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Assaf Lichtash

Employment and labor Attorney at Beverly Hills, CA

5.0   25 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Assaf

Learn Assaf’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    25%
    Represents employees in various employment matters

    12 years, 40 cases

  2. Wrongful termination
    25%
    Represents employees in various employment matters

    12 years, 40 cases

  3. Discrimination
    20%
    Represents employees in various employment matters

    12 years, 40 cases

  4. Social Security & Disability
    15%

    12 years, 40 cases

  5. Sexual harassment
    10%
    Represents employees in various employment matters

    12 years, 40 cases

  6. Contracts and agreements
    5%
    Represents employees in various employment matters

    12 years, 40 cases

Assaf is the founding attorney of Pershing Square Law Firm. His professional experience focuses on employment law and plaintiff litigation.

Assaf graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in International Relations. He recieved his law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where he served as a Senior Editor of Loyola's International and Comparative Law Review.

Assaf developed powerful litigation skills throughout his work at the City of Los Angeles Attorney's office, and later at a Beverly Hills employment law firm. Assaf also served as a Judicial Extern at the California Court of Appeal, earning a new perspective from the bench.

Before startng Pershing Square Law Firm, Assaf worked at a prominent Los Angeles plaintiff law firm. His work with private individuals strengthened his belief that a career as a lawyer is an opportunity to help individuals solve some of their most challenging problems. 

Assaf continues to serve California employees as an employment attorney with Pershing Square Law Firm, and as a volunteer with Bet Tzedek Legal Services, providing pro-bono services to Los Angeles employees. 

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Pershing Square Law Firm fights for the rights of California employees. 
We will help you navigate through your employment crisis, and get the compensation you deserve.
We are conveniently located at the heart of Downtown Los Angeles at Pershing Square.
Pershing Square Law Firm can handle your employment problems arising from a leave of absence you took or plan to take.
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Location

Pershing Square Law Firm, PC
292 S la Cienega Blvd.
Suite 321
Beverly Hills, CA, 90211

