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Glicel E Sumagaysay

Litigation Attorney at Walnut Creek, CA

4.5   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

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My employment practice and my efforts are aimed at achieving justice, equal treatment and compliance for my clients while maintaining the utmost service, respect and integrity.  

We work or run our businesses most of the time we are awake.  If my clients' experiences doing so are miserable because of an employment law issue, I endeavor to help them remedy that issue. 

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Law Office of Glicel Sumagaysay
1990 N. California Blvd.
Suite 870
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596

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Posted by Robyn | January 23, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Prompt, professional and knowledgeable
I reached out to Glicel after being abruptly terminated by my employer. Within the hour she asked me follow-up questions to better understand the nature of my dismissal and whether or not I had a basis for a case. Within two emails, she provided enough clarity and guidance that I ultimately concluded that I did not have grounds for discrimination or retaliation claims. This provided me piece of mind and allowed me to move forward with my life. Although I didn't end up hiring Glicel, she was very helpful to me and I appreciate her counsel and time she spent with me. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Srinika | March 27, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Unemployment Insurance Issues
I am an employer who consulted with Glicel about an employee issue to get a better understanding of whether I would owe unemployment, and Glicel gave me a very prompt and thorough answer. Highly knowledgable, and very efficient, I would definitely recommend her to either side, employer or employee who want to know their rights.
Posted by Jerry | December 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A lawyer for the people
Glicel helped with a Wage & Hour litigation matter and did an outstanding job. The best part about working with Glicel is having the ability to communicate with her directly, as oppose to her staff. Glicel is very knowledgeable and was always available to discuss my case, whether it was by telephone or through e-mail. This made me feel that my case was especially important. She did not make me feel that I was just "one of her many clients" but actually someone with a case she believed in and wanted to fight for. At the end, the case concluded with a favorable result. I would hire Glicel again in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Charles | December 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb Counsel
Glicel represented me in a wage and hour lawsuit. She was attentive, knowledgeable, and unfailingly polite. Her advice was excellent and always timely. She is a consummate professional: firm when necessary but always cordial. She speaks and acts with authority and confidence. I am extremely pleased with the result she achieved on my behalf.
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Posted by Michael | December 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Capable and guides you through the whole process
I had a very wonderful experience working with my lawyer, Glicel Sumagaysay. In addition to working extremely hard on my case, she guided my through the whole process. She was very good and following up with me when I needed to turn in a piece of documentation especially when it was time sensitive. She was very specific and did not leave me guessing. Every time, she seemed very well-prepared and knowledgeable on all aspects of the case. In person and over the phone, she was extremely nice person to deal with, however, when it came to dealing with the opposition, she was all business and it showed our opposing party. Also, she prepared me and the other plaintiffs well before we had to deal with the other lawyers. It gave me the knowledge and confidence in my dealings with them. I would definitely hire her and her partner John Ota for any further Employment and Labor legal matters I may have in the future.
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Posted by Ruth | October 27, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and Supportive
I did not hire Glicel, but she was honest about my case and thought it would not behoove me to move forward as the results could be minimal if not negative. I followed her advice and she took extra time to talk and give me more information than other lawyers would. I appreciate her honesty and care to my situation and would recommend her highly to anyone seeking help with employment law.
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Posted by Julissa | August 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EDD Case
I hired Glicel to represent me on my case for unemployment benefits after my employer wrongfully denied me of them. When I initially contacted Glicel she was more than willing to listen to my full story and always answered my emails and calls promptly. She stood by me every step of the way and I always felt like she truly cared. She fought for me until I won my case. I couldn't thank her enough.
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Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very rude and no professionalism
I contacted the office and two weeks later I received an email from this lawyer. She practically did her intake through emailing questions to me, some of which were very invasive and personal that I didn't feel comfortable disclosing. She seems to be rude and unprofessional and I would not trust her with my case.
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Work Experience

  • Principal/Owner
  • Law Office of Glicel Sumagaysay
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Minami Tamaki LLP
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • American Mortgage Law Group PC
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Lead Paralegal/Law Clerk
  • Minami Tamaki LLP
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Paralegal
  • Bishop, Barry, Howe, Haney & Ryder
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Intern
  • Bishop, Barry, Howe, Haney & Ryder
  • 2001 - 2002
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  • San Francisco Law Sch
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Univ Of California Davis
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Akaosugi, et al. v. Benihana Corp.
  • Resolution after trial and appeal
  • Ho, et al. v. BART
  • Resolved
  • Mendoza v. Satellite Healthcare, et al.
  • Completed
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  • Labor and Employment Section Executive Committee, Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • California Bar Association
  • Member, Solo and Small Firm Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section Executive Committee
  • Chair
  • 2020 - 2020
  • Labor and Employment Section Executive Committee, Alameda County Bar Association
  • Vice Chair
  • 2019 - 2019
  • Richmond Community Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member, Barristers Committee Member
  • 2015 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tagalog

Honors and Awards

  • Graduate, New Leaders Council
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • 2014
  • Witkin Award Choice of Law
  • San Francisco Law School
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Employment Law Symposium
  • Agency COVID-19 Complaints: Processing and Investigation - Moderator
  • 2020
  • National Association for Professional Organizers SF-Bay Chapter Meeting
  • Growing Your Business with Subcontracting
  • 2016
  • California Employment Lawyers Association Barristers Kickoff Event
  • What Law Schools and Partners Don't Tell You But You Would Want to Know About Employment Law
  • 2016
  • Business Network International, Better Referral Network, Chapter
  • Diversity with a Focus on Sexual Harassment
  • 2015
  • Business Network International, Better Referral Network Chapter
  • Employment Law
  • 2015
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Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Glicel for several years, and am continually impressed with her knowledge and dedication to her clients. She is a strong advocate and a great employment attorney. I've referred several clients to her and will continue to do so because I receive positive feedback regarding her skills and strategies."
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