Mary-Alice Coleman

About Mary-Alice Coleman

Mary-Alice Coleman

Mary-Alice Coleman

Law School: University of California Davis School of Law
Admitted: 1981, California

Honors and Awards:

  • “Top Labor and Employment Attorney”, Daily Journal, 2011
  • Selected to Super Lawyers 2010-2013
  • 10.0 AVVO rating (Superb)
  • Trained Mediator for the Department of Fair Employment and Housing
  • Recipient, USAID Consultant Contract, Supreme Court of Fiji

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Avvo

    Rated 10.0 on Avvo “Superb”

    Member, Sacramento Women Lawyers Association

  • Member, Sacramento County Bar Constitutional Law and Civil Rights Section
  • Member, Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Member, California National Organization for Women
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District for California
  • Advisory Member, California League of Alternative Sentencing Programs
  • Honorary Member, California Association of Small Claims Court Advisors
  • Chair, State Bar of California, Legal Services to Middle Income Persons Committee
  • Legislative Advocate, National Employment Lawyers Association
  • CELALegislative Advocate, California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member, Law Review, University of California, Davis, School of Law
  • Member, Judicial Council of California, Small Claims Court Committee
  • Member, California Chief Justice’s Future of the Courts Commission
  • Member, Sacramento Woman Lawyers Association
  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member, California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member, Yolo County Bar Association
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, Sacramento County Bar Administrative Law Section
  • Member, Sacramento County Bar Labor and Employment Section
  • Member, California State Bar Public Law SectionNELA
  • Member, California State Bar Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member, California State Bar (#98365)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Speaker, Operation Protect & Defend (High School Civil Education and Outreach Program)

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Author, Dispute Resolution Options – California’s Challenge for the 1990’s, Riverside Bar Bulletin, Vol. 40/#5, 1990
  • ‘California Task Force on the Futures of the Court’ at the Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution Workshop, 1992
  • Co-Drafted, California Small Claims Act, 1992
  • Co-Drafted, California Small Claims Act, 1991
  • Co-Drafted, California Dispute Resolution Programs Act, 1988
  • Co-Author, Consumer Law Sourcebook for Small Claims Judicial Officers (California Department of Consumer Affairs, 1985, 1988, and 1991)
  • Author, Your Town: A Guide to Leadership in Small Rural Communities, Northern California Institute of Local Government, 1977
  • Author, Small Claims Court – Defendants, Department of Consumer Affairs
  • Author, Small Claims Court – Plaintiffs, Department of Consumer Affairs
  • Editor and writer, Resolving Common Consumer Disputes: Sourcebook for Small Claims Court Judicial Officers, Department of Consumer Affairs, 1986, 1987, 1988 and Supplement, 1989
  • Author, California’s Community Dispute Resolution Program: An Interim Report, Sacramento County Bar Association Docket, Vol. 89, #9, 1989
  • Author, Implementation of California’s Dispute Resolution Act, Pepperdine Law Review, Vol. 16, S5, 1989
  • Co-Author, Using the Small Claims Court – A Handbook for Plaintiffs and Defendants, Department of Consumer Affairs, Published in English and in Spanish
  • Consultant/Contributor, Small Claims Court and Consumer Law, California Center for Judicial Education and Research, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
  • Super LawyersContributor, Justice in the Balance: 2020, Abbey Press

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, California State University, Chico, Department of Political Science
  • Co-Host, UC Davis School of Law 2010 Class Reunion
  • Graduate Student Fellow, American Society of Public Administration
  • Field Staff Member, 1st Senate District, Chico, CA
  • Legal Advocate and Spokesperson, West Davis Neighbors v UCD
  • Board Member, Northeast California Health Manpower Council
  • Sac County Bar

    Sacramento County Bar Association

    Commissioner, City of Davis Planning Commission

Educational Background:

  • California State University, Chico, Master of Public Administration Degrees
  • California State University, Chico, B.A., With Honors