Mikael Rojas

Mikael Rojas

Washington, District of Columbia
(202) 847-4400

MIKAEL A. ROJAS is an associate at Outten & Golden LLP in Washington, D.C., where he represents individuals in discrimination cases and in a variety of other employment matters. 

Mr. Rojas represents clients at every stage of an employment problem, from pre-dispute resolution to litigation in administrative tribunals and courts.  He handles a broad variety of discrimination cases, including those involving race, gender, pregnancy, harassment, retaliation, disability, age, national origin, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation.  He is an active member of the firm’s Discrimination & Retaliation and Family Responsibilities & Disability Discrimination Practice Groups.  Mr. Rojas represents individuals employed across numerous industries, including the private, non-profit, and public sectors.  He also represents employees in many different positions, from entry-level staff to senior corporate executives and professionals. 

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rojas litigated civil rights cases, including employment, housing, and police accountability matters, as a fellow at Relman Dane & Colfax PLLC in Washington, D.C.  He also served as a law clerk for the Hon. Fernando M. Olguin, U.S. District Court Judge for the Central District of California.

Mr. Rojas earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was awarded the John Hart Ely Prize for outstanding writing and the Judge Thelton E. Henderson Prize for outstanding performance in the law school’s legal services clinic.  Mr. Rojas also served as the Executive Co-Chair of the Stanford Latino Law Students Association and was a Ford Foundation Law School Fellow.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, in English and Political Science from Washington State University.

Mr. Rojas is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C., California and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Discrimination & Retaliation
  • Family Responsibilities & Disability Discrimination

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 2019
  • California, 2016
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California


  • Stanford Law School, Stanford, California
    • J.D. - 2015
    • Honors: John Hart Ely Prize
    • Honors: Judge Thelton E. Henderson Prize
  • Washington State University
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 2011
    • Major: English
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works


  • Panelist: “Private Public Interest Law”, Stanford Law School

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Member
  • Workers’ Rights Clinic, Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, Volunteer Attorney
  • Washington Council of Lawyers, the Public Interest Bar Association of Washington, D.C., Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Relman Dane & Colfax PLLC, Civil Rights Litigation Fellow

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Attorney, Workers’ Rights Clinic, Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs


  • English
  • Spanish