Sottile Baltaxe Law Firm

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Firm Overview

We understand that facing an employer or supervisor in a courtroom can be intimidating, but our extensive trial experience and numerous past successes fighting against harassment and discrimination make The Okorocha Firm a natural choice for your legal needs. The Southern California sexual harassment attorneys at The Okorocha Firm are here to protect your rights. All initial consultations are free of charge, and our office in Studio City caters to clients throughout the Southern California area, including Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Long Beach.

If you have questions about an incident of potential sexual harassment that you have experienced, or believe that you have been a victim of employment discrimination.
Main Office

Main Office
4333 Park Terrace Drive
Suite 160
Westlake Village  CA  91361

Phone
  • (818) 889-0050

Tim Sottile

Timothy B. Sottile is an experienced litigator and trial attorney with the firm Sottile Baltaxe who co-counsels with Okorie Okorocha on selected cases. Mr. Sottile has utilized his diverse background in complex business and employment litigation to obtain excellent results for his clients in difficult employment cases. Since 1994, Mr. Sottile's practice has focused on employment law.

Mr. Sottile has tried approximately 30 cases to verdict, including several lengthy trials resulting in verdicts in excess of $1 million. He has obtained multiple settlements well in excess of $500,000 on behalf of sexual discrimination plaintiffs, and successfully handled numerous appeals. He has handled well over 100 employment cases across a wide range, including racial, gender, and disability discrimination, wrongful termination, and wage-and-hour cases.

Mr. Sottile has published numerous legal articles, and served as a lecturer at the USC School of Law on trial advocacy, as well as making presentations to other attorneys regarding employment law. From 1997 2000, Mr. Sottile served on the Executive Committee of the California State Bar Labor and Employment Law Section. Mr. Sottile is active in the legal community, and is a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Ventura County Bar Association, and the Italian American Lawyers Association.

Mr. Sottile obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia, and obtained his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in 1985. Following graduation, he clerked for Judge Ronald S. W. Lew at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California for two years before entering private practice.

Michael Baltaxe

Michael F. Baltaxe is an experienced trial lawyer with the firm Sottile Baltaxe who co-counsels with Okorie Okorocha on selected cases. In an era when many attorneys have never appeared before a jury, Mr. Baltaxe has tried roughly 40 cases to verdict in jury trials and arbitrations. Having practiced law in southern California for nearly 30 years, Mr. Baltaxe has established a reputation as a polished trial lawyer, frequently called in to assist other attorneys on the eve of trial.

Mr. Baltaxe has substantial experience handling employment, personal injury, and civil rights cases. Since 1997, he has focused on employment cases, including race and gender discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, disability discrimination, whistleblowing, and wage-and-hour violations. Mr. Baltaxe has obtained a number of verdicts in excess of $1 million, including two verdicts of over $1 million in discrimination cases. Mr. Baltaxe is a lecturer on employment trial practice, and has been recognized as a Superlaywer in plaintiffs' employment law.

Mr. Baltaxe is a strong advocate for employee rights. He is an active member of the California Employment Lawyers Association and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. Both of these organizations work to promote the interests of plaintiffs who have suffered wrongs at the hands of large corporations, and the trial lawyers who serve them. Mr. Baltaxe obtained his undergraduate degree from U.C.L.A. in 1980 and his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School in 1984.

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