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Maria Elizabeth Hall

Civil rights Attorney at Beverly Hills, CA

5.0   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Maria

Learn Maria’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Civil rights
    40%
    Represent clients whose civil rights and liberties have been violated by employers, landlords, and law enforcement.

    20 years, 45 cases

  2. Employment and labor
    35%
    Represent employees in cases over wrongful termination, discrimination, and harassment.

    20 years, 32 cases

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    25%
    Assist start-up nonprofit corporations with formation, tax-exempt status, business planning, and fundraising strategies.

    17 years, 12 cases

As a native Angeleno, I know and love this melting pot of diverse peoples, cultures, languages, and experiences.  My passion is helping people of all backgrounds resolve -- and prevent -- legal disputes in the most sensible and cost-effective manner.  I serve on the boards of both the LA Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and the Mexican American Bar Foundation Board, and am thankful to be surrounded by dedicated, compassionate and brilliant legal professionals who are working together to make the world a better place -- not just the wealthiest among us -- but for everyone by defending the Constitution and all of our rights and liberties guaranteed thereunder.

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Location

Maria Elizabeth Hall
8383 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 655
Beverly Hills, CA, 90211

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Reviews

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Posted by eric | November 8, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Advice
I was dealing with a private matter. I asked Maria for some help. I needed to know if I could legally claim a harassment type case against a very bothersome and spiteful neighbor. Her advice gave the pros and cons of dealing with this and my best course of action.
Posted by Tim | November 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Friendly & Reliable
I've needed Maria's help on multiple occasions. She is the very first call I make when I need legal advise. Always engaging and responsive, she makes you feel as if you are her only client. I trust her to handle all my legal affairs.
Posted by Steve | November 7, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding attorney with and amazing work ethic and intellect!
With the right balance of heart and intellect, Maria outshines the rest. She is extremely professional, has a strong attention to detail and performs beyond expectation!
Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Maria Hall, Attorney
Excellent attorney! Maria is very passionate about serving her customers and the community!
Posted by Joe | November 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She ives me clarity
Nothing is more stressful than navigating any litigation. Ms. Hall repeatedly has put me at ease and set an example of keeping good focus, active listening and charting out the best course of action. More than once she has saved me from situations that I felt mired by.
Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A rarity, a lawyer with a heart!
Maria Hall is what I call a superwoman. Not only does she practice law but she also uses her legal skills to help nonprofit groups by consulting on all legal matters. She has served as a Chief Financial Officer for over 5 years for our 501 (c)( 3) dog rescue group located in Los Angeles. Whenever there are issues requiring legal consultation, she is always there ready to help. It's rare to find an attorney who actually has a heart and cares about the people and animals that she helps. She has also helped me on personal legal matters and is always professional, reliable, and pleasant to work with.
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An excellent and honorable labor lawyer!
Maria helped me in a particularly ugly labor dispute where my employer seemed to hold all the cards, and was able to help me where several other labor lawyers did not even know where to start. She hit it out of the ballpark hands down. I would rate her 10 stars if I could. She is honest, calm and composed, and great to work with. I also feel she is in her profession out of a sense of justice and not for the money (like most other lawyers I meet). She is definitely bringing back a little justice into a world where employers have laws stacked in their favor; I wish there were more lawyers like her.
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Posted by Ed | June 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Good Lawyer
With Maria Hall's help, I've been able to work through some difficult situations. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone. When you need legal advice, you would benefit by having Maria Hall as your Attorney.
Posted by Peter | June 14, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
amazing, dedicated attorney
Maria Hall is an amazing attorney who is clearly motivated by a belief in what she does to go above and beyond for her clients. I worked with Maria when she represented members of a non-profit that I used to work at, who were impacted by a factory that had caused serious illness to parents, students and staff of a local elementary school. She worked with the group to get a process started that ultimately resulted in the closure of the factory as well as a favorable settlement for the residents. Since then I have interacted with Maria in the process of connecting several other residents to help, who were impacted by problems including police abuse, wage and hour violations and housing problems.
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Posted by Jackie | June 14, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Maria Hall
Maria is compassionate about individuals she services. She was exceptionally helpful in my situation! Meeting her through consultation was a blessing - She was very knowledgeable about my situation and went above and beyond for me! THANK YOU MARIA !
Posted by Martha Sanchez | June 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
If you need a lawyer that understand the legal system and believe in social justice, Maria is the right person. Maria is very responsive, acknowledgeable and goes beyond her scope of work to help clients. Families in South Central Los Angeles appreciate Maria's leadership and professional advice in fighting for environmentalJustice.
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Posted by Sandro | June 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super Friendly, Very knowledgeable, Affordable
Maria did an excellent job in explaining all my options, and working towards obtaining a better separation agreement from my company.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-375 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney Development Director
  • Los Angeles Incubator Consortium
  • 2015 - Present
  • President
  • Maria Hall Law, APC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Nathanson Hall, Lawyers
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • Sherman & Nathanson
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Principal
  • Law Office of Maria E. Hall
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Staff Attorney
  • Communities for a Better Environment
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Student Supervisor
  • USC Law School Post Conviction Justice Project
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Director of Development
  • Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • 1998 - 2000
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Education

