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About Me

Kristine S. Karila has been practicing law in California since 1992.   She attended University of San Diego where she held the prestigious position of Editor-in-Chief of Law Review.    Her practice focuses on employment law and business litigation.   She represents businesses and employees with regard to employment law matters and business litigation.   Ms. Karila has had a high rate of success in resolving legal matters, including jury or bench trials, arbitration, mediation and out of court settlements due to her excellent negotiation skills. She is available to consult business owners regarding their rights and obligations towards employees.   She will guide a company to make the right decisions to avoid the risk of litigation by an employee.   She also represents employees and former employees with claims of overtime pay, late payment of wages, discrimination related to pregnancy, medical condition, disability, race, gender age, religion, etc., wrongful termination, harassment including sexual harassment, vacation pay, etc.  


Practice Areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 95%
  2. Business: 5%



Hourly ($300-400/hour), Contingent (1-40%), Free Consultation (10 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

48 total 

  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mrs. Karila. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact her for help.


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jacklin Rebecca Rad-Rastegar

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Jacklin Rad-Rastegar Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Kristine S. Karila

9891 Irvine Center Drive, Ste 200
Irvine, CA, 92618



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Award in EvidenceAmerican JurisprudenceN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Contract AttorneyCorbett & Steelman1997 - 1998
Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Labor & EmploymentN/A2015 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Confidential per settlement agreementSettlement for high six figures
Confidential Settlement Overtime CaseSettlement
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Publication NameTitleDate
San Diego Law ReviewThree Years of San Diego Law Review1992
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of UtahN/ABS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
OC Female ProfessionalsCalifornia Laws Protecting Pregnant Employees2015