Sandra C. Muñoz is the owner of the Law Offices of Sandra C. Muñoz where she exclusively represents workers whose civil rights have been violated. For over 20 years, Sandra has worked on countless cases involving employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Sandra also has extensive experience in wage and hour cases involving wage theft and failure to pay overtime.
Sandra grew up in East Los Angeles where her offices are currently located. She is also a proud graduate of Garfield High School and a former student of renowned math teacher Jaime Escalante.
Sandra graduated from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles in 1997 and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA. At Loyola, Sandra was President of La Raza Law Students Association and named National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Student of the Year. She was also a member of the Loyola team that won the 1996 Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) National Moot Court competition.
Her early career offered her a foundation in civil rights. As an Associate Attorney at Hadsell & Stormer (now Hadsell Stormer & Renick), Sandra represented numerous clients in employment cases. Sandra also successfully argued before the Ninth Circuit and the California Court of Appeal. She was also part of the Hadsell & Stormer appellate teams that represented the plaintiffs in Beyda v. City of Los Angeles, 65 Cal. App. 4th 511 (1998) and Blair v. City of Pomona, 223 F.3d 1074 (2000).
Later, as an Associate at Moreno, Becerra, & Casillas, Sandra represented many victims of the LAPD Rampart Scandal and also successfully tried her first case, representing a young Mexican immigrant shot by a deputy of the County of Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.
At her own law firm, Sandra continues to pursue her lifelong commitment to representing workers and protecting the civil rights of everyone. She also continues to be actively involved in the community. Currently, Sandra is the Membership Director for the Mexican-American Bar Association and also the HNBA Southern California Regional President. Sandra is also a member of the Education Committee for the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA).
In 2016, Sandra received the Mary V. Orozco Abriendo Caminos Award from the Latina Lawyer Bar Association for her community service. Also in 2016, Sandra was the recipient of the California Lawyer of the Year (CLAY) award for her work on Carillo v. Schneider, a wage and hour class action against Walmart and others on behalf of warehouse workers, which settled for $22.7 million after years of litigation.