|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Mexican American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Hispanic Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Unknown||CaliforniaSupreme Court Rules on Sexual Harassment||2004|
|Unknown||Nestle Properly Enjoined Under California's Unfair Competition Statute for Age Discrimination||2003|
|Unknown||Employer Terminated At-Will Employee For Failing to 'Retreat' From a Fight At Work||2003|
|Unknown||Employer Terminated Employee for Misusing Family Leave||2003|
|Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Stanford University||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
Posted by Elena Perceleanu
I am a soon to be lawyer and decided to represent myself in a messed up employment law case. I reached out to Antonio bc of his experience in employment law and I can honestly say that he is not only knowledgeable, he is BY FAR the only attorney that looked at me as a human. I'm distraught over what happened to me and I hate talking to attorneys bc they treat me like a transaction. Antonio was soooooo different. He listened and took time out of his life to talk to me. But he did two things that meant the world to me: (1) he was honest about the uphill challenges but he was kind about it. He didn't tell me I'm 100% going to lose and to stop wasting my time. He explained what the challenges will be and encouraged me to pursue my case since it means a lot to me to fix what happened to me, and (2) he told me what to do to win one of two hurdles. Specifically, I have to overcome a coercive [and forged] contract. He told me to focus more on the language of the agreement rather than the circumstances it was executed under. Bc of this, I found my strongest arguments. The wording of the confidentiality and no disparagement clauses are unenforceable and violate public policy. These clauses must protect company info and cannot be used to prevent employees from reporting wrongdoing. The language of my clauses state I can't tell anyone anything negative and my employer in any forum. That's not only per se retaliation, it's uneforcable. I could've never done this without his help.
All attorneys pretend to care about you bc they want to hear your case. Trust me, it's all an act. Theyll treat you like your scum wasting their time if they [can't understand or] decline your case. Antonio understood the issues and treated me like a human. He even helped me and encouraged me. It meant the world.
He's so smart too. I would recommend Antonio to absolutely anyone who needs an employment lawyer. You get the all-around package.
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