Contra Costa County, California Employment Lawyers

Pawanpreet Dhaliwal
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Skilled & Determined Employment Lawyer! Compassionate & Zealous Representation!

I am dedicated to knowledgeable and aggressive legal representation for employment law matters. I am committed to protecting your rights and interests! Visit my website to see case results or call for a consultation.
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Jean Krasilnikoff
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Dedicated Employment & Labor Lawyer! Fighting for Employee Rights & Interests!

I am a skilled and determined California employment lawyer. I am committed to exceptional service and results for all of your employment law needs. Visit my website to see case results and call for a consultation.
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Latika M. Malkani
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Aggressive Advocacy for Employee Rights! Exceptional Representation!

I have fought to protect the rights and interests of workers since 1996. I believe in creating workplaces that are fair, respectful and functional. Visit my website to see case results and call now for a consultation.
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Jonathan H. Siegel
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Outstanding Success in Employment Law Representation! Skill & Experience!

I am a trusted yet formidable advocate for those who have been wronged in the workplace. I am dedicated to aggressively protecting your rights and interests! Visit my website for case results or call for a consultation.
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Len Watkins
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Contra Costa County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(510) 237-6916 125 Park Place
Suite 210
Richmond, CA 94801
Free ConsultationEmployment, Antitrust, Business and IP
University of San Francisco School of Law
A resident of Oakland, Len spent much of his legal career with prestigious, top-ranked, San Francisco law firms. Mr. Watkins brings the same level of expertise, and standard of excellence, to his practice in the East Bay. Focusing on consumer bankruptcy and business law, Mr. Watkins’ depth of experience and training include: A Masters of Business Administration, concentrating on finance, from the University of California, at Davis A stock brokerage license (inactive) from the National Association of Securities Dealers A California Real Estate Broker’s license Previous Experience Business Attorney Norris & Norris (now...
Jon Paul Webster
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Contra Costa County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(925) 609-7600 1985 Bonifacio Street
Suite 102
Concord, CA 94520-2264
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
John F. Kennedy School of Law and California State University - Sacramento
I am a former police officer and deputy district attorney. I have been in private practice since 1994. I bring the experiences I have gained to fight for my clients. Whether you have an employment, business or real property transaction or you are involved in a dispute, my firm will work diligently to represent you in negotiations, administrative, civil or criminal proceedings from initiation through appeal. I routinely represent both employees and employers in wage and hour and discrimination cases. I provide advice and represent individuals, corporations and limited liability partnerships and companies in real property matters...
John Ward Schilt
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Contra Costa County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(510) 234-2808 145 Park Place
Suite A
Point Richmond, CA 94801
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Construction and Personal Injury
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Te'Reisha N. Graves
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Contra Costa County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(510) 234-2808 145 Park Place, Suite A
Point Richmond, CA 94801
Free ConsultationEmployment, Family and Personal Injury
Florida A&M University College of Law
Te’Reisha N. Graves is a Richmond, California native. Ms. Graves is committed to ensuring her clients receive zealous representation from start to finish. Ms. Graves fights tirelessly to find solutions to resolve each client’s unique matter. She effectively communicates with her clients throughout their case to make certain they are not left in the dark. Ms. Graves demonstrates a high degree of care and compassion when dealing with her clients.

Ms. Graves graduated from California State University, East Bay, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Criminal Justice Administration. After graduation, Ms. Graves attended John F....
Beth Wolf Mora
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Contra Costa County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(925) 820-8949 18 Crow Canyon Court, Suite 145
San Ramon, CA 94583
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Civil Rights and Elder
Golden Gate University School of Law
Rhonda Darlene Shelton-Kraeber
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Contra Costa County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(925) 513-1264 4510 O'Hara Ave., Ste. A
Brentwood, CA 94513
Employment and Business
University of California Hastings College of the Law
I have been practicing all aspects of employment law for more than 20 years, including representation of both employers and employees. I assist with all types of employment contracts, wage and hour issues, employment discrimination issues including sexual harassment, employee manuals, workplace safety, wrongful termination, discipline issues, and so on. And when a lawsuit cannot be avoided, I will also handle your litigation needs.
Mr. Steven L. Derby
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Contra Costa County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(925) 472-6640 1255 Treat Blvd. Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
After 22 years as a trial attorney, I have decided to limit my practice to furthering the cause of disability access and ending disability discrimination in the workplace, at home and in public places. If you are disabled temporarily or permanently, you have special rights but no government agency to enforce them. If you think you have been the victim of discrimination, call us now for a free consultation.
John Francis Martin
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Contra Costa County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(925) 937-5433 3100 Oak Rd
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Employment, Animal, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
San Francisco Law Sch
Guy Ellery Louie
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Contra Costa County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(925) 234-1440 2010 Crow Canyon Place Suite 100
San Ramon, CA 94583
Employment, Animal, Business and IP
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Patricia Mary Kelly
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Contra Costa County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(925) 258-9300 2 Theatre Square, Suite 230
Orinda, CA 94563
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
Stanford University
Jody I. LeWitter
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Experienced & Passionate Employment Attorney! Pursuing Justice for Employees!

