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2049 Century Park East
Los Angeles, CA 90067

310 203 5361

Labor and employment Star


Practice areas:

Dispute resolution
Labor and employment


Carmen Cole’s creativity, enthusiasm, and prior experience as a Human Resources professional for a major university make her a valued resource in resolving clients’ industry-specific, one-of-a-kind employment law disputes. Carmen not only understands clients’ legal issues, but she also understands clients’ businesses. Her knowledge of the ins and outs of a client’s business is the foundation for the sound advice and legal strategies she provides to clients. Carmen works with employers to navigate complex employment law issues – advising clients on what they can do versus what they should do. Her practice is a combination of litigation defense and counseling with the goal of reaching the most strategic and cost-effective result possible for the client.


On the litigation side, she defends employers in cases involving individual violations of state and federal law, as well as defending class actions in areas such as:

  • Wage and hour violations
  • California Labor Code violations
  • Worker misclassification
  • Wrongful termination
  • Breach of contract
  • Other employment related torts


Carmen also provides advice and counseling to employers on daily work place issues, including:

  • Compliance with wage and hour laws
  • Reductions in force
  • Recruitment and hiring
  • Employee classification
  • Leave laws
  • Terminations
  • Other human resources practices


Carmen has served as Title IX and EEO officer for a major Southern California University. In addition to her experience in higher education, she has successfully partnered with employers and management in the healthcare, manufacturing, retail, aerospace and restaurant industries, among others.


Last updated Sep 2019.