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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.

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

    • Labor and Employment Annual Symposium Committee, 2023-2034

    • Labor and Employment Saturday Seminar Committee, Co-Chair 2019-2023

  • California Employment Lawyers Association

  • Black Women Lawyers of Los Angeles (lifetime)

  • John M. Langston Bar Association (lifetime)

    • Board of Directors, 2008

  • Women Lawyers Association Los Angeles (lifetime)


Volunteer Activity

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

  • Harvard-Westlake School Alumni Association

    • Current President

    • Secretary, 2017-2022

  • 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, 2022, 2023, 2024

  • Avvo Rated 10.0 "Superb"

  • Certified Minority Business Enterprise


Notable Cases

  • Jury verdict of $3,500,000 (retaliation), October 2022

  • Settlement of $300,000 (statutory cap) (Title VII), June 2015

Select Speaking Engagements

  • A Review of New Employment Laws, Provisors Los Angeles Lawyers and Legal Professionals, January 12, 2024

  • 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




Iryll Robbins-Umel is a Senior Associate Attorney at the Law Offices of Angel J. Horacek.


Prior to joining the firm, Iryll was an Administrative Judge at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for nearly 8 years, where she adjudicated cases filed by federal employees alleging unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.


As an Administrative Judge, Iryll managed hundreds of cases, which involved conducting hearings, issuing decisions on complaints, and mediating settlement negotiations.

Before her tenure at the EEOC, Iryll was a General Attorney at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) representing the FAA in employment matters. Iryll also served as a Deputy Labor Commissioner II for the State of California Labor Commissioner’s Office. In that role, she held hearings in cases against private employers alleging nonpayment of wages, overtime, and vacation pay. Before her time with the State of California, Iryll worked in Washington D.C. at a labor union representing federal employees in arbitrations, collective bargaining negotiations, and administrative proceedings.


Iryll received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law with a concentration in Critical Race Studies. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, San Diego.

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