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Reviews

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Posted by Tyler | April 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Counselor
When I discovered that my former employer had fabricated complete lies about my conduct at work and attempted to slander my name and also succeeded in getting my rightful unemployment denied to me I was at a complete loss of what to do. I called a number of lawyers who were all dismissive and/or told me I didn't have a case. I was starting to feel really disheartened and didn't think there would be a way out of this and that my former company would get away with all of these heinous untruths and lack of justice. Then - Assaf called me back after leaving a message at his firm. He was incredibly willing and open to speak to me and hear all of the particulars of the case completely. His energy was fantastic and he said we have a case! Throughout the weeks leading up to the hearing he was always available and we spoke many times and he was always willing to give me an enormous amount of his time and energy. He guided me through the entire process and helped me to see what was important and what wasn't in regards to the case. On the day of the hearing we were prepared and ready and we laid out the entire truth of the whole situation to the judge. A few days later we got the decision - we had won! I honestly don't believe I would have made it without him because he was emotionally supportive and prevented me from giving up. His fee was reasonable and his willingness to work with my financial situation was admirable. He was pretty much fantastic. He also helped me to keep all of my integrity and honesty and we won fair and square. I would want him to help me in any legal matters whatsoever. He is a real honest guy and he changed my life with his counsel.
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Posted by Addie | January 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Assaf Lichtash did an amazing job with my court case. He always responded to any of my questions in a fast manner. He kept me informed and up to date with my court case. Also, the price for his service was very reasonable. I highly recommend Assaf to anyone who is having trouble with their court case.
Posted by Rosemary | March 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney for unpaid wages
I had been ripped off by my previous employers, and for a whole year, they refused to answer a demand letter sent to them by the first attorney. When I got to Mr. Assaf Lichtash, he was very welcoming and positive about getting me my unpaid wages. In a short time, he sent communication to the parties and aggressively pursued the case. They would use underhanded tactics like failing to reply in time, until he took them court. They finally agreed to settle out of court, and Mr. Lichtash successfully negotiated a reasonable settlement on my behalf. I am really grateful to him, his wonderful staff, and the professional manner in which he handled case. I highly recommend Mr. Assaf Lichtash to all those with unpaid wages claims. He is very knowledgeable and helpful.
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Response from Assaf Lichtash March 7, 2017
Thank you Rosemary! Best of luck!
Posted by nathan magana | February 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Assaf Lichtash, can't Thank you enough...
I went threw an appeal with a preliminary hearing judge against the CEO and the superintendent of the company I was previously working for I know I wasn't in the wrong for applying for benefits so I figured now all I had to do was point out the obvious to the judge wich was " that I wasn't doing anything wrong and that my old boss's were full of sh!t ". Probably not the most appropriate way to express myself but after what I was put threw because this judge was blind or to lazy or maybe just didn't know how to do his job, cause he denied me on my appeal and ruled against me so then I did an appeal with the appeals board wich no party's from eighther side attend and three judges come to a decision and I also lost that cuz 2 out of the three judges ruled against me and I was taking it pretty hard with only one last and final decision that could be made by taking an appeal to the last level that is not easy and not to heard of and I most definitely couldn't have done it if I didn't decide to have Assaf file and complete my "petition Writ of Mandate" wich i basically a process that is not short but definitely do not regret thanks to Assaf and his ability to take a case like mine that had no need to be taken as far as it did had the first preliminary hearing judge made a wise and proper decision based on the facts of my case wich Assaf was able to understand after reviewing my case that he felt was worth taking it to superior court for a last and final decision that neither the E.D.D. nor I could appeal after the ruling of a superior court judge listening to why I chose the motion to petition wich Assaf was more than qualified educated and happy to explain that the laws applied by the E.D.D to me did not apply and were also applied with unesasary penalties and various inappropriate consequences. And after a long but worth it experience, Assaf told me he would do his best to present a strong case to show that my defense was not violating the law and after doing that for me on February 10, 2017, the judge reversed the E.D.D.'s decision I won the case and I will definitely be more than happy to go threw with any case if I can always have Assaf Lichtash representing me
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Response from Assaf Lichtash February 20, 2017
Thank you for your kind words. I am very proud of our accomplishment. Best of luck to you and your family!
Posted by Marc Santos | November 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
