Address: 6300 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1500, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Lawyer Firm: Allred, Maroko & Goldberg
|Areas of Practice||Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Civil and Personal Injury, Litigation and Appeal|
Michael Maroko is a senior partner with Allred, Maroko & Goldberg.
Mr. Maroko, along with partners Gloria Allred and Nathan Goldberg, founded the firm in February 1976. Mr. Maroko received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1971 from UCLA from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude. In 1974 Mr. Maroko graduated with honors from Loyola Law School. He was admitted to the California Bar in December 1974.
Mr. Maroko has participated in numerous employment discrimination and wrongful termination cases as well as in civil rights litigation and appeal. He has worked on many noteworthy cases including Fernandez v. Wynn Oil, in which the Ninth Circuit ruled that customer preference in an international business setting is not a justification for sex discrimination; Birtell v. Lockheed, in which the Court of Appeals ruled that no Federal preemption prevents a worker from filing suit for a wrongful termination arising out of a claim by a union member against an employer, and reaffirming a legitimate state interest in enforcing the "whistle blower" statute.
Michael Maroko was lead counsel in the California Supreme Court on behalf of Robin Tyler, et al in the In Re Marriage Cases which held that California law limiting marriage to heterosexual couples was unconstitutional and ordered the State of California to license same sex marriages.
Michael Maroko was also lead counsel in the California Supreme Court case of Tyler et al v State of California, challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8 which amended the California Constitution to ban same sex marriage.
Mr. Maroko was also lead counsel in Rolon v. Kulwitsky, which set important guidelines for the prosecution of Unruh Civil Rights Act cases involving discriminatory business practice; and Bass v. Great Western Savings, one of the first cases to interpret the Unruh Civil Rights Act.
In addition, Mr. Maroko was lead counsel in the California Supreme Court case of In re Marriage of Burgess, which set forth new guidelines for custody/move-away orders, and White v. Marciano, which dealt with child support payments of high-income earners.
Mr. Maroko has also been lead attorney in numerous successful civil and personal injury cases.
Every year since 2004 Mr. Maroko has been named a Southern California "SuperLawyer" by Law & Politics and Los Angeles Magazine.
Mr. Maroko is also a member of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
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