Our experienced and effective team diligently represents government employees and provides vigorous advocacy for workers in jurisdictions throughout the state from our Los Angeles and San Francisco offices.
Oshea Orchid is managing partner of the Los Angeles Office. She regularly represents employees and their unions in collective bargaining, before administrative agencies, and in litigation. After earning her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Tulane University, Ms. Orchid, worked for an international labor union representing Los Angeles County employees. While working as a union representative Ms. Orchid attended Whittier Law School. During law school Ms. Orchid also worked as an extern for the National Labor Relations Board Region 21 in Los Angeles and various disability rights clinics.
Ms. Orchid is a member of the California Bar. She has represented city, county, state, and federal employees in pre-disciplinary hearings, arbitrations, mediations, labor negotiations, administrative hearings, and litigation in both state and federal court.
Ms. Orchid is a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association and the Cowboy Lawyers Association. Ms. Orchid was selected as a 2020, 2021, and 2022 Super Lawyers Rising Star.
When she can get out of the office, Ms. Orchid spends her time on a small ranch in the hills north of Los Angeles.
Dylan Hackett is managing partner of the San Francisco office. Mr. Hackett represents employees and individuals in litigation. He has experience working in government as a former Deputy District Attorney for the San Mateo District Attorney’s Office. Following his experience working as a government employee, Mr. Hackett went on to open his own firm championing the rights of injured employees and individuals.
Mr. Hackett has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of California, Davis. He earned his Juris Doctorate at the University of San Francisco School of Law where he also currently teaches California Bar Exam preparation for recent law school graduates.
Mr. Hackett serves the San Francisco community working with San Francisco SAFE assisting on issues with criminal records. Mr. Hackett has experience handling litigation for employees, criminal law issues, and workers’ compensation cases.
During his free time, Mr. Hackett likes to travel, read, and take long motorcycle rides.
Vasili Brasinikas is an associate attorney at the Los Angeles office. He handles cases on behalf of employees in litigation, administrative proceedings, and before the Public Employment Relations Board. Mr. Brasinikas is admitted to practice law in California.
Upon earning Bachelor of Arts degrees in History/Political Science and Communication from Vanguard University of Southern California in 2014, Vasili Brasinikas attended Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, GA, where he worked at the Volunteer Clinic for Veterans.
During law school, Mr. Brasinikas worked for the Georgia Public Defender Council and a private firm in the intellectual property division. He also served on the executive board for the Emory Law Moot Court Society.
Mr. Brasinikas enjoys attending film festivals and passes time in winter skiing and snowboarding.
Jueun Park is an associate attorney at the San Francisco office. She represents employees who have been wrongly terminated. Ms. Park is admitted to practice law in California in both state and federal levels.
Ms. Park earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science at the University of Washington in Seattle. She moved to California in 2019 to begin law school at the University of San Francisco. During law school, Ms. Park has worked at private law firms and served as the Competition Team Director for the USF Moot Court Program.
After graduating law school, Ms. Park earned a public interest fellowship through Legal Services Funders Network and worked at Contra Costa Senior Legal Services. As a fellow, she represented seniors faced with housing issues and worked on elder abuse cases.
In her free time, Ms. Park enjoys making pottery and flower arrangements.
Shelby Miner is Of Counsel with Public Employees Legal, LLP. Her practice includes representing plaintiff employees in multiple states and jurisdictions.
Ms. Miner graduated from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in 2014 with degrees in Anthropology, Communications, and Leadership. She earned her law degree from UCLA School of Law, where she received a specialization in Tax Law, and published an article regarding Use Tax and the changes that should occur in that area of law. While studying at UCLA, Ms. Miner worked for the District Attorney’s Office, the Court of Appeals, and a private firm.
Ms. Miner is admitted to practice law in California and Minnesota. She is also a member of the National Lawyers Guild, the California Employment Lawyers Association, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles Bar Association.
Rahul Sethi is currently Of Counsel to Public Employees Legal, LLP, and maintains his own practice. Mr. Sethi has worked with Public Employees Legal, LLP for over 5 years.
Since 2005, Mr. Sethi has represented plaintiffs and individual in cases involving civil rights, real property damage, environmental issues and employment cases. He also as has experience in business litigation and bankruptcy litigation. Some of his property and homeowner case have been on behalf of high-profile clients spanning years. He also has a great deal of experience filing cases against government entities.
