Maureen M. Home

COLE PEDROZA LLP

2670 Mission Street
Suite 200
San Marino, California 91108

Tel:  626-431-2787
Fax:  626-431-2788
 
Maureen Home is an experienced trial and appellate attorney who worked on hundreds of civil appeals, including several first impression employment law cases, as a senior appellate attorney for the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Three. As an appellate attorney, Maureen has several appellate opinions to her name, written numerous appellate briefs, and argued cases in the state and federal appellate courts. Her appellate decisions address a wide range of issues, including wage and hour laws, civil rights violations, defamation, arbitration, and professional liability. Maureen made groundbreaking law in California for long-term care facilities seeking to compel arbitration.

Maureen’s trial practice focuses on all aspects of employment law and related litigation. She represents employers and management in wrongful discharge, harassment, and discrimination litigation pending in state and federal courts.

Maureen graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied journalism. She obtained a graduate degree from the Annenberg School for Communication. She then earned a J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude while serving as editor in chief of the Southwestern Law Review. Maureen is a published legal writer and coauthored a chapter in Civil Writ Practice (Cont.Ed. Bar 4th ed. 2008).

She is admitted to practice in California, the United States Court of Appeals for the First and Ninth Circuits, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Published opinions include Gutierrez v. Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. (9th Cir. 2011) 640 F.3d 1025 (doctrine of forum non conveniens); Zimmerman v. Puccio (1st Cir. 2010) 613 F.3d 60 (alter ego doctrine applied in action brought under the federal Credit Repair Organizations Act (CROA)); Zimmerman v. Cambridge Credit Counseling Corp. (1st Cir. 2005) 409 F.3d 473 (statutory interpretation of CROA); Hogan v. Country Villa Health Services (2007) 148 Cal.App.4th 259 (arbitration); Garrison v. Superior Court (2005) 132 Cal.App.4th 253 (arbitration); Blumhorst v. Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles (2005) 126 Cal.App.4th 993 (gender discrimination).

For more than 20 years, Maureen has been a community volunteer working on behalf of abused and neglected children. She has volunteered at Children’s Institute International, teaching kids about the court system, at the Los Angeles Superior Court, providing assistance and guidance to foster youth as a court appointed special advocate, and formerly served on the Board of Directors of CASA of Los Angeles.
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