MICHA S. LIBERTY – Senior Trial Attorney

Micha Star Liberty’s primary focus is representing individuals who have suffered a serious injury or abuse, including child sexual abuse. Micha also represents employees who have been discriminated against or harassed in the workplace, and Micha has assisted businesses with finding a common ground when releasing an employee on best terms.

Ms. Liberty is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She has held the title of President and Vice President of multiple legal and political organizations, expanding her network of associates and resources, which often helps to expedite the legal process for the greater benefit of her clients.

“My clients come to me during a time of tremendous pain, anguish, and often confusion. They need help and a specialized kind of help. Someone to talk to who will listen; someone who can offer confidential protection under the law; someone with trial knowledge who has worked with similar experiences so they know they are not alone. Everyone needs help and compassion during hard times. My calling in life is to be that advocate for my clients, and I’m never one to back down from a fight for what is right.”

Ms. Liberty is a frequent lecturer and published author, focusing much of her public speaking on trial practice, discovery techniques, the importance of mentoring, and best practices for opening a law office and law office management.

In 2015, the Consumer Attorneys of California — an organization made up of more than 3000 lawyers in California alone — presented her with the Street Fighter of the Year award at their 54th annual convention held at The Palace in San Francisco. Ms. Liberty was granted the award after holding the Contra Costa County School District accountable for a child sexual molestation case in which school officials were aware of the abuse and took no action. In years past, she was also presented the Defender of Justice Award, the Outstanding Service Award, and the Presidential Award of Merit in 2005 and 2006.

Ms. Liberty was a contributing author and editor for the following practice guides: California Client Communications Manual, and California Basic Practice Handbook, both published by Continuing Education of the Bar.

She is also a certified mediator with over 40 hours of training, and she has performed private mediations as well as mediations for the Contra Costa Superior Court.

Ms. Liberty has worked at the White House and for two Members of Congress: for U.S. Representative Mel Watt, from North Carolina, and for U.S. Representative Anna Eshoo.

She has also served as a judicial extern to Senior United States District Court Judge Thelton E. Henderson. While in law school, she served as a Moot Court Board member, teaching assistant, and an editor for the Women’s Law Journal.

In addition to her work on behalf of injured and aggrieved people, Ms. Liberty is active in her legal and political communities. She served as the President of the Alameda-Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association and is on the governing boards of the following professional legal organizations:

  • American Association for Justice (State Delegate)
  • Continuing Education of the Bar, Board of Governors
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (Vice President)
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association (Secretary)

Ms. Liberty has been honored to be selected as a “Super Lawyer” and a “Rising Star” by her peers every year since 2009. She was selected by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the “Top Forty Under Forty,” and is included in the list of “The Top Women Attorneys in Northern California” in San Francisco Magazine.

She is a former board member of the State Bar of California (Vice President, 2010-2011), the California Young Lawyers Association, New Lawyers’ Division Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice, the San Francisco chapter of the National Women’s Political Caucus (President 2008-2009), Alameda County Bar Association, Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association the Women’s Section of the Contra Costa County Bar, the Contra Costa County Bar Association’s Barristers Section (Chair), Earl Warren Inn of Court, and Congress of Neutrals.

To contact Micha Liberty, please email mliberty@riziolawfirm.com, or call 888-292-8888.