Danielle Montero is an associate at Lavi & Ebrahimian, representing employees in labor and employment matters. She graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2019. She received her B.A. in European History from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2013.
While attending law school, Ms. Montero spent countless of hours assisting workers with employment issues. She volunteered as a law counselor with the Legal Aid at Work’s Wage Claim Clinic and Workers’ Rights Clinic, and the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Legal Advice and Referral Clinic. As a second-year law student, she became a Certified Law Student which allowed her to represent a Spanish-speaking low-income worker in a Superior Court wage and hour case through the Hastings Individual Representation Clinic. She worked on employment issues at two government agencies, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the California Department of Insurance. Ms. Montero earned two academic awards, CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Employment Discrimination and Advanced Employment Law Seminar and was recipient of the Provost Scholarship. She served as the Executive Notes Editor of the Hastings Business Law Journal and Vice President of the Hastings Employment and Labor Law Students Association.
Before attending law school, Ms. Montero worked as a legal assistant for several years at a boutique civil litigation firm in Santa Monica, and law clerk for a Washington D.C.-based firm specializing in whistleblower protection.