  • California State University, Northridge - Tseng College
  • Certificate
  • 2013
  • USC Gould School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Calif St Univ Dominguez Hills
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • [Doe] v. Boswell, LA Superior Court
  • Judgment in my client's favor after trial on the merits.
  • Dangerous Dog Hearing: DA152026
  • Case dismissed for insufficient evidence (in our favor)
  • Bishop v. Hernandez, LASC #BC342725
  • Case against my clients dismissed; my clients cross-complaint settled

Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • LRS Advisory Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Latina Women's Business Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Latina Lawyers Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2016
  • Mexican American Bar Foundation
  • Vice President of the Board of Trustees
  • 2005 - 2018
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2015
  • National Lawyers Guild (Los Angeles chapter)
  • Co-President of the Board of Directors
  • 2003 - 2018
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Public Service Program Annual Award
  • Southwestern Law
  • 2018
  • Inspirational Alumnus Award
  • USC Law School Latina Law Students Association
  • 2017
  • Sutherland Post-Graduate Fellowship
  • Earthjustice
  • 2004
  • Miller Justice Equal Justice Prize
  • USC Law School
  • 2003
  • Irmas Post-Graduate Fellowship
  • USC Law School
  • 2003
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Publications

  • Advocate Magazine, Journal of Consumer Attorneys Association for Southern California
  • Environmental Justice, Using the California Environmental Quality Act
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Latino Law Students Association Graduation Banquet
  • Creating Your Dream Job
  • 2017
  • Women of Color in Private Practice at Southwestern Law
  • MCLE Panelist
  • 2014
  • Mexican American Bar Foundation Annual Scholarship & Awards Gala
  • Alumnus Speaker
  • 2013
  • LA Chapter of National Lawyers Guild Activist Weekend
  • Music's Role in Political Protests
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (26)
Endorse Maria
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Maria Hall is a superstar lawyer who will go the extra mile (and then some) for her clients. Endlessly compassionate and remarkably talented, Maria is a testament to the incredible positive impact community lawyers are capable of providing to the people they serve."
Civil rights Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Maria is such an asset to the legal community in Los Angeles. She possesses a wealth of knowledge in her areas of practice and is very passionate about her clients. I highly recommend her."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Her vast understanding of the law and assessing her client's situation is incomparable. Excellent litigator. Highly recommended!"
Unknown Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Civil rights Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an excellent attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Maria is a passionate advocate for her clients and is tirelessly dedicated to her community. She has a calming presence which puts her clients at ease. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Maria is a wealth of knowledge - a walking institution. She is invested in solving her clients’ business and legal concerns, and in addition to knowing the law, Maria stands out from other lawyers in her field because her practice is client-centered and personable and her style and presence makes others comfortable. These are qualities that are hard to come by. I highly recommend and endorse Maria Hall!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mria is a terrific lawyer who is passionate about her work and her clients."
Civil rights Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Maria has dedicated herself to her community which she serves as a fierce advocate and tireless representative. I give her the highest recommendation."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Maria is a very knowledgeable and dedicated litigation attorney. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very organized, knowledgeable, and thoughtful lawyer who is a strong advocate for her clients."
Litigation Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Maria is an experienced litigator and very knowledgeable. I highly endorse this lawyer."
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Beverly Hills Civil rights Lawyer Maria Elizabeth Hall
Maria Elizabeth Hall
Civil rights Attorney
Beverly Hills, CA
Licensed for 20 years