Schwartz, Steinsapir, Dohrmann & Sommers

Margo A. Feinberg


Margo Feinberg handles a wide variety of labor, employment law and constitutional rights cases, with a particular focus on expanding workers’ rights through litigation and legislation.

Margo A. Feinberg is a graduate of Hastings College of Law (University of California). She has served as lead counsel in countless State and Federal litigation matters, arbitrations, and administrative hearings, primarily in the area of labor and employment law. Ms. Feinberg has served as counsel to a variety of labor unions in both the public and private sector, as well as a number of non-profit organizations, advising them on a wide range of topics regarding their day-to-day operations as well as strategic planning, collective bargaining negotiations and organizing campaigns. She also has represented individual employees in contract, employment severance, and licensing revocation issues and has expertise in the field of education law.

Ms. Feinberg has also earned a reputation in the field of municipal legislation. She was a primary drafter of the Living Wage Ordinances for the cities of Los Angeles, Oakland, Hayward, and other localities, which served as the model for ordinances throughout the country. She has crafted a host of other state and local laws that protect workers’ and local communities’ rights.

Ms. Feinberg has served as the National Vice President of the National Lawyers Guild and on the Advisory Board of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee. She has served on the boards of various community-based and nonprofit organizations addressing issues of civil rights, women’s rights, and economic development. She conducts training seminars on sexual harassment, workplace rights, and other employment laws and has spoken on a wide variety of topics, with a particular emphasis on federal and state employment and civil rights laws. She currently serves on the Board of Not In Our Town, whose mission is to guide, support and inspire people and communities to work together to stop hate and build safe, inclusive environments for all.

Ms. Feinberg has been rated as AV Preeminent by her peers. Among the acknowledgements of her outstanding legal work on behalf of the underrepresented is her receipt of the Honorable Robert W. Kenny Award. In recognition of her accomplishments and commitment to economic justice and working families, she was honored in May 2014 at the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy’s Women for a New Los Angeles Luncheon.  Los Angeles Magazine also recently profiled Ms. Feinberg as one of 9 Women Who Are Radically Transforming L.A.

To learn more about Ms. Feinberg’s life and work, we invite you to read Giving Worker’s a Voice: An Interview with Margo Feinberg.