Micha Star Liberty is the owner of the Liberty Law Office — a diverse legal practice primarily representing individuals who have suffered a serious injury or abuse, including child sexual abuse. The firm also represents employees who have been discriminated against or harassed in the workplace, and Micha has assisted businesses with finding a common ground when releasing an employee on best terms.

Ms. Liberty is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She has held the title of President and Vice President of multiple legal and political organizations, expanding her network of associates and resources, which often helps to expedite the legal process for the greater benefit of her clients.

“My clients come to me during a time of tremendous pain, anguish, and often confusion. They need help and a specialized kind of help. Someone to talk to who will listen; someone who can offer confidential protection under the law; someone with trial knowledge who has worked with similar experiences so they know they are not alone. Everyone needs help and compassion during hard times. My calling in life is to be that advocate for my clients, and I’m never one to back down from a fight for what is right.”

Ms. Liberty is a frequent lecturer and published author, focusing much of her public speaking on trial practice, discovery techniques, the importance of mentoring, and best practices for opening a law office and law office management.

In 2015, the Consumer Attorneys of California — an organization made up of more than 3000 lawyers in California alone — presented her with the Street Fighter of the Year award at their 54th annual convention held at The Palace in San Francisco. Ms. Liberty was granted the award after holding the Contra Costa County School District accountable for a child sexual molestation case in which school officials were aware of the abuse and took no action. Every year since 2005, she’s been given the Presidential Award of Merit. In 2005 and 2006 she was presented the Defender of Justice Award and the Outstanding Service Award, respectively. In 2018, she was awarded the Women’s Advocate of the Year Award for her had work on legislation and for prosecuting numerous cases dealing with the #me too era.

Ms. Liberty was a contributing author and editor for the following practice guides: California Client Communications Manual, and California Basic Practice Handbook, both published by Continuing Education of the Bar.

America’s Top 100 Attorneys – Top 50 Women Attorneys in Northern California –

Aside from her thriving law practice, she is a certified mediator with over 40 hours of training, and she has performed private mediations as well as mediations for the Contra Costa Superior Court.

Ms. Liberty has worked at the White House and for two Members of Congress: for U.S. Representative Mel Watt, from North Carolina, and for U.S. Representative Anna Eshoo.

She has also served as a judicial extern to Senior United States District Court Judge Thelton E. Henderson. While in law school, she served as a Moot Court Board member, teaching assistant, and an editor for the Women’s Law Journal.

In addition to her work on behalf of injured and aggrieved people, Ms. Liberty is active in her legal and political communities. She served as the President of the Alameda-Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association, and was Vice President of the State Bar of California and is on the governing boards of the following professional legal organizations:

American Association for Justice (State Delegate)
Continuing Education of the Bar, Board of Governors
Consumer Attorneys of California (President Elect)
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
Western Trial Lawyers Association (Treasurer)
Awards of Distinction

Micha Star Liberty is widely recognized as a leader in the community by her peers. In 2019 and 2018, she was selected by the Daily Journal as a Top 100 Women Lawyers. She was also honored by The Daily Journal in 2018 as a Top 100 Lawyer in the state. The Consumer Attorneys of California awarded her the Woman Advocate of the Year in 2018. She was a finalist for Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2016 nominated by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and she was awarded Street Fighter of the Year for Consumer Attorney of California.

Ms. Liberty has been honored to be selected as a “Super Lawyer” and a “Rising Star” by her peers every year since 2009. She was selected by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the “Top Forty Under Forty,” and is included in the list of “The Top Women Attorneys in Northern California” in San Francisco Magazine every year.

State Bar Activities

State Bar of California, Board of Governors (Vice President), 2008 – 2011
State Bar of California, California Young Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2005 – 2008
Specialty Bar Activities

Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Committee (Past President), 2002 – present
Alameda County Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2012 – present
American Association for Justice, New Lawyers Division Board of Governors, 2007 – present
Congress of Neutrals, Board of Directors, 2003 – 2008
Consumer Attorneys of California, Board of Governors (President Elect), 2002 – present
Contra Costa Bar Association, Women’s Caucus, Board Member, 2004 – 2005
Contra Costa Barristers Association, Chair, 2004 – 2005
Earl Warren Inn of Court, Member, 2006 – 2008
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2008 – 2018
Western Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors (Treasurer) 2016-present
Civic Activities

