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I represents employees in all aspects of employment litigation, with a focus on employment discrimination. I am a passionate and dedicated advocate and committed to fighting on behalf of employees to help ensure that we all enjoy equal access to employment opportunities. As the primary caregiver for my disabled brother, I have a unique prospective on the challenges employees with disabilities face in the workplace.


Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 100%


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Attorney endorsements

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  • Bryan L. Spoon Esq.

    I would most certainly endorse Maria for anyone in the San Francisco area needing help with an employment issue. I recently spoke with Maria regarding an issue we have both faced in employment law. Maria is smart, personable and knowledgeable. I have no doubt that she is a fine litigator and someone who is genuinely interested in helping people.


    Bryan Spoon Insurance Attorney
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  • Wendy Ha Chau

    Maria and I went to the same law school. I had to opportunity to know her on an academic level as well as professional level. She always seem to come up with brilliant and progressive ideas. Not only is she knowledgeable and smart, she cares for her clients. She has my endorsement.


    Wendy Chau Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact info

Sarnoff + Sarnoff

601 California St Ste 1300
San Francisco, CA, 94108-2818


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's ListOregon State University2005
Dean's ListOregon State University2005
Recognition for Scholarly ExcellenceEastern Oregon University2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateSarnoff + Sarnoff2013 - Present
AssociateDolan Law Firm2012 - 2013
AssociateLaw Office of Pamela Pitt2009 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Francisco Barristers ClubVice Chair of The Labor and Employment Law Section2015 - Present
Golden Gate Regional CenterMember of the Board2015 - Present
San Mateo County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
California Employment Lawyers AssociationPublic Employee Committee Member2010 - Present
Palo Alto Area Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Phi Kappa Phi Honor SocietyMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Alberto v. Bridgeport TransportationJury Verdict and Attorney Fee and Costs award of around $420,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
Bar Association of San Francisco BulletinSimple Ways to Obtain Discovery Pre-Litigation2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John F. Kennedy University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Oregon State UniversityBiologyBS - Bachelor of Science2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Self-Help/Informal Discovery and Informal InvestigationDiscovery2015
California Employment Lawyers Association Annual ConferenceProven Trial Techniques in Public Employee Cases2015