Marina Vitek practices in the areas of complex and class action litigation as well as general civil litigation. She specializes in the areas of employer liability (including, wage and hour, FEHA, Labor Commissioner, and DLSE claims), civil appeals, administrative actions and appeals, and employer workers’ compensation insurance coverage issues. Her practice includes litigation and appeals in both state and federal courts.
In the past, Ms. Vitek has represented numerous employee plaintiff classes but has come to focus her practice in representing employers in individual and class actions involving wage and hour claims. Her experience on both sides of litigation provides unique benefits to her clients. Her employer clients come from many different industries including staffing companies, construction, cable installation, restoration services, manufacturing, agricultural labor services, and other businesses. Ms. Vitek has defended employers against employee claims of wrongful termination, employment discrimination, and retaliation. She has also defended employers against workers’ compensation insurance carrier claims in disputes concerning employee classification and insurance premiums. Ms. Vitek also counsels clients regarding business practices as they relate to employees and compliance with California labor laws.
Ms. Vitek has been a practicing attorney for more than 20 years and her experience in the legal field extends an additional 15 years. During her more than 35 years in the legal profession, Ms. Vitek has had a wide variety of litigation experiences and clients giving her an insight and versatility that few attorneys possess.
Served as a volunteer Public Counsel Defense attorney.
Served as a volunteer for the Domestic Violence Project, Los Angeles Superior Court, Central District.
- University of LaVerne at San Fernando, J.D., 1995
- Occidental College, B.A., Biology, 1981
Bar & Court Admissions
- California, 1996
- United States District Court, Central District of California
- United States District Court, Eastern District of California
- United States District Court, Southern District of California
- United States Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- San Fernando Valley Bar Association
- Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association
Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc., (2016) 5 Cal. 5th 257