About Our Firm

The History

The firm was founded by civil rights trial lawyers Barbara Hadsell and Dan Stormer in September 1991. Barbara had joined Dan’s firm Litt and Stormer in 1989, and when that firm dissolved, Hadsell & Stormer was born. Within a month, Barbara and Dan each had won multi-million dollar verdicts. Barbara had obtained what was then the largest sexual harassment verdict in the country of $3.1 million in Allison v. Long Beach. In turn, Dan brought back the largest gender discrimination verdict in the country of nearly $20 million in Martin v. Texaco. These beginnings set the foundation for what would become one of the most well-known powerhouse civil rights firms in California.

In 2008, Randy Renick, Virginia Keeny, and Anne Richardson became named partners. The firm grew in size and reach, taking on increasing numbers of civil rights and employment cases both in the U.S. and internationally. In 2012 and 2014, Virginia and Anne left for their appointments to the state court judicial bench, respectively. Then, in 2015, the firm opened a second office in Los Angeles, providing direct legal services to eligible members of the hospitality union in several areas, including immigration, bankruptcy, landlord/tenant, and family law, through a legal fund established by contracts negotiated by the union with employers. In 2019, Cornelia Dai became a named partner.

Over the past three decades, the firm has persevered in advancing the line towards justice in civil rights and employment litigation, garnering a long list of groundbreaking and historic cases and victories. Whether it was holding the Los Angeles Police Department responsible for allowing homophobia to infiltrate the workplace in Grobeson v. Los Angeles, representing Burmese villagers against the military and an oil company for destruction of their village in Doe v Unocal, advocating for the South Central Farmers in their quest to preserve their 14-acre community farm in South Los Angeles, fighting for victims of police abuse in the class action Rodriguez v Los Angeles, advancing the interests of workers and consumers who have suffered wage theft and fraud in the billions of dollars in class action litigation, or obtaining justice for victims of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation, Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai has been at the forefront of the fight.

Our Attorneys


  • “I appreciated their kindness and professionalism and felt 100% confident in their abilities.”

    - M.R.
  • “The top wage and hour class action lawyer in California. Randy has obtained countless multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for his clients. He's smart, tenacious and cares for his clients - qualities that are too often lacking in the legal profess”

    - Scott (co-counsel)
  • “Mr. Renick achieves tremendous results for his clients, but he also is very generous in supporting the local community--I highly endorse him.”

    - Christopher (co-counsel)
  • “Agradezco de manera especial a la Doctora Isela Barrios, Valeria de Gonzalez, Ricardo Parada, Cynthia Vasquez, Katy Hetherington y a todas las demás personas que componen el Legal Fund Hadsell Stormer Renick. Atentamente.”

    - Ángel
  • “Thank you to everyone for making my dreams come true!”

    - Antonio

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