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Robert Thomas Olmos

Robert Thomas Olmos

also known as Tomas Olmos

Practice areas:

Civil Rights, Employment & Labor, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Wrongful Termination

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About Me

Robert Tomas Olmos 
Los Angeles, California


 


Partner

 


phone

(323) 653-6530


 

 


fax

(323) 653-1660


 

 


 

 


Tomas Olmos is a partner with Allred, Maroko & Goldberg where he specializes in cases involving employment discrimination.


 


Mr. Olmos has an extensive background in employment discrimination law and civil rights. After graduating from U.C. Berkeley's School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 1972, Mr. Olmos began his legal career with California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) in Delano, California, where he specialized in employment and civil rights issues.


 


In 1976 he joined the Western Center on Law and Poverty as senior counsel. There he continued to specialize in employment law and civil rights.


In 1979 Mr. Olmos was hired by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as a supervisory trial attorney and in 1987 was appointed Regional Attorney of the Los Angeles district office. As Regional Attorney he was responsible for all litigation in Southern California and Nevada. Under his leadership, the litigation caseload handled by the Los Angeles office ranked among the top EEOC offices.


 


Mr. Olmos also actively participated as lead counsel in litigating numerous cases, including Brooks, et al/EEOC v. Hilton Casinos Inc. (D.C. Nev. 1989), a four-month jury trial in an age/sex discrimination case that resulted in a $45,000,000 verdict.


 


From 1991-1995 Mr. Olmos served as Executive Director of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, one of the largest providers of legal services in the country, handling 33,000 cases per year with an annual budget of $10,000,000.


Mr. Olmos also actively participates in a wide range of bar activities and non-profit organizations. He was a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Board of Trustees (1994 to 1996) and of the 1996 Conference of Delegates of the State Bar of California. He is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Mexican American Bar Foundation, currently serving as Vice President. Mr. Olmos is also a member of the California Rural Legal Assistance Board of Directors, having been president from 1986 to 1989. In addition, Mr. Olmos was a member of the California Commission on the Future of the Courts from 1992 to 1994.


Currently, he serves as volunteer dean, instructor, and board member of Peoples College of Law (1984 to the present) and on the National Advisory Board of La Raza Law Journal, U.C. Berkeley (1995 to the present).


 


Mr. Olmos has been named a Southern California "SuperLawyer" by Law & Politics and Los Angeles Magazine.


 


 



Areas of Practice:

Employment Discrimination

Civil Rights



Education:

University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California, 1972




Representative Cases:


Brooks, et al/EEOC v. Hilton Casinos Inc., D.C. Nev. (  1989)



Honors and Awards:

Southern California Super Lawyer, 2009

Southern California Super Lawyer, 2008

Southern California Super Lawyer, 2007

AV Rated (Highest Rating) by Martindale-Hubbell, 1989 - Present



Professional Associations and Memberships:

Western Center on Law and Poverty, 1976 - Present

Senior Counsel

Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1994 - 1996

Member, Board of Trustees



Mexican American Bar Foundation

Founding Member, Board of Directors



Mexican American Bar Foundation

Vice President



California Rural Legal Assistance

Member, Board of Directors



California Rural Legal Assistance, 1986 - 1989

President



California Commission on the Future of the Courts, 1992 - 1994

Member



Peoples College of Law, 1984 - Present

Board Member



National Advisory Board of La Raza Law Journal, U.C. Berkeley, 1995 - Present






State Bar of California, 1996 Conference of Delegates






Peoples College of Law

Instructor



Peoples College of Law

Volunteer Dean



Past Employment Positions:


U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1979 - PresentSupervisory Trial AttorneyLos Angeles District Office, 1987 - PresentRegional Attorney



California Rural Legal Assistance in Delano, California



Legal Aid Foundation, Executive Director, 1991 - 1995

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1972

  1. Wrongful Termination: 20%
    43 years
  2. Discrimination: 20%
    43 years
  3. Sexual Harassment: 20%
    43 years
  4. Employment & Labor: 20%
    43 years
  5. Civil Rights: 20%
    43 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (40%), Free Consultation (20 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

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Contact Info

Allred, Maroko & Goldberg

6300 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1500
Los Angeles, CA, 90048

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197205/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Southern California Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Southern California Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2014
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2013
Southern California Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
Southern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
Southern California Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
Southern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Southern California Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Southern California Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Southern California Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2007
FellowThe College of Labor and Employment Lawyers2005
AV Rated (Highest Rating)Martindale-Hubbell1989

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerAllred, MAroko & Goldberg1995 - Present
Executive DirectorLegal Aid Foundation1991 - 1995
Regional Attorney for Los Angeles OfficeEqual Employment Opportunities Commission1979 - 1991
N/ACalifornia Rural Legal Assistance1978 - 1980

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Advisory Board of La Raza Law Journal, U.C. BerkleyN/A1995 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationBoard of Trustees1994 - 1996
Mexican American Bar FoundationFounding Member, Board of Directors1994 - Present
Mexican American Bar FoundationVice President1994 - Present
Peoples College of LawBoard Member1984 - Present
Western Center on Law and PovertySenior Counsel1976 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1972 - Present
People's College of LawVolunteer DeanN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Brooks, et al./EEOC v Hilton Casinos, Inc. (D.C. Nev. 1989)$45,000,000.00 Verdict in Plaintiff's Favor

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California - Santa BarbaraN/AundergraduateN/A
UC Berkeley SOL Boalt HallLawJuris DoctorateN/A