Cory J. Mickels

Cory J. Mickels

Cory Mickels is an associate in Hopkins & Carley’s Litigation Department. Cory represents clients across diverse industries and specializes in employment, commercial, and business litigation.

With an impressive track record of representing employers, he is well-versed in handling a diverse range of legal challenges. From individual complaints to complex class actions, he has successfully dealt with cases involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour, and PAGA violations.

Beyond the law, Cory is committed to community service. He serves as the Board President for an award-winning nonprofit, Open Door Legal, dedicated to providing universal access to the law.  He is also the Board Secretary for SMART (Student Mentor & Resource Team), a nonprofit championing education equity for students on the journey to college. He serves on the audit committee for Live Oak School, which is focused on empowering K-8 students.  He also serves as a committee member for Bay Area Rapid Transit’s (BART) Equity Advisory Committee.

  • Open Door Legal, Board President, 2022 – Present.
  • Live Oak School, Audit Committee Board Member, 2022 – Present.
  • Student Mentor And Resource Team (SMART), Board Secretary, 2022 – Present.
  • Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), Equity Advisory Committee Member, 2021 – Present.
  • San Mateo Chamber of Commerce, Member, 2022 – Present.
  • San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce, Member, 2023 – Present.
  • San Francisco Bar Association, Insurance Committee Chair, 2021 – Present.
  • State Bar of California (2020)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law
  • B.A., Political Science, San Francisco State University

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