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Amy Semmel

Practice Areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 95%
    30 years, 100 cases
  2. Litigation: 5%
    30 years, 100 cases



Contingent (25-45%), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Daniel Tan Ho

    Amy possesses a combination of both large firm and trial experience that is rare these days. She is an experienced, aggressive litigator who is well-respected in the employment law community. I fully endorse Amy for your employment law and litigation needs.


    Daniel Ho Wrongful Termination Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Rose Fay Arfa

    Amy Semmel is the best employment attorney a person could ever find. She is exceptionally bright, talented and innovative. Before turning to the representation of employees, Amy represented employers/businesses for many years. She understands what drives the employers and insurance companies “across the table.” Amy not only knows a lot about substantive employment law, but is a tenacious advocate for her clients, consistently getting the best results possible. She has substantial trial experience, and will try the case if a reasonable settlement is not offered. She is smart, organized, and committed to the interests of her clients.


    Rose Arfa Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Kelley•Semmel, LLP

5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Penthouse 5
Los Angeles, CA, 90036



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Phi Beta KappaPhi Beta Kappa Society1979
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyLatham & Watkins Ca1984 - 1988
Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Employment Lawyers AssociationCo-Chair Listserv Commitee2007 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
$1.4 million Age Discrimination SettlementSettlement
$780,000 Award After Jury VerdictJury Verdict
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Publication NameTitleDate
Working World MagazineAsk A Lawyer - Monthly Column by Amy Semmel2013
Los Angeles Daily JournalWorker Privacy In Peril2011
Los Angeles Daily JournalThe Battle For Third-Party Information In Discrimination Claims2011
California State CaseAddy v. Bliss & Glennon [44 Cal.App.4th 205 1996)1999
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of PennsylvaniaPhysiologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationFB Friends And Other BFF's In Biz And Law2013
California Employment Lawyers AssociationWill The Real Employer Please Stand Up2011
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Labor Law CommitteeShow Me The Money2010
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationDiscovery In Employment Litigation2008