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Anthony Ngula Luti

Employment and labor Attorney at Hollywood, CA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Disbarred Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2019

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2019. See details

About Anthony

Learn Anthony’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    60%
    The Luti Law Firm's Labor and Employment Practice is multi-faceted. The Firm’s attorneys have experience litigating and trying wage and hour, employment discrimination, and wrongful termination claims, reviewing and drafting employee manuals and counseling businesses regarding their employment practices.

    25 years

  2. Civil rights
    20%
    The Luti Law Firm's Civil Rights Practice includes jury trials against the Los Angeles Police Department and municipal entities for constitutional civil rights violations of individuals and race discrimination matters. The Firm’s members have been headlined on panels for civil rights workshops, sit on the advisory boards of community-based civil rights organizations, and are regularly involved with national civil rights organizations.

    25 years

  3. Violent crime
    20%
    The Luti Law Firm Criminal Defense Practice encompasses our extensive experience in handling all types of criminal cases and felony trials. Our Firm does not hesitate to vigorously defend criminal cases or take these cases to trial. Since our inception, our Firm has only lost one criminal trial.

    25 years

Anthony Luti is a trial lawyer. He established his prominent boutique Los Angeles law firm from the ground up. The founder of The Luti Law Firm, Mr. Luti is the rare trial attorney who practices in the areas of both civil and criminal litigation. His trial practice is multi-faceted, encompassing major felony criminal defense, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, civil rights, wage and hour class actions, catastrophic personal injury, and complex litigation. During the last five years, he has obtained millions of dollars in settlements, verdicts, judgments and awards for his clients. He was nominated by his peers in 2008 as Trial Attorney of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.

 

Mr. Luti is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is the most prestigious group of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are only 3000 attorneys nationwide who have been acknowledged to join this exclusive group of advocates. Similarly, Mr Luti is a Platinum Member of the Verdict Club. Platinum Membership is limited to attorneys who have obtained jury verdicts in excess of $1,000,000. Membership in The Verdict Club is coveted and reserved for only those lawyers who have a reputation of extraordinary verdicts.

 

Mr. Luti also graduated as one of 48 trial lawyers nationwide hand picked to attend legendary trial lawyer Gerry Spence's Wyoming Trial Lawyer College in 2005. The Trial Lawyers College is the most selective institution for training trial lawyers in the nation. The Trial Lawyers College is a training school for lawyers who represent the common person.

 

In 2010 and 2009, Mr. Luti was selected as a Top Attorney by Pasadena Magazine. Mr. Luti was also selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer for 2004 by votes tabulated and sent to over 65,000 lawyers in Southern California. Only three per cent of licensed attorneys in Southern California were selected for this award. Los Angeles Magazine and Southern California Super Lawyers each published the list of Southern California Super Lawyers in February 2004.

 

Mr. Luti has been on the forefront of civil rights and employment trial work and wage and hour litigation in California. Indeed, in December 2010, Mr. Luti participated in obtaining a cumulative $1,332,500 total settlement for the family of Kevin Wicks, who was tragically killed by Inglewood Police Officers. On February 1, 2008, Mr. Luti obtained a jury verdict of $1.2 million on behalf of a current dock worker for employment retaliation. Three weeks prior to that, in January 2008, Mr. Luti obtained a $1.2 million settlement in a legal malpractice action. On September 27, 2005, Mr. Luti obtained a $2.25 million settlement for wage and hour violations for hourly employees of the retailer Sport Chalet.

 

Additionally, Mr. Luti argued the first case to delineate the filing requirements under the California Private Attorney General's Act (PAGA). Mr. Luti is also regularly on the forefront of Section 1983 civil rights litigation. He regularly represents numerous clients in police brutality cases, and has tried a federal trial on behalf of an El Salvadorian national who was sexually assaulted by an INS doctor during a INS-mandated medical examination. .

 

In addition to doing trial work in the state court, Mr. Luti has federal appellate and jury trial experience, including first chairing a federal jury trial alleging constitutional rights violations against the City of Los Angeles and members of the Los Angeles Police Department. Mr. Luti has also argued numerous times before the California Court of Appeals and the Ninth Circuit. He has only lost one criminal trial in his entire career.

 

Additionally, Mr. Luti is actively involved in his community. He has served as the vice-president of the Association of African-American Attorneys in Downtown Firms (AAADF). He also sits on the numerous Boards, including the Board of Directors of the HUEMAN Foundation, an organization dedicated to the empowerment of people of color.

 

Prior to founding The Luti Law Firm, Mr. Luti was associated with Latham & Watkins. While at Latham, Mr. Luti successfully represented the City of Garland, Texas against Title VII adverse impact challenges to police office and firefighter hiring practices. He has also represented a major clothing retailer in the successful dismissal of multi-plaintiff wage and hour litigation involving allegations of sweatshop manufacturing.

 

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Luti served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Wiley Y. Daniel in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Judge Daniel is currently the Chief Judge for this Federal an honor bestowed only upon a few select law school graduates. While at Howard University, Mr. Luti published his student note, and served as Executive Publications Editor for the Howard Law Journal. He has also written numerous articles that have been published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, and TRUE Magazine.

