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ANGELA J. REDDOCK-WRIGHT, ESQ.

  • Based in All of California
  • Available for Mediation and Arbitration assignments

Introduction

A practicing attorney for nearly 25 years and named a “Southern California Super Lawyer” by her peers each year for the last ten years, Angela Reddock-Wright is regarded as a “go-to” attorney and human resources professional when it comes to any issues dealing with the workplace. Angela is the Founding & Managing Partner of the Reddock Law Group, a boutique, minority, and woman owned dispute resolution and investigations law firm based in downtown Los Angeles, focused on the resolution of employment and labor law, Title IX sexual assault, hazing, and bullying legal claims through the alternative dispute resolution, investigation, and other neutral processes.

Prior to opening the Reddock Law Group in 2011, Angela was an employment and labor law litigator for 15 years. During this time, she represented clients in the full gamut of employment and labor law cases, including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, public policy and wage and hour claims. She also developed specialties in handling highly sensitive cases hazing and bullying cases involving K-12 schools, colleges and universities. She litigated two of the nation’s leading hazing, wrongful death and personal injury cases involving two top sororities. She also handled the appeal in a high-profile juvenile criminal case involving a wrongful death resulting from teen bullying. As a full-time neutral and investigator for the last nine years, Angela handles similar cases.

As a workplace and Title IX investigator, Angela is certified through the Association of Workplace Investigators. She has extensive experience investigating and mediating traditional workplace claims, along with Title IX sexual assault, hazing and bullying cases for K-12 schools, colleges and universities. During the time she was a litigator, Angela handled two of the leading hazing, wrongful death and personal injury cases involving two leading African-American sororities. She also handled the appeal in a high profile juvenile criminal case involving a wrongful death case resulting from teen bullying. She also serves on the Los Angeles County Equity Oversight Commission, a panel of expert employment law attorneys who review and provide insight to the County’s human resources and equity investigations.

In her work as a workplace and human resources consultant and professional, Angela has worked on some of the most compelling projects in Los Angeles, including serving as a co-Administrator for the Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for the So-Fi Stadium where the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers football teams will play; in the wake of the “Me Too” movement, working with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) to assist in updating its member policies relating to the reporting of claims of sexual harassment; and serving as the Compliance Manager for the multi-billion dollar LAMP construction project at LAX. She also has worked in-house in the capacity of General Counsel & Chief Human Resources Officer, among other roles.

Beyond her experience as an attorney, Angela has a breadth of experience working in the government, community and non-profit sectors. She has run for and served in public office and has served on numerous public and non-profit sector boards and commissions. Angela is driven by her life’s mission is to help employers and employees create great and healthy workplaces.

Specialties

  • All types of Employment-related disputes
  • Wage & Hour
  • Equal Pay Class Actions
  • Title IX
  • Hazing & Bullying
  • Government & Public Sector Disputes
  • Business/Contractual

ADR Highlights

  • "The Ellen DeGeneres Show & Workplace Investigation" Entertainment Tonight, 5 August. 2020

Hobbies & Interests

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, bowling, trying new restaurants with family and friends, going to museums & art shows, spending summers at the Hollywood Bowl and music festivals, and participating in community service & civic engagement.

ADR Highlights

  • "The Ellen DeGeneres Show & Workplace Investigation" Entertainment Tonight, 5 August. 2020

Testimonials

"Angela is an extremely skilled mediator. She built a rapport and established trust with my client. She is a great listener and makes the parties feel “heard.” Through her friendly and professional demeanor, patience, and tireless efforts, she kept the mediation moving forward and ultimately brought resolution to a case that I thought had virtually no chance of settlement. I would consider her to be a top-tier mediator for any employment dispute."
- Employment Defense Counsel

"I worked with Ms. Reddock-Wright on an employment racial discrimination case and she was fantastic to work with. She was knowledgeable in the field and pointed out both the strengths and weaknesses for each side's position. Even when Ms. Reddock-Wright was telling my client the bad facts in his case, my client never felt as though she was advocating for the other side. Instead, based on the way she communicated the information, my client felt as though she doing her job as a mediator. She was relentless and dedicated in getting both sides to bend in order to get the case resolved. I would definitely use Ms. Reddock-Wright for future mediations."
- Plaintiff’s Employment Counsel

"Angela was tenacious and creative."
- Attorney on an Employment Wrongful Termination Matter

"We recently used Angela Reddock-Wright as a mediator in a contentious race discrimination case. Angela was extremely easy to work with, courteous, and professional. She exhibited a strong handle of the legal and factual issues and came prepared to help the parties understand their respective weaknesses in their cases. Angela also stayed engaged much later than she was asked to and after a long day the parties were able to reach a settlement. Our client is happy with the outcome and we look forward to working with Angela again in future cases. "
- Attorney on an Employment Race Discrimination Matter

"Angela's knowledge of the law, experience, and dedication to conduct a productive mediation is outstanding, no matter how difficult the case. When you think the case can't be resolved, Angela can help. Would recommend her to all my colleagues."
- Plaintiff’s Employment Counsel

