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

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

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

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 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

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • De Medici Ratings, Most Feared Lawyers, 2015-present
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellowship, 2016
  • Minority Bar Coalition, Unity Award, 2012, 2013
  • 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, Rising Star, 2009-2013, Super Lawyer 2014-present
  • 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 Top Women Attorneys in Northern California, 2012-present
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2012-present

Speaking Engagements (Partial List)

  • Defense Medical Exams, ACCTLA, Regional Travel Seminar, 2004
  • Nuts and Bolts of Depositions, CAOC Annual Convention, 2005
  • Depositions for the New Lawyer, CAOC New Lawyers Seminar, San Francisco, 2006
  • Nuts and Bolts of Depositions, CAOC Annual Convention, 2006
  • Winning Through Direct and Cross Examination, CAOC Tahoe Seminar, 2006
  • Opening a Law Firm, State Bar Annual Convention, 2007
  • Case Selection and Evaluation, CAOC Annual Convention, 2008
  • Common Mistakes During Voir Dire, SFTLA, 2008
  • Deposition Practices, State Bar Annual Convention, 2008
  • Gender, Politics and the Law, SFTLA, 2008
  • Opening a Law Firm, State Bar Annual Convention, 2008
  • Quick Hits: “What you need to stay current”, CAOC Tahoe Seminar, 2008
  • Women Owned Law Firms: Overcoming Bias Deception, State Bar Annual Convention, 2008
  • Case Investigation, CAOC Tahoe Seminar, 2009
  • College Success Class: What to Expect in the Field of Law, City College of San Francisco, 2009
  • Depositions, ACCTLA, Regional Travel Seminar, 2009
  • How New Online Strategies and Tools can Help Grow Your Practice in Turbulent Times, SFTLA, 2009
  • Marketing Roundtable, Women’s Caucus, SFTLA, 2009
  • Nuts and Bolts of Effectively Litigating Your Case, COAC Annual Convention, 2009
  • Online Marketing Strategies and Tools, SFTLA ,2009
  • Deposition Bootcamp, SFTLA, 2010
  • Legal Claims Against the Government, CAOC Annual Convention, 2010
  • Marketing Roundtable, Women’s Caucus, SFTLA, 2010
  • Online Marketing, SFTLA, 2010
  • Taking Your First Deposition, CAOC Tahoe Seminar, 2010
  • Connecting With Your Jury, CAOC Annual Convention, 2011
  • The Art of Witness Examination, CAOC Tahoe Seminar, 2011
  • Update of California Bar, Western States Bar Conference, 2011
  • Client Communications, CAOC Annual Convention, 2012
  • Client Communications, CEB, and CEB Basics, 2012
  • Client Communications, SFTLA Tahoe Seminar, 2012
  • Getting it Right Up Front, Case Selection, SFTLA, 2012
  • Law Firm Marketing, Plenary Session Speaker, CEB Basics, 2012
  • Welcome to the Law, Plenary Session Speaker, CEB Basics, 2012
  • Deposition Bootcamp, CEB Basics, 2013
  • Discovery of Electronically Stored Information, SFTLA Tahoe Seminar, 2013
  • Marketing: The Basics, SFTLA Women’s Caucus Seminar, 2013
  • Motions to Compel, SFTLA, 2013
  • Social Justice in the Workplace, USF Law School Seminar, 2013
  • Employment Law Update, SFTLA, 2014
  • Fair Labor Standards Act, AAJ, 2014
  • Fair Labor Standards Act, CAOC, 2014
  • Sexual Abuse of Minors with Disabilities, People With Disabilities Foundation, 2014
  • Top 3 USSC Employment Cases, Western Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • What Message ARE You Sending?, SFTLA, 2014
  • Fair Labor Standards Act, Western Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Increasing Damages Through Direct Examination, SFTLA, 2015
  • Top 10 List for Summary Judgment Motions, AAJ, 2015
  • Using Your Body Language to Persuade a Jury, SFTLA, 2015
  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting, CAOC, 2015
  • How to Hang Your Shingle: Ramping Up, CEB, 2016
  • How to Successfully Examine Patronizing, Gender-Biased Trial Witnesses, SFTLA, 2016
  • How to Win the Battle of the Experts, SFTLA, 2016
  • Preparing for an Expert’s Deposition, SFTLA, 2016
  • Proving Sexual Abuse of Special Needs Minors While at School, WTLA, 2016
  • Sexual Abuse Cases Against Public Entities with a Special Needs Plaintiff, CAOC, 2016
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, CAOC, 2016
  • Starting Your Own Practice, WTLA, 2016
  • The California Equal Pay Act, SFTLA, 2016
  • Cyber Torts, CAALA, 2017
  • Do As I Say, Not As I Do: 5 Common “Mistakes” Made During Voir Dire, CAALA, 2017
  • Employment Law Developments: 2016 In Review, CAOC, 2017
  • Opening Statement: The Basics, SFTLA, 2017
  • Sexual Abuse, SFTLA, 2017
  • The California Equal Pay Act, CAOC, 2017
  • What You Should Know About Cyberporn Cases, CAOC, 2017
  • Work Place Harassment, WTLA, 2017
  • You Can’t Teach #Hustle, CEB, 2017

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
  • CYLA Newsletter
    Article: It Takes a Village to Raise a . . . Lawyer: A Personal Perspective on Career Mentoring
  • Plaintiff Magazine
    Article: Cyber torts and “revenge porn”
  • Plaintiff Magazine
    Article: Wal-Mart, everyday low prices, everyday discrimination.
  • The Forum
    Article: Be Direct! (re-printed with permission in The Verdict)
  • The Trial Lawyer
    Article: From Suffragettes to Sexy Politicians: Have we come a long way, baby?
  • 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

Quoted And/Or Featured In (Partial List)

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

Organizations & Awards

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1970 Broadway, #700
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Oakland (510) 645-1000
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