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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 & Admissions

  • Juris Doctorate, Stanford School of Law
  • M.A., University of  California, Riverside
  • B.A., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Admitted to: State Bar of California

Memberships & Professional Accomplishments

American 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 & Admissions

  • Juris Doctorate, Golden Gate University School of Law
  • B.A., University of California, Davis
  • Admitted to: State Bar of California

A Central Valley native, Liliana owes a large part of her success to her family back home in Los Baños, who have effortlessly supported her aspirations. She is the daughter of Mexican immigrants, who ventured from their hometowns in Zacatecas, Mexico to seek opportunity in the United States. Growing up, Liliana witnessed her parents’ passion and sacrifice, which have guided her path to achieving her dreams.

Liliana graduated as Valedictorian of her high school class, and went on to complete a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz in only 3 years. Eager to lend her experiences and skills to aid low-income communities of color in their quest for equality and social justice, Liliana decided to go to law school. As a law student at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Liliana filled her academic experience with meaningful work. She participated as a Clinic Counselor for the Workers’ Rights Clinic at the Employment Law Center-Legal Aid Society (now, Legal At Work); interned for Catholic Charities of the Central Coast in their Immigration and Citizenship Program, providing services to individuals in Watsonville and Salinas; translated legal materials for the Legal Aid Association of California; and interned for the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California in their Legal-Policy Department, working on issues related to immigrants’ rights, criminal justice reform, and access to resources.

After graduating from law school, Liliana began her legal career at California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) in Watsonville, California—the largest provider of legal services to farmworkers in the United States. While at CRLA, Liliana represented numerous low-income tenants against unlawful evictions, illegal rent increases, and assisted tenants in exercising their rights to safe and inhabitable housing. Liliana also successfully represented workers before the Labor Commissioner’s Office and helped workers obtain unpaid wages, rest and meal period premiums, and civil penalties.

Now, Liliana is an associate at Mallison & Martinez and is admitted to practice before the California State Courts, as well as the United States District Court for Northern California and the United States District Court for Eastern California. Her practice is focused on employment litigation, including wage and hour class actions, as well as individual sexual harassment and discrimination matters. Liliana sees her role in advocating for immigrant and low-wage workers as fulfilling her civic duty to ensure that all individuals have an equal opportunity to pursue their “American dream.”

Staci L. Schoff received her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Arizona in 1992.  She earned her Masters degree in Political Science from Portland State University in 2013.  Her main graduate school interest was Social Justice Theory and her Masters Thesis explored the troubling impact of economic inequality on the American ideals of political equality and equality of opportunity.  Upon completing her Masters coursework she came to work at Mallison & Martinez as a Paralegal and took advantage of the California State Bar’s 4-Year Law Office Study program.  She was admitted to the California Bar on June 1, 2018.  She has since been an Associate at Mallison & Martinez where she litigates on behalf of workers in their claims of wage theft, sexual harassment, discrimination and other employment-related actions.