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Chantal R. McCoy Payton

Employment and labor Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   22 reviews

also known as Chantal Payton

  • Licensed for 10 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2013
    Status
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An engaged, aggressive litigator, Chantal McCoy Payton has a passion for the field of employment law and helping her clients to obtain compensation and justice when they suffer illegal conduct in the workplace. Described by her clients as a compassionate, attentive attorney, she understands the difficulties employees face when they are being harassed, discriminated against, or not paid in accordance with the law. She has committed her career to being a voice for employees undergoing such struggles.

Throughout her career, Ms. Payton has represented hundreds of employees in various professions in all stages of their career, in navigating workplace disputes and aggressively advocating for financial compensation when employers have failed to follow the law. Her clients have included business executives and owners, attorneys, paralegals, doctors, nurses, school teachers, and other professionals, and workers at various levels within the healthcare, retail, service, construction, manufacturing, housekeeping, and hospitality industries. In her practice, she has obtained numerous six-figure settlements on behalf of her clients, including in single-plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, and class action matters.

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Location

Payton Employment Law
11500 W Olympic Blvd Ste 400
Los Angeles, CA, 90064-1525

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Posted by Jeremiah | January 11, 2024
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A Distinguished Advocate for Your Legal Victory!
Chantal is the exceptional attorney who accomplished something truly remarkable for me. She not only secured my long-overdue back pay and reimbursements but also significant penalties from my former employer. Her unwavering dedication, strategic brilliance, and unwavering professionalism make her the clear choice for legal representation. Chantal's tireless commitment and strong assertiveness ensured a swift and satisfying resolution. She has an exceptional talent for simplifying complex legal matters, making them easier to navigate. What truly sets Chantal apart is her down-to-earth professionalism and approachability. She doesn't just handle the legal intricacies; she guides you through them with ease and empathy. I wholeheartedly recommend Chantal to anyone seeking a lawyer who goes the extra mile. Choose her for unwavering advocacy and the justice you rightfully deserve.
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Posted by Jairo | August 22, 2023
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Amazing Law Firm!
I’m very thankful with Payton Employment Law! Chantel is amazing, from the start of my case she provided me with guidance and knowledge through the whole process. During this stressful time Chantel always kept me updated and gave me reassurance regarding my case. She always made me feel comfortable and was always available to answer my questions and concerns.
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Posted by Kristi | June 9, 2023
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Special Thanks & Highly Recommended
I am a professional costume designer in the film and television industry who experienced alleged unlawful acts in my working environment. As a Native American woman and enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe it was vital for me to seek justice in a partnership that included women and women of color. I reached out to Chantal through CELA (California Employment Lawyers Association), and she was quick to respond. I am thankful for the caring and considerate way she acknowledged me. I believe it is imperative to have an attorney that knows the issues well and can empathize with their clients regarding alleged and reported issues of race discrimination, a hostile working environment, racial slurs (one of which I was called at the beginning of my employment), continuous and ongoing harassment, retaliation, exploitation, intimidation, protected whistle blower activities, wage and hour violations, as well as many other related issues. I believe the experience was also pervasive, and oppressive. I suffered greatly. Chantal’s ability to put together my team of attorneys was invaluable. I believe as principal managing partner of Payton Employment Law, PC Chantal along with her incredible team of attorneys ensured a resolve outside of a courtroom, though they were prepared to do so in one. Chantal and her team’s ability to push back against one of the largest employers was exactly what I needed and I learned to feel safe in their hands. I highly recommend her and remain grateful to her.
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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2023
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Ethical, Professional, and Kind
Before meeting with Attorney Payton, previous lawyers told me that I did not have a viable case. Attorney Payton was kind, patient, and had strong employment law expertise including for small employers. She and her staff were proficient, communicative, and treated my case with the utmost care and respect. I am very grateful for the legal services and support rendered by Attorney Chantal Payton and Attorney Mackenzie Mathews. The service was top notch from beginning to end. Additionally, I received peace of mind and restitution for the egregious ordeal I had experienced.
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Posted by Carrie | March 1, 2023
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I highly recommend Chantal Payton
I am very grateful for the help I received from Payton Employment Law, PC which was highly recommended to me about two years ago for an issue I had with my employer. Chantal and her staff's service exceeded my expectations. Either Chantal or one of her employees would always respond to me quickly every time I called. Chantal would take the time to explain everything in detail to me and made the process a learning experience. She also informed me, while working on my case, that I may also have an issue with my current employer regarding my wages and benefits. Because of her expertise, dedication, professionalism and having my best interest at hand, I was able to win my first case as well as my second case! I would highly recommend Chantal Payton to all my family, co-workers and friends.
