Tamara Freeze is a happy refugee from BigLaw and an accomplished trial lawyer. She obtained multi-million dollar awards in verdicts and settlements on behalf of her clients, including a $25 million verdict in a whistleblower retaliation case in 2017. She is a founding partner of Workplace Justice Advocates, PLC – a plaintiff’s side all-female employment law firm in Orange County. Ms. Freeze is a graduate of University of California Berkeley School of Law and obtained a number of seven and eight figure verdicts for her clients.
Ms. Freeze was nominated as the CAALA Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist in 2017 for her historic $25 million whistleblower retaliation verdict in Los Angeles. She serves as a Co-Vice Chair on CAALA’s Plaintiff Trial Academy Planning Committee in 2021 and has been a speaker on trial skills for the Women in Law series and in CAALA Vegas. She has been a trainer and presenter at the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) Trial College every year since 2017. She is a graduate of CAALA’s Plaintiff’s Trial Academy (2019) and AAJ Harvard Law School Trial College (2018). In 2017, 2020, and 2021, the Daily Journal named Ms. Freeze to its list of the top 75 Labor and Employment Attorneys. Ms. Freeze has been featured in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, on radio stations and various media. In addition, Ms. Freeze was recently named as one of the Top 50 Up-and-Coming Women Lawyers in Southern California and Top 100 Up-and-Coming Southern California Lawyers by Super Lawyers Magazine.
Ms. Freeze is an outspoken activist on issues of gender bias in the legal profession.
Ms. Freeze is handling a number of high-profile cases, including a well-publicized whistleblower retaliation case against Instagram celebrity, Dan Bilzerian, which was covered by the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Los Angeles Times and numerous other news outlets. She is a frequent contributor to the Advocate Magazine and has published numerous articles on trial practice, discovery tricks and mental health issues.
Ms. Freeze has a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and enjoys weekly golfing with other women.