I actually decided to hire Assaf from reading the reviews off of Avvo and it was the best decision I could have made. I received a letter from EDD saying I owed them nearly $10,000 in overpayments stemming from 2003. I had no idea what to do or where to turn and in no way could I pay this back. I Went on the internet to do some research and everything i read basically said I need to pay it back. I Was beside myself with stress and had no idea how I was going to pay this back. I Was lucky enough to come across Assaf and gave him a call to explain my situation. I Went into his office for a consultation and after I left, I was faced with the realization we would be fighting an uphill battle. Assaf, was honest, he explained everything to me, took his time, always answered my phone calls, emails and any questions I had. We finally got a court date, I was beyond stressed that day as I'm sure you can imagine! I was totally prepared due to Assaf's wonderful preparation strategy, so I go in and I'm sitting in front of the judge and be asks me questions that Assaf had already prepared me for and everything was smooth. The judge was a really nice guy ( i didn't expect that) everything was based on what I could remember because my case was over 13 years old ( I must have set a record for having such an old case) so we get done with the hearing and it wasn't nearly as stressful as I had imagined due to the fact that Assaf was with me through the whole thing, it was like he was on trial also. I received the verdict in the mail a few days later and was so nervous to open the letter! When I finally opened it (after a glass of water and my hands stopped shaking) I couldn't believe what I was reading! The judgment was reversed! I had actually won! I can't tell you the shock that I felt! My chin was on the floor! This nightmare was finally over and we had won!!!! I must say, if you are reading this becuse you or someoneyou know needs an EDD attorney for any reason do yourself a BIG and call this firm! The price was cheaper than I thought it would be, and Assaf is someone you want/need to fight for you! Take it from a guy who had an uphill fight like you wouldn't believe! I had a losing situation that was over 13 years old and somehow Assaf with his knowledge of the system managed to get me a verdict I didn't think was possible! Please call him! It Will be the best decision you make!
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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Dealing with EDD on an overpayment issue
Finding the right advocate made all the difference. It was not easy to do. The only firms in this field were in Southern California, but I was not. Desperately, I called them hoping for a referral. I was so relieved to find that Pershing Law Firm could help me, even long distance. Assaf Lichtash was a blessing. His expertise in understanding the legal system and EDD law was what I needed. He was there to guide me through the confusing legalities of the EDD system. The filing was done expeditiously and a hearing arranged quickly. When I was a nervous wreck, he was a phone call or email away to reassure and comfort me. Not only does he know the law, but he is compassionate as well. Assaf and his assistant, Jackie, were very responsive. Assaf helped prepare me for the hearing and to clarify issues during the hearing. He summarized my defense clearly and effectively. I am so thankful to Assaf and his firm for winning my appeal. Words are not enough to express my gratitude.
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Posted by Henry | June 22, 2016
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Felt that I was talking a good friend
I was frustrated trying to find out who could take my unemployment since they deny my Edd benefits off the bat ..finally I found Mr assaf on the internet saw his great rating an decided to give a shot we went to my Edd appeal but lost but he said no worries we will do a 2nd level appeal guess what!! I won an I'm so happy cause they paid for like four months of Edd thanxx assaf
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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2016
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Amazing
I hired Assaf in January for my Edd denial because he was honest and straight to the point and quoted me a very reasonable price. I must say there's services we're great he won my case in March but thru the waiting period I would speak to Jackie she was wonderful very professional she always answered my calls kept me updated Kinda felt like if she knew me for a long time. Amazing service Highly recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Had the best experience with this lawyer as he completely walked me through and was there every step of the way as we appealed and EDD decision to deny unemployment, ask I pay back some already paid amount along with penalties. Not only was Assaf Lichtash very knowledgable, but most importantly was able to win the case and get the denial completely reversed. I got my unemployment benefits back! Thankful to have found him!
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Posted by Ronald | February 24, 2016
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Assaf-Thank You!
I hired Assaf to help me with my unemployment hearing. I probably would have lost if Assaf did not ask the correct questions and correct distorted information given by the company who terminated my services. He quickly read the bogus evidence and recognized that the distorted company evidence actually worked in my favor. This was brilliant by Assaf. Thank you Assaf for helping me win my appeal.
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Posted by Marcus | February 19, 2016
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Won the Appeal- Thank You Assaf!
I had only two days to consult an attorney for my appeals hearing. I contacted Assaf through Google and he immediately took my case in such short time! I just received my appeal and the ruling was reversed in my favor! Had I not had Assaf at my appeal my previous companies attorney would have made it impossible for me to win my appeal! I highly recommend Assaf for your unemployment appeals!
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Posted by Denise | December 17, 2015
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Can't say enough
We spoke to two other employment attorneys. One of them said they couldn't help us. The other one wanted a huge amount of money. Assaf made us feel very comfortable even though he was doubtful about our case. He was very personable and walked us through everything. And, it didn't cost us a huge amount of money. He won the case for us. There should more like you out there. Thank you Assaf, you Rock!!!!
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Posted by Rolando Valdez | December 8, 2015
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unemployment apparel
Assad was very personal. Very good in his line of work. Helped me prepare with questions the judge might ask me. He even helped me tie my tie. I would hire him for future reference.
