Angela Lopez practices in the areas of employment law advice and employment litigation. She represents employers in a broad spectrum of matters including day-to-day legal compliance as well as employee complaints of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour disputes, and leaves of absence.
Angela is an expert investigator and regularly investigates workplace complaints as well as employee wrongdoing. She has successfully litigated employment matters in administrative forums as well as in state and federal court, and has efficiently resolved numerous matters through a variety of alternative dispute resolution methods.
Angela Lopez litigates a wide variety of disputed matters and counsels employers in all aspects of employment law, including:
- Internal investigations
- Litigation of business & employment disputes
- Wrongful termination
- Employment discrimination & harassment
- Breach of contract
- Protection of employer trade secrets & confidential information
- Executive compensation
- Workplace privacy
- Employee discipline
- Hiring and termination
- Wage & hour matters
- Employee benefits
- Health & safety issues
- Leaves of absence
- Development & revision of employee handbooks
- Personnel policies
- Training & preventive counseling for employee relations & litigation avoidance
Angela is a member of the Los Angeles County and Ventura County Bar Associations and the Ventura County Barristers. She is involved in various community and charitable organizations in Ventura County, and serves as a current board member for the California Strawberry Festival (Promenade Committee Chair, 2009-2011), and has served as a past board member for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme (Secretary, 2007-2009), the Vision Committee for Destino Hispanic Legacy Fund, and Western Ventura County Employers Advisory Council. In 2008, Ms. Lopez was awarded a Presidential Volunteer Service Award for her work on behalf of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Oxnard & Port Hueneme.
Angela received her law degree from USC Law School, where she was a member of the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal. She completed her undergraduate studies at UC Davis, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with degrees in English (with high honors) and women's studies (with honors). While at UC Davis, Angela was awarded a Regents Scholarship, the UC Davis Chancellor's Incentive Award, and the Edward Frank Kraft Award. Angela also participated in the English Department Honors Thesis Program, was a member of the Prytanean Women's Honor Society, and served as Rush Chair for her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma.
Angela was born and raised in Southern California, and her father is a former police chief of Oxnard. She enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with friends and family.