Brenda Armenta is an associate at Workplace Justice Advocates, PLC. For the last few years, she has worked closely with Partner Tamara Freeze in litigating claims on behalf of employees for harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and other disputes. Because of her demonstrable passion for advocating for employees' rights, Ms. Armenta was one of only 13 recipients in California to earn the 2020 Employee Justice Summer Clerkship from the Foundation for Advocacy, Inclusion, & Resources (created by members of the California Employment Lawyers Association).
Ms. Armenta earned her Juris Doctor from Chapman University, Fowler School of Law, in 2021, where she earned CALI Awards (highest class grade) for Legal Research and Writing I and II. In recognition of her skills, she served as an academic fellow for Legal Research and Writing I and II in her second year of law school and helped first-year law students develop their legal research and writing skills.
Ms. Armenta earned her Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Southern California in 2016, after having transferred from El Camino Community College. Ms. Armenta is passionate about serving her community. During her time at USC, Ms. Armenta worked with USC Gould School of Law Professors on the Immigrant Detention Study, in which she translated interviews conducted on detainees in immigration detention centers from Spanish to English and observed immigration hearings. Ms. Armenta also worked on numerous local government campaigns for approximately four years as a canvasser, phone banker, and even helped manage teams of volunteers and canvassers after her first year on the job. She also worked as an assistant teacher at her local YMCA in Downey.
Ms. Armenta has visited 24 states, gone skydiving, and enjoys taking walks with her adorable rescue dog.
J.D., Chapman University, Fowler School of Law, 2021
B.A., University of Southern California (USC), 2016