Mr. Sethi graduated from Michigan State University with honors with an BA in advertising. He then attended Loyola Law School. While in law school he worked at the Working People’s Law Center. He was also an extern at the Los Angeles Superior Court and the District Attorney’s Office.
After law school Mr. Sethi went to work at a preeminent plaintiff’s side law firm Los Angeles where he got a great deal of experience in litigation. After that he gained experience working on defense cases.
In 2008, Mr. Sethi opened his own practice representing plaintiffs and individuals against
corporations and government entities. His first case at his new firm was a class action that immediately settled. Since then, he has had numerous trial and arbitrations vindicating the rights of his clients.
Mr. Sethi is an avid gardener. He loves long walks with friends, a good history book, and
cooking for family and friends.
Xandraya Baines is a legal assistant for Public Employees Legal, LLP. She provides administrative and litigation support for the practice.
Previously, Ms. Baines worked as legal staff at two personal injury firms. At these firms, she provided essential support to attorneys by managing their calendars, expenses, drafting, filing, and serving legal documents, maintaining case files, coordinating medical treatments, and maintaining regular communication with clients.
Ms. Baines is a graduate of UCLA, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. In her free time, she enjoys long hikes, reading crime novels, and watching popular dramas like Bridgerton.
Christina Duggar is an intake specialist for Public Employees Legal, LLP. Concurrently, she works as an operational manager for the U.S. Navy, developing and leading environmental and waste management initiatives. Ms. Duggar has a proven reputation for engaging internal and external stakeholders within the organizational community to meet all cost reduction and timeline objectives. She is considered a subject matter expert for environmental protection principles, practices, and methods related to solid waste, resource recovery and pollution prevention programs.
Ms. Duggar received her Master’s Degree in Environmental Science and Geography, and a Bachelor’s Degree in History, all while working as a bartender in the city of New Orleans and running a popular Mardi Gras dance troupe. She has three dogs, and is currently in the market for a horse.
Samantha ‘Sami’ Fowler is an Intake Specialist for Public Employees Legal, LLP. She
coordinates with and supports potential clients for the practice.
Ms. Fowler has previously gained valuable experience working with legal non-profits and clinics while pursuing her undergraduate degree. Additionally, she has worked in customer service, which has helped her develop strong communication skills, the ability to build positive relationships with clients, and create proactive growth within organizations/fellow team members.
Ms. Fowler recently graduated from The University of Arizona in May 2023 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and a minor in Public Relations. She is excited to continue her education and become an attorney by going to law school in the near future. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, listening to true crime podcasts, fostering kittens, and traveling.
Michelle Mirafuentes is a legal assistant for the San Francisco office. Her responsibilities encompass a wide range of tasks, including handling state case filings, conducting vital client follow-ups, and providing support for workers’ compensation claims.
Ms. Mirafuentes’s journey to this role is marked by a unique blend of education and experience. She holds an associate’s degree in hospitality management, a background that has proven instrumental in her administrative and customer service roles. Additionally, she has gained valuable insights from her previous work at a workers’ compensation firm.
Continuing her pursuit of knowledge and growth, Ms. Mirafuentes is currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in marketing and advertisement.
While not working, Ms. Mirafuentes loves playing golf, traveling, and baking cookies.
Bradley Pappas is a legal assistant with Public Employees Legal, LLP. He provides administrative and litigation support for the practice.
Mr. Pappas has worked in various roles within the HVAC and Plumbing industry, gaining experience at Goettl Air Conditioning and Plumbing. He began as an apprentice plumber and then transitioned to the administrative side of the industry. There, he worked as a purchasing agent and Project Coordinator. Some of Bradley’s responsibilities included creating and presenting financial reports, drafting contract agreements, maintaining positive business relationships with vendors, and overseeing field staff and operations.
Mr. Pappas holds an Associate of Science degree in Administration of Justice from the College of the Canyons and is also certified as a Water Distribution Operator Grade D1 by the State of California Water Resources Control Board. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from California State University – San Bernardino, which he expects to earn in the Spring of 2024, and also plans to complete his Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies from the College of the Canyons in the Fall of 2024. During his free time, he enjoys traveling, mountain biking, cooking, and spending time with his furry friend Tobi.