About Us

California Employment Counsel, APC, provides cutting-edge and compassionate representation in employment law. We advocate for workers in Orange County and throughout California when their employers have wronged them or failed to protect them.

Our accomplished attorneys handle a broad range of employment law matters under state and federal laws, including claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, whistleblower retaliation, medical leave violations, and wage-and-hour violations.

Ray Hane is a renowned litigator with more than two decades of experience. He has taken more than 30 cases to trial, with favorable verdicts in almost every one, including a jury award of $7.5 million, which included $6 million in punitive damages. Mr. Hane has argued before all federal courts in California as well as the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He has been selected for inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers and is active in numerous professional organizations.

Associate attorney Melissa Cardenas joined the firm in 2014. She has a strong background in civil litigation and practices in all areas of labor and employment law. Ms. Cardenas is fluent in Spanish.

Importantly, Mr. Hane and Ms. Cardenas have a deep understanding of how employers think. They offer clients the benefit of insight gained from years of experience in the area of employment defense.

Experienced And Committed Advocates For Employees

You have rights, and our law firm can help you understand them. If you were unjustly fired or subjected to workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation or other unlawful actions by your employer, our lawyers are here to help you pursue the justice and compensation you deserve.

Our Costa Mesa employment law attorneys are seasoned trial advocates with a proven record of success. We will work with you personally to help you understand your rights and options. We will be your strong advocate throughout the legal process.

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Free Initial Consultation · No Recovery, No Attorney Fee For Employee Cases

If you are seeking employment law representation in California, our attorneys are here for you. Contact us online or by telephone at 714-462-3017 or toll free at 866-545-2415 to arrange a free consultation.

Se habla español.