Marqui Hood

Marqui is a passionate and committed advocate for workers. She received her J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles and her B.A. from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. After graduating from law school, Marqui clerked with the Honorable Raymond Fisher, a Clinton appointee, on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Marqui specializes in employment law and has significant experience in all aspects of employment litigation.

After clerking with Judge Fisher, working at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Los Angeles and with the King County Public Defender’s Office in Seattle, Washington, Marqui began to focus her legal career on fighting for civil rights and for the rights of workers and employees from all walks of life. She started out at a boutique employment law firm in Beverly Hills. After more than a decade in that capacity, she founded her own firm, Durkin & Hood, LLP, in 2014 with her legal partner, Molly Durkin. In that capacity, Marqui and Molly began to work with Lawrence Organ of the California Civil Rights Law Group, serving as local Los Angeles counsel. After co-counseling employment cases with the California Civil Rights Law Group for several years, Marqui and Molly joined the firm in 2023. 

While not at work, Marqui is the parent of two amazing daughters and enjoys spending her free time volunteering. She has taught constitutional law to students at Los Angeles High School through a program with the Constitutional Rights Foundation, served as the president of her neighborhood association, and is an active member of the Crenshaw Community Garden. She is a member of the Order of the Coif, California Employment Lawyers Association, and California Bar, Employment Section.

Bar Admissions

California, 2001
U.S. District Court Central District of California


J.D., University of California Los Angeles School of Law
B.A., Wesleyan University