Dalia Khalili, Senior Associate Attorney
Dalia Khalili is a Senior Associate Attorney at Matern Law Group, PC.
Ms. Khalili focuses her practice on representing employees in all aspects of employment litigation, in both California state and federal courts. She has extensive experience handling both individual plaintiff and class action matters. Ms. Khalili has successfully litigated, as well as favorably resolved, cases involving sexual harassment, racial discrimination, pregnancy and disability discrimination, as well as claims of retaliation and wrongful termination. Ms. Khalili also has significant experience handling and resolving wage and hour class action matters involving claims relating to meal and rest break violations, minimum wage and overtime violations, and misclassification.
Ms. Khalili has handled all aspects of civil litigation from case inception through trial and through the appellate process. Ms. Khalili has served as first-chair in bench and jury trials, as well as an arbitration hearing. In one trial led by Ms. Khalili, where she represented two sexual harassment victims in Los Angeles County, the plaintiffs were awarded $500,000 in emotional distress damages, as well as $2 million in punitive damages. Ms. Khalili was also able to secure an additional award of attorney fees of over $950,000, where the Judge used a 2.0 multiplier, due to the outstanding result and work by plaintiffs’ counsel.
Ms. Khalili has successfully written and argued motions, including successfully opposing motions for summary judgment and other dispositive motions. Ms. Khalili has also drafted motions for class certification where class certification was granted, and been counsel in wage and hour class action cases that have settled, including seven-figure settlements, after which preliminary and final approval of the settlements were granted.
J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2007
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2002
Admitted to Practice:
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Southern California Super Lawyers – Rising Stars (2015, 2016)