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Margaret Ann Sedy

Margaret Ann Sedy

Business & Employment Litigation
  • Business Law, Employment Law, Juvenile Law ...
  • California
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Biography

Margaret A. Sedy is an attorney at Law Office of Margaret A. Sedy and represents clients in Business Litigation, Business Disputes, Corporate Formation, Contract Drafting and Negotiation, Technology, Internet and Privacy Law, and Regulatory Compliance

Margaret Sedy also counsels and represents businesses regarding Employment Litigation, Employment and Labor Law compliance, including wage and hour, wrongful termination and discrimination claims.

Margaret Sedy was awarded the Rising Stars designation in 2021, 2022 and 2023 by Super Lawyers, a distinction only awarded to 2.5 percent of top-rated practicing attorneys selected through extensive evaluation.

Margaret Sedy graduated in the Top 10% of her class at Southwestern Law School, receiving the distinction of Cum Laude. After graduating law school, Margaret Sedy graduated from the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates Jack Daniel's Trial School in 2016.

Education
Southwestern Law School
J.D. (2014) | Law
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Honors: Graduated Cum Laude (Top 10%) Dean's Merit Award Recipient 2012/2013 (Top 5%) Dean's Merit Award Recipient, 2013/2014 (Top 5%) Dean's List 2011/2012 (Top 5%) Dean's List 2012/2013 (Top 5%) Best Brief Award, Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition
Activities: Member, Moot Court Honors Program 2012/2013 Dean's Fellow Program
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Professional Experience
Founder/Owner
Law Office of Margaret A. Sedy
- Current
Associate Attorney - Civil Litigation
Tyson & Mendes, LLP
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Associate Attorney
LITCHFIELD CAVO, LLP
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Corporate Counsel
Phonexa, LLP
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Demystifying the Deposition & Empowering Your Client
ABA Young Lawyers Division
California Fair Pay Act goes into effect on January 1, 2016, Strengthening the State’s Ban on Gender-Based Pay Discrimination
Cochran Davis & Associates, P.C.
Awards
SuperLawyers Rising Star 2023
SuperLawyers
Rising Stars is a designation of top-rated practicing attorneys selected through extensive evaluation. She was awarded this distinction for 2023.
SuperLawers Rising Star 2022
SuperLawyers
Rising Stars is a designation of top-rated practicing attorneys selected through extensive evaluation. She was awarded this distinction for 2022.
SuperLawyers Rising Stars 2021
SuperLawyers
Rising Stars is a designation of top-rated practicing attorneys selected through extensive evaluation. She was awarded this distinction for 2021.
Top 40 Under 40
The National Trial Lawyers
Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile. Each of our distinguished Top 40 under 40 members strives to encompass the knowledge, skill, experience and success held by only the best lawyers in America.
Top 100
The National Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an essential source of information, education and networking for the most accomplished trial lawyers throughout America. Each of our distinguished Top 100 members possesses the knowledge, skill, experience and success held by only the best and finest lawyers in America.
Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements in California in 2017
TopVerdict
Top 100 Settlements in California in 2017
Top Verdict
Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
State Bar of California
Professional Associations
California Lawyers Association
Associate Editor of Business Law News, a publication of the Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association (2019 to Present).
- Current
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American Association for Justice
Member
- Current
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California State Bar  # 299454
- Current
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American Bar Association
Member, Young Lawyers Division: Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Committee
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
ID Number: 299454
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Juvenile Law
Estate Planning
Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Trademarks
Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Intellectual Property
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Is contingency fee unconstitutional? And does it promote discrimination?
A: I know a ton of attorneys that take PI cases when the policy limits are only $15k. So on a case where the max you can get is $15k, would you rather have the attorney take it on continency, or pay $300+ per hour, w/o any guarantee you will get the 13k, plus you have to pay for all costs if you file suit. The contingency fee covers the risk the attorney is taking, e.g., if no award or very little award, attorney is likely loosing a ton of money and you've paid zero. Even thought the retainer agreements say you are ultimately responsible for costs, most attorneys will waive it if the net recovery is negative.
Q. A situation happened CPS got involved and my mother. They told my mother to fill out guardianship papers.
A: Where were you is the main question. Why weren't you with your child? Were you incarcerated, in a rehab or institution, or you went "back out" again? For CPS to show up and advise grandma to file for guardianship is irregular, unless you have a history with CPS and the other things I mentioned above. Ask yourself if your mother has or had any similar issues that you do now, or if she was an enabler of another parent or adult in your early childhood. Then seriously think about the following: What is in the best interest of your CHILD?
Q. Can defense file A demurrer-1 Cross-Complaint-2 & 3-Mot/to strike alltogether? Can an Answer to-1, Moot2&3 if overruled?
A: You can Demurrer and file a Motion to Strike at the same time. I would wait until the Demurrer and MTS are heard and ruled on before filing the Cross-X, because you don't file an Answer until the issues raised in your demurrer and MTS are resolved; if you don't know is "at issue", you don't may not have a full picture as to what your Cross-X should include.

Demurrer and MTS are due when the Answer would be due; Plaintiff's opposition to those motions will be based on the hearing date.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Margaret A. Sedy
Los Angeles
Beverly Hills
9171 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 500
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Telephone: (310) 893-5509
Fax: (310) 299-9325
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed