Simi Valley, California Employment Lawyers

Martin I. Aarons
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Free Consultation! Experienced & Skilled Employment Lawyer! Employee Advocacy!

I provide comprehensive and diligent representation for employees with workplace disputes. I will fight to protect your legal rights and interests! Visit my website for reviews and results, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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David Bibiyan
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Dedicated, successful advocate for employees in California. Free consultation!

I'm an experienced Southern California employment lawyer. My practice includes representing employees who have been victims of wage theft, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and other wrongful conduct of employers. Read More »
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Shannon H.P. Ward
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Free Consultation! Successful & Determined Employment & Civil Rights Lawyer!

I am a dedicated employment and civil rights attorney. I am committed to fiercely advocating for employees with workplace disputes! Visit my website to see case results and client reviews, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Simi Valley, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(213) 689-7430 4600 E Los Angeles Ave
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Employment, Antitrust, Business and IP
Davis School of Law
Simi Valley, CA Employment Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(805) 306-1100 1777 E Los Angeles Ave
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Employment
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Simi Valley, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(805) 526-5700 1955 N Surveyor Ave
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Employment
UCLA School of Law
Simi Valley, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(213) 689-7439 4600 E Los Angeles Ave
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Employment, Antitrust, Business and IP
University of North Carolina Law School
Simi Valley, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(805) 915-2525 1003 King Palm Dr
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Employment
Univ of Ottawa
Simi Valley, CA Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(805) 578-3474 543 Country Club Dr Ste B209
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Employment
Loyola Law School
Simi Valley, CA Employment Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(805) 231-5145 1005 Poppy Tree Pl
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Employment
Loyola Law School
Simi Valley, CA Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(805) 557-6129 1653 Yosemite Ave
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Employment
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Simi Valley, CA Employment Law Attorney
(805) 578-4106 2390 Ward Ave Ste A
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Employment
Simi Valley, CA Employment Law Lawyer
(805) 306-1100 1777 East Los Angeles Avenue
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Employment
Bruce David Abel
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Westlake Village, CA Employment Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(310) 498-9374 200 No. Westlake Blvd., Suite 204
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Construction and Real Estate
Southwestern Law School
Tamara Lynn Harper
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Westlake Village, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(805) 409-0530 141 Duesenberg Drive
Suite 7B
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, IP and Trademarks
Ventura COL
Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Harper served as Director of Corporate Compliance and Commercial Leasing for Kinko’s Service Corporation, Inc., now FedEx. Early in her career she worked as in house corporate counsel to one of California’s largest labor staffing corporations and civilly prosecuted perpetrators of domestic violence through a DOJ grant protecting victims of domestic violence. She has argued cases before the United States Hague Court for matters of international child abduction; California Court of Appeals and Superior Court; District Court; Delaware Court of Chancery; and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Trademark Trial and Appeals...
Michael C. Murphy Jr.
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Westlake Village, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(805) 494-8929 2625 Townsgate Road, Suite 330
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, IP and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Armond Marcarian
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Westlake Village, CA Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(800) 924-3784 31255 Cedar Valley Drive, Suite 301
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Employment, Business, Consumer and Medical Malpractice
Univ of LaVerne COL
As a trial attorney, Armond Marcarian has tried several cases in the last few years to verdict, including his victory before a Kern County jury in November 2007 where he obtained a judgment for $1,000,000 for his client.* In September 2009, Armond successfully defended his client at trial in a lawsuit where the plaintiff was seeking over $9,000,000 in damages. Armond has also arbitrated complex business disputes and medical malpractice cases; including an arbitration against Kaiser Permanente which resulted in a favorable decision in January 2008. While there are many great courtroom attorneys, Armond...
Michael Labrum
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Westlake Village, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(805) 267-1171 2625 Townsgate Road Suite 330
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Free ConsultationEmployment, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Ventura College of Law
Call Today for a Free Phone Consultation (805) 267-1171 or Email at Michael@LabrumLaw.com. The Law Offices of Michael Labrum offer affordable legal services which provide exceptional value to you. Your legal issues receive substantial individualized care and consideration leaving you feeling as if you're the only client and not just another billable hour like at large law firms. By utilizing uniquely designed alternative fee structuring, you're provided with the flexibility you need to receive quality legal representation and advice while respecting you're budget and bottom line. Trust, confidence, and loyalty are the guiding principles of the legal representation and...
C. Valerie Ibe
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Canoga Park, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(818) 900-5298 7220 Owensmouth Avenue,
Suite 220
Canoga Park, CA 91303
Employment, Bankruptcy, Family and Immigration
Rivers State University
The Law Offices of C. Valerie Ibe, has licenses to practice in the States of California, Maryland and New York and is equipped to help residents of these states to face the complexities of civil litigation whether in the state courts or in federal courts. The lead attorney, in addition to legal qualifications has also an MBA in Business Administration and a CPA
Stephan Math
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Westlake Village, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(805) 300-2097 2625 Townsgate Rd, Ste. 330
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Free ConsultationEmployment, Administrative and Education
Loyola Law School
I entered Loyola Law School’s evening program in September 1968 where during my tenure I represented indigent people as part of the school’s law clinic program. Also, having excelled in legal writing and moot court competition, finishing as a semi finalist, I was, in my last year as a student given a Teaching Fellowship where I was privileged to teach first year law students the basics of legal writing and prepare them for moot court competition. While in law school I was employed full time by the American Arbitration Association as Assistant to the Regional Director where I was able...
Peter Joseph Horton
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Moorpark, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(805) 232-3220 165 East High Street Suite #202
Moorpark, CA 93021
Employment, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
California Western School of Law
Joel R Villasenor
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Thousand Oaks, CA Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(818) 889-2299 31351 Via Colinas
Suite 205
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Employment, Business, Communications and Real Estate
UCLA School of Law
David B. Levin
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Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(877) 206-4741 21550 Oxnard Street
Suite 780
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Free ConsultationEmployment and Consumer
The University of Toledo College of Law
We represent the rights of consumers in all forms of consumer rights litigation, including lemon law, breach of warranty, debt collection violations, credit reporting issues, unauthorized robocalls and telemarketing calls, consumer fraud and related issues. We also handle employment litigation, including wage and hour cases, overtime pay issues, wrongful termination, discrimination and sexual harassment. Many of the firm's cases are brought as class actions and we handle personal injury cases as well.
Randall Vern Sutter
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VENTURA, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(805) 650-7100 1727 Mesa Verde Ave, Ste 120 D
VENTURA, CA 93003
Free ConsultationEmployment, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
Ventura COL