Center for Civic Education, Board of Directors, 2010 – 2011
Democratic State Central Committee, Member, 2009 – 2011
National Women’s Political Caucus, San Francisco, Past President, 2005 – 2009
Superior Court, County of Alameda, Civil Discovery Referee, 2013 – present
Superior Court, County of Contra Costa, Mediator, 2008 – 2012
Professional Recognition

American Association for Justice, New Lawyers Division, Member Spotlight, 2008
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 10 Best Female Attorney, 2015-present
American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 100 Litigation, 2015-present
America’s Top 100 Attorneys, Lifetime Achievement, 2015-present
California State Senate: Members Resolution No. 994 honoring Micha Star Liberty, 2011
Consumer Attorneys of California, Defender of Justice Award, 2010
Consumer Attorneys of California, Outstanding Service Award, 2006
Consumer Attorneys of California, Presidential Award of Merit, 2005-present
Daily Journal, Top 100 Women Lawyers, 2018, 2019
Daily Journal, Top 100 Lawyers, 2018
De Medici Ratings, Most Feared Lawyers, 2015-present
Litigation Counsel of America, Fellowship, 2016
Minority Bar Coalition, Unity Award, 2012, 2013, 2018
National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Top 100 Attorney, 2015-present
National Association of Professional Women, 2010 – present
New Lawyers Division, Excellence Award, 2009, 2010, 2011
Super Lawyers of Northern California, Rising Star, 2009-2013, Super Lawyer 2014-present
Talk of the Town Award, 2011-present
Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award, Celebration Media, 2012-present
The National Academy of Jurisprudence, Premier 100 Trial Attorney, 2015-present
The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers, 2015-present
The Top Women Attorneys in Northern California, 2012-present
Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2009-2012
Consumer Attorneys of California Street Fighter of the Year Award, 2015
Consumer Attorneys of California Woman Advocate of the Year, 2018
Speaking Engagements (Partial List)

