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Languages spoken: French

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McMillion & Hirtensteiner

16835 Algonquin Street
Suite 303
Huntington Beach, CA, 92649

Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 35%
    23 years
  2. Employment: 30%
    23 years
  3. Civil Rights: 15%
  4. Litigation: 10%
  5. Class Action: 10%

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  • Edward Thomas Dunn Jr

    Sylvia Havens is a thoughtful, seasoned legal veteran with many years of experience handling complex civil cases and appeals. Her ability to evaluate and argue cases successfully is noteworthy, and I value her judgment and ability. She is easy to get along with, insightful, and the kind of lawyer that makes the profession look good.


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell®2013
AV Preeminent RatingMartindale-Hubbell®2012
2012 Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Certified Specialist - Appellate LawState Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMcMillion & Hirtensteiner LLP2011 - Present
PartnerManning & Marder, Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, LLP1999 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Appellate Courts SectionAttorney Member2012 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationAppellate Courts Committee - Attorney Member1994 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Benay v. Warner Bros. Entm't, Inc., 607 F.3d 620 (9th Cir.2010)Favorable outcome for clients
Brescia v. Angelin, 172 Cal.App.4th 133 (2009)Favorable outcome for client
Grosso v. Miramax Film Corp., 383 F.3d 965 (9th Cir.2004)Favorable outcome for client
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Publication nameTitleDate
Appellate Tips for Trial LawyersThe Motion for New Trial—A Final Opportunity to Clean up the RecordN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Rutgers UniversityN/AOther - BachelorsN/A