"Thank you for the wonderful job you did today. You handled my client so diplomatically. In full honesty, I was concerned that my client would go into today and not offer a penny. I provided my clients with an assessment of this case and you and I are on the same page. Thank you for your help."
- Attorney in an Employment Wrongful Termination Dispute

"I had the pleasure of using the services of Angela Reddock-Wright for a premises liability case. Even though the case was tough, Angela helped us achieve a terrific result. I would definitely recommend Angela for employment and premises liability cases."
- Attorney on a Premises Liability Matter

"Thank you for the wonderful job you did today. You handled my client so diplomatically. In full honesty, I was concerned that my client would go into today and not offer a penny. You and I are on the same page. And, until today, my client totally disregarded my recommendation. Thank you for your help. This case will settle. "
- Defense Employment Attorney

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Experience Summary

Legal Career

  • Mediator & Arbitrator, Judicate West (2020)
  • Founder & Managing Partner, Reddock Law Group, focusing on workplace investigations and mediation and arbitrations (2011-Present)
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, California State University Dominguez Hills, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution & Peacebuilding Program (2018-Present)
  • Instructor in Human Resources & Employment Law, UCLA Extension (2014-Present)
  • Chief Administrative Officer, Los Angeles Urban League (2013-2015)
  • General Counsel & Human Resources/Employee Relations Consultant, Los Angeles Urban League (2009-2013)
  • Member of the Board of Trustees, Los Angeles Community College District (2007-2009)
  • Partner & Co-Chair, Carroll, Burdick & McDonough, LLP, focusing on employment litigation (2007-2009)
  • Founder & Managing Partner, Reddock Law Group, representing employers and employees in employment-related matters (2002-2007)
  • Associate Attorney, Jackson Lewis (1999-2001)
  • Associate Attorney, Gartner & Young, APC (1995-1998)
  • Volunteer Panel Mediator, U.S. District Court, Central District of California (2014-Present)
  • Volunteer MSC Settlement Officer, L.A. County Superior Court CRASH Settlement Program(2013-2014)

Education & Professional Affiliations

  • University of California, Los Angeles, Juris Doctorate (1995)
  • B. A., Amherst College, cum laude (1991)
  • Semester study in Modern British Literature and Politics, Oxford University (Fall 1989)
  • Postgraduate Fellowship in Public Policy and Public Affairs, Coro Foundation (1992)
  • Straus Institute, Pepperdine University School of Law, “Litigating the Mediated Case” (2011)
  • Immediate Past President & Board Member, Southern California Mediator’s Association (SCMA); President (2019)
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI)
  • Member, American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section
  • Member, National Bar Association
  • Member, California Association of Black Lawyers
  • Member & Former Member of the Board of Trustees & Young Lawyers Division Board, LA County Bar Association
  • Member, Black Women Lawyers of Los Angeles
  • Member, John M. Langston Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, Women in Non-Traditional Employment Roles (WINTER)
  • Former Vice Chair, Diversity, American Bar Association, Torts & Insurance Practice, Employment & Labor Law Section
  • Former Member, Board of Trustees, The Brentwood School
  • Former Member, State Board of Barbering & Cosmetology; the County of Los Angeles Small Business & Local Government Services Commission; and the City of Los Angeles Transportation Commission

Achievements & Awards

  • Angela Reddock-Wright quoted in Los Angeles Times, “What happens when COVID shuts civil courts?” Ronald White, (September 2020)
  • Named by her peers among The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Labor & Employment Law (2020)
  • Named Among Los Angeles Daily Journal’s Leading Labor & Employment Lawyers (2019, 2010)
  • Named Among Los Angeles Daily Journal’s Top Women Lawyers (2019, 2018)
  • Named Among Los Angeles Business Journal’s Most Influential Minority Attorneys (2020, 2019, 2016)
  • Named Among Los Angeles Business Journal’s Women’s Council and Awards Nominees (2019, 2018)
  • Named Among Los Angeles Business Journal’s Most Influential Women Lawyers in Los Angeles (2018, 2017)
  • Authored, #BlackLivesMatter and conflict resolution, Daily Journal, July 24, 2020
  • Named Among Los Angeles Magazine’s Southern California Super Lawyers (2011- 2020), Super Lawyers Top Women (2016 and 2020), Super Lawyer Rising Star (2004 – 2009)
  • Named Among WAVE Newspaper’s Top Employment & Labor Law Attorneys for Non-Profit Employers (2013)
  • Business & Civic Fellow to Israel, Jewish Federation of Los Angeles (2013)
  • American Marshall Fellow to Europe, The German Marshall Fund of the United States (2010)
  • Named a “Rising Star” in the American Bar Association Book, “The Woman Advocate – Celebrating the Achievements of Women Lawyers” (2010)
  • Named Daily Breeze’s Woman of the Year/Woman of Distinction Nominee (2010)
  • Named Among LA Focus’ Los Angeles Top Black Lawyers (2008)
  • Distinguished Alumna Award, UCLA’s Black Law School Association (2002)
  • “Rising Star” Award from the Los Angeles African-American Women’s Political Action Committee (2002)

Legal Experience

  • All types of Employment-related disputes
  • Wage & Hour
  • Equal Pay Class Actions
  • Title IX
  • Hazing & Bullying
  • Government & Public Sector Disputes
  • Business/Contractual

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