Sofia M. Aguilar



Sofia Aguilar specializes in the areas of entertainment, business, and employment.  Sofia's practice is client-centered, with a focus on working collaboratively with her clients to effectively and efficiently achieve their goals.  Sofia also serves as a Lecturer in Law at the University of Southern California Law School.  She has also been selected as a Southern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the past three consecutive years.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) -Labor and Employment Law Section 
  • Member, Mexican American Bar Association (MABA) 
  • Member, UCLA School of Law Alumni Association 
  • Volunteer Attorney, pro bono adoption finalization program in connection with the Alliance for Children's Rights, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the rights of children 
  • Part of the team that leads workshops for litigants in small claims court in conjunction with Bet Tzedek and the Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Volunteer Attorney, pro bono cases for Delayed Registration of Birth in connection with Public Counsel, a pro bono law firm that provides legal services to a wide spectrum of people who live at or below the poverty level
  • Contributor, Law Law Land  Blog 

Media & Publications

Recent Cases Signal Shifting Tides in Employment Arbitration, September 13, 2016
Department of Labor Grants Lowest Paid Exempt Employees an Early Holiday Gift: The Annual Minimum Salary Requirement Will Increase to $47,476 on December 1st, May 19, 2016
Client Alert: FEHA Regulations for 2016, March, 2016
Client Alert: Proposed New Employer Data Reporting to Combat Pay Disparities, February 17, 2016
Legislative Developments Affecting California Employers in 2016, December 10, 2015
Author, Breaking the cycle of Hollywood exclusion, Inside Counsel, October 28, 2015
5 Employment Law Tips for Startups, October 26, 2015
Client Bulletin: Update on New Sick Leave Law, June 4, 2015
California Court of Appeal Approves Fee-Splitting Agreements Between Sales Agents, AIRWaves, April 2015
Labor & Employment Seminar: New Employment Law: Know-How for the New Year, The Peninsula, Beverly Hills, January 22, 2014
Nonlegal experience can be a boon, Los Angeles Daily Journal, June 5, 2013
Media & Communications Night, University of California, Los Angeles, January 2013
Some Pro Bono Wins That Wowed Us in 2012, GoPublic, December 13, 2012
Puente Project Panel: Careers in Law, University of California, San Diego, December 2012
Who’s Got the White Lightning?, Law Law Land, November 16, 2012
Animal Control: No Dogs on the Table, Please, Law Law Land (subsequently picked up by the Los Angeles Daily Journal and JD Supra), March 22, 2012
Evolving Definitions of Success, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, March 8, 2012