Emge & Associates

Firm Overview

Our representation focuses on hourly employees who have been denied overtime compensation, who have been forced to work off-the-clock and who have not been provided state mandated meal periods.

Example cases

Lopez v. American Golf Corporation. Class action settlement on behalf of 3,500 underpaid class members; Stevens v. F.H. Paschen/S.N. Nielsen, Inc.: Class action settlement on behalf of 84 construction superintendents for misclassification and unpaid overtime.

Main Office
525 B Street
Suite 760
San Diego  CA  92101
  • (619) 595-1400
  • (619) 595-1480


Free Initial Consultation?
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Most cases are taken on a contingency basis.
Hourly Rates

Office Information

Office Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken
Our paralegal speaks Spanish. Counsel does not.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

Mediation is used as a tool toward resolution in almost every case.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Hourly employees are often misled by their employers about their rights to breaks, proper classification and off-the-clock work. Self education is the first step for employees to help protect themselves.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?


Derek J. Emge

Emge & Associates was formed in 2000 specifically to represent employees in class action litigation.

  • Bar Number: 161105
    California , 1992

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