Member Spotlight


HBA-DC Member Spotlight: Mikael Rojas

Mikael Rojas is an associate at Outten & Golden LLP, one of the country’s leading civil and workers’ rights firms, where he represents people in both individual and class action cases.  

Mikael’s practice is focused on anti-discrimination and economic justice, and he has helped clients bring claims based on race, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, gender, pregnancy status, and sexual harassment and assault.  His current work includes representing DACA recipients denied equal student lending opportunities because of their immigration status and D.C.-area rideshare drivers seeking paid sick leave benefits in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Previously, Mikael served as a law clerk to the Hon. Fernando M. Olguin, U.S. District Judge for the Central District of California, and earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he served as Co-Chair of the Stanford Latino Law Students Association and was awarded the Judge Thelton E. Henderson Prize for outstanding performance in the law school’s legal clinic.

Mikael is the Co-Chair of HBA-DC’s Public Service Committee, which he runs with Co-Chair Victoria Hernandez, Board Liaison Adrian Alvarez, and the committee’s enthusiastic members.  Mikael and the Public Service Committee invite all of HBA-DC to get involved in the many public service opportunities available at this critical time for our community and our country.  

Mikael is originally from Yakima, Washington, and he graduated summa cum laude from Washington State University.  He lives in D.C. with his fiancé, Jackie, and their puppy, Remy.


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The Hispanic Bar Association of DC (HBA-DC) is eager to recognize the achievements, contributions, and experiences of its membership. HBA-DC’s Member Spotlight program highlights members in the legal community, their experiences, and how they have benefited from HBA-DC membership. The HBA-DC’s Membership Committee will evaluate nominations for Member Spotlight according to its criteria and will identify and author the featured article with the support of the member selected for the Member Spotlight. The Member Spotlight will be published on a regular basis.


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