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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

Spencer Johnson McCammon Weekly

Topic of the Week

Sex / Gender Discrimination

Sex or gender discrimination in employment involves treating someone unfavorably because of the person’s sex, whether they are applying for a job or are a current employee. Although women have made clear they have the ability to perform with the sam

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Blog of the Week

Reckoning With the Hidden Rules of Gender in the Tax Code: How Low Taxes on Corporations and the Wealthy Impact Women’s Economic Opportunity and Security

Reckoning With The Hidden Rules of Gender in the Tax Code, tackles some aspects of the tax code that shape corporate and individual behaviors in ways that have negative downstream effects on women and especially women of color.

Thought for the Week

"The masculine structure of the workplace — having men there for as many hours as [bosses] wanted — depends on the olden days, when men had someone at home who was taking care of all their needs. Definitions of fatherhood are changing, and definitions of motherhood are changing more quickly in our social worlds than they are in our work worlds. "

–Ann McGinley, co-director of the University of Nevada Las Vegas Workplace Law Program and author of Masculinity At Work: Employment Discrimination Through A Different Lens

List of the Week

from National Woman's Law Center

Equal Pay for Latinas

  • The wage gap between Latinas and white, non-Hispanic men is far larger than the wage gap between all women and all men.
  • Latinas nationally are typically paid just 54 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men.
  • Latinas’ share of high-wage jobs (defined as those in the 40 highest-paying jobs) is staggeringly low, at 3.1 percent

Top Five News Headlines

  1. When So-Called Work Ethic Replaces Productivity, American Families Suffer
  2. Labor Law: Can you legally deck the workplace halls?
  3. How a Gig Worker Revolt Begins
  4. Stunning $20M Jury Verdict In Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case
  5. Dollar General to Pay $6 Million to Settle EEOC Class Race Discrimination Suit