Colleen A. Déziel

Colleen A. Déziel


Los Angeles
Telephone: (213) 236-1635

Colleen Déziel’s practice includes the representation of management interests in various aspects of employment law including wage and hour, wrongful discharge and discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims.  She regularly counsels employers on various employment issues, conducts anti-harassment training and has participated in seminars for clients on the subject of recent developments in new statutory and case law on employment issues.  Colleen is co-editor of the firm’s employment law newsletter.

Her practice also includes the defense of clients in tort and contract based claims such as premises liability, products liability and general negligence.  Colleen has conducted seminars for insurance carriers concerning the latest local court procedures and practices within the Los Angeles County court system, and on the current judicial “hell hole” jurisdictions around the country.  Colleen also regularly defends credit unions and other financial institutions in various matters, including class actions for alleged statutory violations.  Further, Ms. Déziel has also published articles on the subject matter of elder abuse and mandatory reporting of elder abuse by financial institutions.

She is an experienced trial attorney, having obtained verdicts and judgments in favor of her clients on numerous occasions.  She also has almost 25 years’ experience in arbitrations and mediations in her areas of practice.

Colleen’s representative experience includes the following:

Practice Areas


  • McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1992
  • California State University, Sacramento, B.S., 1989

Bar Admissions

  • California

Published Works

  • Quarterly Employment Newsletter
  • Financial Elder Abuse, Mandatory Reporting by Financial Institutions
  • Contributing Author for DRI’s Uninsured and Underinsured Coverage Compendium

Speeches and Presentations

  • 2015 Judicial Hell Holes—Presentation
  • Sexual Harassment Training/Prevention

Professional Associations

  • California State Bar, labor & employment section
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • AV rated-Martindale Hubbell

Community Involvement

  • Board of Regents – La Salle High School, College Preparatory
  • Member of the Tournament of Roses
  • Volunteer for the Constitutional Rights Foundation Mock Trial Program