Abigail A. Zelenski

Abigail A. Zelenski

Managing Counsel
Shareholder
Location:
Glendale, California
Phone:
818-630-7280
Fax:
888-879-1697
Email:

Abigail A. Zelenski is a Shareholder and Managing Counsel at the Jaurigue Law Group (“JLG”). Throughout her career, Abigail has focused extensively on individual and class-action cases, including numerous wage-and-hour actions involving violations under the California Labor Code and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Throughout her career, she has settled over forty class actions and mass actions, recovering millions on behalf of employees in various industries, including those in the motion-picture, security, healthcare, food, retail, and banking industries. Abigail has also successfully resolved matters involving wrongful termination, sexual harassment and discrimination, disability discrimination, and state and federal medical-leave laws. In addition to her labor-and-employment practice, Abigail practices general and civil litigation.

Abigail earned her J.D. at the UCLA School of Law. During law school, Abigail interned in the Office of Business Affairs of Television, Acquisitions, Home Video and Film Music at Miramax Films, as well as in the Office of the Chief Trial Counsel at the State Bar of California, and in the Enforcement Division of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Southern California, magna cum laude, with a B.A. in Political Science and academic minors in Business Administration and Law & Society.

For the past six years––in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018––Abigail was recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in California are selected to receive this honor.

Abigail was the past Vice President of the Board of the Filipino American Library and Filipino American Heritage Institute, where she dedicated over seven years of community service. In October 2012, Abigail was elected by Los Angeles City residents to the Governing Board of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council, where she served her term through April 2014. Since November 2016, Abigail has served on the Board of Governors of the Philippine American Bar Association. She is also currently a Board Member of the community organization, Search to Involve Pilipino Americans.

Featured Articles

Asian Journal:

On March 1, 2014, The Asian Journal, a Filipino Community Newspaper, published an article featuring the Jaurigue Law Group’s Managing Counsel, Abigail A. Zelenski.  The article entitled  “Self-Worth Powers an Immigrant’s Dream” discusses Abigail’s story as a young immigrant working in a newspaper warehouse to her path in becoming a Super Lawyer Rising Star.

Read full article here: Self-Worth Powers an Immigrant’s Dream

UCLA Law Alumni Magazine:

The UCLA School of Law Alumni Association spotlights Jaurigue Law Group’s Abigail Zelenski’s professional accomplishments over the past fifteen years.  The article highlights Abigail’s devotion to the public through her contributions to the Filipino-American community and government service at the local, state, and federal levels.  Abigail continues to use her passion for public service by serving JLG clients in labor-and-employment and consumer class actions. 

Read full article here: UCLA School of Law Alumni Association spotlights Jaurigue Law Group’s Abigail Zelenski’s professional accomplishments over the past fifteen years

 

Areas of Practice

  • Labor & Employment
  • Wage-and-Hour
  • Civil Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Consumer Protection

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California

Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 2003
  • University of Southern California
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 2000
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Business Administration
    • Minor: Law & Society

Representative Cases

  • Hansen v. Advanced Tech Security Servs., Inc., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No BC 367175
  • Deckard v. Banco Popular North America related to Silva v. Banco Popular North America, Central District of California Case No. CV 08-6709 JFW (RZx)
  • Harrington v. Manpay, LLC, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC 312171
  • Peralta v. Macerich Management Company, Marin County Superior Court Case No. CIV 1004656
  • Dizon v. Ito, Incorporated, Northern District of California, CV-10-00239-JSW
  • Jacobs v. Institute of Reading Development, Inc., Northern District of California, Case No. 10-CV-00574-JCS
  • Lipps v. International International Coffee & Tea, LLC, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC 405858
  • Greenberg v. EP Mgmt. Servs., LP, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC 237787
  • Ho v. PHP Insurance Service, Incorporated, Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 112CV236349
  • Coletti v. Nugget Market, Inc., Marin County Superior Court, Case No. CIV1600425
  • Rodriguez v. Hawk II Environmental Corp., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC625121
  • Story v. Mammoth, Mountain Ski area, LLC, United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, Case No. 2:14-CV-02422-JAM-DB

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013 - 2018
  • Pasadena Magazine Top Attorney, 2014 - 2015

Pro Bono Activities

  • Filipino American Library, Past Vice President of the Board
  • Filipino American Heritage Institute, Past Vice President of the Board
  • Silver Lake Neighborhood Council, Governing Board, 2012 - 2014
  • Search to Involve Pilipino Americans, Board Member, 2018 - Current
  • Philippine American Bar Association, Board Member, 2016