Charmaine Huntting is Of Counsel at LawPLA. After over 20 years as a litigator, Charmaine brings to LawPLA extensive experience in labor and employment law, representing and advising employees in labor and employment law litigation, especially in matters involving discrimination, retaliation, harassment, interference, wage & hour violations, and wrongful termination.
Prior to joining LawPLA, Charmaine was a Senior Attorney at Lawyers for Employee and Consumer Rights, where she honed her passion for representing plaintiff workers, negotiating satisfying settlements on behalf of workers in many industries governed by Federal workplace protection laws, and State law, including the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. Before that, Charmaine was a Labor & Employment Law Subject Matter Expert at Lex Machina.
Before Lex Machina, Charmaine worked for over 13 years as in-house counsel for a labor union, California School Employees Association, the largest classified school employee union in the U.S., where she litigated on behalf of aggrieved workers, and represented the union in an annual agency fee arbitration. Charmaine also previously represented school districts and other public sector employers while working as an associate attorney at private law firms, including Lozano Smith and Kay & Stevens. Earlier in her career, she was a Staff Attorney at California Indian Legal Services, representing tribes and low-income Native individuals on issues of Federal Indian law, including the Indian Child Welfare Act, education law, environmental law, and application of Federal labor statutes to tribes as employers. She also served five years as a member of the California Tribal Labor Relations Panel, administered by the American Arbitration Association.
Charmaine is a graduate of UCLA School of Law; she earned a Bachelor of Arts in History, minor in Women Studies and American Indian Studies, from California State University Northridge.
Charmaine is a member of the State Bar of California, and is also admitted to the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California.