I am a dedicated and skilled California employment law attorney. I have been aggressively fighting for justice in the workplace for 30 years! Call for a consultation, visit my website for case settlements and verdicts.
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Stephen M. Fuerch
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California Employment Law Attorney with 43 years experience

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LawCalifornia
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Eric Olaf Nieman
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Contra Costa County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(925) 330-2732 98 N Jackson Way
Alamo, CA 94507
Employment
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Carla Vanessa Minnard
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Contra Costa County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(510) 479-1475 1850 Mt Diablo Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Employment
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Mr. John F. Martin Esq.
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Contra Costa County, CA Employment Law Attorney
(925) 937-5433 3100 Oak Road
Suite 230
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Employment
Contra Costa County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(925) 932-2468 1255 Treat Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Employment
Stanford Law School
Contra Costa County, California Employment Law Attorney
(925) 932-2468 1255 Treat Boulevard
Walnut Creek, CALIFORNIA 94597
Employment
Contra Costa County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(925) 932-2468 1255 Treat Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Employment
Contra Costa County, California Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(925) 932-2468 1255 Treat Boulevard
Walnut Creek, CALIFORNIA 94597
Employment, Appeals, Business and Workers' Comp
Boston Coll Law School
Contra Costa County, California Employment Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(925) 932-2468 1255 Treat Boulevard
Walnut Creek, CALIFORNIA 94597
Employment and Business
J. Reuben Clark Law School
Contra Costa County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(925) 932-2468 1255 Treat Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Employment, Appeals, Business and Workers' Comp
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Contra Costa County, California Employment Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(925) 932-2468 1255 Treat Boulevard
Walnut Creek, CALIFORNIA 94597
Employment and Appeals
New York University School of Law
Pamela Kong
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California Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience

Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia
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Rocio Toriz
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California Employment Law Lawyer

University of San Francisco School of LawCalifornia
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Glicel E. Sumagaysay
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(510) 588-8855 1900 Powell Street
Suite 600
Emeryville, CA 94608
Employment
University of San Francisco School of Law
The Law Office of Glicel Sumagaysay handles employment matters for individual and former employees. Ms. Sumagaysay's practice consists of: Federal employee representation in Merit Systems Protection Board (“MSPB”) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") matters; employer-employee negotiations; discrimination on the basis of sex, race and other protected statuses; discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation claims with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), Department of Fair Housing and Employment (“DFEH”) and courts; wage and hour matters with the Department of Labor Standards and Enforcement (“DLSE”) and courts; small business employer compliance with above types of matters.
Bryan Jeffrey Schwartz
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(888) 891-8489 1330 Broadway, Suite 1630
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals and Civil Rights
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Bryan Schwartz is an Oakland, California-based attorney dedicated to helping employees protect their rights in the workplace. He has fought prohibited discrimination, retaliation, and harassment, obtained reasonable accommodations for disabled employees, vindicated whistleblowers' rights, and ensured that corporations pay workers all wages they are owed. He has successfully litigated individual and class action complaints nationwide, helping to recover millions of dollars for thousands of employees, forcing corporations and Government agencies to change their practices and punish wrongdoers. Bryan Schwartz is also one of the few Bay Area-based attorneys with extensive experience representing Federal employees in their unique Merit Systems...
Devin Coyle
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(510) 584-9020 1999 Harrison Street #1800
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
UCLA School of Law
Oakland, California-based civil rights lawyer representing employees and tenants in cases involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination.
Vincent Tong
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(510) 371-7835 409 Thirteenth Street
9th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment, Business, IP and Trademarks
Santa Clara University School of Law
Vincent Tong is an award winning, community oriented lawyer. He is the founder of TONG LAW, an employment business law firm located in beautiful downtown Oakland, California. Vincent exclusively represents employees in employment litigation and businesses in business-to-business disputes. In his business transactions practice, Vincent counsels individuals on forming and growing their social ventures. Connect with Vincent online at www.tong-law.com.
Kellen Crowe
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(800) 295-3905 1300 Clay Street
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Since his admission to the State Bar of California, Kellen has represented primarily individuals, never representing large corporations or government agencies. He has knowledge and experience in protecting the rights of his fellow citizens against organizations and governments, especially in the employment context. He has worked with dozens of clients in state and federal court, arbitration, and mediation. Before attending law school, Kellen worked for many years in the healthcare industry. Working closely with patients gave him an appreciation for the diffculties faced by people with disabilities. In his legal experience, he has represented dozens of disabled clients...
Robert Salinas
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(510) 663-9240 428 13th St
8th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment, Business and Landlord Tenant
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Jessica Riggin
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
1939 Harrison Street, Ste 290
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationEmployment
Columbia Law School
Jessica is a partner at Rukin Hyland & Riggin LLP and specializes in litigating employment law cases on behalf of employees. From violations of wage and hour laws to sexual harassment and discrimination, Jessica has represented both individuals and groups of people in class actions. She also advises executives in pre-litigation matters such as severance agreements and employment agreements. If you have an employment law issue in the Bay Area, please contact her office today and set up a free consultation.
Jonathan H. Siegel
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(510) 452-5000 1939 Harrison St
#307
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment
Golden Gate University School of Law
Jody I. LeWitter
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(510) 452-5000 1939 Harrison St
#307
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment
University of Michigan Law School
Arthur William Lazear
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(510) 735-6316 436 14th St Ste 1117
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationEmployment
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Arthur Lazear has practiced law for more than 40 years, helping to obtain successful results for worthy clients nationwide. Mr. Lazear has prosecuted some of the biggest class actions ever litigated in employment law, but has never abandoned his level of personal attention to each client, which is the firm’s hallmark.

