Attorney Profile: Roman Otkupman

Roman Otkupman is the founding attorney of Otkupman Law Firm, A Law Corporation. He was selected as one of top forty attorneys under the age of forty in United States by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Otkupman is a member of Million Dollar Advocate Forum (an honor awarded to no more than one percent of attorneys in United States). Mr. Otkupman was also selected as a lifetime member of Best Attorneys of America, membership of which is limited to one hundred attorneys per state.

Mr. Otkupman commenced his legal career by working as a judicial extern at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. There, he evaluated the merits of federal employment discrimination claims, including Title VII and Title II discrimination cases. He also recommended dispositions of cases, and drafted bench decisions.

Mr. Otkupman also worked at the San Diego Employee Rights Center where he dealt with numerous issues pertaining to employment discrimination and provided legal advice to employees alleging wrongful termination. Mr. Otkupman regularly represents employees in their claims against employers throughout California. He has published three articles in the employment law field and has litigated hundreds of cases to settlement, judgment, or verdict. Mr. Otkupman proudly represents employees that are suffering retaliation, discrimination and harassment in the workplace.


Roman Otkupman has over a decade of experience of litigating in the following areas:

• Age Discrimination

• Disability Discrimination

• Race Discrimination

• Pregnancy Related Work Claims

• Bane Act Violations

• Violence at Work Claims

• Whistleblower Claims

• Sexual Harassment

• Sexual Battery

• Overtime Compensation

• Meals/Rest Break Violations

• Timely Payment of Wages

• Wages Upon Termination/Resignation

Litigation Experience

• One Hundred Percent of Practice is Focused on Litigation.

Bar Admissions

• California, 2007

• U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2009

Honors and Awards

•Super Lawyers Rising Star – an honor awarded to no more than 2.5% of attorneys in California.

•Named to National Trial Lawyers Top 40 attorneys Under 40 years of age.

•Certified Member of Million Dollar Advocate Forum – recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in United States.

•Best Attorneys of America – Lifetime Member.


1. Compensation Equality in the Workplace – (October 2010) Valley Lawyer Magazine – A Publication of San Fernando Valley Bar Association

2. Applying the Cat’s Paw Liability to Discrimination Cases – (August 2011) Valley Lawyer Magazine – A Publication of San Fernando Valley Bar Association

3. ADR in the Employment Arena – (June 2012) Valley Lawyer Magazine – A Publication of San Fernando Valley Bar Association

Professional Associations

• California Employment Lawyer Association – Member.