Contra Costa County Employment Lawyers

Erik J Christensen
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Contra Costa County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(925) 932-2468 1255 Treat Blvd
#600
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals and Business
University of California Hastings College of the Law and University of California - Irvine
Erik is rated one of California's rising stars in the field of Labor and Employment Law by the American Institute of Legal Advocates.

Erik is a graduate of UC Hastings, College of the Law, where he worked at the California Supreme Court and at the First District Court of Appeal, two of the most prestigious opportunities provided to law students in California. Erik also served as a law clerk for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Victim Impact Program (sometimes referred to as the “Special Victims Unit.”) His experience includes years of service with the 101st Airborne’s Judge Advocate General (JAG)...
Christopher Light
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Contra Costa County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(720) 330-2848 1990 N. California Blvd.
Suite #800
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Employment and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Mr. Light firmly believes in the power of empathy and humanity. His strength of empathy and unique personal experience with tragedy has allowed him to connect with clients who’ve suffered their own profound losses. Mr. Light is honored to represent and advocate for individuals and families suffering from the universe of challenges that inherently follow a traumatic brain injury.

Nobody expects or can anticipate what follows a brain injury, even a “mild” trauma. Growing up, Mr. Light was reminded on a daily basis of the strength, determination, love, patience and understanding necessary to endure the aftermath of a life-altering event....
Len Watkins
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Contra Costa County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 32 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...
John Ward Schilt
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Contra Costa County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 20 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
Jordan Jay Yudien
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Contra Costa County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(925) 472-0600 2125 Oak Grove Rd Ste 210
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Employment, Business and Real Estate
Washington Univ School of Law
When you need an attorney with high-level experience and an aggressive litigation style, then Yudien Law Firm, P.C. is here for you. Located in Walnut Creek while serving the San Francisco Bay Area and the surrounding cities, our firm is dedicated to providing the best legal counsel and representation in a variety of specialties including: business, real estate, and labor law. We believe that you deserve a dedicated and experienced local San Francisco Bay Area lawyer to protect your interests, and we stand firmly in our commitment to professional ethics in each and every case we accept. If you need...
Rhonda Darlene Shelton-Kraeber
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Contra Costa County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 29 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.
Te'Reisha N. Graves
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Contra Costa County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 4 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 20 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
Mr. Steven L. Derby
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Contra Costa County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 29 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.
Mark Lain Venardi
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Contra Costa County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(925) 937-3900 25 Orinda Way, Suite 250
Orinda, CA 94563
Employment, Maritime and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
Mark Venardi was born in 1962 in Seattle, Washington. He was raised in Peoria, IL, a Midwest blue collar town. He enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and proudly served from 1980 through 1985. He spent the first two years on a sea going tug performing search and rescue and marine law enforcement from the Grand Banks to the Windward Passage aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Tamaroa, which was the Coast Guard vessel that performed the rescue in “The Perfect Storm.”
Carla Vanessa Minnard
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Contra Costa County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(510) 479-1475 1850 Mt Diablo Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Employment
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Guy Ellery Louie
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Contra Costa County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 28 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
John Francis Martin
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Contra Costa County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(925) 937-5433 3100 Oak Rd
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Employment, Animal, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
San Francisco Law Sch
Eric Olaf Nieman
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Contra Costa County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(925) 330-2732 98 N Jackson Way
Alamo, CA 94507
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 Attorney
1125 Arnold Drive
Suite 278
Martinez, CA 94553
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Consumer
Jon Paul Webster
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Contra Costa County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(925) 609-7600 1985 Bonifacio Street
Suite 102
Concord, CA 94520-2264
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business 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...
Vincent Tong
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 9 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.
Devin Coyle
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 10 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.
Bryan Jeffrey Schwartz
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 20 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...
Spencer C. Young
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(510) 645-1585 1300 Clay Street,
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Golden Gate University School of Law
Spencer practices employment, civil rights and personal injury law. He is dedicated to representing employees in employment disputes and individuals and their families in personal injury cases.

