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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 of the Liberty Law Office — a diverse legal practice primarily representing individuals who have suffered a serious injury or abuse, including child 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. In years past, she was also presented the Defender of Justice Award, the Outstanding Service Award, and the Presidential Award of Merit in 2005 and 2006.

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 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 Assocition and is on the governing boards of the following professional legal organizations:

  • Consumer Attorneys of California (Vice President)
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association (Secretary)
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Continuing Education of the Bar
  • American Association for Justice (State Delegate)

Awards of Distinction
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.

She is a former board member of the State Bar of California (Vice President, 2010-2011), the California Young Lawyers Association, New Lawyers’ Division Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice, the San Francisco chapter of the National Women’s Political Caucus (President 2008-2009), Alameda County Bar Association, Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association the Women’s Section of the Contra Costa County Bar, the Contra Costa County Bar Association’s Barristers Section (Chair), Earl Warren Inn of Court, and Congress of Neutrals.

State Bar Activities

  • State Bar of California, Board of Governors (Vice President), 2008 – 2011
  • State Bar of California, California Young Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2005 – 2008

Specialty Bar Activities

  • Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Committee (Past President), 2002 – present
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2012 – present
  • American Association for Justice, New Lawyers Division Board of Governors, 2007 – present
  • Congress of Neutrals, Board of Directors, 2003 – 2008
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Board of Governors (Executive Committee), 2002 – present
  • Contra Costa Barristers Association, Chair, 2004 – 2005
  • Contra Costa Bar Association, Women’s Caucus, Board Member, 2004 – 2005
  • Earl Warren Inn of Court, Member, 2006 – 2008
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2008 – present

Civic Activities

  • Superior Court, County of Alameda, Civil Discovery Referee, 2013 – present
  • 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

Professional Recognition

  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Top 100 Attorney, 2015-present
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys, Lifetime Achievement, 2015-present
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 10 Best Female Attorney, 2015-present
  • The National Academy of Jurisprudence, Premier 100 Trial Attorney, 2015-present
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers, 2015-present
  • De Medici Ratings, Most Feared Lawyers, 2015-present
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellowship, 2016
  • American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 100 Litigation, 2015-present
  • The Top Women Attorneys in Northern California, 2012-present
  • Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award, Celebration Media, 2012-present
  • The Top Women Attorneys in Northern California, 2012-present
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2012-present
  • Talk of the Town Award, 2011-present
  • Super Lawyers of Northern California, Rising Star, 2009-2013, Super Lawyer 2014-present
  • Minority Bar Coalition, Unity Award, 2012, 2013
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Presidential Award of Merit, 2012, 2013
  • California State Senate: Members Resolution No. 994 honoring Micha Star Liberty, 2011
  • New Lawyers Division, Excellence Award, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • National Association of Professional Women, 2010 – present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Defender of Justice Award, 2010
  • American Association for Justice, New Lawyers Division, Member Spotlight, 2008
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Outstanding Service Award, 2006
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Presidential Award of Merit, 2005, 2006

Speaking Engagements (Partial List)

