12800 Center Court Drive
Cerritos, CA 90703
Marilou Mirkovich has been an attorney for over 30 years. For more than 15 years, conducting, supervising, and evaluating impartial investigations has comprised the central part of Ms. Mirkovich’s practice. Her impartial investigation practice often concerns complex allegations against high-level employees and focuses on whistleblower, discrimination, and harassment allegations. She has significant expertise in public sector investigations, including compliance with statutory requirements for California public safety officer and firefighter investigations. Ms. Mirkovich is an Association of Workplace Investigators Certificate holder (AWI-CH), which is an ANSI accredited certificate. Before focusing on impartial workplace investigations, Ms. Mirkovich represented employers on all aspects of employment law, and she continues to provide employment advice and counsel to employers.
Additionally, Ms. Mirkovich has received Title IX investigator certification through the Association of Title IX Administrators, and has acted as an external adjudicator for Title IX sexual misconduct hearings. Her training in trauma-informed investigations enhances her skills in conducting sexual misconduct investigations at post-secondary academic institutions. She also trains employees of post-secondary institutions and workplaces to investigate claims of sexual misconduct.
Ms. Mirkovich received her undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Redlands and her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.
Ms. Mirkovich has conducted investigations for many entities, including: City of Anaheim, City of Colton, City of Covina, City of Downey, City of Fullerton, City of Long Beach, City of Newport Beach City of Norwalk, City of Santa Ana, City of Santa Monica, City of Whittier, Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Angeles World Airports, Orange County Fire Authority, Orange County Sanitation District, Orange County Superior Court, and the University of Southern California.
Publications and Speaking Engagements
Ms. Mirkovich’s recent publications and speaking engagements include:
Ms. Mirkovich is currently on the Board of Directors of the Community Family Guidance Center (Center) and has served as its President. The Center provides low cost mental health care to families at risk in Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Norwalk, and Paramount. Ms. Mirkovich has also been on the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.