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About Ana Viswanathan

Ana Viswanathan is an experienced attorney based in the San Francisco Bay Area. In her legal practice, she has focused on employment law issues including employer-employee counseling and litigation matters. In the past, she also assisted minority and low-income individuals with disability rights, employment, and housing issues. Ana Viswanathan now maintains a solo practice in San Mateo County where she specializes in employment and civil rights law. Previously, she served as an attorney at a prestigious law firm in San Francisco. In that position, she was involved in numerous cases, including managing civil rights and employment cases for defendants as well as plaintiffs. Her achievements included reaching substantial settlements in employment discrimination and other tort cases.* Earlier in her legal career, Ana Viswanathan focused on employment-related discrimination cases as a solo practitioner and consulting attorney in Southern California.

A member of the California State Bar, Ana Viswanathan represents clients at the state trial court and appellate levels and has managed cases before the California Supreme Court. She is also licensed to practice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Courts for Northern and Central California. Prior to her legal career, she received a Master of Arts degree in cognitive-experimental psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and practiced as a research assistant in cognitive-perceptual psychology.

Ana Viswanathan, Esq., is licensed to practice law in all state courts in California and in the Northern, Eastern and Central federal district courts of California as well as the federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The Law Office of Ana Viswanathan has an office located in San Mateo County in California where she practices law. Ana Viswanathan does not seek to represent anyone based solely on a visit to her websites on the Internet.

*Please note that the results Ms. Viswanathan achieved in her cases were dependent on the particular facts in each of the cases Ms. Viswanathan managed. Past performance cannot guarantee similar results in the future. Results in future cases may differ depending upon the facts of each case.


Work experience

Oct 2009Present

Liitgation Attorney

Solo Practitioner

Specializing in Employment and Civil Rights Cases


Jan 1977Jan 1981

Master's Degree, Cognitive Psychology