Arlene Milo

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Ms. Milo is an associate with the Erickson Law Firm A.P.C. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2000, and her bachelor’s degree from the University of California at San Diego in 1996.

Ms. Milo has prevailed in high stakes litigation, including those involving million dollar claims. Her representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in employment law matters has enriched her with a deeper understanding and sensitivity to workplace issues. This balanced understanding has provided her with a tactical advantage in all stages of litigation, including in obtaining early case resolution. Ms. Milo has engaged in significant aspects of litigation including matters in complex litigation court, discovery referee proceedings, mediation and preparing for multi-week trials.

Formerly an associate with the Law Firm of Zampi, Determan & Erickson LLP, Ms. Milo’s practice includes employment and labor law in both the private and public sectors, education law, tort law and general civil litigation matters.

In the public sector, she has successfully represented school districts and community college districts in employee discipline, employer-employee relations, unfair practice charges, open meeting laws, the Tort Claims Act, layoffs, collective bargaining and discrimination/wrongful discharge claims. She has also assisted public agencies with legal defense and compliance issues (as to public agency, state and federal laws), drafted and revised employment policies, employment agreements and board resolutions, and provided litigation avoidance counseling.
In civil litigation, Ms. Milo achieved early case resolutions in favor of public entity defendant clients through mediation and filing demurrers and motions to strike and, in pre-litigation, obtained “no cause” determinations issued by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing resulting in the dismissal of charges. Ms. Milo has also obtained impressive judicial awards on behalf of plaintiffs, which among them include obtaining an award of over $700,000 for her client in an employment disability discrimination case in federal court, and obtaining a court order in another case which approved a $985,000 settlement in favor of a single-plaintiff client.

In 2010, Ms. Milo was the honored recipient of the Filipino National Association, USA Leadership Award.