After law school, Mia was selected for a fellowship with Equal Rights Advocates, a national women’s rights impact litigation organization based in San Francisco. Mia served for two years representing women and caregivers who suffered from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the workplace; engaged in legislative and regulatory advocacy to enhance the protections of pregnant workers and caregivers in the workplace, including co-writing a white paper report that has been used to support legislation across the country; and advocated for the rights of formerly incarcerated women seeking employment.
In 2013, Mia moved to Los Angeles, where she has exclusively represented employees to enforce their rights in the workplace under state and federal civil rights laws including anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, whistleblower, and wage and hour laws.
Mia is admitted to practice before the California state courts and the Central and Eastern Districts of California of the United States District Court.
Mia has been selected to serve on the Board of Governors at the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (as Co-Chair of Labor & Employment), serves on the Legislative Committee of the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), as a volunteer attorney at Legal Aid at Work’s Workers Rights Clinic, and as a mentor at the University of Pennsylvania and at CELA. Mia is also a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), and Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles (APABA).
When not working, Mia enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and rescue pit bull, and visiting her hometown in Hawai’i.
Mia is conversant in Spanish.