Marvin Krakow has devoted his career to upholding the rights of individuals. His broad practice areas include wrongful termination, civil rights, class actions, whistle blower protection, privacy and civil liberties.
Marvin has won six- and seven-figure awards for victims of employment and housing discrimination and unfair insurance practices. He was co-lead counsel on a team which won over $22 million dollars for immigrant janitors who were denied minimum wages and overtime. He argued before the California Supreme Court, in the landmark employment cases of Loder v. City of Glendale and Superior Court v. Department of Health Services (McGinnis), and handles trials and appeals in both state and federal courts.
Marvin has devoted thousands of hours to public interest issues. He has worked as co-counsel and a volunteer attorney with the ACLU, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Public Citizen and Public Counsel. In addition, he actively participates in state and county bar committees, lectures frequently and regularly publishes articles about the rights of individuals and working men and women. Marvin is a former board member and member of the executive committee of the ACLU of Southern California. He also works with the amicus committee of CELA, and was a founding director of the Los Angeles Chapter of The American Constitution Society. Marvin is a Lecturer in Law at USC Gould School of Law, teaching employment dispute resolution.
Marvin obtained his J.D. in 1974 from Yale Law School, playing intramural basketball with Bill Clinton, and B.A., cum laude, in 1970 from Yale College. He holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as a Southern California “Super Lawyer” since 2005.
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Press Release March 6, 2017: Non-violence and the Practice of Law Article in Forum Magazine
Marvin Krakow wrote an article entitled “Non-violence and the practice of law” that was featured in the January/February 2017 issue of Forum magazine.
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