If you're facing a specific legal issue or aren't sure of your options, The Belli Law Firm is here to help. We work hard for our clients no matter what their situation.
Throughout California and across the United States, we aggressively litigate cases of all sizes. Our unique trial-proven tactics have been honed over the years, and our creative thinking has helped us obtain over $1 billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients.
From rear-end collisions to complex multimillion-dollar mass torts, from seemingly simple employer-employee disputes to the devastating effects of civil rights violations, we treat each case with the same level of importance, care and attention.
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Experienced Bay Area Employment Law Attorneys
At The Belli Law Firm, we believe strongly in protecting the rights of employees. Both federal and state laws protect workers from being victims of harassment, stalking, discrimination and unfair wages. Yet, California employers do not always follow the law. Our experienced employment lawyers are ready to fight large corporations and businesses that consistently abuse their workers through unfair overtime wages, discriminating policies and wrongful termination.
Corporations and businesses in California that routinely break employment laws canand should be held accountable for their wrongdoing. We are not afraid to take on even the largest corporations in the Bay Area.
When Conflict Arises
Even though there are laws in place to protect your rights as an employee, you may still find that you're involved in a dispute with your employer. This conflict could have an adverse impact on your wages, benefits, long-term career potential and quality of life.
If you're involved in an employment law dispute, you will want to reach a resolution as soon as possible. However, you may be too intimidated to speak with your employer or you may have tried to discuss the conflict, only to receive little to no support. In these instances, it may be in your best interest to consult with an employment law attorney.
The employment law attorneys at The Belli Law Firm have successfully represented employees through a variety of complex employment law situations, including:
Pregnancy and gender discrimination
Overtime and wage disputes
Family and Medical Leave Act issues
Protecting Your Rights
As an employee, you have the right to be treated fairly by your employer. If you believe that your employer may have violated the law in its dealings with you, contact The Belli Law Firm to seek advice from an employment law professional. The Belli Law Firm is happy to meet with you one on one to discuss your case and provide you with guidance so that you can take measures to resolve your employment dispute.
Don't be afraid to stand up for your rights as an employee. Call the employment law attorneys at The Belli Law Firm today for a free initial consultation and a review of your case in our Mill Valley office. Call us at 415-981-1850
Robert J.A. Fordiani (attorney and mediator) has represented plaintiffs for the past eight years. He focuses on employment and labor law (both individual and multi-plaintiff claims). Specifically, Mr. Fordiani has extensive experience in cases pertaining to discrimination, retaliation, and harassment under the Fair Employment and Housing Act of California.
Working alongside some of California's most prominent employment and civil rights attorneys, Mr. Fordiani tenaciously advocates for his clients. He is adept at resolving intricate disputes through thorough analysis and calculated diplomacy. He has not only successfully represented clients in state and federal courts, but has also helped clients negotiate wage and hour misclassification claims with the California Department of Labor and Standards Enforcement.
In addition to being a litigator, Mr. Fordiani has been designated as a mediator by the University of California at Berkeley. An advocate for individual rights, Mr. Fordiani recently filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of interested mediators with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal. The particular case was Milhouse et al. v. Travelers Commercial Insurance Company, a case that may decide the admissibility of confidential settlement discussions at trial.
Northern California Super Lawyers included Mr. Fordiani in its 2015 "Rising Stars" list. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for ten years or less. In addition to a general survey, an attorney-led research team reviews the credentials of potential candidates and assigns points based on a set of defined evaluation criteria. No more than 2.5% of attorneys statewide are named to the Rising Stars list.
The Pennsylvania State University
Golden Gate University School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2007
Melvin C. Belli has practiced law for over 30 years and has a wide range of experience. He has handled cases across the country, from minor auto collision cases to mass tort actions involving drugs and defective medical devices. He has experience in dealing with everything from soft tissue injuries to the tragic loss of a loved one.
He was trained by one of the most notable lawyers of the 20th century: his father Melvin M. Belli. The elder Belli was called "the King of Torts" for his groundbreaking work in personal injury actions.
Melvin C. Belli continues the legacy, using innovative and cutting-edge techniques which his father taught him and which he has since improved upon. Belli believes that in order to bring success to his clients, he must prepare every case as if it were going to trial.
Mr. Belli has been honored by his peers by being elected to the Board of Governors of key personal injury groups such as the American Trial Lawyers Association (now the AAJ), the California Trial Lawyers Association (now the CAOC), and the San Francisco and Marin Trial Lawyer Associations. Mr. Belli has served as President of the Marin Trial Lawyers Association and he has won many awards for his tenacity in the courtroom.
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