  • What You Should Know About Cyberporn Cases, CAOC, 2017
  • The California Equal Pay Act, CAOC, 2017
  • Do As I Say, Not As I Do: 5 Common “Mistakes” Made During Voir Dire, CAALA, 2017
  • Cyber Torts, CAALA, 2017
  • You Can’t Teach #Hustle, CEB, 2017
  • Opening Statement: The Basics, SFTLA, 2017
  • Sexual Abuse, SFTLA, 2017
  • Employment Law Developments: 2016 In Review, CAOC, 2017
  • Work Place Harassment, WTLA, 2017
  • Sexual Abuse Cases Against Public Entities with a Special Needs Plaintiff, CAOC, 2016
  • How to Successfully Examine Patronizing, Gender-Biased Trial Witnesses, SFTLA, 2016
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, CAOC, 2016
  • How to Win the Battle of the Experts, SFTLA, 2016
  • The California Equal Pay Act, SFTLA, 2016
  • Proving Sexual Abuse of Special Needs Minors While at School, WTLA, 2016
  • Preparing for an Expert’s Deposition, SFTLA, 2016
  • Starting Your Own Practice, WTLA, 2016
  • How to Hang Your Shingle: Ramping Up, CEB, 2016
  • Using Your Body Language to Persuade a Jury, SFTLA, 2015
  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting, CAOC, 2015
  • Fair Labor Standards Act, Western Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Increasing Damages Through Direct Examination, SFTLA, 2015
  • Top 10 List for Summary Judgment Motions, AAJ, 2015
  • Fair Labor Standards Act, CAOC, 2014
  • Employment Law Update, SFTLA, 2014
  • Top 3 USSC Employment Cases, Western Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • What Message ARE You Sending?, SFTLA, 2014
  • Fair Labor Standards Act, AAJ, 2014
  • Sexual Abuse of Minors with Disabilities, People With Disabilities Foundation, 2014
  • Employment Law Update, SFTLA, 2014
  • Top 3 USSC Employment Cases, Western Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Deposition Bootcamp, CEB Basics, 2013
  • Motions to Compel, SFTLA, 2013
  • Social Justice in the Workplace, USF Law School Seminar, 2013
  • Marketing: The Basics, SFTLA Women’s Caucus Seminar, 2013
  • Discovery of Electronically Stored Information, SFTLA Tahoe Seminar, 2013
  • Client Communications, CAOC Annual Convention, 2012
  • 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
  • Connecting With Your Jury, CAOC Annual Convention, 2011
  • Update of California Bar, Western States Bar Conference, 2011
  • The Art of Witness Examination, CAOC Tahoe Seminar, 2011
  • Taking Your First Deposition, CAOC Tahoe Seminar, 2010
  • Legal Claims Against the Government, CAOC Annual Convention, 2010
  • Deposition Bootcamp, SFTLA, 2010
  • Marketing Roundtable, Women’s Caucus, SFTLA, 2010
  • Online Marketing, SFTLA, 2010
  • Marketing Roundtable, Women’s Caucus, SFTLA, 2009
  • Online Marketing Strategies and Tools, SFTLA ,2009
  • Nuts and Bolts of Effectively Litigating Your Case, COAC Annual Convention, 2009
  • How New Online Strategies and Tools can Help Grow Your Practice in Turbulent Times, SFTLA, 2009
  • College Success Class: What to Expect in the Field of Law, City College of San Francisco, 2009
  • Depositions, ACCTLA, Regional Travel Seminar, 2009
  • Case Investigation, CAOC Tahoe Seminar, 2009
  • Case Selection and Evaluation, CAOC Annual Convention, 2008
  • Quick Hits: “What you need to stay current”, CAOC Tahoe Seminar, 2008
  • Gender, Politics and the Law, SFTLA, 2008
  • Common Mistakes During Voir Dire, SFTLA, 2008
  • Women Owned Law Firms: Overcoming Bias Deception, State Bar Annual Convention, 2008
  • Opening a Law Firm, State Bar Annual Convention, 2008
  • Deposition Practices, State Bar Annual Convention, 2008
  • Opening a Law Firm, State Bar Annual Convention, 2007
  • Winning Through Direct and Cross Examination, CAOC Tahoe Seminar, 2006
  • Depositions for the New Lawyer, CAOC New Lawyers Seminar, San Francisco, 2006
  • Nuts and Bolts of Depositions, CAOC Annual Convention, 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
  • Continuing Education of the Bar, In Practice
    California Client Communications Manual, Authored two chapters
  • Plaintiff Magazine
    Article: Wal-Mart, everyday low prices, everyday discrimination.
  • The Trial Lawyer
    Article: From Suffragettes to Sexy Politicians: Have we come a long way, baby?
  • The Forum
    Article: Be Direct! (re-printed with permission in The Verdict)
  • The Verdict
    Article: The ABC’s of a DME (Defense Medical Exam)
  • CYLA Newsletter
    Article: It Takes a Village to Raise a . . . Lawyer: A Personal Perspective on Career Mentoring

Quoted And/Or Featured In (Partial List)

  • Various television and radio news segments regarding wrongful death case of bicyclist 2013
  • Big News for Smaller Firms, Publication of the Solo and Small Firm Section State Bar, 2010
  • The Recorder, several articles regarding State Bar issues, 2010
  • Coffee is the New Lunch, The Glass Hammer Blog, 2009
  • The Recorder, regarding “Find a lawyer” program, 2008
  • NBC News 11, Interview segment regarding women in politics, 2008
  • Various television and radio news segments regarding class action lawsuit against Waste Management, 2007

Organizations & Awards

Our Address & Phone

1970 Broadway, #700
Oakland, CA 94612

Oakland (510) 645-1000
San Francisco (415) 896-1000