12800 Center Court Drive
Cerritos, CA 90703
Amber Solano is an accomplished litigator who represents employers in both the private and public sector in all areas of labor and employment law, including wrongful discharge, wage and hour (including class actions), discrimination/harassment, retaliation, leaves of absences, privacy, and the First Amendment. Ms. Solano handles matters in state and federal courts as well as before various administrative agencies. She has achieved remarkable results for clients in hearings, arbitrations, trials, and appeals.
Ms. Solano also counsels clients on a variety of employment issues, including employee discipline, wage and hour compliance, and adherence to federal and state family and medical leave laws. She regularly drafts employment agreements, employee pay plans, proprietary information agreements, employee handbooks, and other personnel policies.
Ms. Solano received her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Whittier Law School. During law school, Ms. Solano interned for Justice Kathleen E. O'Leary in the California Court of Appeal. She was also an editor for the Whittier Law Review.
Ms. Solano earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Colorado State University, where she was a member of CSU’s Division I softball team and earned all-conference and region honors.
Awards and Recognitions
Ms. Solano has been named a "Southern California Rising Star" every year since 2012 and was included in the list of “Top Women Attorneys in Southern California” by Super Lawyers, a national rating service of exceptional lawyers.
In 2013 and 2014, the Regional Chamber of Commerce - San Gabriel Valley recognized Ms. Solano with the Chairman’s Award for her efforts in educating its membership by providing monthly HR presentations.
Publications and Speaking Engagements
Ms. Solano is a sought-after presenter. She has provided training seminars and presentations to various entities and professional associations on topics such as: preventing discrimination, retaliation, and harassment; conducting disciplinary investigations; responding to EEOC and DFEH complaints; managing employee leaves; effectively navigating the interactive process and providing reasonable accommodation; wage and hour; and employee discipline.
Ms. Solano oversees the firm’s publications for the Private Labor Employment Practice Group and co-chairs the firm’s annual Employment Law Conference.
Ms. Solano is a Board Member of the Professionals in Human Resources Association, North Orange County District. She is also a Board Member of the Regional Chamber of Commerce - San Gabriel Valley.