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Bryan Schwartz Law Hires Cecilia Guevara Zamora as Summer Associate at the Oakland-Based Civi Rights, Employment Law Firm

May 29, 2014 Oakland – Bryan Schwartz Law is pleased to announce that Cecilia Guevara Zamora has joined the firm as a Summer Associate. Ms. Guevara Zamora, a student at the University of California, Davis, School of Law (King Hall), is the recipient of the Employee Justice Fellowship for 2014, from the Foundation for Advocacy Inclusion & Resources (FAIR).

During law school, Ms. Guevara Zamora has interned at the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation (a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting rural immigrant populations), and has helped victims of domestic violence through the UC Davis Family Protection and Legal Services Clinic. She is currently Fundraising Chair for La Raza Law Students Association of UC Davis, and will serve as the Co-Director of Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center's student-run Workers' Rights Clinic in the fall. 

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Guevara Zamora attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she graduated with Latin honors (magna cum laude), college honors, and highest departmental honors. After college, Ms. Guevara Zamora earned her California Teaching Credential and worked as an English teacher in the rural Coachella Valley. Her experience in serving the community of Coachella prompted her to seek a legal career to have a direct impact on the lives of people in underserved communities. 

Ms. Guevara Zamora was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and came to the United States as a child. The experience of her immigrant parents working in large warehouses, and the workplace challenges they faced, inspired Ms. Guevara Zamora to advocate for the rights of low-wage workers.

Attorney Bryan Schwartz opened the practice in January 2009. Bryan Schwartz Law is dedicated to continuing the struggle for civil rights and equality of employment opportunity and helping Americans from every background to achieve their highest career potential. The firm focuses on individual, class, and collective actions involving discrimination and retaliation, harassment, denied disability accommodations, whistleblower reprisal, wage and hour violations, federal employees' rights, and severance negotiations.