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Mikael Rojas Employment Attorney Washington, DC

Mikael Rojas


MIKAEL A. ROJAS is an associate at Outten & Golden LLP in Washington, D.C., where he represents individuals in discrimination cases, and in a variety of other employment matters.

Mr. Rojas represents clients at every stage of an employment problem, from pre-dispute resolution to litigation in administrative tribunals and courts. He handles a broad variety of discrimination cases, including those involving race, gender, pregnancy, harassment, retaliation, disability, age, national origin, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation. He is an active member of the firm’s Discrimination & Retaliation and Family Responsibilities & Disability Discrimination Practice Groups. Mr. Rojas represents individuals employed across numerous industries, including the private, non-profit, and public sectors. He also represents employees in many different positions, from entry-level staff to senior corporate executives and professionals.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rojas litigated civil rights cases, including employment, housing, and police accountability matters, as a fellow at Relman Dane & Colfax PLLC in Washington, D.C. He also served as a law clerk to the Hon. Fernando M. Olguin, U.S. District Court Judge for the Central District of California. 

Mr. Rojas earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was awarded the John Hart Ely Prize for outstanding writing and the Judge Thelton E. Henderson Prize for outstanding performance in the law school’s legal services clinic.  Mr. Rojas also served as the Executive Co-Chair of the Stanford Latino Law Students Association. He earned his Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, in English and Political Science from Washington State University.

Mr. Rojas is admitted to practice law only in Washington, DC and California. He is admitted to practice in the following federal courts: U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. 

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Bar Admissions & Professional Activities

  • Mr. Rojas is admitted to practice law only in Washington, DC and California.

  • Mr. Rojas is admitted to the following federal courts: The United States District Court for the Central District of California. 

  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association

  • Member, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association

  • Member, Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia

  • Member, Washington Council of Lawyers, the Public Interest Bar Association of Washington, D.C.

  • Volunteer Attorney, Workers’ Rights Clinic, Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs

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Speaking Engagements


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Publications & Articles

D.C. Should Ban Race-Based Hairstyle Discrimination

Melissa Pierre-Louis Washington and Mikael Rojas, The Washington Lawyer, January/February 2020

Balancing Workplace Safety with Employee Rights

Mikael Rojas, American Bar Association, 12th Annual Labor and Employment Conference, November 2018, co-author with Cara Greene.

Fairfax County, Virginia Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice 2016-2020

Mikael Rojas, Planning/Communications, September 2017, co-author with Michael Allen and others.

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