 

Born in 1970 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Mr. Luti is admitted to practice in the California state courts, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of California, the District of Colorado, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth, Tenth and Federal Circuits.

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Location

Anthony Ngula Luti
7095 Hollywood Blvd # 351
Hollywood, CA, 90028

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Reviews

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Posted by Estela | December 5, 2012
Excellent Lawyer
Anthony Luti is an excellent lawyer and human being he helped me in my time of need and I am eternally grateful for it i am truely blessed for having him represent me in my personal injury case thank u tony :)

Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check

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AVVO RATING 1.0 (Extreme Caution)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2019.

Disbarment issued in CA, 2019
updated on 07/22/2019

Disbarment is the most serious penalty for a lawyer. If this attorney is currently practicing law, you should contact the California State Bar to understand the reasons for disbarment.

Discipline with Actual Suspension issued in CA, 2013
updated on 01/20/2016

This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • The Luti Law Firm
  • 2003 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Latham & Watkins
  • 2000 - 2003
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado
  • 1999 - 2000

Education

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • 2005
  • Howard Univ SOL
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 1999
  • Simon Fraser University
  • BBA
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hiphoplands Ltd. v. Blackground Records
  • $0 jury verdict on Cross-Complaint
  • People v. Jonathan Plater
  • Acquittal on all serious robbery charges
  • Catherine McCoy v. Pacific Maritime Association, et al.
  • $1.2 Million Dollar verdict
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Associations

  • The Private Defenders: A Criminal Defense Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Association Of Public Interest Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Trial Lawyers For Public Justice
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Association For Justice
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • California State Bar
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Association of African-American Attorneys in Downtown Law Firms
  • Vice President (2003-2004)
  • 2000 - Present
  • HUEMAN Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • The Verdict Club Platinum Membership
  • The Verdict Club
  • 2008
  • Honored Member
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2007
  • Lifetime Member Inductee
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2005
  • Honored Member
  • 2005
  • Southern California Super Lawer
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2004
  • Executive Publications Editor
  • Howard Law Journal
  • 1998
  • Earl H. Davis Advocacy Award
  • Howard University School of Law
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • Using Psychodrama Techniques In Employment Jury Trials
  • Employment Law Trials
  • 2008
  • Crossing Enemy Lines: Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives on Pre-Trial Employment Litigation
  • Pre-Trial Employment Litigation Strategies
  • 2007
  • Community Action Meeting
  • Criminal Prosecution
  • 2007
  • California Employment Lawyers Association Annual Conference
  • Private Attorney Generals Act Seminar
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (50)
Given (70)
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Violent crime Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His dedication to the field of law is unparalleled."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Luti is one of the best trial lawyers I know."
Civil rights Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A very knowledgeable and skilled advocate for his clients.."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this excellent lawyer."
Civil rights Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Trial Lawyers College graduate, aggressive, honest, and hard working."
Civil rights Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is terrific."
Civil rights Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"One of the top trial attorney's in the United States. Great trial skills and an excellent story teller. You want him in your corner."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tony puts his client first. He approaches each case with the priority of what is best for the client. A fine lawyer and a great human being."
Civil rights Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Luti on an employment/civil rights matter. He is an exceptional lawyer that is aggressively dedicated to justice for his clients."
Civil rights Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Civil rights Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. How can I put this as professional as possible... this man is as sharp as a tack, unrelenting in his defense or prosecution of a case (prosecution of Civil Rights cases I mean), and on top of all that talent and great work he does, the man is just simply FUNNY. Laughter is one of the keys to life in my opinion, and Tony had me laughing the first time I met him for about five minutes straight. Glad to have met you and been able to work with you on our mutual case. You and Dennis are great, and ole' Jim, he ain't half bad either. Just kidding, you three are a force to be reckoned with and I'm just happy to have you on my side. To all those out there, I truly endorse this man as one of the greats (and I don't say that often)."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Tony is a fearless attorney who takes on some of the most brutal opponents successfully!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tony Luti is probably the best living attorney in California! He is amazing, has his heart and soul into each one of his cases, and if I could be like any other lawyer in the state, it would be Mr. Luti! There is no one else like him around, not even close. It is an honor to work with him on a very important case. I have renewed faith that my client will actually receive justice in the California court system. Tony is aggressive as they come, yet is full of compassion and will put your jury in YOUR shoes. Absolutely amazing! The BEST!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Luti fights tirelessly for his clients' rights in all areas. I recommend him without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I've know Anthony for several years. Both through the community and through the work I've done for him. (I've covered depositions for him when he's been double booked). Anthony is a skilled and thoughtful lawyer who always has his clients best interest in mind. His clients have confidence in his ability, and he makes sure to keep them well informed. Anthony is a pleasant person and very easy to be around. I enjoy working with him, and have no reservations recommending him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Respected, agressive and skilled trial attorney who gets the job done. A real advocate!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Tony is an excellent and dedicated lawyer. A client would be very fortunate to be in his care."
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Hollywood Employment and labor Lawyer Anthony Ngula Luti
Anthony Ngula Luti
Employment and labor Attorney
Hollywood, CA
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2019. See details