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Mr. Chang is dedicated to helping individuals protect their rights in the workplace, in housing, and in public accommodations. Mr. Chang's practice areas include litigating claims on behalf of individuals for employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and civil rights.

Mr. Chang is admitted by the California Supreme Court to practice in all the courts of California.  Mr. Chang is also admitted to practice in the United States Federal  Courts for the Eastern District of California and Northern District of California.


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Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 50%
    1 year
  2. Civil Rights: 10%
    1 year
  3. Discrimination: 10%
    1 year
  4. Sexual Harassment: 10%
    1 year
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Hourly ($300-350/hour), contingent (33-40%), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

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Contact info

980 - 9th Street, 16th Floor
Sacramento, CA, 95814


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Distinguished Oral Advocate for Plaintiff in ADA CaseConcord Law School2010
Pioneering Law Enforcement Officer AwardOrganization of Chinese Americans2001
Huber Memorial AwardDavis Police Department1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawLaw Office of Calvin Chang2011 - Present
Supervising InvestigatorState of California2008 - 2011
Police OfficerUniv. of California2002 - 2008
CEONational Flare Company, Inc.2001 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
State of California State Personnel BoardAdmitted to Practice2015 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2015 - Present
Capital City Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaHousing & Public Accommodation Subsection2012 - Present
Asian Pacific Bar Association of SacramentoMember2012 - Present
Sacramento County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaAdmitted2011 - Present
Consumer Attorney Association of Los AngelesMember2010 - 2013
SacLEGALSustaining Member2008 - Present
State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember2008 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
California Employment Lawyers AssociationMentor2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hate CrimeConfidential Settlement
Client v. Corporate Defendant and Individual EmployerConfidential Settlement
International Client v. Corporate DefendantExposed sham corporate office
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Publication nameTitleDate
Arrests, Convictions, and the FEHA: When it Hurts to Ask CaliforniaArrests, Convictions, and the FEHA: When it Hurts to Ask” California2009
Equal Employment Opportunity & Sexual Harassment Prevention. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Lesson PlanEqual Employment Opportunity & Sexual Harassment Prevention. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Lesson Plan2008
Sac LegalNew Survey of Crime Victims Reveals Hate Crimes are Grossly Under Reported in Uniform Crime Reports,”2007
Garcetti v. Ceballlos, Official Duties and Free Speech...,Garcetti v. Ceballlos, Official Duties and Free Speech...,2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Employment Lawyers AssociationEmployment Law Trial CollegeTrial College2015
Concord Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Boston UniversityCriminal JusticeMA - Masters2004
University of California - DavisPolitical Science - Public ServiceBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Special Agent AcademyEEO Investigation2013
Investigating Hate Violence," Civil Rights YearInvestigating Hate Violence," Department of Fair Employment and Housing2009
Hate Crime and Victim AssistanceHate Crime and Victim Assistance2008
Annual Training ConferenceHate Crime Identification2008
UCLGBTIAHate Crime, Police, and the Law2003
ARPOCHate Crime and Domestic Terrorism2003