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Rabiah Rahman

Rabiah is a proud Californian, raised in the Central Valley and currently resides in Ventura County.  Rabiah has dedicated her legal career to defending workers’ rights throughout the State of California. She is a leader, advocate and a voice for social justice. 

​Rabiah is committed to using her voice, education and skills to champion social justice and progressive values on the various boards she sits on locally and throughout California.

to Social Justice

Rabiah has devoted her legal career to championing the rights of employees, with a foundation built upon a long-standing commitment to social justice.  She worked with incarcerated youth as an undergraduate student at UCLA, throughout law school and as an attorney.  She served as the Managing Editor of the Berkeley Journal of African American Law and Policy.  

​Rabiah has also represented refugees from Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia claiming asylum in Egypt and applying for resettlement to a third-country.  She also worked for a human rights consulting non-governmental organization in The Netherlands, helping Baltic Nations implement international criminal law standards into their domestic prosecution of war crimes.


University of California, Berkeley School of Law, Juris Doctorate

University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Fresno City College, Associate of Arts


Rabiah is currently teaching Employment Law at The Colleges of Law: Santa Barbara & Ventura.


United States District Court for the Central District of California
United States District Court for the Northern District of California
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California

Professional Associations

California Employment Lawyers Association, Co-Chair of the Diversity Outreach Committee

Social Justice Fund for Ventura County, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors

Ventura County Bar Association, Board Member of the Board of Directors 

Ventura County Bar Association, Chair of the Employment Law Section

Black Lawyers of Ventura County, Vice President

Citations Law Magazine, Board Member

The Jerome H. Berenson American Inn of Court, Member

New Leaders Council, Los Angeles Chapter, Governing Board 2017 – 2019

Speaking Engagements

Women Lawyers of Ventura County, Speaker, California Employment Law Legislative Update

Ventura County Paralegals Association, Speaker, New Employment Laws

Then There is California PodcastEpisode 4: “Empowering Women as Leaders & In the Workplace”

ABC News Radio: Coach Lynn ShowSpecial Guest to Discuss Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

National Associations of Women Business Owners, Speaker – “Clearing the Smoke around Marijuana in the Workplace”

UCLA School of Law, Law Fellows Central Valley Academy, Attorney Panelist

Soroptimist International of Ventura, Speaker – “Harassment in the Workplace”

California Employment Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, Moderator – “What to do when the advocate becomes the target of the discrimination they are advocating against”

Fresno City College, 2018 Commencement Ceremony Keynote Speaker

California Employment Advisory Council, East Ventura County, Speaker – “New Ways for Employers to Get in Trouble From the Plaintiff’s Perspective”

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