Posted by Johnny Martin | December 4, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Assaf is a solid attorney
Assaf helped me all the way through the process and was very thorough with contacting me when he said he would and reassured me that he would get me a fair hearing for my unemployment. He delivered. I am extremely pleased with the outcome and the way represented me. Thanks Assaf.
Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I was wrongfully denied unemployment. Assaf helped me overturn the decision.
Assaf called me immediately after I reached out to his office for help. After listening to my entire story he explained every step of the process. Once hired, he was available every time I called or emailed and he took the time to answer any questions or concerns I had. He scheduled meetings to discuss my case and he followed through on everything he promised. He was present at my hearing and presented my side with precision and tact. All the while providing a cordial working relationship and a realistic evaluation of my standing. He also called to let me know when we won. I've had to hire two lawyers recently and what put Assaf head and shoulders above his peer was the friendly atmosphere he provided in addition to his professionalism.
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Posted by Gabriel | October 27, 2015
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Superb Lawyer for my Unemployment Hearing
I contacted Mr. Lichtash for my unemployment hearing with only a few days to spare, and he immediately went into action. He procured documents and other data in order to quickly and efficiently build a case. He kept me calm by talking me through what to expect during the hearing in a very concise manner. His rates were fair and clearly communicated upfront, and I never once felt confused by the process. During the hearing he spoke for me, and asked all the correct questions. He made our case very clear and simple, and his closing statement was flawless. I would absolutely hire Mr. Lichtash again, and I recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone who needs a lawyer.
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Posted by A client | August 5, 2015
Highly recommended
Assaf was successful in negotiating a successful outcome to put a difficult situation behind me. His professionalism and empathy helped considerably during a very stressful time, and was available to answer questions every step of the way.
Posted by Yifat | June 22, 2015
Highly Recommended
I contacted Assaf after a very stressful and frustrated period. He was there every step of the way, always available no matter what. Assaf always made me feel at ease. He calmed me down and strengthened me and every belief I had. I WON, yet even if I didnt Assaf was trustworthy and straight foreword, always updating me. You really feel that Assaf truly cares for your rights and will do what it takes to fight for you. Thank you Assaf
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Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2015
Very awesome lawyer
Assaf is an amazing lawyer. He helped me every step of the way through my case. He constantly contacted me with any changes. He counseled me through all my decisions. I truly enjoyed working with him. He is very trustworthy and upfront about everything. He also won! He got me everything I deserved in my case and was very stern with the opposing counsel. If you have an issue, this is the man to have on your side. I would drfintely go to him again, heaven forbid anything should happen again.
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Posted by James | April 9, 2015
Highly Recommend!
For any one who has experienced injustice in the workplace then Assaf Lichtash is the attorney for you. I was a stellar employee who was treated unfairly and unprofessionally by the owner of a small marketing company. I was rejected by two attorneys who deemed my case futile. But Mr. Lichtash took my case and coached me well throughout the entire process. He's an effective attorney because he listens and truly knows how to defend his clients with strategy and expertise. He saw the truth in my situation and with his guidance truth prevailed. I won my case! Justice was finally served thanks to Mr. Lichtash.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 175-200 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • Pershing Square Law Firm, PC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Wilshire Law Firm, PLC
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office Of Eli M. Kantor
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Judicial Extern
  • The California Court of Appeal
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • City Attorney, City Of Los Angeles
  • 2010 - 2010
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Education

  • Loyola Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Hebrew Univ
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Six figure settlement
  • Wrongful termination
  • Six figure settlement
  • Wrongful termination
  • Six figure settlement

Associations

  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Hebrew

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Senior Editor
  • Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review
  • N/A
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Small Claims Workshop
  • Small Claims
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
Endorse Assaf
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Assaf is a very knowledgeable well respected attorney. Easy to work with as a fellow lawyer, and always open to answer my questions or questions from clients. High endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Extremely knowledgeable. Always has a plan to help. I recommend Assaf to anyone with employment issues."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Assaf worked for me as a law clerk while he was going to Loyola Law School. He is a hard worker, and has excellent legal research and writing skills. I can endorse him. ELI KANTOR"
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Assaf is an excellent attorney. He is diligent, will research a client's issues thoroughly, and will fight for all of the available remedies for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Employment and labor
Employment and labor
Employment and labor