Leal, Dolores Y.

6300 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1500Los Angeles, CA 90048


Updated: 12/10/2017


Dolores Y. Leal, a partner in our firm, specializes in sexual harassment, employment discrimination, and wrongful termination cases.

Before joining our firm in 1991, Ms. Leal worked several years for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, handling cases of employment discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, and retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"), and the...



Other Affiliations

  • California Employment Lawyers Association (Member, Executive Board)
  • California Employment Lawyers Association (Past President)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section
  • Mexican American Bar Association
  • Latina Lawyers Bar Association, "Mary V. Orozco Abriendo Caminos" Award
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (Fellow)
  • California Employment Lawyers Association ("Joe Posner Award 2015")


  • Southern California's SuperLawyers, Law & Politics and Los Angeles Magazine, 2004 - 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2006 - 2016
  • One of the Top 50 Female Attorneys in Southern California, 2004 - 2006
  • Employment Law Attorney of the Year, CELA, 1999 - 2015
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers in Los Angeles, The Los Angeles Business Journal, 1998 - Present
  • Latina Lawyers Bar Association , "Mary V. Orozco Caminos, Award", 2015 - Present
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2008 - 2016
  • AV Rated (Highest Rating) by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Mexican American Bar Association, "Lifetime Achievment" Award , 2007 - Present
  • Top 50 Female Attorneys in Southern California, 2016 - Present

Classes and Seminars

  • Torts, Employment Discrimination and Critical Studies, Peoples College of Law
  • Speaker, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section
  • Speaker, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
  • Speaker, Southern California Mediation Assn
  • Speaker, Latina Lawyers Bar Assn (LLBA)
  • Speaker, California Applicants Attorneys Assn (CAAA)
  • Speaker, California Employment Lawyers Assn (CELA)
  • Speaker, National Employment Lawyers Assn (NELA)
  • Speaker, California State Bar, Labor & Employment Section
  • Speaker, Peoples College of Law - Celebrating "Herstory"

Past Positions

  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


Published Works

  • Litigating Sexual Harassment and Sex Discrimination Cases, James Publishing, Costa Mesa, California

Office Information


6300 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1500Los Angeles, CA 90048


  • 323-653-1660



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