Were you terminated from a job you loved? Since 2008, Machen Law has advocated for employees.I am a passionate advocate for wrongfully terminated employees.Representing both sides, I especially enjoy amending leases, advocating at Rent Board or advising.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Presidential Award of Merit||Consumer Attorneys of California||2016|
|Advocacy Council||AIDS Legal Referral Panel||2016|
|Attorney||Machen Law Firm||2009 - Present|
|Executive Director||City and County of San Francisco||2005 - 2008|
|Public Affairs Manager||Bay Area Water Transit Authority||2001 - 2005|
|Staff Attorney||Office Of Citizen Complaints||2001 - 2001|
|Legislative Aide||San Francisco Board of Supervisors||1997 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|AIDS Legal Referral Panel||Board of Directors||2017 - Present|
|San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member - Women's Caucus||2012 - Present|
|San Francisco City Democratic Club||Executive Officer||2000 - Present|
|Business Networking International||Treasurer||2011 - 2012|
|Networking Events for Women Attorneys||Member||2011 - 2012|
|Myres v. SF Housing Authority||Jury awarded Plaintiff's verdict|
|Dept. of Social Services v. Gutierrez and Alvarado||Judge ruled in favor of one licensee, allowing her to maintain her license. Judge revoked other licensee but allowed her to continue serving clients in other facilities.|
|Muraira v. Music School||100% favorable judgment for client|
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|Portfolio Media (Law360)||From Atticus to Vinny, Your Favorite Movies About the Law||2015|
|Portfolio Media (Law360)||Rookie Mistakes: Litigators on Their Past Trial Blunders||2014|
|The Recorder Newspaper||From Home Office to Office Home||2011|
|California Lawyer Magazine||Taxiing Onward||2008|
|Hastings Women's Law Journal||Women’s Work: Attitudes, Regulation, and Lack of Power Within the Sex Industry||1996|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||LAW||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|San Francisco State Unv||Art||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|MCLE panel presentation||Online Legal Research||2012|
Posted by Michael
After being dismissed from my work because of a physical
disability, I hired Ms. Machen to represent me. From the get-go, she carefully counseled me on my options and immediately wrote a strong letter to my employer laying out the legal missteps they had made, including discrimination and wage and hour violations. Within two months of my contacting her, she negotiated a settlement that will give me financial stability while I continue to recuperate and take the next steps in my career. Throughout, I appreciated Ms. Machen’s determination and ability to exceed my goals and her always keeping me in the loop on our progress
Posted by Maria
Very attentive. Always returned calls in a timely manner!
Posted by Glen
Ms. Machen is the best, not only did she help me get my job back but i was offered a full time position with the company. Thank you so much for all your help.
Hanlen Chang, Estate planning Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
Heidi is an experienced, knowledgeable, and conscientious attorney who stands by her convictions and will get results even in the most difficult and challenging cases. In my prior litigation dealings with her I have found her to be professional, tenacious, diligent, very had working, and a good judge of legal circumstances. A skillful attorney like Heidi is hard to come by and any client would appreciate having Heidi take on his or her legal matter.
Kelly Armstrong, Discrimination Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. Heidi Machen is a great lawyer. She is smart, savvy, cares about her clients and knows how to either engage with or streamline the legal process if necessary. She is a champion for the underdog and I recommend her.