Carole Okolowicz

Carole Okolowicz

San Francisco, California

Carole was recently awarded 2019 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Marin Trial Lawyers Association and was nominated for the 2018 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. Before attending law school at the University of San Francisco, she worked as a paralegal in trial-intensive, plaintiff-side personal injury firms for over a decade.

During law school, Carole was President of USF's Labor and Employment Law Student Association. She published an article on Title VII in the DePaul Journal of Women, Gender, and the Law. Carole interned for Justice Ann Walsh Bradley on the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is a Green Bay Packers fan, a painter, and an urban cyclist.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Discrimination Law
  • Employment Law
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful Termination Law
  • Family and Medical Leave Claims
  • Defamation
  • Personal Injury/Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2018


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 2017
    • Law Journal: Pushback: Title VII Takes On Hobby Lobby, DePaul Journal of Women, Gender, and the Law, May 2017
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • B.A. - 1998

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • ABA-Bloomberg BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law – 2017
  • President - Labor and Employment Law Student Association
  • Board Member - Law Students for Reproductive Justice

Past Employment Positions

  • The Veen Firm, P.C., Attorney and Post-Bar Clerk, 2017-2018
  • Rouda, Feder, Tietjen & McGuinn, Paralegal, 2009-2014
  • The Veen Firm, P.C., Paralegal, 2001-2009