|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2006|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Southwestern Univ SOL||N/A||law||N/A|
|California St Univ Long Beach||N/A||undergraduate||N/A|
Posted by Belinda
Sarah was recommended to me by the LA County Bar Association referral line, and she was all that I could hope for to represent me in my EDD disability appeal. Her advice right from the first of many calls was clear, concise and came with the experience of a true professional. I had been extremely intimidated by the system and I believe I would never have had a successful outcome if it were not for Sarah. Her' representation for my case was brilliant and gave me the guidance and confidence I needed to get all my ducks in a row for my day in front of the Judge. Thank you Sarah!
Posted by Tracy Nash
We are so grateful to Sarah for her help with our unemployment case, which was settled in our favor. She went out of her way to prepare us and make us feel confident. She was reliable, showed up on time, and was very professional. I would recommend her highly.
Posted by Richardson
I was referred to Sarah Martoccia through the California Bar Association Hotline. I was skeptical at first, concerned with the quality of legal counsel I might get through this service -- but Sarah was simply incredible. Extremely knowledgeable. Extremely prepared. Everything I could have hoped for and more.
My appeal hearing refuting a claim of overpayment brought on by the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) was less than a week away. I had faced the EDD in the past and though I proved my case at the time, I was still made to pay a fee and suffer a significant penalty. I knew it was in my best interest this time to have an attorney present.
Sarah listened patiently to my defense and scoured through my paperwork (I kept everything). She made me feel at ease and confident -- but still explained that there are no guarantees. A day later, Sarah called to tell me she had discovered precedent for my defense (in a 1970's decision). This was huge!
She was professional and arrived at the court early to go over the precedent case and what to expect in the room before the judge. My hearing could not have gone better. We had all the paperwork to defend me against the claim. Sarah's manner and knowledge were impecable and professional. She stated my case plainly and cleanly and was ready for everything.
It was Sarah who followed up on my case and called me with the decision, days before I received it in the mail. We won on all counts! She also arranged to have the State return my tax refund which were garnished and applied to the disputed overpayment claim.
I cannot recommend Sarah Martoccia more highly. She is an outstanding labor attorney.