EMILIO

LAW GROUP

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PRACTICE

AREAS

LABOR CODE VIOLATIONS
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) CLAIMS
DISCRIMINATION & HARASSMENT
WRONGFUL TERMINATION
REPRESENTATIVE & CLASS ACTIONS
COLLECTIONS & BREACH OF CONTRACT CASES
OVERTIME & WAGE CLAIMS
IC/OO TRUCKER CASES
 
 

OUR VISION

For over 25 years, the Emilio Law Group philosophy is premised on one guiding principle - to provide business clients with quality legal services at a sensible price. We emphasize a committed, efficient, and personalized representation of diverse clients, including individuals and businesses.

 

With offices in Garden Grove, Riverside, and Los Angeles, the Emilio Law Group provides clients with 3 convenient Southern California locations nearby the major courts for business litigation support in a wide variety of industries.

 

Prompt personal service coupled with affordable hourly rates has been primarily responsible for our continued growth, as our greatest resource of today remains our clients from yesterday.

We believe that for businesses, the best method to protect companies from Lawsuits is to take protective measures such as no-cost Mandatory Arbitration Agreements for all business contracts, and employment agreements.  Our attorneys also strongly emphasize preventative measures in handling Employee Disputes, such as legal consultations regarding regular business practices and policies, carefully documenting all improper employee behavior, and prompt resolution of employee disputes before a lawsuit is filed. During an initial consultation, our attorneys review not only the lawsuits you are facing today, but also proactive measures to help prevent minor issues from becoming future lawsuits. 

Regardless of the matter, the Emilio Law Group does not compromise in its efforts to obtain favorable results. For more information regarding our practice areas, please feel free to contact our office.

 

OUR TEAM

DANIEL EMILIO, ESQ

ATTORNEY

BIO
Daniel G. Emilio has been practicing in the area of Employment and Business law almost exclusively since 1993. Mr. Emilio now primarily represents Businesses, but he did represent employees for over 10 years giving him an opportunity to see both sides of the law, and to use the best strategies to both pursue and defend Business Lawsuits. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Emilio was the President and CEO of several successful Manufacturing Companies, including 20 years in a Metal Finishing/Plating Company and steel fabrication Company, and 5 years with a Chemical Equipment Catalog Sales Company. Mr. Emilio has extensive experience in entrepreurship, the business world, and management of a Corporation.

Since becoming an attorney, Mr. Emilio has primarily focused his practice on employment and business litigation, in such areas as wrongful termination, wage and hour law, contractual disputes, collections, and Americans with Disability Act (ADA) claims. Mr Emilio strongly believes that for Businesses, the best method to protect companies from Lawsuits is to take protective measures such as No-Cost Mandatory Arbitration Agreements for all business contracts, and employment agreements. Mr. Emilio also strongly emphasizes preventative measures in handling Employee Disputes, such as legal consultations regarding regular business practices and policies, carefully documenting all improper employee behavior, and prompt resolution of disputes before a lawsuit is filed.

In 2003, Emilio Law Group expanded into the complex area of Employment and Consumer Class Actions. Mr. Emilio has been lead counsel in over 60 class action wage/hour lawsuits, and the ELG staff is highly trained in litigating these cases. Especially in the area of class action wage lawsuits, it is vital that your attorney firm have attorneys and support staff who have handled many of these cases. 

In addition to being an attorney, Mr. Emilio is a California state certified Adult Residential Facility (ARF) administrator and a state certified Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) administrator. This experience has helped Mr. Emilio represent both RCFE and ARF homes and their caregivers in employment matters. In his spare time, Mr. Emilio likes to spend time with his wife Sandra, their five sons and six grandchildren and play classical piano. Mr. Emilio is also active in the community, volunteering with a vocal chorale group at the Landmark Senior Center. 

EDUCATION
Juris Doctor, Western State University, College of Law

Fullerton, CA
Bachelors of Arts, California State University
Long Beach

ADMISSIONS
State Bar of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

MEMBERSHIPS
Member, Western State University Law Review

California Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section

LAURIE CORTEZ, ESQ

ATTORNEY

BIO
Ms. Cortez represents Individuals, Businesses & Corporations for and against Contractual, Business and Employment Lawsuits. Her areas of practice include Class Actions, Collections, Construction Law/Defects, Contracts/Forms, and Employment Law. She serves the Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Diego Counties. 

 

Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Cortez worked as a paralegal for over 12 years, assisting both Emilio Law Group attorneys, as well as other attorneys in complex litigation in Contractual, Business and Employment Litigation, Class Actions, as well as Collections, Personal Injury, Americans with Disability (ADA) claims, and other business-related litigation. 
 

In her spare time, Ms. Cortez enjoys spending time with her Husband, and three Sons, and is very active in her sons schools, volunteering in classrooms and participation with the Parent Teacher Organization, serving as a member of the Fountain Valley Action Committee on Education (ACE), a legislative action group, representing Tamura Elementary. She is also actively involved with the 4th District Parent Teacher Association of California. 

EDUCATION
Juris Doctor, Northwestern California University, School of Law
Sacramento, CA
Bachelors of Arts, Vanguard University
Costa Mesa, CA

ADMISSIONS
State Bar of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California

MEMBERSHIPS
Orange County Womens Lawyers Association
State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Division

Laurie Cortez, ESQ

JUSTIN SCHMIDT, ESQ

ATTORNEY

BIO
Mr. Schmidt has been with Emilio Law Group, APC since 2007. He has extensive experience representing businesses in complex litigation matters and class actions involving contractual disputes, business torts, and employment claims. Mr. Schmidt has litigated cases in both state and federal Courts, and has argued trials to conclusion before both Jury and judges. He has also successfully argued before the California Court of Appeal. He is known for his ability to resolve complex and high-emotion cases through settlement, and his keen ability to persuade parties, judges and juries to his clients positions. 

His areas of practice include employment actions including wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment, wage and hour litigation including overtime, labor code violations, and class actions, collections, construction law, and contract claims. Mr. Schmidt has also represented a large number of small businesses on ADA (Americans with Disabilities) claims, helping both to bring their businesses into compliance with the law to avoid future claims, as well as resolve the litigation. Mr. Schmidt has represented businesses across almost every type of industry from large Corporations to small mom-and-pop business in fields of Real Estate, Investment, Manufacturing, Construction, Retail and Service businesses. He has also represented individuals in their claims. 

He serves the Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Diego Counties. In addition to his legal experience, Mr. Schmidt is also very active in his community, volunteering and serving in his church and busy raising his three young sons with his wife Hanne. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Schmidt worked two years in El Salvador, and also interned in the Orange County Public Defenders office. 

EDUCATION
Juris Doctor, Whittier Law School
Costa Mesa, CA
Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy, Brigham Young University

Provo, Utah

ADMISSIONS
State Bar of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
State Bar of Nevada

MEMBERSHIPS

Member, Federalist Society

Member, J. Reuben Clark Law Society

ALYSSA GRABARKEWITZ

OFFICE MANAGER

CHELSEA BOLDRINI

LEGAL ASSISTANT

SONDRA LORANGER

OFFICE ASSISTANT

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CONTACT

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