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Angel James Horacek practices employment and civil rights law on behalf of employees, focusing primarily on anti-discrimination work.  She represents employees in courts, arbitrations, and administrative hearings. She also counsels employees in select pre-litigation matters.

She is admitted to practice in all state courts in California, in the United States District Court for the Central, Northern, and Southern Districts of California, and in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She was also an extern in the chambers of the Honorable Andrew J. Wistrich of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.


She is the co-chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Saturday Seminar Committee, which presents continuing legal educational programs for lawyers and law students several times through the year. She is also an active volunteer with the Los Angeles Black Workers Center in View Park.

Prior to starting her own firm, Ms. Horacek was an associate commercial litigator at an AmLaw 100 firm focusing on business and corporate clients. She then transitioned to representing individuals as an associate attorney at a boutique employee-side litigation firm. 

​​Voluntary ​​Bar Memberships

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

  • California Employment Lawyers Association

  • Black Women Lawyers of Los Angeles (lifetime)

  • John M. Langston Bar Association (lifetime)

  • Women Lawyers Association Los Angeles (lifetime)


Volunteer Activity

  • Board of Advisors, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

  • Harvard-Westlake School Alumni Association, President

  • EmphowHer Institute, Board Member


Honors and Certifications

  • AV Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

  • Southern California Rising Star by Thompson Reuters

    • 2016

  • Southern California Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters

    • 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022

  • Avvo Rated 10.0 "Superb"

  • Certified Minority Business Enterprise


Select Speaking Engagements

  • Trial Story Hour, California Employment Lawyers Association, July 28, 2023

  • Affirmative Action on Trial: A Review of the Supreme Court's Affirmative Action Decisions, UCLA Law, July 20, 2023

  • How to Talk With Jurors about Race and Ethnicity During Voir Dire, California Employment Lawyers Association, July 12, 2023

  • 43rd Annual Labor & Employment Symposium: We’ll Look Into It: Perspectives on Workplace Investigations, Los Angeles County Bar Association, March 23, 2023

  • New Employment Practitioner Conference, Retaliation, Whistleblowing and Wrongful Termination Claims,
    California Lawyer Association, January 20, 2023

  • Federal Courts, California Employment Lawyers Association, March 16, 2022

  • Employment Law: Bias and Assumptions, Los Angeles Paralegal Association, March 9, 2022

  • 16th Annual Superior Court Boot Camp: The Nuts and Bolts, Pincus Professional Education, October 8, 2021

  • Can Your Employer Require You To Be Vaccinated? California Employment Lawyers Association, September 14, 2021
  • Open for Business: Returning to Work in the Era of Covid-19, Pasadena Bar Association, April 20, 2021

  • Supporting Pregnancy: Workplace Discrimination and Harassment, PALS/NAPS, December 2, 2020

  • Employment Discrimination, Mexican American Bar Association, July 7, 2020

  • 39th Annual Labor & Employment Symposium: An Epic Year: a Review of Recent Employment and Labor Cases, Los Angeles County Bar Association, March 5, 2019

  • Workplace Discrimination and Harassment: What to Know and What to Do, Westside Women's Executive Group, March 6, 2018

  • Basic Employment Law Conference, State Bar of California, January 12, 2017

  • Nuts & Bolts of Labor and Employment Law II, Los Angeles County Bar Association, December 3, 2016


  • University of California, Los Angeles, JD

    • specialization in Business Law and Policy

    • concentration in Critical Race Studies

  • University of California, Los Angeles, BA, cum laude

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