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12800 Center Court Drive
Suite 300
Cerritos, CA 90703

562-653-3333 fax


  • J.D., Loyola Law School
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley

Bar Admissions

  • 1996, California
  • United States District Court, Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Philippine American Bar Association, Lifetime Member
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • California Council of School Attorneys

Daphne B. Hall


Practice Areas

Daphne Borromeo Hall represents California school districts, community college districts, and county offices of education in the area of education law.  Ms. Hall has defended school districts against allegations of abuse of minors, harassment, discrimination, hostile work environment, and civil rights violations.  She has represented a school district in complex groundwater litigation involving hundreds of parties and two classes.

Ms. Hall has also represented a wide range of companies and public entities on a variety of issues in state and federal court.  With over 20 years of experience, Ms. Hall has handled cases from inception to conclusion, successfully filing motions for summary judgment and conducting bench and jury trials.  She has also worked with insurance companies (including working in-house for a national insurance company), risk managers, and Joint Power Authorities throughout the state. 

Ms. Hall has provided training to school districts and has helped them implement changes to board policies and administrative regulations to ensure compliance with federal and state laws.  She has worked with school districts to obtain restraining orders to create a safe environment for employees and students.  Ms. Hall has also helped school districts obtain dismissals of school district employees.

Ms. Hall received her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in 1995.  While in law school, she served as the Managing Editor of the International and Comparative Law Journal, held positions with the Student Body Association, and was an active member in various on-campus groups, including the Public Interest Law Foundation, of which she was a founding member.   While in law school, Ms. Hall also worked as a certified law clerk with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office (Inglewood Office) conducting preliminary hearings of criminal felony offenses and evidentiary issues.

Ms. Hall entered the University of California, Berkeley as a Regents Scholar.  She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in social sciences, with an emphasis on Attitudes and Policies towards Health and Welfare.

Philippine American Bar Association – Lifetime Member and former board member 
Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance
Filipino Lawyers of Orange County – Founding Board Member
Association of Southern California Defense Counsel - Founding member of the Diversity Committee
Labor and Employment, Litigation, and Public Law sections of the State Bar of California.
Los Angeles County Bar Association
California Council of School Attorneys

Publications and Speaking Engagements
Ms. Hall’s recent publications include:

  • “Single-user Restrooms Must Be Designated Gender Neutral as of March 1, 2017,” AALRR Alert (Oct. 31, 2016)
  • “Police Cameras Promote Transparency, If You Can Access Them,” Daily Journal (August 3, 2016)
  • “Dashboard Video of Arrest Is Not a Police Personnel Record,” AALRR Alert (July 26, 2016)
  • “School Districts and Colleges Can Regulate Possession of Weapons on Campus,” AALRR EdLawConnect Blog (July 14, 2016)

Ms. Hall frequently speaks at conferences. Her recent presentations include:

  • “Owning Success: Overcoming Imposter Phenomenon” at the 2016 Women in School Leadership Forum (Sept. 2016)
  • “Website Accessibility” at the AALRR Ed Law Tech Conference (Sept. 2016)
  • “Reaching and Breaking Glass Ceilings: Leadership Skills for Women in the Workplace” at the 2015 Women in School Leadership Forum (Oct. 2015)
  • “Trial Teams and the Power of Diversity: Elimination of Bias in the Legal Field” at the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel Seminar (Oct. 2015)

She has also presented at CSBA’s-California Council of School Attorneys on electronic breach and notification statutes.


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