Mythily Sivarajah is the managing attorney of JML Law’s Northern California office in San Francisco. Mythily has committed her entire legal career to advocating for workers rights, helping plaintiffs/employees in employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, wrongful termination, wage theft, and defamation matters. She also represents victims in personal injury, car accident and elder abuse cases.
Mythily developed her commitment to the advocacy of workers’ rights when she determined to go to college to study about workers’ rights, concerns and history. Her experience in college working with unions, organizing and learning about workers’ rights, emboldened her resolve to help injured workers. After attending Cornell University as a Cornell National Scholar, Mythily graduated in three years with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations in 2000.
In 2007, Mythily received her Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law, and was the recipient of the American Bar Association/Bureau of National Affairs Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law. While in law school, she was an intern at the Fair Employment and Housing Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Legal Unit and represented low-wage employees with employment law matters as part of a legal clinic.
After graduating from law school, Mythily volunteered with the Centre for Women’s Development and Research in India to advocate for the rights of domestic workers. Before joining JML Law, Mythily worked on all phases of litigation developing her litigation skills to represent employees’ rights.
Mythily is a member of the California Employment Lawyer’s Association, CABAL/ PELA (a bay area plaintiff’s employment group), Consumer Attorneys of California, and South Asian Bar Association of Northern California. She is admitted to practice in all California state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mythily grew up in Sri Lanka and California and has made the Bay Area her home for the past two decades. She values nature and traveling, especially hiking and exploring the Bay Area and surrounding areas.