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A “legal gladiator in high heels.”

Mika M. Hilaire
Rated by Super Lawyers

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10.0Mika Marie Hilaire


Attorney Mika M. Hilaire is a founding partner of the Equal Rights Law Group. Ms. Hilaire’s practice focuses on representing the interests of employees throughout California and the United States, in a wide range of matters related to employment law and litigation, including:

  • Civil Rights Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Harassment
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Assault
  • Pregnancy Accommodations and Rights
  • Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Wage-and-hour disputes
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Negotiating Employment Contracts
  • Breach of contract
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Workplace Investigations

In addition to Ms. Hilaire’s representation of clients, she also provides employment-related counsel. She regularly assists clients in contract negotiations, workplace negotiations and offers training on a variety of topics, such as sexual harassment and discrimination.

Ms. Hilaire earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley, with a major from the nationally recognized Rhetoric Department. While at Berkeley, she was a member of the Women’s Track and Field and Basketball teams. After earning her law degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law and her admission to The State Bar of California in 2001, Ms. Hilaire began her legal career, immediately focused on employment law, giving her almost 20 years of valuable experience in the practice area.

Thanks to Ms. Hilaire’s focus and extensive legal knowledge, she has secured countless successful settlements and verdicts for her clients, including one recent case that resulted in a $47 million verdict. Her long and impressive record of success has led to a number of honors, including a “Superb” rating from Avvo. Mika was recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer in 2019 and 2020, and as a Southern Calfornia Rising Star from 2007-2013, for her representation of clients in employment law.

In addition to honors, Ms. Hilaire has also earned the respect of the legal community, in which she is an active member. She is a regular guest speaker on local, state and national levels. She is also a member of a number of organizations, including the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

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