Maier Law Group


Shivani Sutaria

I am honored to be affiliated with a law firm that is leading the way in employment law and workplace investigations and so grateful to collaborate with my Maier Law Group colleagues—the smartest and most supportive group of women in the legal profession!

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Shivani is an employment attorney and workplace investigator that specializes in employment law issues that arise in the workplace. She has extensive experience providing advice and counsel and workplace complaint investigation services to clients throughout the Bay Area. She has litigated employment law matters in both state and federal court handling discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, unemployment, and wage and hour matters. 

In law school, Shivani received the ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law, the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Advanced Labor and Employment Law, and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Research & Writing.

Previously, Shivani worked at Phillips Spallas & Angstadt. Shivani has her own solo law practice apart from MLG, and MLG is of counsel to her practice as well.

During her free time outside the office Shivani enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters, traveling, reading and painting.


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., 2006. 

  • University of Southern California, M.A., Sociology, 1999 magna cum laude.

  • University of California, San Diego, B.A., Sociology, 1997 cum laude, Honors in Sociology.


  • AWI Certificate Holder (AWI-CH), Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI)

Activities & Affiliations

  • ProVisors (San Mateo 1 Chapter).

  • Palo Alto Area Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section Co-Chair).

  • Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).

  • Association of Workplace Investigators.

  • San Mateo Chamber of Commerce.


  • State Bar of California, June 2007.

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