Mr. Lazear’s father was a janitor, an immigrant from Ukraine who worked nights in a tireless effort to provide his children the hope of a better life, that they might realize the American Dream. The example set by his father inspired Mr. Lazear’s lifelong commitment to protecting and enforcing the...
Robert Salinas
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California Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience

University of California, Berkeley School of LawCalifornia
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Jane Kow
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Contra Costa County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience

New York University School of Law9th Circuit, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California and California
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Eric Francis Pierson
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(917) 940-0202 4096 Piedmont Avenue, #701
Oakland, CA 94611
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and IP
Stanford University
Eric Pierson is a practical and results-oriented generalist attorney with over twenty years of law firm and in-house experience and a proven track record of success as a strategic business partner and trusted advisor.

Prior to starting his own firm, Eric spent over twelve years in-house in New York as a corporate generalist and lead U.S. attorney supporting the Americas division of Mitsui, a Fortune Global 500 Japanese multinational conglomerate. Previously he practiced at San Francisco-based McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen and its successor firm, Bingham McCutchen, for ten years, primarily as a litigator focused on intellectual property and contract...
Latika M. Malkani
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(510) 452-5000 1939 Harrison St
#307
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment and Appeals
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Jennifer R. Lovko
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(510) 859-7377 1061 Eastshore Highway, Suite 206
Berkeley, CA 94710
Employment, Business, Consumer and Medical Malpractice
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Rae has extensive experience, having successfully represented hundreds of clients throughout her career. At Lovko & King, her focus is on providing client-focused representation at an affordable price.
Pamela Kong
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(510) 663-9240 428 13th St
8th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment, Civil Rights and Landlord Tenant
Golden Gate University School of Law
Rocio Toriz
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(510) 663-9240 428 13th St
8th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment
University of San Francisco School of Law
H. Tim Hoffman
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
180 Grand Ave, Ste. 1550
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment, Antitrust, Civil Rights and Consumer
Univ of Illinois COL
Tim Hoffman is a pioneering California attorney with a storied, 45-year legal career, during which he has helped recover more than $1 billion for his worthy clients. Mr. Hoffman has successfully tried dozens of matters to verdict, specializing in complex civil cases, and has litigated over 200 arbitrations. He has practiced in Oakland, CA, since 1971, and was most recently selected for inclusion in 2009 Northern California Super Lawyers. Since the mid-1990's, Mr. Hoffman has been a leader among plaintiffs' employment lawyers, scoring huge victories for classes of thousands of employees at Pacific Bell (who recovered $36 million), Macy's, Starbucks,...
Jean Krasilnikoff
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Attorney
(510) 452-5000 1939 Harrison St
#307
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation and Civil Rights
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Janelle J. Smith
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(510) 398-0733 1808 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Free ConsultationEmployment and Business
University of San Francisco School of Law
I help clients with their employment, business, and start-up needs. I also represent clients involved in civil litigation. Please contact me to find out how I can help you with your legal needs.
Ben Irwin Hamburg
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(510) 985-2600 2625 Alcatraz Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Real Estate
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Ben Hamburg provides mediation services to parties seeking to resolve their disputes without the risk inherent in proceeding through trial, and additionally provides services as an arbitrator. Ben has had significant success in resolving some of the most difficult cases utilizing creative solutions. Ben also represents parties in litigation and transactional matters.
Berne Reuben
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(510) 981-0143 2222 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Employment and Civil Rights
Boalt Hall (University of Berkeley School of Law) and Golden Gate University School of Law
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Problems in the workplace?

Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


Essential job functions: The fundamental job duties of the employment position that the individual with a disability holds or desires. The term essential functions does not include marginal functions of the position.

Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.