
  • Deposition Practices, State Bar Annual Convention, 2008
  • Common Mistakes During Voir Dire, SFTLA, 2008
  • Case Selection and Evaluation, CAOC Annual Convention, 2008
  • Opening a Law Firm, State Bar Annual Convention, 2007
  • Winning Through Direct and Cross Examination, CAOC Tahoe Seminar, 2006
  • Nuts and Bolts of Depositions, CAOC Annual Convention, 2006
  • Depositions for the New Lawyer, CAOC New Lawyers Seminar, San Francisco, 2006
  • Nuts and Bolts of Depositions, CAOC Annual Convention, 2005
  • Defense Medical Exams, ACCTLA, Regional Travel Seminar, 2004

Publications (Partial List)

  • Continuing Education of the Bar,
    Basic Practice Handbook, Authored one chapter
  • Big New for Smaller Firms, Publication of the Solo and Small Firm Section State Bar, 2010
  • Continuing Education of the Bar, In Practice
    California Client Communications Manual, Authored two chapters
  • Coffee is the New Lunch, The Glass Hammer Blog, 2009
  • CYLA Newsletter
    Article: It Takes a Village to Raise a . . . Lawyer: A Personal Perspective on Career Mentoring
  • NBC News 11, Interview segment regarding women in politics, 2008
  • Plaintiff Magazine
    Article: Cyber torts and “revenge porn”
  • The Recorder, regarding “Find a lawyer” program, 2008
  • Plaintiff Magazine
    Article: Wal-Mart, everyday low prices, everyday discrimination.
  • The Recorder, several articles regarding State Bar issues, 2010
  • The Forum
    Article: Be Direct! (re-printed with permission in The Verdict)
  • Various television and radio news segments regarding class action lawsuit against Waste Management, 2007.
  • The Trial Lawyer
    Article: From Suffragettes to Sexy Politicians: Have we come a long way, baby?
  • Various television and radio news segments regarding wrongful death case of bicyclist 2013
  • The Verdict
    Article: The ABC’s of a DME (Defense Medical Exam)
  • The Verdict
    Article: What’s Happening in Sacramento:
    Three CAOC-Sponsored Bills in Response to #MeToo

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