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Hadsell Stormer & Renick is Hiring an Associate Attorney in the Firm’s Pasadena Office

Applicants should have 0 to 4 years of litigation experience. The ideal candidate will have experience and/or demonstrated interest in employee and civil rights. Excellent research and writing skills and commitment to social justice advocacy are required. Spanish speaking and writing fluency a plus. Current admission to the California Bar is preferred but not required.

We value a diverse workplace and highly encourage applications from people of color, women, LGBTQI persons, people with disabilities, and ethnic and religious minorities. Please send a cover letter, resume, and a recent writing sample by email (with reference to "2019 Associate Position" in subject line) to Mitzi Mendoza at [email protected]. Salary is offered according to experience. Benefits include significant vacation leave, health benefits, and 401(k) plan. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through filling of the position.

Landmark Ninth Circuit Ruling in Fazaga v. FBI Permits Courts to Review Unlawful Surveillance of Muslims


Fazaga v. FBI
was brought in 2011 by the ACLU Foundation of Southern California, the Council for American-Islamic Relations of Greater Los Angeles (CAIR), and the law firm Hadsell Stormer & Renick LLP on behalf of attendees of the Islamic Center of Irvine, a mosque in Orange County.

Federal Jury Finds Monterey County Liable for Death of Mark Pajas Sr. After County Failed to Provide Him Medical Care at Jail

On February 7, 2019, a seven-person jury in federal court in San Jose, CA unanimously found in favor of the family of Mark Pajas Sr., who died in the custody of Monterey County Jail on January 20, 2015. The jury found that the County of Monterey violated Mr. Pajas's right to adequate medical care under the United States Constitution when Monterey County Sheriff's Office deputies failed to adequately monitor Mr. Pajas as he detoxified from heroin, resulting in Mr. Pajas's death within twenty hours of his arrival at the Monterey County Jail in January 2015.

January 22, Orange County Jury Awards $360,000 in Excessive Force Shooting and Head-stomping Case - HSR Represents the Mother of Connor Zion, Killed by Sheriff's Deputy

A federal jury unanimously found that Orange County sheriff's deputy Michael Higgins used excessive force in violation of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution when he shot and stomped the head of Connor Zion after he no longer posed a threat. The jury awarded Connor's mother Kimberly Zion $360,000 for her son's pre-death pain and suffering.

Team Led By HSR Partner Lori Rifkin Wins Federal Court Order for Gender Confirmation Surgery for Transgender Woman in Idaho Prison

On December 13, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho ordered the Idaho Department of Corrections and its for-profit medical contractor Corizon to provide gender confirmation surgery to Plaintiff Adree Edmo within six months. For years, Defendants IDOC and Corizon have been refusing Ms. Edmo the surgery medically necessary to treat her severe gender dysphoria.