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Hazel-Lynne Ocampo Espejo

Employment and labor Attorney at Beverly Hills, CA

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Hazel Espejo, Hazel Blackman

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found

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Hazel Blackman represents individuals in all employment matters involving wage and hour disputes and claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. Prior to joining Blackstone, PC, Ms. Blackman also represented individuals in criminal and family law matters, which afforded her extensive courtroom experience. She has experience in handling cases at all stages of litigation, including severance negotiations, mediation, discovery, motion practice, and trial.

Ms. Blackman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Legal Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. She earned her Juris Doctorate from University of Davis- School of Law, where she was a Managing Articles Editor for the Journal of Juvenile Law and Policy, Co-Chair of the Filipino Law Student Association, Negotiations Team Board Member, and recipient of the Pro Bono Program Certificate and Public Service Law Program.

Ms. Blackman is licensed to practice in California and all districts of the United States District Court in California. Outside of her practice, Ms. Blackman enjoys camping and hiking with her husband and two sons, as well trying new desserts and boba drinks.

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Blackstone Law, APC
8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 745
Suite D
Beverly Hills, CA, 90211

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Posted by Kari (Marco) | February 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
When we met Hazel my boyfriend was going through a significant criminal case. She was making an appearance for our retained attorney to continue the case. It turned out to be much more than she expected or was told. It was 10 years ago so some of the details are a little fuzzy but I do remember whatever was thrown at her that day, last minute and unprepared, she handled with confidence and grace. I remember her appearing in front of an Orange County Judge and the greeting and recognition he gave her allayed any fears of her being "hometowned" (opposed to the attorney we had retained and so regretted). If we wouldn't have spent big bucks on big name attorneys who did very little to nothing, and had we known about Hazel, the outcome for my boyfriends case would have been much different I'm positive of that. If I ever found myself needing an attorney, I would call Hazel first. **The next question asks if the attorney was a consultation or hired. I'm saying hired as she did actually represent my boyfriend & was hired by bf's attorney**
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Posted by Kori | May 31, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney - Highly recommend
We all know the "ten" reasons why you should not co-sign for a loan. Well despite how good of a friend and how many promises they make to never make you the one responsible for their debt - don't believe them!! This happened to me. The auto was detained and the creditor came after me for overdue payments and repossession of the vehicle. I hired Hazel to help me since I had never been in this position and legally didn't know what to do. Hazel handled the case with the creditor very professionally. She kept the case out of court and negotiated with the creditor for me to sign off and pay for the car at a price I could afford.
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Posted by A. Guzman | July 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Possibly looking at some jail time and loosing my job. Ms Espejo got me everything I needed allowing me to keep my job and stay out of jail. Ms Espejo exceeded my every expectation. Not being fully aware of the justice system Mrs Espejo walked me through every step and kept me aware of what to expect while going through the system. She was very professional and always available when I had questions.
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Very kind and understanding. Explains things very well. She gave great information about my traffic ticket case and helped me go to my trial with confidence!
Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2015
fought hard, when no one else would!
I ran into a situation with the law. It didn't look good at the time. Because of my past discretion with the law. I was inevitably in a bad place; seeing how the DA in the matter was extremely focused on seeing me be incarcerated on this matter. But thanks to Hazel knowledge and for sight on the matter, she was able to get the charge reduced and she kept me out of jail. My family and I are forever eternally greatful. Thanks for your help! Sincerely yours blessed to have you as my attorney.
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Posted by N | May 6, 2015
As Professional and reliable as it gets
Hazel really made my trouble with the law as smooth as possible for me. She always kept me informed with what I needed to do, and this was especially helpful because it's easy to forget when you live a busy life. I was really grateful for that. I've hired twice already, one for my DUI and one for a traffic ticket. Although I still got a DUI I did not hesitate to hire her again for my traffic ticket because of her professionalism and how hard she worked for me. She got my traffic ticket dismissed by the way! Thanks Hazel, you're a lifesaver!
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2015
Early termination of probation
Hazel was instrumental in helping terminate probation early from my reckless driving case. It was a challenging endeavor as the time had only been less than half of what the original probation term had been. She battled through it and we were able to get the result that we wanted. Would highly recommend her.
Posted by JC | November 18, 2013
DUI Case
When I was first looking for a lawyer, I happen to call Hazel because i knew she studied criminal law in school. Upon hearing about my case, she told gave me the breakdown on what was going to happen. She explained everything in detail and even at times I was confused, she took the time to explain it again. Hazel insured me that she will take care of my case so I trusted her to handle things on her end, while i focus on just working. She always kept me up to date on everything. Sometimes, we would have to meet up, so she would go to my place of work. Overall, I would definitely recommend hiring Ms. Espejo.
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Posted by Hugo | August 11, 2013
Honest & Hard working Attorney Fighting for what is Right !
