Yolanda A. Slaughter Senior Associate

BACKGROUND

Yolanda Annette Slaughter is one of the senior associates of Mesriani Law Group and specializes in Labor and employment law.

Ms. Slaughter received her Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Corrections from California State University Long Beach. She then attended Western State University College of Law where she received her Juris Doctor degree and graduating cum laude. She also received Bancroft-Whitney American Jurisprudence awards in Property, Trust and Remedies.

Ms. Slaughter was a full-time Judicial Extern for the Honorable Warren J. Ferguson, Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She received the BLSA Distinguished Student and Public Service Scholarship in 1998 and was awarded the Dean’s/Board of Trustees’ Scholarship in 1998 and 1999.

As of date, she is an adjunct professor at Santa Ana City College with paralegal program accredited by the Business Administration’s American Bar Association. She is also admitted to practice in all state courts of the State of California and the United States District Court for the Central and Eastern Districts of California.

Ms. Slaughter has represented employees in a variety of employment-related matters before federal and state court. She has handled cases that dealt with sexual harassment, discrimination based on age, race, sex, national origin, religion and disability disputes along with wage and hour violations, workers compensation, breach of contract and wrongful termination cases. She has appeared before administrative agencies including the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor and Standards Enforcement, and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

Ms. Slaughter is an experienced litigator, having successfully tried and resolved employment-related matters, including sexual harassment and religious discrimination cases. She is a skilled negotiator of alternative dispute resolutions. Due to her employment and labor law prowess, she has assisted clients in obtaining favorable resolutions through direct settlement negotiations and mediation.

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS

Full Time Judicial Extern
Honorable Warren J. Ferguson
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court Central District of California

U.S. District Court Eastern District of California

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Mesriani Law Group, Santa Monica, CA
Senior Attorney
American Bar Association
Member
California Employment Lawyers Association
Member

EDUCATION

Western State University College of Law
Juris Doctorate

California State University Long Beach
Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Corrections

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Bancroft-Whitney American Jurisprudence Awards
Property, Trust and Remedies

BLSA Distinguished Student and Public Service Scholarship

Dean’s/Board of Trustees’ Scholarship

PRACTICE AREAS

Personal Injury
Employment & Labor Law

OTHER INFORMATION

Ms. Slaughter is an adjunct professor at Santa Ana City College with the Business Administration’s American Bar Association’s accredited paralegal program.