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  1. Employment: 75%
    31 years, 100 cases
  2. Sexual Harassment: 20%
  3. Litigation: 5%
    31 years, 100 cases



Contingent (25-45%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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  • Justin Sterling

    I know Amy from a professional organization of which we are both members. I know her to be a genuine Attorney who truly cares about her clients. She is selective with the cases she takes on because she fully commits herself and puts all her energy into the client's matter. Amy regularly obtains settlements in the high hundreds of thousands range, as well as some in seven figures. She has tried numerous cases to verdict, some for employees and some for employers. She also will not hesitate to take the case to trial if necessary as she is a diligent and zealous litigator. Amy is highly experienced in all employment matters, but her passion is representing clients dealing with retaliation for whistleblowing and reporting discrimination. I highly endorse and recommend Amy because her clients can count on her to achieve the results they deserve.


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  • Daniel Tan Ho

    Amy possesses a combination of both large firm and trial experience that is rare these days. She is an experienced, aggressive litigator who is well-respected in the employment law community. I fully endorse Amy for your employment law and litigation needs.


    Daniel Ho Employment and labor Attorney
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Contact info

Kelley•Semmel, LLP

5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Penthouse 5
Los Angeles, CA, 90036


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Phi Beta KappaPhi Beta Kappa Society1979
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyLatham & Watkins Ca1984 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Employment Lawyers AssociationCo-Chair Listserv Commitee2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
$1.4 million Age Discrimination SettlementSettlement
$780,000 Award After Jury VerdictJury Verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
Working World MagazineAsk A Lawyer - Monthly Column by Amy Semmel2013
Los Angeles Daily JournalWorker Privacy In Peril2011
Los Angeles Daily JournalThe Battle For Third-Party Information In Discrimination Claims2011
California State CaseAddy v. Bliss & Glennon [44 Cal.App.4th 205 1996)1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of PennsylvaniaPhysiologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationFB Friends And Other BFF's In Biz And Law2013
California Employment Lawyers AssociationWill The Real Employer Please Stand Up2011
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Labor Law CommitteeShow Me The Money2010
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationDiscovery In Employment Litigation2008