As a founding Partner, Randall Sutter is involved in the daily operations of the law firm with emphasis in the following practice areas: Bankruptcy and Consumer Advocacy: Mr. Sutter helps individuals and small businesses develop asset protection strategies and counsels various options for eliminating or restructuring debt and liabilities. Not only is Mr. Sutter knowledgeable in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases, but he has also successfully confirmed plans for complicated Chapter 11 reorganization cases. General Business Counsel: As a business owner and entrepreneur for 25 years, Mr. Sutter brings a unique perspective to helping small...
Martin I. Aarons
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Encino, CA Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(818) 794-9250 16000 Ventura Blvd
#850
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationEmployment and Personal Injury
University of San Diego and Arizona State University
Martin I. Aarons has been an employment law trial attorney for more than 12 years. Mr. Aarons handles discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases of all kinds, shapes, and sizes. Mr. Aarons is licensed to practice in all California courts, and local federal courts. He is a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, serving on their Board of Governors. As part of CAALA, Martin was the 2014 Street Fighter of the Year finalist, he has received the Presidential Award in 2013, and the Steven C. Glickman Award in 2012. He also was selected to Super Lawyers 2016-2018, Super...
Theodore Jason Schneider
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Santa Paula, CA Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(805) 764-6370 300 E. Esplanade Drive
Suite 1980
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Employment, Business, Municipal and Real Estate
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Ted J. Schneider is a partner at the Oxnard-based law firm of Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P. where he practices in the areas of business and corporate transactions, employment, municipal and public law and homeowners associations. Ted advises and represents small local businesses to publicly traded multinational companies, entrepreneurs and homeowners associations in various corporate transactions, including incorporation, mergers and acquisitions (stock and asset sales), corporate governance and employment law matters. Ted consults with his clients to draft, review, and negotiate contracts related to buy-sell agreements, lease agreements, service contracts, releases and waivers, property agreements, shareholder agreements, operating...
Tyler F. Clark
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Encino, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(818) 741-2101 16000 Ventura Blvd
#850
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
Southwestern Law School
Mr. Clark has been recognized as a tenacious litigator. Acquiring his experience by fighting against hundreds of the largest corporations in the state, Mr. Clark has successfully litigated all types of employment cases from beginning to end. He has an extensive record of success for his clients and enjoys making sure the rights of employees are vindicated. Prior to passing the California bar, Mr. Clark served in the U.S. Army National Guard as an Avionics Mechanic working on Blackhawk helicopters for the 126th Medical Company (Air Ambulance). He received an Honorable Discharge in 2007 after eight years of service. Thereafter,...
David Gary Jones
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Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(818) 657-5600 21300 Victory Blvd., Suite 810
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Free ConsultationEmployment
Whittier Coll School of Law
Partner David G. Jones has substantial experience in providing advice on labor and employment issues to both employers and employees. Mr. Jones is also well versed in employment litigation, having handled cases, among many others, concerning discrimination, sexual harassment, benefits issues, and retaliation. In the past, Mr. Jones has represented entities such as City and County of Los Angeles and Wal-Mart in employment related matters. Mr. Jones has drafted, reviewed and negotiated hundreds of employment and severance agreements for employers and employees at all levels, from large companies to small, and executives to rank and file employees. ...
Sue M. Bendavid
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Encino, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(818) 907-3220 16633 Ventura Boulevard #1109
Encino, CA 91436
Employment
Loyola Law School
Chair of the Employment Practice Group at Lewitt Hackman in Los Angeles, Ms. Bendavid exclusively represents employers in litigation, counseling, transactions and hearings.
Aime Moupassa Katambwe Esq
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Santa Clarita, CA Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(661) 294-0911 25050 Avenue Kearny
Suite 111
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Free ConsultationEmployment, Immigration and Personal Injury
Whittier Law School
Aime Katambwe is the founder of WorldEsquire. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Economics from California State University at Northridge and a Juris Doctor Degree (aka a law degree)from Whittier College SOL. Mr. Katambwe is admitted to practice in all federal and State Courts of California.He was born in Zaire (now The Democratic Republic of Congo) and traveled extensively throughout the world due to his father's profession as a career diplomat. He is fluent in many languages including English, French and Spanish. Prior to creating WorldEsquire, Mr. Katambwe worked in private law firms as an associate, as well as in...
Yi-Hsuan Rachel Lin
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Encino, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(818) 741-2101 16000 Ventura Blvd
#850
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights, Consumer and Workers' Comp
Southwestern Law School and Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Yi-Hsuan Rachel Lin practices exclusively in the area of employment law since May 2015. She has worked on a variety of single-plaintiff employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases against private and public employers in state and federal courts. She also represents whistleblowers under the California Labor Code, federal False Claims Act, and other equivalent state acts. Her work includes all aspects of case management including drafting pleadings and motion papers, arguing motions in state and federal courts, handling written discovery, taking and defending lay and expert depositions, negotiating in mediations, and preparing for trial/arbitration. She also drafted...
Jonathan Roven
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Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(888) 366-5854 5550 Topanga Canyon Boulevard
Suite 200
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Employment and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
With a dedicated focus on personal injury and employment law, Jonathan litigates high profile cases since his becoming a partner at Kahn Roven, LLP.
Michael William Parks
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Sherman Oaks, CA Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(818) 528-6858 15303 Ventura Blvd
Suite 650
Sherman Oaks, CA 90025
Employment, Civil Rights, Consumer and Personal Injury
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Attorney Michael Parks has over two decades of experience under his belt. Since cofounding Schimmel & Parks, APLC, he has dedicated his practice to helping those facing complex legal matters involving class actions, employment law, bad faith insurance, consumer law, and personal injury law. He is committed to safeguarding the rights of clients who have been harmed or neglected by insurance companies and other persons. As an experienced litigator, he has what it takes to fight against large corporations and organizations in order to pursue justice for his clients. Currently, he is licensed to practice in the United States District...
David Payab
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(800) 401-4466 5850 Canoga Ave, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 91367
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Southwestern Univ School of Law
At the Law Offices of Payab & Associates, our goal is to provide expert, timely, cost-effective and results-oriented legal advice and representation to our clients. We are committed to responding quickly to your legal needs and resolving your cases favorably. We take pride in offering our clients high quality service and personalized attention. We specialize in employment law, employment discrimination, wrongful terminations, whistleblower, sexual harassments, age discriminations, pregnancy discriminations, race discrimination, sex discrimination, gender discrimination, retaliatory discharge, retaliatory discrimination, injury discrimination, nationality discrimination, employment claims, retaliation, wage and hour, wage & hour, constructive dismissal, constructive termination, constructive discharge, disability...
Shawn Sasooness
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Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(818) 922-7700 6300 Canoga Ave
Ste 1650
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Free ConsultationEmployment and Personal Injury
Chapman University
Shawn Sasooness is the owner and Managing attorney at Sasooness Law Group. Mr. Sasooness’ mission is to give a powerful voice to the people. He has dedicated his practice to representing individuals that are victims of insurance companies, big corporations, and unfair employers. Mr. Sasooness is dedicated to standing by his clients every step of the way.

