Representing employees against employers in claims of wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation and wage claims
Representing employees against employers in claims of wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation and wage claims. Includes mistreatment based on medical condition, sex, race, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, religion, medical or disability leave, and other protected classifications. Whistleblower retaliation. All aspects of litigation including depositions, court and jury trials, arbitration, mediation and settlement. Representative Employers Sued by Clients of the Firm: Collectively, the firm's employee-clients have sued dozens of Fortune 500 companies in numerous industries including aerospace, entertainment, defense, broadcasting, real estate, construction, advertising, automotive, sales, service, banking, mortgage, and many other industries. Representative public entities sued by clients of the firm include the City and County of Los Angeles, school districts and numerous city, county and government agencies.
400 Oceangate, Ste. 1120
Long Beach CA 90802
Practice Areas Arbitration Assault and Battery Claims for Unpaid Overtime Denial of Lunch and Rest Breaks Discrimination Employment Claims Harassment Litigation Mediation Retaliation Trial Whistleblower Retaliation Wrongful Termination
Assault and Battery
Claims for Unpaid Overtime
Denial of Lunch and Rest Breaks
Admitted: 1986, Florida; 1987, California; 1988, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California
Law School: University of Minnesota, J.D.
Member: California Employment Lawyers Association; National Employment Lawyers Association; National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund; Los Angeles County, Beverly Hills, Long Beach, Burbank, San Fernando Valley, Orange County, and American Bar Associations; Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles; American Association for Justice; State Bar of California (Member, Labor and Employment Section).
Biography: Law Clerk: Hon. Robert S. Huntley, Jr., Justice, Idaho Supreme Court, 1985-1986; Hon. Joseph W. Hatchett, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (Florida, Georgia, Alabama), 1987. Flight Instructor, 1979-1980. Intern, Massachusetts Lt. Governor and Legislature, 1981. Manager, U.S. Congressional Campaign, 1982. Law Clerk Intern, Hon. David A. Leslie, Judge, Minnesota Court of Appeals, 1984. Student Director, University of Minnesota Law School Federal Income Tax Clinic, 1984. Legal Writing Instructor, Louisiana State University Law School, 1986. Litigation Associate: Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP, Los Angeles, 1988-1989; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Los Angeles, 1989-1992. Temporary Judge, Los Angeles County Superior Court, periodically 1995-2004. Candidate for California State Assembly, 2003-2004.
Born: Minneapolis, Minnesota
University of Minnesota
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