Labor and Employment Law

Ca. Labor & Emp't Rev. November 2021, Volume 35 No. 6



David Avila is the principal of David P. Avila, PC, specializing in workplace investigation solutions for employers and law firms. He has over 19 years of experience working with both employers and employees. Prior to starting his firm, Mr. Avila worked for over 12 years as a federal trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice, hired through the Attorney General’s Honor Program. After US DOJ, Mr. Avila represented Los Angeles area employers for a California employment law firm. He conducted and directed internal investigations, advised clients on complex and high-risk employee relations issues, and represented employers in arbitration and before state and federal governmental agencies and courts. Mr. Avila graduated from the Cate School, Dartmouth College, and University of Michigan Law School. He clerked for Justice Frank Sullivan, Jr. of the Indiana Supreme Court.


Mari Bandoma Callado is a Senior Associate Attorney and Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion at the Dolan Law Firm, PC. She exclusively represents workers/plaintiffs from many industries against employers in wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment and retaliation cases as well as in human trafficking cases. Ms. Callado also represents plaintiffs in hate crimes, child abuse, sexual assault, elder abuse and neglect lawsuits. Since 2017, she has been selected as a "Rising Star" every year in the Northern California edition of SuperLawyers magazine. Ms. Callado is a dedicated leader of several local, state and national bar associations and is committed to serving vulnerable members of our community. She received her J.D. from U.C. Hastings College of Law and her B.A. from U.C. Berkeley.

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