Mr. Sasooness is an aggressive litigator with extensive experience in the civil litigation field. He personally manages and oversees all of the firm's cases from beginning to end. As a result, Ms. Sasooness has recovered millions for his clients, and is responsible for...
Suzanne Natbony
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Encino, CA Employment Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(310) 478-6251 16000 Ventura Blvd #1000
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Health Care and IP
Southwestern University School of Law
Suzanne Natbony is a third generation lawyer, with a focus on transactional, regulatory/compliance and dispute resolution. She is licensed to practice in California, with her own law practice, Solve & Win, PC, in West Los Angeles, in addition to her role as Senior Counsel to the international law firm, Aliant LLP, Of Counsel to Merino Yebri LLP, in Century City, serving as General Counsel for Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center and the Legal Advisor of Rotolab. Ms. Natbony has a well-versed and diverse background practicing law across multiple business sectors, including, healthcare, entertainment and real estate. She has advised...
Gary J. Goodstein
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Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(818) 225-0056 21860 Burbank Boulevard
Suite 360
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Employment, Appeals, Business and Consumer
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Mr. Goodstein has more than 26 years experience representing corporations, individuals and municipalities in real estate, business, tort, employment and insurance litigation matters. He regularly appears in state and federal courts throughout California, and is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Published opinions include Minnesota Mutual Life Insurance Co. v. Ensley, 174 F.3d 977 (9th Cir. 1999); Stuart v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America, 217 F.3d 1145 (9th Cir. 2000); Hub City Solid Waste Management, Inc. v. City of Compton, 186 Cal. App. 4th 1114 (2010).

