Erika Sembrano represents Northern California educational agencies in all matters of the law. She provides insights and counsel in understandable, non-legalese terms, and she prioritizes clear communication at every step of her clients’ cases as they progress. Ms. Sembrano’s experience includes conducting investigations for public school districts; litigating individual, representative, and class employment cases from inception to settlement; drafting and reviewing discovery requests and responses; and researching, drafting, and filing motions in both state and federal courts. In addition, she provides counsel for a full range of legal issues relating to charter schools, including operational compliance review and monitoring, complaint investigations, petitions and appeals, and operating agreements. In the realm of employment law, Ms. Sembrano has worked on wage and hour matters as well as discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wrongful termination cases.
Ms. Sembrano graduated in the top 10th percentile of her law school class and was awarded the Order of the Coif with Great Distinction. During law school, Ms. Sembrano received various scholarships, including the Mark and Mona Roberts Labor Law Scholarship. Ms. Sembrano also served as a Staff Writer for the Pacific McGeorge Global Business and Development Law Journal and was an active participant in the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, serving as Secretary and then eventually as Co-President.
Community & Professional
- Sacramento County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Executive Committee Member