Tamara S. Freeze is an Orange County employment attorney and founding shareholder of Workplace Justice Advocates, Professional Law Corporation, where she exclusively represents employees in employment-related matters, such as discrimination, harassment, request for disability accommodation, wage and hour disputes, employment litigation and appeals.
After earning her undergraduate degree from UCLA, Ms. Freeze attended University of California Berkeley School of Law, where she focused mainly on employment law and litigation, and worked as a summer associate at Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom, LLP. After graduation, Ms. Freeze worked for a prominent employment defense law firms Littler Mendelson, P.C. and Bryan Cave, LLP. In 2009, Ms. Freeze opened her own practice (Law Offices of Tamara Freeze), focusing exclusively on employee rights.
In 2013, Ms. Freeze partnered with Robert Odell and Allison Lin to form Workplace Justice Advocates, a Professional Law Corporation, which currently represents employees in a broad spectrum of matters including harassment, discrimination, reasonable accommodation, ERISA/benefits, wrongful termination, wage and hour class actions and employment litigation. The firm now has three offices: Los Angeles, Irvine and San Diego.
As an employment attorney, Ms. Freeze has been recognized as the Rising Star by California Super Lawyers Magazine in 2012 and 2013, an honor reserved for no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state. Ms. Freeze has been featured in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, on radio stations and various media. In her spare time, Ms. Freeze enjoys Brazilian Jiu Jisu (BJJ) and chess. Occasionally, you may find Ms. Freeze coaching chess at local elementary schools or serving as a referee at kids’ BJJ tournaments.
J.D., University of California Berkeley School of Law, 2005
McBaine Moot Court; Articles Editor, Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, Prosser Prize in Local Government Law
B.A. Political Science, UCLA, 2000
Magna Cum Laude; Kurnitz Creative Writing Award
JURISDICTIONS ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:
State Bar of California, 2005
The District of Columbia Bar, 2010
All District Courts of California, 2005/2008
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2005
The Supreme Court of the United States, 2012
PROFESSIONAL & BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS:
California Employment Lawyers Association
Mentorship Committee Co-Chair
Orange County Bar Association
Labor & Employment Executive Committee
American Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association