Since 2005, Spencer has litigated discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and hour, retaliation, and other employment disputes, such as contract breach and commission cases. He also litigates vehicle accidents, premises liability, wrongful death, and civil rights claims. His legal experience dates back to 1996. He has appeared in Northern District Federal Courts, California State Superior Courts, the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission, the California Department of Labor Standards Enforcement, the Merit...
Jody I. LeWitter
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(510) 452-5000 1939 Harrison St
#307
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment
University of Michigan Law School
"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...
Arthur William Lazear
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 42 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...
Glicel E. Sumagaysay
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 10 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.
Laura Herron Weber
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(510) 452-5000 1939 Harrison St
#307
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment
UC Hastings COL
I represent employees in their disputes with their employers, and victims of personal injury. I take the time to get to know the unique story of each client, and understand how termination, injury, or other unlawful conduct has affected their life. I represent women who have been terminated because of pregnancy or because they have taken time off to care for their children. I represent older workers who have been terminated after many years of loyal service. I also help clients who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents or other incidents of negligence.
Janelle J. Smith
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 8 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.
Latika M. Malkani
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(510) 452-5000 1939 Harrison St
#307
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment and Appeals
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Latika Malkani joined Siegel LeWitter Malkani in 1996, and since then has fought to preserve and enforce the rights of women and men working in a variety of professions. Latika's advocacy has included tireless representation of employees seeking justice and improved conditions in the workplace. Latika has a proven record of successful results, and has helped hundreds of employees establish better working conditions, negotiate severance and post-separation packages, as well as obtain fair and just compensation through enforcement of state and federal laws. Latika believes that no employee should be made to suffer inequality or humiliation in order to earn...
Pamela Kong
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 18 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
Jonathan H. Siegel
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(510) 452-5000 1939 Harrison St
#307
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment
Golden Gate University School of Law
Jonathan Siegel, the founding partner of Siegel LeWitter Malkani has spent over thirty years representing employees. His experience runs the full range of cases from individual jury trials to class actions to arbitration and administrative hearings. Jonathan has enjoyed outstanding success in all forums, while building an enviable reputation as a formidable advocate, but one whose word can be trusted.

Jonathan has successfully tried individual cases to juries, judges and arbitrators. He has received substantial six and seven figure jury awards in discrimination cases related to age (Tetzchner v. Unitank - Contra Costa), pregnancy (Byer v. Haider - San Francisco) and...
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
Jessica Riggin
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
1939 Harrison Street, Ste 290
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment
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.
Jean Krasilnikoff
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(510) 452-5000 1939 Harrison St
#307
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment
University of California Hastings College of the Law
"I am committed to advocating for all workers to get the dignity and respect they deserve."

Jean Krasilnikoff is an associate at Siegel LeWitter Malkani and represents clients in state and federal courts, as well as before the National Labor Relations Board and Public Employee Relations Board on a variety of employment and labor law matters.

Jean practices exclusively employment and labor law. She has experience in representing clients involving claims of retaliation, harassment, discrimination, labor code violations, wage and hour violations, and wrongful termination. Jean also represents labor unions and their represented employees in cases before the National Labor Relations Board.

Prior...
H. Tim Hoffman
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 49 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,...
Dylan Hughes
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(510) 350-9700 505 14th Street, Suite 1110
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment, Consumer, Personal Injury and Products Liability
UC Hastings COL
Dylan Hughes is a partner at Gibbs Law Group and of counsel to Girard Gibbs LLP specializing in the prosecution of class actions. He represents plaintiffs in cases involving defective products, telecommunications, credit cards, product liability, credit repair, employment misclassification and wage and hour disputes under state and federal laws. Mr. Hughes has extensive experience prosecuting complex automobile-defect cases and helped achieve recoveries on behalf of class members in the In Re General Motors Dex-Cool Cases (settlement of $50 to $800 cash reimbursements per class member vehicle repair) and In Re General Motors Cases, JCCP No. 4396, a certified...
Robert Salinas
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Attorney
(510) 663-9240 428 13th St
8th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment, Business and Landlord Tenant
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Eric Francis Pierson
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 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...
Peter Scott Rukin
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(415) 421-1800 1939 Harrison Street, Ste. 290
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment and Civil Rights
New York University School of Law
As a partner with San Francisco's Rukin Hyland & Riggin LLP, Peter Rukin represents Bay Area clients in a wide array of complex litigation matters, including employment, wage and hour, and business disputes. Mr. Rukin has built a reputation as a thoughtful and strong advocate for his clients, whatever their disputes may be. Mr. Rukin specializes in complex litigation, with a focus on wage and hour and equal employment opportunity claims. Since 2003, as class counsel he has recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of thousands of California employees and consumers. Peter also represents clients with respect...
John Francis Hyland
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(415) 421-1800 1939 Harrison Street, Ste. 290
Oakland, CA 94612
Employment and Civil Rights
Golden Gate University School of Law
John Hyland is a partner with Rukin Hyland & Riggin LLP. He practices exclusively in the area of employment law. John was Of Counsel with Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker in the firm’s San Francisco office where he advised and represented companies in State and Federal court actions covering all areas of employment law, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, disability law, employee privacy, employee leaves, and wage and hour issues. John regularly conducts training seminars and presents on a wide array of employment law issues. Law & Politics Magazine selected John as one of its Northern California Super Lawyers...
Scott Edward Cole
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(510) 891-9800 555 12th Street
Suite 1725
Oakland, CA 94607
Employment, Civil Rights and Consumer
University of San Francisco School of Law
Scott Cole is the founder and principal attorney at Scott Cole & Associates, APC, one of California's best-known and most highly-respected employment and consumer rights class action law firms. He is a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law (1992), and San Francisco State University (B.A., Speech Communications; 1989). He is a member of the California State Bar and the State Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Section, is admitted to practice before all California federal courts (including the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals), has prosecuted cases in numerous states including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, Nevada,...
Jennifer R. Lovko
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Alameda County, CA Employment Law Attorney with 20 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.

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