After my first meeting with Hazel, I knew she was the right lawyer for me. She was attentive and professional, she was very down to earth and easy to talk with. She explained everything to me patiently and according to the labor laws. She took on my case knowing it was complicated but was confident she could resolve it promptly and in my favor. I was extremely happy because I had contacted several other attorneys and they didn't feel I had a case or that it was worth their time. She kep me updated and I was always able to contact her very easily, she would go out of her way to meet at local public coffee shops so that I didn't have to travel far or incur any costs to me, and after a couple of months she had settled my dispute in my favor. In conclusion , I had a very positive outcome and would highly recommend Ms. Hazel Espejo to anyone who needs an attorney with integrity and knowledge. Thank you so much :)
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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Hazel Espejo
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Fakhimi & Associates
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • San Diego County Public Defender's Office
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Sacramento Public Defender's Office
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Solano County Public Defender's Office
  • 2008 - 2008
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  • UC Davis SOL King Hall
  • Law
  • 2010
  • Univ of California Berkeley
  • BA
  • 2007
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • BA
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DUI with 0.11 Breath tests gets wet reckless
  • WET RECKLESS (Client was able to avoid the expenses of the IID)
  • Misdemeanor in Santa Clarita
  • Case dismissed!
  • Petty Theft - Avoided Criminal charges
  • No criminal charges filed
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  • CELA
  • member
  • 2022 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Rating: EXCELLENT
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • SFST Student Course Completion
  • Robert F. La Pier
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (22)
Endorse Hazel-Lynne
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hazel is a diligent and intelligent attorney. She is passionate about representing her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. This attorney's contributions to this forum demonstrate her talent and professionalism."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Espejo is an excellent attorney who possesses the knowledge, passion, morals & ethics that any client would love to find in their attorney. She is dedicated and very hard working, always proving that her clients are her number one priority. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Espejo provides aggressive representation by thinking outside the box. She wins trials and gets cases dismissed. I highly recommend this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Hazel on several matters and endorse her for any criminal defense case. She is well-versed in the law, and aggressively defends her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"With a great track record of published answers to consumers' questions on and the recommendations from clients and attorneys alike, it is easy to see that attorney Hazel-Lunne Ocampo Espejo is skilled and knows the law well too. If you have a legal question in her area of expertise, she is your answer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this individual as a highly respected and knowledgable lawyer in their practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Strong local endorsements, good reviews and excellent answer contributions. Highly respected by her colleagues. This cal alumni knows her law and procedure. Call her for a consultation!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Ms. Espejo since college, throughout law school, and beyond. She and I were classmates in UC Berkeley and UC Davis. We were also colleague interns for the Sacramento County Public Defender. As attorneys, I often seek her advice in matters of criminal law and civil litigation. Ms. Espejo always offers a fresh, unique, and creative perspective on cases and facts that I cannot receive from other peers. I have seen her academic excellence in the classroom, superior understanding of the criminal law, conduct complex legal research in practice, and advocate for clients fervently and without reservation. As a criminal defense attorney, myself, Ms. Espejo would be my first choice for representation--bar none."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse Hazel Espejo. She's driven and fights relentlessly for her clients. She is very knowledgeable and experienced in her practice."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hazel is a knowledgeable and hardworking attorney that I have had the pleasure of knowing for the past five years. She truly cares for and works diligently to achieve the best results for her clients. As a fellow attorney, I have consulted Hazel on various employment and litigation issues and she's always been tremendously helpful. I fully endorse Hazel without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Hazel. I had the pleasure of first meeting Hazel a few years ago. Since that time she has impressed me with her concern for her clients and her efforts on their behalf."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I absolutely endorse Hazel. I met Hazel a few years ago when she began her legal career. She works hard for her clients and is sincere in her desire to get the best possible outcome for them. Her diligence, compassion and integrity have earned her respect from others in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hazel is great. She is a very hard worker, intelligent, and incredibly experienced. She also has a great demeanor when dealing with opposing counsel, which trust me goes a long way for any criminal defense attorney. I fully endorse Hazel with the utmost enthusiasm."
General practice Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Very hard worker and very diligent."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you are looking for an attorney that has passion and cares about those that are facing the California Judicial System, then look no futher!! I have personally witnessed Hazel step in on a Sunday, when most attorneys are away, just to ensure that a person was represented in court on the following day. Hazel is certainly a roll model for us all to live by."
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Beverly Hills Employment and labor Lawyer Hazel-Lynne Ocampo Espejo
Hazel-Lynne Ocampo Espejo
Employment and labor Attorney
Beverly Hills, CA
Licensed for 13 years