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Jody I. LeWitter

Jody I. LeWitter

Siegel, LeWitter & Malkani
  • Employment Law
  • California
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Summary

"I just believe there ought to be a way to achieve justice in the workplace, and I don't mind fighting for it!"

Jody LeWitter is a partner at Siegel LeWitter Malkani and has been an attorney in private practice for 30 years. She is passionate about representing employees in discrimination and wrongful termination cases and is known for her vigorous advocacy of employees. She has had great success in court, negotiations/mediations and in arbitrations, and has been recognized by other lawyers as a "go to" employment lawyer for her determination and innovative strategies.

Jody has represented employees from all walks of life including high level executives, sales managers, corporate executive officers, factory workers, blue collar workers, high tech and white collar employees. She has represented employees in hostile environment/sexual harassment/racial harassment, disability, sex, race, national origin, sexual orientation, age and pregnancy discrimination cases, as well as wrongful termination, breach of contract, misrepresentation or fraud, public policy and other cases. She primarily represents individual employees or small groups of employees.

Jody has a passion for pushing the envelope in litigation. She knows that not all employment discrimination cases involve overt discrimination, and that bringing the more difficult double standard cases is necessary to protect employees' rights in the workplace. She has used her passion for justice to prove that employees deserve protection from unlawful termination in the guise of layoffs, or firings, when comparative coworkers are not terminated. She has also used her passion for pushing the envelope to advocate for employees in the new area of family responsibilities discrimination, and has parlayed her expertise of sexual harassment in employment law to representing victims of sexual harassment in other contexts, such as protecting student victims of harassment.

Practice Area
  • Employment Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Partner
Siegel, LeWitter & Malkani
- Current
Education
University of Michigan Law School
J.D.
Honors: cum laude
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Barnard College
B.A.
Honors: magna cum laude
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Awards
Top Employment Attorneys, Honorable Mention
The Recorder
Best Lawyers in America - Labor & Employment
Best Lawyers
2007 to present
California Super Lawyer - Employmenet Litigation
Super Lawyers
2007 to present
East Bay Best Lawyers in America - Oakland Labor & Employment
Oakland Magazine
AV Rating
Martindale Hubbell
Professional Associations
California State Bar # 124794
Member
Current
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California Employment Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Plaintiffs Employment Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Alameda County Bar Association
Member
Current
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National Lawyers Guild
Member
Current
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Speaking Engagements
Instructor
National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Stanford Law School Intensive Advocacy Program and USF Intensive Advocacy Program
Jury Selection in Employment Cases, Developing and Presenting Emotional Distress Damages, Selecting Employment Cases, Deposition Techniques in Employment Cases, Psychology of Negotiations, Misrepresentations in Employment Law
California Employment Lawyers Association, Practicing Law Institute, Continuing Education of the Bar, State Bar of California, Labor & Employment Section, Northern District of California and Contra Costa Bar Association
Contact & Map
Siegel, LeWitter & Malkani
1939 Harrison St
#307
Oakland, CA 94612
USA
Telephone: (510) 452-5000 Ext. 307
Fax: (510) 452-5004