Stan S. Mallison received his Bachelor of Art degrees in Philosophy and Political Science from the California Polytechnic University at Pomona, California in 1990, graduating at the top of his class for both departments. He earned his Masters in Economics from the University of California at Riverside, in 1993, and earned his law degree from Stanford University in 1996 graduating with honors. During law school, Mr. Mallison externed with the National Labor Relations Board both at the Division of Judges and at the D.C. Headquarters, working under the supervision of the Chairman of the NLRB, William B. Gould. Between 1996 and 1998, Mr. Mallison worked for the law firm of Van Bourg, Weinberg Roger and Rosenfeld, the largest union-side labor law firm in the country. Mr. Mallison’s work at the firm consisted solely of labor and employment law including extensive litigation and appellate work.From 1998 to 2004 Mr. Mallison worked for Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach (“Milberg”) and joined Lerach Coughlin Stoia & Robbins (“Lerach”) when the Milberg firm divided in 2004. The Milberg and Lerach firms represent the largest and second largest class action firms in the country. Mr. Mallison’s work at these firms consisted solely of class action work and included work on some of the most complex cases ever litigated including: the Enron Securities Litigation (settlements currently totaling over $7 billion), Mariana Island Garment workers cases (a $20 million wage and hour settlement on behalf of 20,000 migrant workers on the island of Saipan), the 3Com securities class action (settlement of $259 million), a Federal Court challenge to the sufficiency of Federal Department of Transportation’s NAFTA Truck safety regulations, a Federal Court challenge to President Bush’s Executive Order re: Project Labor Agreements, In re Pemstar Securities (settlement of $12 million), Cisneros v. Yahoo (representing a purported class of million of consumers), Retailers National Bank v. Harding (representing millions of credit card holders), Block v. Ebay (representing millions of defrauded Ebay users), and dozens of other cases.In 2005 Mr. Mallison joined with Hector Martinez to open Mallison & Martinez where he has continued to litigate on behalf of worker and consumer rights.Education & AdmissionsJuris Doctorate, Stanford School of LawM.A., University of California, RiversideB.A., California State Polytechnic University, PomonaAdmitted to: State Bar of CaliforniaMemberships & Professional AccomplishmentsAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association
Hector R. Martinez grew up in a socially conscious farm-worker community. His upbringing and experience inspired and motivated him to work for the benefit of low-wage workers. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California at Davis in 1993. From there Mr. Martinez conducted extensive research of the agricultural industry at the California Institute for Rural Studies. He went on to earn his law degree from the Golden Gate University School of Law in 1998. While in law school, Mr. Martinez worked as a law clerk with Van Bourg, Weinberg, Roger and Rosenfeld, the largest union-side labor law firm in the country, under the direct supervision of partner David Rosenfeld.From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Martinez worked at California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (“CRLA”), the largest non-profit law firm dedicated to farmworker issues in the country. His work at CLRA included private Attorney General actions under California’s Unfair Business Practice statute and Business & Professions Code Section 17200, on behalf of thousands of agricultural employees and the general public. During his time with CRLA, Mr. Martinez was nominated for, and received a fellowship with the California Wellness Foundation Violence Prevention Initiative for his work with farmworker youth.In 2004, Mr. Martinez worked with the class action firm Carter & Garay, where he initiated and litigated wage and hour California class actions against DHL, Big Lots, Marie Callender’s, El Torito and Alcapulco Restaurants, among many others.On June 1, 2005, Mr. Martinez joined Stan Mallison to form the law firm of Mallison & Martinez where he litigates wage and hour and consumer class actions, discrimination, sexual harassment and other employment-related actions.Education & AdmissionsJuris Doctorate, Golden Gate University School of LawB.A., University of California, DavisAdmitted to: State Bar of California
As the oldest daughter of five children and two Mexican immigrant parents navigating unfamiliar processes in the United States, Tania Fonseca grew to become her family’s bilingual interpreter, spokesperson, and liaison. She did not know then, but these skills developed in childhood would form the foundation for a future legal career. Inspired by her parents’ sacrifices and witnessing firsthand the struggles of low-income communities of color, Tania knew she wanted to become an advocate for workers. To do that, she became the first person in her family to graduate from high school, college, and law school. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego, and received her law degree from California Western School of law. Her experience as a Peggy Browning Fellow with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network cemented her passion for employment law and social justice advocacy. After law school, Tania began working as a bilingual attorney at Lawyers for Employee and Consumer Rights where for five years, she would negotiate on behalf of her clients in discrimination, wrongful termination, and wage and hour claims. Now, Tania is an Associate Attorney at Mallison & Martinez and is honored to continue her advocacy for workers in a litigation setting.
Dan Keller is an associate at Mallison & Martinez and is admitted to practice before the California State Courts, as well as the Northern and Eastern Districts. Mr. Keller’s practice is focused on employment litigation, including wage and hour class actions. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California at Davis in 2006, his certificate in Paralegal Studies from California State University, East Bay in 2009, and his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2021. He was admitted to the California Bar in 2021.
Heather Hamilton is a Junior Associate at Mallison & Martinez. Mrs. Hamilton received her law degree from UC Hastings College of the Law in 2019, graduating with special honors for her commitment to pro bono services, primarily for her involvement and leadership in Hastings Homeless Legal Services. Additionally, Mrs. Hamilton received recognition for her outstanding participation in the Hastings Refugee and Human Rights Clinic, through which she provided legal representation to female asylum seekers escaping gender-based persecution in Central and South America. Prior to law school, Mrs. Hamilton attended the University of San Francisco, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies. At USF, Mrs. Hamilton also studied Urban Agriculture, combatting food insecurity and food injustice through collective efforts to cultivate crops and community. Just before joining Mallison and Martinez, Mrs. Hamilton completed a fellowship with the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, with extensive engagement in pre-trial and post-conviction advocacy.