Robert Tomas Olmos
Los Angeles, California
Tomas Olmos is a partner with Allred, Maroko & Goldberg where he specializes in cases involving employment discrimination.
Mr. Olmos has an extensive background in employment discrimination law and civil rights. After graduating from U.C. Berkeley's School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 1972, Mr. Olmos began his legal career with California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) in Delano, California, where he specialized in employment and civil rights issues.
In 1976 he joined the Western Center on Law and Poverty as senior counsel. There he continued to specialize in employment law and civil rights.
In 1979 Mr. Olmos was hired by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as a supervisory trial attorney and in 1987 was appointed Regional Attorney of the Los Angeles district office. As Regional Attorney he was responsible for all litigation in Southern California and Nevada. Under his leadership, the litigation caseload handled by the Los Angeles office ranked among the top EEOC offices.
Mr. Olmos also actively participated as lead counsel in litigating numerous cases, including Brooks, et al/EEOC v. Hilton Casinos Inc. (D.C. Nev. 1989), a four-month jury trial in an age/sex discrimination case that resulted in a $45,000,000 verdict.
From 1991-1995 Mr. Olmos served as Executive Director of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, one of the largest providers of legal services in the country, handling 33,000 cases per year with an annual budget of $10,000,000.
Mr. Olmos also actively participates in a wide range of bar activities and non-profit organizations. He was a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Board of Trustees (1994 to 1996) and of the 1996 Conference of Delegates of the State Bar of California. He is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Mexican American Bar Foundation, currently serving as Vice President. Mr. Olmos is also a member of the California Rural Legal Assistance Board of Directors, having been president from 1986 to 1989. In addition, Mr. Olmos was a member of the California Commission on the Future of the Courts from 1992 to 1994.
Currently, he serves as volunteer dean, instructor, and board member of Peoples College of Law (1984 to the present) and on the National Advisory Board of La Raza Law Journal, U.C. Berkeley (1995 to the present).
Mr. Olmos has been named a Southern California "SuperLawyer" by Law & Politics and Los Angeles Magazine.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1979 - PresentSupervisory Trial AttorneyLos Angeles District Office, 1987 - PresentRegional Attorney
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2016|
|Southern California Super Lawyers||Law & Politics Magazine||2016|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Southern California Super Lawyers||Law & Politics Magazine||2015|
|Southern California Super Lawyers||Law & Politics Magazine||2014|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Southern California Super Lawyers||Law & Politics Magazine||2013|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2012|
|Southern California Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2012|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2011|
|Southern California Super Lawyers||Law & Politics Magazine||2011|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2010|
|Southern California Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2010|
|Southern California Super Lawyers||Law & Politics Magazine||2009|
|Southern California Super Lawyers||Law & Politics Magazine||2008|
|Southern California Super Lawyers||Law & Politics Magazine||2007|
|Fellow||The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers||2005|
|AV Rated (Highest Rating)||Martindale-Hubbell||1989|
|Partner||Allred, Maroko & Goldberg||1995 - Present|
|Executive Director||Legal Aid Foundation||1991 - 1995|
|Regional Attorney for Los Angeles Office||Equal Employment Opportunities Commission||1979 - 1991|
|California Rural Legal Assistance||1978 - 1980|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Advisory Board of La Raza Law Journal, U.C. Berkley||N/A||1995 - Present|
|Mexican American Bar Foundation||Founding Member, Board of Directors||1994 - Present|
|Mexican American Bar Foundation||Vice President||1994 - Present|
|Peoples College of Law||Board Member||1984 - Present|
|Western Center on Law and Poverty||Senior Counsel||1976 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1972 - Present|
|People's College of Law||Volunteer Dean||N/A|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Board of Trustees||1994 - 1996|
|University of California - Santa Barbara||undergraduate||N/A|
|UC Berkeley SOL Boalt Hall||Juris Doctorate||N/A|
|Brooks, et al./EEOC v Hilton Casinos, Inc. (D.C. Nev. 1989)||$45,000,000.00 Verdict in Plaintiff's Favor|