Navruz is a committed attorney and advocate who fights vigorously for important civil rights in courts throughout Northern California. She is recognized for her ability to see the big picture in every case she litigates and for being a tenacious and passionate litigator for wronged employees.
She has handled cases at all phases of litigation, from discovery to trials and arbitrations to appeals. She has a proven track record of obtaining favorable results for her clients in race discrimination, disability discrimination, sexual harassment, and whistleblower cases. By way of example, she litigated and helped the trial team obtain a $137,000,000 verdict in Diaz v. Tesla (race harassment), obtained a $1,600,000 settlement for her client in a sexual harassment case, and obtained her clients mid-six figure settlements in disability discrimination and whistleblower cases. She represented clients in high profile cases such as Kepnach, et al. v. Four Barrel Coffee and Lambert v. Tesla.
Prior to joining the California Civil Rights Law Group, Navruz spent years representing employees whose civil rights were violated, worked at the National Bureau of Asian Research in Seattle, the United Nations Development Program’s Economic Governance Unit in Uzbekistan, and performed in national and international piano competitions, including the United States Open Music Competition, where she won first place in the Showcase Solo Category.
University of California, Davis School of Law
JD: Civil Rights Clinic, SCBA Diversity Fellow, Public Service Law Program
University of California, Berkeley
BA: Rhetoric, Political Economy of Industrial Societies, Peace and Conflict
US District Court Eastern District of California
US District Court Northern District of California
Honors and Awards
Super Lawyers (2022)
Super Lawyer: Northern California Rising Star (2018 – 2021)
National Trial Lawyers Top 100 (2022)
National Advocates 40 Under 40 (2017 – 2022)
California Employment Lawyers Association (Diversity Committee Member) (2014 – Present)
Empower Work (Advisor) (2018 – Present)
Foundation for Advocacy, Inclusion & Resources (Board Member) (2020 – Present)
Racial Equity Ad Hoc Committee, Town of San Anselmo (2021-Present)
Legal Aid at Work, Volunteer Attorney (2021-Present)
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, Volunteer Attorney (2021-Present)
California Lawyers Association – “New Employment Law Practitioner 2021 Conference”/”Leave of Absence Compliance” – (Virtual, January 20, 2021)
California Employment Lawyers Association – “More Than A Feeling: Compelling Emotional Distress Cases” (Virtual, October 16, 2020)
California Employer Lawyers Association, 9th Annual Diversity Leadership Summit (San Francisco, June 23, 2020)
California Lawyers Association – “Leave of Absence Compliance” (San Francisco, February 13, 2020)