Law Office of Curt Surls

Law Office of Curt Surls

The Law Office of Curt Surls focuses on employment law including employment discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment and workplace investigations.

Firm Overview

Mr. Surls has more than 20 years of legal experience bringing fairness and equity to the workplace. His firm provides top quality law services in state and federal courts. The office is located in Manhattan Beach, California and he provides services throughout the Los Angeles region, including Orange County, Riverside County and San Bernardino County. Employment attorney Curt Surls handles cases in the following areas of the law: -Labor and employment -Employment discrimination -Sexual harassment -Wrongful termination -Workplace investigation -Age discrimination in employment -Disability discrimination -Employment mediation An experienced lawyer is the key to a successful outcome Lawyer Curt Surls in Manhattan Beach, California mediates, arbitrates and litigates employment matters on behalf of workers. He also conducts workplace investigations and anti-harassment training and counseling for employers. Curt Surls has been named repeatedly by Los Angeles Magazine as one of Southern California's Super Lawyers. With 20 years of experience in the field of employment law, Curt Surls is on your side. Contact his office today to find out how he can help you get the resolution you deserve. Contact a Manhattan Beach, California employment law attorney to stand up for your rights If you feel you are being treated illegally in your workplace, have been terminated unfairly or are being harassed, you need an employment lawyer who can help you today. Contact the Law Office of Curt Surls in Manhattan Beach, California by calling 424-789-6055 or contact his firm online.

Main Office

Main Office
1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 500

Manhattan Beach CA 90266





Assertive Manhattan Beach Labor & Employment Law Attorney

Empowering employees No one has the right to harass you at your place of work or deny you access to employee benefits. Armed with 20 years of experience, the Law Office of Curt Surls protects the rights of workers from abusive colleagues or opportunistic management. Ready to stand up to big corporations Attorney Curt Surls understands that employees are often hesitant to sue their employers or stand up for their wage and hour rights, particularly when their employers are large corporations. His firm supports you through this stressful period of time and helps you receive the justice you deserve. He can assist you with cases involving: -Defamation -Slander -Unpaid meal and rest breaks -Unpaid overtime -Unpaid wages -Unemployment -Workplace violations -Unsafe work conditions -Whistleblower retaliation -Discrimination -Wrongful termination -Sexual harassment Challenging discrimination in the workplace Employment should be based upon your skills, knowledge and experience, not on arbitrary characteristics that do not affect your ability to perform your job. Employers are prohibited from discriminatory practices regarding hiring, promotion, termination, types of assignments and pay. When making decisions, employers cannot legally consider: -Race -Gender -Pregnancy -Age -Religion -Nationality -Disability By applying extensive knowledge of state and federal labor and employment laws, the Law Office of Curt Surls redresses the discrimination and levels the employment playing field. Fighting against sexual harassment You do not have to put up with unwelcome sexual advances, sexist comments, or degrading images and emails at your workplace. These are examples of sexual harassment, which is illegal. Sexual harassment creates an unpleasant employment atmosphere and perpetuates the impression that gender relegates you to a lower status and position. Although women are most commonly targeted, men can be victims of sexual harassment as well. Responsible parties can include coworkers, supervisors and the company entity. Harassment can take the form of physical contact, visual images, email transmissions, general derogatory statements or unwanted romantic overtures. The Law Office of Curt Surls advocates for your right to work in a professional environment free from harassment.

Curt L. Surls

Law Office of Curt Surls

Practice Areas
-Employment discrimination
-Sexual harassment
-Wrongful termination

California, 1988

-Loyola Law School, J.D., 1988
-University of Iowa, B.A.

-National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
-California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
-Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI)
-Consumer Attorneys of California
-Treasurer and Member of the Executive Committee, Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) Labor and Employment Law Section
-Member, Fair Judicial Election Practices Committee
-Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Curt Surls has been practicing in Los Angeles, specializing in employment law, for almost 25 years. Mr. Surls is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a non-profit professional association honoring lawyers whose careers have demonstrated dedication to the welfare of the community and the traditions of the profession. Mr. Surls was also named as a "Southern California Super Lawyer" nine times by Los Angeles Magazine, most recently in 2014, and was listed among the "Best Lawyers in Southern California" by American Law Media for multiple years, most recently in the 2014 Edition.

Mr. Surls received his B.A. from the University of Iowa and his J.D. from Loyola Law School (Los Angeles). Prior to opening the Law Office of Curt Surls in July 2012, he was a partner with Bornn & Surls for over 15 years. Mr. Surls was also an attorney with the Oakland, California civil rights firm then known as Saperstein, Seligman & Mayeda, specializing in employment and civil rights class actions. Mr. Surls also worked for the State of California as counsel to the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations.

Mr. Surls started his legal career with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, initially as a law clerk and later as a staff attorney in the East Los Angeles branch office.

Mr. Surls is on the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section and currently serves as Treasurer. Mr. Surls was Chair of the section's 2012 Labor and Employment Law Symposium. He also serves on the Fair Judicial Election Practices Committee for 2012-2013. Mr. Surls served as Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Disability Rights Legal Center ( from 2008 to 2010.

Mr. Surls is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association and the California Employment Lawyers Association, both organizations that emphasize the practice of employment law on behalf of plaintiffs. He is also a member of the Disability Rights Bar Association and the Association of Workplace Investigators.


Loyola Law School
Juris Doctorate, 1988

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