Micha Star Liberty

Micha Star Liberty

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Micha is a nationally recognized trial attorney dedicated to representing individuals who have been injured or abused, including survivors of sexual abuse. With more than twenty years of experience, Micha has been widely recognized for her achievements, receiving numerous awards including Top 100 Women Lawyers in California, Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, and Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California. In 2018, Micha was honored with the Woman Advocate of the Year award for her work on legislation and prosecuting numerous cases in support of the #MeToo movement. In 2015, the Consumer Attorneys of California recognized Micha as Street Fighter of the Year for holding the Contra Costa County School District accountable in a child sexual abuse case.

Micha also contributes to the legal profession in leadership and has served as past president of Consumer Attorneys of California, Western Trial Lawyers, and Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers, as well as past vice president of the State Bar of California. Micha is a frequent lecturer and published author on legal topics, focusing much of her public speaking on trial practice, discovery techniques, the importance of mentoring, and best practices for opening a law office and law office management. Micha is also a certified mediator with over 40 hours of training, and she has performed private mediations as well as mediations for the Contra Costa Superior Court with a trauma-informed perspective.

Micha has worked at the White House (Clinton Administration) and for two Members of Congress: for U.S. Representative Mel Watt, from North Carolina, and for U.S. Representative Anna Eshoo. While in law school, Micha served as a judicial extern to Senior United States District Court Judge Thelton E. Henderson.

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America’s Top 100 Attorneys, Lifetime Achievement, 2015-present

America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, 2021

Presidential Award of Merit, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2005-present

Street Fighter of the Year Award, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2015

Woman Advocate of the Year, 2018, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2018

Top 100 Women Lawyers, Daily Journal, 2018-2021

Top 100 Lawyers, Daily Journal, 2018-2020

Top Plaintiff Lawyers, Daily Journal, 2021

Most Feared Lawyers, De Medici Ratings, 2015-present

Super Lawyers of Northern California, 2009-present

Top 100 Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015-present

Top 10 Civil Rights Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2020

Premier 100 Trial Attorneys, The National Academy of Jurisprudence, 2015-present
  • J.D., University of Hastings, College of the Law, 2001
  • B.A., University of California at Los Angeles, 1995
  • Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association, Past President
  • American Association for Justice, Board of Governors, Co-Chair Sexual Assault Litigation Group
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Past President, Past Diversity Committee Co-Chair, Past Chair New Lawyers Caucus
  • Continuing Education of the Bar
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association, Past President
Sexual Assault

Webinar Trauma-Informed Litigation Practices

CAOC

2022

Human Sex Trafficking

Western Trial Lawyer Association Winter Seminar

2022

Holding Social Media Platforms Accountable for Sex Trafficking of Children

AAJ Winter Convention

2022

Sexual Abuse and Harassment Cases From Survivors To Systemic Failures: Trauma Informed Practices

CAOC’s 60th Annual Convention

2021

Cyber Torts: Online Bullying, Invasion of Privacy, Right to Publicity, Revenge Porn, and Online Defamation

CAALA

2021

Being an advocate in all proceedings for your sexual assault clients

AAJ

2021

Deposition Skills Program: Overview and Strategy

Pincus Professional Education

2021

Media Training – Tips for Interacting with Media

CAOC's Leadership Academy

2021

Non-Lawyer Ownership & Paraprofessionals

WTLA

2021

Palm Springs Virtual Seminar

CAOC

2021

Virtual Rally Supporting Assemblymember Alex Lee

CAOC

2021

The Great Trials Podcast, EP 109

2021

The Donald L. Galine Sonoma Virtual Seminar

CAOC

2021

Coping from Home: Ways to Juggle Legal Work, Kids, Pets and Other Homebound Issues

CAOC

2020

Practicing Victim-Centered Law in the Pandemic

The National Crime Victim Bar Association

2020

Navigating the job market in COVID-19

CAOC

2020

Title 9

Organization of Women Soccer Coaches

2020

Sexual Abuse Cases Finding Experts

CAALA

2019

Ending School Abuse

CAOC

2019

Physical Abuse Cases for Special Needs Clients

WTLA

2019

It Takes a Village to Raise a...Lawyer: A Personal Perspective on Career Mentoring

CYLA Newsletter

November 2019

Sexual Abuse and Harassment Panel

CAOC

2018

#MeToo Presentation

SCCTLA

2018

Sexual Misconduct Case Strategies

NJAAC

2018

California Women's Conference

2018

#Me Too A Year In Review

CAOC

2018

What’s Happening in Sacramento: Three CAOC-Sponsored Bills in Response to #MeToo

The Verdict

2018

Cyber torts and “revenge porn”

Plaintiff Magazine

March 2018

You Can't Teach #Hustle

CEB

2017

Workplace Harassment

WTLA

2017

What You Should Know About Cyberporn Cases

CAOC

2017

The California Equal Pay Act

CAOC

2017

Sexual Abuse

SFTLA

2016

Starting Your Own Practice

WTLA

2016

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

WTLA

2016

Wal-Mart, everyday low prices, everyday discrimination

Plaintiff Magazine

September 2011

Several articles regarding State Bar issues

The Recorder

2010

Big New for Smaller Firms

Publication of the Solo and Small Firm Section State Bar

2010

Coffee is the New Lunch

The Glass Hammer Blog

2009

From Suffragettes to Sexy Politicians: Have we come a long way, baby?

The Trial Lawyer

2008

Interview segment regarding women in politics

NBC News 11

2008

Regarding “Find a lawyer” program

The Recorder

2008

"With grace and professionalism, Micha helped us navigate one of the most trying periods of our life."

- Eli D.

"I never met a lawyer so kind and so dedicated to her client like Ms. Liberty."

- Miguel Y.