Marcelle Obeid-Serrano is a Mexican-Palestinian-American attorney serving clients throughout the State of California. Marcelle obtained her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California, Davis after serving as President of the University’s chapter of a prominent social justice organization. Thereafter, she studied and graduated from the UC Davis, School of Law (King Hall).
Marcelle uses her diverse heritage and unbridled passion for justice to better serve and relate to her clients. Even before she decided to pursue law, Marcelle knew she wanted to advocate for the underdog after watching her father be unjustly targeted by the United States Government because of his Palestinian identity. (Reno v. American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Comm., 525 U.S. 471 (1999).)
One of Marcelle’s strengths is her unique legal background. Marcelle spent a year working for the UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic where she notably achieved a gubernatorial pardon for a client facing deportation for a low-level misdemeanor. In addition, Marcelle also successfully prepared and won asylum for a former drug cartel informant at their Convention Against Torture hearing. These were some of Marcelle’s most meaningful experiences in her legal career to date.
Marcelle later clerked at a constitutional rights organization where she counseled student activists who faced First Amendment issues. She then spent a year as a certified law clerk at the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office, where she assisted with serious and violent felony cases.
She has received numerous awards for her legal work including a public service law certificate after completing 175 hours of public interest oriented legal work and an Outstanding Oral Advocate award in her 1L legal writing class.
Marcelle focuses her practice to employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination and retaliation, civil rights violations, and traumatic injury cases. She treats every case as if it is her own and always goes the extra mile for her clients. Outside of the courtroom, Marcelle enjoys photography, chess, and being a cat mom.
Bar and Court Admissions:
State of California
Central District of California
Washington, D.C. (pending)
Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA)
California Employment Lawyer Association (CELA)
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
Mexican American Bar Association (MABA)
Arab American Lawyers Association of Southern California (AALASC)
Latina Lawyers Bar Association (LLBA)