Defense Medical Exams, ACCTLA, Regional Travel Seminar, 2004
Nuts and Bolts of Depositions, CAOC Annual Convention, 2005
Depositions for the New Lawyer, CAOC New Lawyers Seminar, San Francisco, 2006
Nuts and Bolts of Depositions, CAOC Annual Convention, 2006
Winning Through Direct and Cross Examination, CAOC Tahoe Seminar, 2006
Opening a Law Firm, State Bar Annual Convention, 2007
Case Selection and Evaluation, CAOC Annual Convention, 2008
Common Mistakes During Voir Dire, SFTLA, 2008
Deposition Practices, State Bar Annual Convention, 2008
Gender, Politics and the Law, SFTLA, 2008
Opening a Law Firm, State Bar Annual Convention, 2008
Quick Hits: “What you need to stay current”, CAOC Tahoe Seminar, 2008
Women Owned Law Firms: Overcoming Bias Deception, State Bar Annual Convention, 2008
Case Investigation, CAOC Tahoe Seminar, 2009
College Success Class: What to Expect in the Field of Law, City College of San Francisco, 2009
Depositions, ACCTLA, Regional Travel Seminar, 2009
How New Online Strategies and Tools can Help Grow Your Practice in Turbulent Times, SFTLA, 2009
Marketing Roundtable, Women’s Caucus, SFTLA, 2009
Nuts and Bolts of Effectively Litigating Your Case, COAC Annual Convention, 2009
Online Marketing Strategies and Tools, SFTLA ,2009
Deposition Bootcamp, SFTLA, 2010
Legal Claims Against the Government, CAOC Annual Convention, 2010
Marketing Roundtable, Women’s Caucus, SFTLA, 2010
Online Marketing, SFTLA, 2010
Taking Your First Deposition, CAOC Tahoe Seminar, 2010
Connecting With Your Jury, CAOC Annual Convention, 2011
The Art of Witness Examination, CAOC Tahoe Seminar, 2011
Update of California Bar, Western States Bar Conference, 2011
Client Communications, CAOC Annual Convention, 2012
Client Communications, CEB, and CEB Basics, 2012
Client Communications, SFTLA Tahoe Seminar, 2012
Getting it Right Up Front, Case Selection, SFTLA, 2012
Law Firm Marketing, Plenary Session Speaker, CEB Basics, 2012
Welcome to the Law, Plenary Session Speaker, CEB Basics, 2012
Deposition Bootcamp, CEB Basics, 2013
Discovery of Electronically Stored Information, SFTLA Tahoe Seminar, 2013
Marketing: The Basics, SFTLA Women’s Caucus Seminar, 2013
Motions to Compel, SFTLA, 2013
Social Justice in the Workplace, USF Law School Seminar, 2013
Employment Law Update, SFTLA, 2014
Fair Labor Standards Act, AAJ, 2014
Fair Labor Standards Act, CAOC, 2014
Sexual Abuse of Minors with Disabilities, People With Disabilities Foundation, 2014
Top 3 USSC Employment Cases, Western Trial Lawyers, 2014
What Message ARE You Sending?, SFTLA, 2014
Fair Labor Standards Act, Western Trial Lawyers, 2015
Increasing Damages Through Direct Examination, SFTLA, 2015
Top 10 List for Summary Judgment Motions, AAJ, 2015
Using Your Body Language to Persuade a Jury, SFTLA, 2015
What to Expect When You’re Expecting, CAOC, 2015
How to Hang Your Shingle: Ramping Up, CEB, 2016
How to Successfully Examine Patronizing, Gender-Biased Trial Witnesses, SFTLA, 2016
How to Win the Battle of the Experts, SFTLA, 2016
Preparing for an Expert’s Deposition, SFTLA, 2016
Proving Sexual Abuse of Special Needs Minors While at School, WTLA, 2016
Sexual Abuse Cases Against Public Entities with a Special Needs Plaintiff, CAOC, 2016
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, CAOC, 2016
Starting Your Own Practice, WTLA, 2016
The California Equal Pay Act, SFTLA, 2016
Cyber Torts, CAALA, 2017
Do As I Say, Not As I Do: 5 Common “Mistakes” Made During Voir Dire, CAALA, 2017
Employment Law Developments: 2016 In Review, CAOC, 2017
Opening Statement: The Basics, SFTLA, 2017
Sexual Abuse, SFTLA, 2017
The California Equal Pay Act, CAOC, 2017
What You Should Know About Cyberporn Cases, CAOC, 2017
Work Place Harassment, WTLA, 2017
You Can’t Teach #Hustle, CEB, 2017
#Me Too A Year In Review, CAOC, 2018
California Women’s Conference, 2018
Sexual Misconduct Case Strategies, NJAAC, 2018
#MeToo Presentation, SCCTLA, 2018
Sexual Abuse and Harassment Panel, CAOC, 2018
Physical Abuse Cases for Special Needs Clients, WTLA, 2019
Ending School Abuse, CAOC, 2019
Publications (Partial List)

Continuing Education of the Bar,
Basic Practice Handbook, Authored one chapter
Big New for Smaller Firms, Publication of the Solo and Small Firm Section State Bar, 2010
Continuing Education of the Bar, In Practice
California Client Communications Manual, Authored two chapters
Coffee is the New Lunch, The Glass Hammer Blog, 2009
CYLA Newsletter
Article: It Takes a Village to Raise a . . . Lawyer: A Personal Perspective on Career Mentoring
NBC News 11, Interview segment regarding women in politics, 2008
Plaintiff Magazine
Article: Cyber torts and “revenge porn”
The Recorder, regarding “Find a lawyer” program, 2008
Plaintiff Magazine
Article: Wal-Mart, everyday low prices, everyday discrimination.
The Recorder, several articles regarding State Bar issues, 2010
The Forum
Article: Be Direct! (re-printed with permission in The Verdict)
Various television and radio news segments regarding class action lawsuit against Waste Management, 2007.
The Trial Lawyer
Article: From Suffragettes to Sexy Politicians: Have we come a long way, baby?
Various television and radio news segments regarding wrongful death case of bicyclist 2013
The Verdict
Article: The ABC’s of a DME (Defense Medical Exam)
The Verdict
Article: What’s Happening in Sacramento:
Three CAOC-Sponsored Bills in Response to #MeToo
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Micha Star Liberty is the owner of the Liberty Law Office, with a diverse legal practice representing plaintiffs in cases involving unlawful business and employment practices, personal injury and mass tort, defective products, civil rights, antitrust violations and consumer protection.

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