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Posted by Micah | December 13, 2022
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Thankyou !
From beginning to end was an excellent experience. I couldn’t be more happier with the outcome .
Posted by Patti | September 6, 2022
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Awesome
Chantal is very patient and helpful. When she wasnt available to answer questions or to meet me in the Acton office, she arranged for a staff member to help me out. I am very happy with my settlement and would definitely refer her and her staff to anyone seeking an attorney for any employment issues.
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2022
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Chantal exceeded my expectations!
If you’re like me, you hope that you never have to hire an employment lawyer. If you do, like I did, Chantal is the one you want to have on your side. I can't thank Chantal enough for her guidance, support and overall attention provided to my case. Chantal was quick to provide responses to all my questions. Without her help I wouldn't have been able negotiate the severance package that I ultimately received. She was thorough, detail oriented, and gave me the confidence I needed to make some very stressful decisions. I recommend her without hesitation.
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2022
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Thank you for the assistance!
When you are in financial distress and are no longer employed (especially during COVID-19), it is difficult to think clearly and make sound decisions. That, in addition to not understanding a legal process, can complicate matters if not understood correctly. Payton Employment Law explained the laws violated by my former employer, clearly outlined the steps in the process that needed to be done, and pushed for my case to go to settlement for close to two years. Marissa and Chantal were reassuring, knowledgeable, articulate, knowable, and effective. The team made the process much easier and gave me peace of mind in a stressful situation but successful outcome came from the uncomfortable position I was in. I highly recommend Payton Employment Law to be your firm of choice!
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Posted by Jon | July 17, 2022
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If I had a labor or employment law issue, this is who I'd call
I am a lawyer but I know nothing about labor or employment law. But I had an employer who refused to pay me for work I did, and I had nothing in writing to prove it. As such, I had low expectations going in because I had a tough case, or matter, and I thought it would go nowhere. That said, Payton EL PC got me REAL RESULTS. It took few months, not years. From inception Payton EL PC demonstrated professionalism, knowledge of the subject matter and true responsiveness, always getting back to me within 24 hours if not instantly taking my calls. Also, as someone for whom travel is difficult and doesn't have the patience for the US Post Office, Payton EL PC was the right choice, using the latest technology that eliminated any use of the US Post Office (including receiving my share of the settlement funds). And when it came time to sending, receiving and/or executing documents, all of this I was able to do instantly, digitally and securely online. Throughout the entire process I never felt like I was just being handled or managed by some robotic lawyer or faceless law firm, I felt like I was being helped with a real problem by someone who cared, understood and knew what to do. Thanks Payton EL PC.
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Posted by George | June 8, 2022
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The best I know
I lost everything by losing my job I heard of them I went to her and she treated me so good she was kind understanding she helped me where nobody else could or would I want this lady a lot for stepping in and treating my problems as her own I thank you ma'am for all you've done for me I think you're the best. She's smart professional and she feels for what you're going through thank you for everything.
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Posted by Samatria | April 11, 2022
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Employment
Best lawyer I have ever had! She was always on top of it! Always communicated and was very clear about everything. Straight forward and didn’t treat me like I was just a number. Great experience and would recommend times a million.
Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2022
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Chantal R. McCoy Payton Esquire & her collages are fluent in the language of Law
My experience with Payton Employment law was, from start to finish one of the best experiences I have every had and it all culminated in an outcome that far surpassed any of my wildest expectation's. they took time to talk with my several times over the course of my case and collected all the information from my self and others that had witnessed the the illegal practices of the company I worked hard for, for years. Brief that wrote was was amazing, and the Brier is so importation , it all the information you want the courts to know and atelicity explains what happened while at the same time sitting laws and how they were not in compliance. they are highly intelligent and I would choose them again.
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Posted by Courtney | March 17, 2022
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Amazing Women owned Law Firm
After being threatened of wrongful termination and forced to quit a job I was recommended to Payton Employment Law, PC. After reviewing this law firm, I gravitated to them due to being a women owned business. As a women of color I often feel unheard and under valued but Chantal and her team took time and care to listen, and understand my situation and we’re extremely confident they could help me. Chantel and her team were very upfront about how long the process may take and made sure that I knew and understood all aspects regarding my case. In the end they were able to negotiate a settlement that was fair and I’m pleased with the outcome. I would 100% recommend Payton Employment law to anyone needing assistance. I was happy to have a team of power women to help uplift me! Thanks again for everything!
