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Jose P.

"Marilynn Mika Spencer: Definitely a lawyer you want on your side, when I spoke the first time with her office, I knew she will be representing my rights without any greed. I highly recommend her office for all your labor issues, specially to the hardworking community."

Said Abiyow

“Mrs. Mika & Partners: Thank You! For such a large firm, we received very personal care. We will always recommend you highly! Top to bottom, everyone was great. Even talking with her partners, took my call and was very humble. Thank you for Mika Spencer. You have helped put our lives back together.

“Thank you so much for your guidance and support during this legal process. Professional, honest and hard working. My community and I are lucky to have met you. What a great job.”

L.

[Melissa] Thank you for your invaluable help and your extreme patience in explaining the law and preparing a successful strategy.

Paul

"Typically my contact with Spencer was under intense crisis. I had worked with another office and had run aground. Ms. Spencer, though very busy with matters larger than my individual case immediately did a case triage with me. She brought my matter back into focus and took my case from a wreck to a satisfactory settlement. I highly recommend this office and Mika Spencer. Her expertise and years of experience made a decisive difference."

Elaine L.

“Mika Spencer probably saved my job last summer. She got my employer to back down when it looked like I was going to get terminated because of a physical disability. As a result, I am still on the job I have had for 12 years.

“Another lawyer had advised me "go ahead and let them fire you, and I'll represent you after you are fired." That didn't sound like a good idea to me! Glad I kept looking and found Spencer instead.

“Had to pay Spencer by the hour and it cost several thousand dollars, but this was well worth the cost. She understood that the most important thing was to keep my job. The other lawyer I talked to seemed to think it was no big deal to get fired if it made the case better.

“I haven't had any major problems with my employer after that, but if I do, I will definitely go back to Spencer for round 2!”

Miles

"Thank you for your help, Melissa. I couldn't have done this alone."

C.H.

[To the firm] “Please accept my belated thank you for your time and expertise. You were patient, compassionate and ‘on point.’ I want you to know your skills were much appreciated.”

Greg Hunter

"My experience with Mika has been exceptional and very professional over the years. She has very good interpersonal skills that helped me develop a trusting relationship from the beginning. She is ultra smart, analytical, and her perseverance is without question. She really gets into heavy research and performs a lot of writing of legal documents and related matters. My experiences with Mika Spencer and her Law Firm associates have always been excellent. I highly recommend doing business with Mika Spencer; she has to be one of the best in her field of expertise."

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It's always a pleasure working with you, Melissa.

Maria C.

“Attorney Spencer is smart, articulate, and very easy to talk to. I came here for a consult, was given valuable guidance, and walked away feeling heard and valued. This firm knows what they are doing!!!”

E.C.

"I know a lot of people complain about their lawyers but you won't hear that from me. I love my attorney! Mika saved my job which saved my marriage and saved my condo, car and everything else. I was in big trouble at work for a stupid mistake. Yes I made the mistake but after many years of working there I thought it wasn't fair to be fired. It was not on purpose. Mrs. Spencer worked hard to convince my job to keep me and I ended up with no penalty not even a write up. I didn't know lawyers were like this. I recommend Mrs. Spencer to anyone who needs a good and hardworking fair lawyer."

Photo of cat in file cabinetShirley

"Thank you, Melissa. What a blessing you are to us."

John L.

"Ms. Mika Marilyn Spencer just finished my case. I am happy with the result. Ms. Spencer responded to all my questions and worries She made sure I understood the whole process. She also taught me alot about the law so I can stay out of trouble next time. Thank you Ms. Spencer. I will refer my friends to you."

D.D.

"Ms. Spencer handled my disability discrimination and failure to accommodate case from 2006 through settlement in 2011. My case was a difficult and complex situation within a California Community College. The CCC system used a team of lawyers and a "stall to death" tactic designed to bleed my resources dry, cost me my job, my health benefits and discredit my professional reputation. Atty Mika Spencer stuck by me for five years and a lot of complex problems. She saw my case through to an excellent resolution, was professional and kept me from losing hope and everything I had worked so hard to accomplish in my career. Mika worked hard for me and my small case. She interacted effectively with the employer's HR people, opposing counsel, my medical doctors and other professionals involved. Mika is a very sensitive professional and a friend who I know fights hard for what she believes is fair and just for people that experience the pain and despair of discrimination and unfair treatment in the workplace. I highly recommend Mika Marilyn Spencer to anyone who needs a highly competent labor attorney who understands what you are going through and can help you get past some really tough situations like your best friend."

Mike

"Melissa, you are the absolute best!"

Howard P.

“Great attorney! I had a problem with my employer related to my disability, and it looked like I might lose my job. Two other lawyers I talked to told me to wait until I got fired. They didn't want to take my case because they said I didn't have any damages yet. Luckily, Mika picked up my case and steered the whole situation down the road of ‘reasonable accommodation’ under the CA Fair Employment and Housing Act. It worked out great. I kept my job and the employer agreed to accommodations for my disability. My work situation has improved a lot. I'm grateful that Mika understood that I wasn't interested in getting a lot of money - the important thing to me was being able to keep my job. Lots of other lawyers aren't interested in that!”

Karlee

"Attorney Spencer did a good job in my case. She won it for me and I was very scared before I talked to her. She sent me e-mail all the time with copys of everything she received from my ex employer and their lawyer. I didn't know how long these things take and I got frustrated with the other attorney on the other side. They kept doing things to stall. But Mika stuck by me and never got frustrated and kept on working until I won."

D.C.

"I have received excellent advice from [Marilynn Mika Spencer] and it has helped me greatly in my situation. I would highly recommend."

H.

"In 2008 I hired Mika Spencer for disability discrimination and request for accommodation case against my company. I wanted to still work there and the other lawyers I talked to were only interested if I was fired so they could get big money for wrongful termination. Mika Spencer understood what it meant to me to keep my job. She used legal clout and charm to get me reasonable accommodation so I could keep working and be successful. She got me more money than I thought I deserved for my pain and suffering. Also she got her attorney fees paid by my company. Also she is a smart and fun person. I would hire her again if I had another problem."

Marie

"Melissa, thank you for your expert help. If I ever need an attorney again, you will be the first person I call."

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Spencer Johnson McCammon LLP
2727 Camino del Rio South
Suite 140
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: (619) 233-1313

Spencer Johnson McCammon Weekly

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Gender Identity Discrimination

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Thought for the Week

"As more and more people come out, especially as trans and nonbinary, our rights in the workplace and the discrimination we face grows all the more prevalent."

–Noor Al-Sibai | Queer Journalist and member of the Industrial Workers of the World’s (IWW) Freelance Journalists Union

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from National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)

Transgender Employment Statistics

  • More than one in four trans workers have lost a job due to bias
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  • 30% of trans workers report experiencing harassment at work.
  • Trans workers experience unemployment at a rate three times higher than those in the general population do.
  • For trans workers of color, the unemployment rate is four times higher.

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