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About the Law Office of Dominic J. Messiha


Before opening his own firm, Dominic practiced for 18 years at the nation's largest employment law firm - the last 12 years as a partner.  During that time, he litigated hundreds of cases from single employee claims to class actions involving as many as 75,000 employees, in state court, federal court, arbitration and mediation.  He now brings this experience to bear to represent employees and consumers and obtain the best possible results on their behalf.  


Dominic has been a frequent author and presented on employment law topics including arbitration, wage and hour laws, compliance and alternative dispute resolution.  Dominic was named a Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2014 and 2015 and a Super Lawyer from 2018-2022.  




  • J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 1999

  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1995


Bar Admissions


  • United States Supreme Court

  • California Supreme Court

  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • United States District Court for the Central District of California

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California

  • All California Superior Courts

  • California Court of Appeal




  • Partner, Littler Mendelson, PC - 2006-2018

  • Associate, Littler Mendelson, PC - 1999-2005


Recognition And Achievements







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California Employers Can't Get a Break: Supreme Court Applies Longer, Three-Year Statute of Limitations to Claims for Waiting Time Penalties

Littler Insight

November 22, 2010


California Supreme Court Applies Longer, Three-Year Statute Of Limitations To All Claims For Waiting Time Penalties, Increasing Costs To Employers

Littler ASAP

November 19, 2010


The "Stray Remarks" Doctrine Finds No Shelter in California

Littler Insight

August 9, 2010


Higher Pay For Long Service Ruled Illegal By The European Court Of Justice If Employee Raises "Serious Doubts"

Littler Insight

October 25, 2006


EEOC Revises Compliance Manual to Target More "Contemporary" Forms of Discrimination

Littler Insight

May 1, 2006


The High Cost of Dying in Russia

Loyola of Los Angeles International Law Journal, Volume 20



Presentations and Speaking Engagements 


Guest Lecturer, Pepperdine Law School Master's of Dispute Resolution Program

January 30, 2018


California Pay Stub Compliance

October 25, 2012


Letters from the Brink: Brinker v. Superior Court

Labor and Employment Section - The State Bar of California

April 2012


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