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Posted by Takashi | April 4, 2020
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Great lawyer
Chantal is a very kind and talented lawyer, especially proficient in employment law and should be able to help you if you have any problems in that area. In the past, she had been helped me twice. Those were able to resolve. It's not hard to imagine that she's busy, of course, but she always made time to communicate with me by phone or text. It was very encouraging even though there were many unknowns and things that made me uneasy the first time I went through this. English is not my first language, but she always listened and spoke carefully. In addition, I often hear that when hiring a lawyer, clients can only interact with paralegals and assistants and there is no possibility to talk directly with a lawyer. But, Chantal was mainly available herself. Of course, I would like to add that her assistant was pretty good and always helpful. Here California is one of the most "worker" -friendly places in the world. As far as I can tell from my experiences and from the surroundings, it is true that many employers and companies do not properly comply with the law. The cost of living in California is so high that some people are working hard but are struggling and at a disadvantage. As a "worker," I am at a disadvantage, and if I am treated unfairly by my employer or company, I cannot always fix the problem myself. Think about it. What if you were mistreated by your employer or company for non-compliance with the law? What if your important family and friends were unfairly treated by employers and businesses that do not comply with the law? Shouldn't we fight? I fought. And I had an excellent partner--Chantal. The result was a big victory. If you think your rights are being violated, call them first and they will help clarify your rights and what you can do. Her specialty is employment law, but if she can’t help because it's not related to employment law, she'll be able to refer to her fellow lawyers. When I got hurt at work, I was referred to a Worker's Comp lawyer. He is also a very good lawyer. Thanks for reading to the end, I hope you find this review helpful.
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Posted by Mike . | January 15, 2020
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My Experiance To Have Chantal As My Attorney .
Chantal Payton . A great Attorney to have on your site , Available to answer your questions . keep you up to date in every steps . Supper reliable and that's what gave me lusts of comfort throughout my case .
Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2019
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Dedicated & Reliable
I am thankful & grateful to have met Chantal & her team. I had a good feeling when I first met Chantal. She is pretty, warm, friendly, smart, kind & patient. She is also a very educated, professional, trustworthy, reliable, dedicated & a very strong person who will fight for your rights. Anytime I had any questions or concerns, no matter how busy she was, Chantal always replied in detail in a timely manner. Thank you Chantal and her team. ❤️
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Posted by Dawn | July 16, 2019
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Best Employment attorney ever!
When I was illegally fired from my job, I hired Chantal to represent me. She really worked hard on my case. Chantal worked evenings and even weekends to get me the best possible outcome. She made me feel like my case mattered and like I was her most valuable client. I highly recommend Chantal for your legal needs!!!!
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2018
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Par Excellence!
Discrimination in the workplace, is no joke! I lived in and was fired because of it. I felt as if I was ready to have a nervous breakdown. I called Chantal McCoy not really knowing what to expect. Not only did Chantal speak with me on my first phone call to her. Chantal set up an appointment for the very next day so I could meet with her. If words could only explain how I felt about her validation of me as promptly as she did. I do not think it can be understated of the importance of her ethics. On our initial visit we spent over three hours together. I hired her on the spot! From that day forward Chantal followed threw on every phone call and every email she always said she would. Whenever I would call her office she would always answer me and if not she would call me back quickly. I never waited more than one hour for her. Chantal's knowledge of the law would be explained to me often to put my mind to ease at what was occurring at different stages of our process together. Chantal is extremely hardworking and a compassionate attorney who represents you as if it was her in your shoes. Chantal never mislead me and ultimately won my case for me. It was a journey and I had the best Attorney ever alongside of me. I can say from the bottom of my heart that if anyone is looking for a Par Excellent Attorney. Chantal is the one.
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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2017
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Great communication! Great service! Awesome Person!
Chantal was an attorney working on my case. She was very helpful, informative, & helped resolve my case in a timely manner with a great outcome.
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder and Managing Attorney
  • Payton Employment Law, PC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney/Partner
  • Knight Employment Law
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Mostafavi Law Group, APC
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • California Attorney General’s Office: Employment & Administrative Mandate Section
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Judicial Extern to The Honorable John A. Houston
  • United States District Court, Southern District Of California
  • 2012 - 2012
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Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of California - San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Jacobs v. Express Case Forwarders, Inc.
  • $70,000+ judgment/verdict (inclusive of attorneys’ fees) in favor of client
  • Golden v. Mkitarian
  • $163,328.70 Judgment in Favor of Client

Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2020 Southern California Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • 2019 Southern California Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Certificate of Merit in Recognition of Pro Bono Legal Service
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • 2013
  • BWL Foundation Scholarship
  • Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • 2013
  • Best Respondent Brief
  • WRBLSA Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition
  • 2012
  • Second Runner-Up for Best Oral Argument
  • WRBLSA Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition
  • 2012
  • Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association Scholarship
  • Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Alumni Panel at University of San Diego School of Law
  • Beyond San Diego (Employment & Labor Law Society Panel)
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

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Given (11)
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Employment and labor Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred numerous clients to Chantal over the years. They have always been extremely happy with her work and the ultimate result. I also know that she does a good job vetting her cases up front and giving clients a reasonable assessment of their case."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Chantal is not only a wonderful advocate for her clients, but a wonderful person. She has a passion for righting wrongs, and finding justice for everyone who walks through her door. It has been a pleasure working for Chantal and knowing her."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. McCoy is an excellent attorney in the community. I would fully trust her with any legal matter."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chantal McCoy is a superb attorney and an expert in the area of employment law. She works hard to get you the results you seek and will be there to help you in any way she can throughout the process and beyond."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Chantal as an attorney. She is a bright and dedicated attorney who goes above and beyond for her clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chantal is responsive to her clients, detail-oriented, and knowledgeable about all aspects of employment law. She is a highly-effective advocate with a passion for her profession."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I fully endorse Ms. McCoy. Her passion, work ethic, and dedication are unmatched. She sincerely cares about her clients and consistently gets them great results. She understands employment law and is one of the best employment attorneys in California."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Chantal McCoy is one of the best of the new generation of employment law specialists in California. She has a keen understanding of California's wage and hour laws, and a passion for helping clients to obtain favorable results in their employment law disputes. I fully endorse this attorney and would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a diligent, skilled California employment law specialist."
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Los Angeles Employment and labor Lawyer Chantal R. McCoy Payton
Chantal R. McCoy Payton
Employment and labor Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 10 years