Ikedi Onyemaobim focuses his legal practice on the representation of management in issues related to labor and employment law. 

Ikedi represents employers in a broad spectrum of labor and employment law disputes including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and wage and hour violations. Prior to joining FordHarrison, Ikedi was a labor and employment law associate at a Southern California based general practice firm, handling all aspects of employment law litigation and routinely advising employers on litigation prevention. Ikedi has represented clients in a broad range of industries, including automotive, medical, and hospitality.

While in law school, Ikedi served as Editor-in-Chief of the Pepperdine University Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship, and the Law and was awarded Best Brief and Best Oral Advocate in the 7th Annual ABA First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court Competition. Additionally, Ikedi served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Richard M. Neiter of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

In his spare time, Ikedi enjoys snowboarding, modern classic motorcycles, collecting vinyl records, and following the Philadelphia Eagles.

Representative Experience
  • Obtained summary judgment in Los Angeles Superior Court on claims for discrimination based on race, retaliation, disability discrimination, failure to engage in good faith interactive process, failure to provide reasonable accommodation, failure to prevent discrimination, and wrongful termination in violation of California Fair Employment and Housing Act.
  • Obtained summary judgment in Los Angeles Superior Court on claims for harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and discrimination based on age.
  • Obtained summary adjudication on behalf of public educational entity on claims for retaliation, harassment, and discrimination on the basis of age.
  • Successfully defended against 12 motions to compel in a contentious labor and employment matter invoking a physician’s continued employment with a medical facility.