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Micha@LibertyLaw.com
(510) 645-1000 (Oakland)
(415) 896-1000 (San Francisco)
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“As a lawyer specializing in cases of sexual assault, harassment, and human trafficking, I am dedicated to fighting for justice and empowering survivors. With a deep understanding of the complexities surrounding these sensitive issues, I provide compassionate and strategic legal representation to ensure the voices of survivors are heard.“

At Liberty Law, we are committed to making a difference in the lives of those affected by these heinous crimes. With a focus on seeking justice, holding perpetrators accountable, and advocating for the rights of survivors, we strive to create a safer and more equitable society.

With extensive experience in handling cases of sexual assault, harassment, and human trafficking, our team is well-equipped to navigate the legal complexities and provide comprehensive support throughout the legal process. We understand the emotional and psychological impact these crimes have on survivors, and we approach each case with empathy, sensitivity, and unwavering determination.

Our expertise extends beyond legal representation. We also work closely with organizations and support networks dedicated to combating sexual assault, harassment, and human trafficking. By collaborating with community resources, we ensure survivors have access to the care and support they need to heal and rebuild their lives.”

-Micha Star Liberty

In addition to assault and trafficking cases, Liberty Law 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, College of the Law, San Franisco. 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, sexual assault, harassment and trafficking cases, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

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.

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.

She is also a leadership consultant, DEI training and paid public speaker.

Prior to law school, Ms. Liberty 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 legal community, accumulating numerous accolades throughout her career. Micha has received several prestigious honors, including:

  • Honored as a “Super Lawyer” and “Rising Star” every year since 2009 by her peers
  • Included in the list of The Top Women Attorneys in Northern California in San Francisco Magazine annually since 2012
  • Named one of the Top Forty Under Forty by the National Trial Lawyers in 2012-2015
  • Awarded Street Fighter of the Year for Consumer Attorney of California in 2015
  • Finalist for Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2016 nominated by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Selected as a Top 100 Women Lawyer in California by the Daily Journal annually since 2018
  • Recognized as a Top 100 Lawyer in California by The Daily Journal in 2018-2020
  • Awarded Woman Advocate of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of California in 2018
  • Recognized as one of the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers since 2021

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, Board of Governors, 2017-present; New Lawyers Division Board of Governors, 2007 – 2011
  • Congress of Neutrals, Board of Directors, 2003 – 2008
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Past President, 2002- present
  • Continuing Education of the Bar, Board of Governors, 2010- present
  • Contra Costa Bar Association, Women’s Caucus, Board Member, 2004 – 2005; Barristers Association, Chair 2004-2005
  • Earl Warren Inn of Court, Member, 2006 – 2009
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2008 – 2018
  • Sexual Assault Litigation Group (Co-Chair), 2020-present
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association, Past President, 2017-present

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

  • Lawyers of Distinction, Recognizing Excellence in the Practice of Law, 2024
  • America’s Top Lawyers, Top 50 Lawyers In America, 2024
  • Top 10 Labor And Employment Law Female Attorney, America’s Best Advocates, 2024
  • Top 3 Consumer Protection Lawyers in Oakland, CA, ThreeBestRated, 2023
  • 12 Best Employment Lawyers In Oakland, TrustAnalytica, 2023
  • California Elite Lawyer, 2022
  • Top Women Lawyers, Daily Journal, 2022
  • Top 100 Lawyer, Daily Journal, 2022
  • America’s Most Honored Lawyers, The American Registry, 2022
  • America’s Top 50 Lawyers, 2022
  • Avvo Top-Rated Lawyer, 2022
  • Daily Journal, Top Plaintiff Lawyers, 2021– present
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys, Lifetime Achievement, 2021
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, 2021
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers, 2021 – present
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 10 Civil Rights Trial Lawyers for 2020
  • Daily Journal, Top 100 Women Lawyers, 2018-present
  • Daily Journal, Top 100 Lawyers, 2018-present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Woman Advocate of the Year, 2018
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellowship, 2016
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys, Lifetime Achievement, 2015-present
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 10 Best Female Attorney, 2015-present
  • American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 100 Litigation, 2015-present
  • De Medici Ratings, Most Feared Lawyers, 2015-present
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Top 100 Attorney, 2015-present
  • The National Academy of Jurisprudence, Premier 100 Trial Attorney, 2015-present
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers, 2015-present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Street Fighter of the Year Award, 2015
  • The Top Women Attorneys in Northern California, 2012-present
  • Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award, Celebration Media, 2012-present
  • Minority Bar Coalition, Unity Award, 2012, 2013, 2018
  • Talk of the Town Award, 2011-present
  • California State Senate: Members Resolution No. 994 honoring Micha Star Liberty, 2011
  • National Association of Professional Women, 2010 – present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Defender of Justice Award, 2010
  • Super Lawyers of Northern California, 2009-present
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2009-2012
  • New Lawyers Division, Excellence Award, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • 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-present

Speaking Engagements (Partial List)

  • Litigating Civil Sex Trafficking Cases (Cancun, MX) Influence, 2023
  • E is for Equity: Closing the Gender Pay Gap (Maui, Hawai) CAOC Annual Convention, 2023
  • Sexual Assault Panel (Mary’s Law), CAOC Annual Convention, 2023
  • Women’s Trial Lawyer, Trial Skills Seminar, CAOC Annual Convention, 2023
  • “Journey to justice”, AAJ Child Sexual Abuse & Sexual Assault Litigation Section, 2023
  • “It’s okay when it’s not”, CAALA Women in Law Conference, 2023
  • DEI and Gender Equity, CAALA Vegas, 2023
  • 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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Organizations & Awards

  • Top Alameda Employment Lawyers

Our Address & Phone

1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1800
Oakland, CA 94612-4700

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