Mr. Goodstein is "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell,* a peer-review...
Alexander Gerard Cozzaglio
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Van Nuys, CA Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(818) 257-8026 6211 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 200
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Mr. Cozzaglio is a Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law and has been practicing law since 1996. Mr. Cozzaglio has extensive experience in both defense and applicant representation. As a defense attorney, Mr Cozzaglio has agressively defended employers and insurance companies in cases of applicant fraud and over reaching, while helping to facilitate benefits to legitimately injured workers. As an applicant's attorney Mr. Cozzaglio continues to maximize benefits to legitimately injured workers and fiercely fight against employer abuse of his injured worker clients. Mr. Cozzaglio speaks, writes and reads fluently in Spanish. He prides himself on his ability to...
Richard D. Oppenheim Jr.
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Encino, CA Employment Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(818) 461-8500 15910 Ventura Blvd
#1170
Encino, CA 91436
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and IP
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
My name is on this firm. As such it is my charter to manage the firm’s caseload to insure and allow us to deliver the best for our clients. We all take pride in never being outworked by the opposition and always being at least one step ahead. Intelligent focused effort breeds success and active partnerships with our clients bring litigation to resolution as swiftly as possible.

My family owned and operated a manufacturing & distribution business in Southern California for over 50 years. We grew from a small operation to $50 Million in sales before selling in 1996. This experience...
Gary Russell Rodich
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Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(818) 403-3737 5335 Alhama Drive
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Employment and Workers' Comp
Whittier Coll School of Law
Gary Rodich has three decades of legal experience fighting for the rights of injured workers. He is a Board Certified Workers’ Comp Specialist and an established leader in the field. Throughout his career, he has recovered substantial sums for his clients and provided effective legal representation at each step of the claims process. He is a dedicated advocate who is always accessible to clients, delivering first-class service for the best possible results. Mr. Rodich also represents union and non-union members, and has extensive knowledge of union laws, labor laws, and contract laws.
Constance Nelson Zarkowski
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Westlake Village, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(805) 379-0035 4333 Park Terrace Dr.
Suite 120
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Free ConsultationEmployment and Arbitration & Mediation
Ventura College of Law
Constance Zarkowski received her Juris Doctor from Ventura College of Law and was admitted to practice law July 5, 2000. With a strong background in the health insurance profession, law became a second career. Her practice encompasses employment and labor law, representing employees in wrongful termination and discrimination actions under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, with a special focus on sexual harassment cases. She also represents plaintiffs with health insurance issues, working diligently to resolve them with the carrier, but not hesitating to litigate when the facts justify a civil action.
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Frederick Steven Schwartz
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Los Angeles, CA Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(818) 986-2407 15303 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91403
Employment, Asbestos, Business and Consumer
Whittier Coll School of Law
For over 20 years, Frederick S. Schwartz has worked diligently to insure that his clients receive the best legal representation possible. As a former insurance company defense attorney, Frederick S. Schwartz has valuable insight into the mindset and frame of reference of the insurance company's adjusters and lawyers. This gives his clients a big advantage in the negotiation, litigation, and settlement process. If you have suffered a serious injury, been treated unfairly or been denied a benefit or right, call the Law Offices of Frederick S. Schwartz to receive personal legal representation that you can trust
Michael Heath Wellen
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Woodland Hills, CA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(818) 657-0255 21860 Burbank Blvd
Ste 370
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Employment, Insurance Defense, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Southwestern University School of Law
Michael Wellen earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. He earned his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law, where he was on Law Review. While pursuing his law degree, Mr. Wellen worked in the Orange County Distrct Attorney's Office, felony panel unit.

Mr. Wellen has been practicing for over ten years and has concentrated on civil liability with a focus on medical malpractice, personal injury, public entity liability, premises liability and general civil liability matters. He has also worked on employment law matters and public entity defense.

Mr. Wellen currently focuses...
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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.

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