Attorneys

Because CEA provides advice that is educational and informational in nature and does not provide legal representation or legal advice to members, we work with a variety of labor and employment law attorneys. We've listed them here for your convenience. Please mention CEA when you call them to see about discounted pricing.

List by Specialty

Employment Law

Cook Brown LLP

Lisa Ryan
Attorney
Employment Law
Sacramento, CA
916 442-3100

The Cook Brown LLP law firm specializes in labor and employment law which informs employers on matters across the entire spectrum of state and federal laws governing the workplace. Within the scope of our practice we advise clients about employee handbooks and personnel policies, trade secret protection, severance and mass layoffs, prevailing wages, overtime, and pay practices in general. We also represent employers confronting discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and hour, class action and other claims. 

Ogletree, Deakins

Anthony DeCristoforo
Attorney
Employment Law
Nationwide
916-840-3141 

Our more than 800 lawyers in 52 offices across the United States, and in Canada, Mexico, and Europe work daily with employers in connection with their workplace needs. From traditional labor issues, to employment litigation, to workplace safety, to employee benefits and other areas, Ogletree Deakins has experienced professionals in all areas of labor and employment law who provide efficient, client-focused service.

Farbstein & Blackman

Michael Farbstein
Michael A. Farbstein
Attorney
Employment Law
San Mateo, CA
650 554-6200
Email Michael
H. Ann Liroff
H. Ann Liroff
Attorney
Employment Law
San Mateo, CA
650 554-6200
Email Ann

In the capable hands of Farbstein & Blackman, you will find decades of experience in the full range of employment litigation and counseling, including emerging trends in wage and hour, traditional labor bargaining, grievance handling and arbitrations, discrimination, harassment and unfair competition claims. We regularly appear in State, Federal and administrative courts and agencies, defending individual and class action claims. We emphasize common sense and practical solutions to the day-to-day issues facing California employers.

Website: www.farbstein.com

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin


Shannon R. Finley, Esq
Shareholder
Employment Law
San Diego, CA
858-755-8500
Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz & Dolin

Ryan H. Nell, Esq.
Shareholder
Employment Law
San Diego, CA
858-755-8500
Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz & Dolin

Shannon Finley focuses her practice on employment law matters and is an experienced litigator who represents California employers in disputes ranging from single plaintiff wrongful termination cases to complex class actions, and everything in-between.

In addition to defending employers in litigation, Ms. Finley provides guidance to employers to avoid lawsuits before they arise. Counseling services include implementation of best practices; on-demand consultation for discipline and termination of employment; assistance with implementation of leaves of absence; and crafting employer policies and employee handbooks.

Ms. Finley is a speaker and author on issues including best hiring practices, wage and hour law, sex discrimination, leaves of absence, and social media. She was recognized as a Rising Star by San Diego Super Lawyers, and she received the C. Hugh Friedman New Lawyer Award from Lawyers Club for her leadership and professionalism in the San Diego legal community. 


Ryan H. Nell is a shareholder and a leader in the firm’s employment and labor group. As an employment attorney, he is responsible for representing California employers statewide in both counseling and comprehensive litigation support. With the ever-changing landscape of California and federal employment law, Ryan prides himself on assisting clients in staying ahead of the curve in an effort to avoid legal trouble before it arises. He has extensive experience representing clients in harassment, retaliation, and discrimination matters, as well as large-scale wage and hour lawsuits. Ryan speaks regularly on a wide range of topics aimed at assisting California employers in the avoidance of legal trouble before it arises, and his work in the field has led to his recognition as a Rising Star by San Diego Super Lawyers®.

 

Employment Litigation

Cook Brown LLP

Lisa Ryan
Attorney
Employment Law
Sacramento, CA
916 442-3100

The Cook Brown LLP law firm specializes in labor and employment law which informs employers on matters across the entire spectrum of state and federal laws governing the workplace. Within the scope of our practice we advise clients about employee handbooks and personnel policies, trade secret protection, severance and mass layoffs, prevailing wages, overtime, and pay practices in general. We also represent employers confronting discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and hour, class action and other claims.

 Wanger, Jones and Helsley PC


Michael S. Helsley
Employment Litigation
8365 N. Fresno St
Fresno, CA 93720
559-233-4800
Email: Michael

Concentrating in Employment Litigation, Civil Litigation and Labor Law. Michael S. Helsley is a shareholder at Jones Helsley PC, and is head of its Employment Litigation practice.  Mr. Helsley is admitted to practice law in the State of California, United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and all United States District Courts of California.  In his civil practice, Mr. Helsley focuses on complex litigation matters in federal or state court, including employment litigation and commercial cases.  Mr. Helsley represents national, regional and local employers in wage and hour class actions, race, gender, national origin and disability discrimination cases, sexual harassment cases, breach of contract, wrongful termination and other employment matters.  Mr. Helsley also represents employers in labor matters.  

Mr. Helsley’s practice includes advising employers on various wage and hour and employment-related issues, including internal and external employee investigations.  Mr. Helsley also represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation, including antitrust and unfair competition matters. Mr. Helsley has also represented Tribal governments and prevailed in handling employment matters and litigation regarding sovereign immunity. Mr. Helsley has successful jury trial and appellate experience in federal and state courts. 

List by Location

Northern California 

 

Ogletree, Deakins

Anthony J. DeCristoforo
Attorney
Employment Law
Nationwide
916-840-3141 

Our more than 800 lawyers in 52 offices across the United States, and in Canada, Mexico, and Europe work daily with employers in connection with their workplace needs. From traditional labor issues, to employment litigation, to workplace safety, to employee benefits and other areas, Ogletree Deakins has experienced professionals in all areas of labor and employment law who provide efficient, client-focused service.
 

Farbstein & Blackman

Michael Farbstein

Michael A. Farbstein
Attorney
Employment Law
San Mateo, CA
650 554-6200
Email Michael
H. Ann Liroff

H. Ann Liroff
Attorney
Employment Law
San Mateo, CA
650 554-6200
Email Ann

In the capable hands of Farbstein & Blackman, you will find decades of experience in the full range of employment litigation and counseling, including emerging trends in wage and hour, traditional labor bargaining, grievance handling and arbitrations, discrimination, harassment and unfair competition claims. We regularly appear in State, Federal and administrative courts and agencies, defending individual and class action claims. We emphasize common sense and practical solutions to the day-to-day issues facing California employers.

Website: www.farbstein.com

 

Central California

Wanger, Jones and Helsley PC

Michael S. Helsley
Employment Litigation
8365 N. Fresno St
Fresno, CA 93720
559-233-4800
Email: Micheal

Concentrating in Employment Litigation, Civil Litigation and Labor Law. Michael S. Helsley is a shareholder at Jones Helsley PC, and is head of its Employment Litigation practice.  Mr. Helsley is admitted to practice law in the State of California, United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and all United States District Courts of California.  In his civil practice, Mr. Helsley focuses on complex litigation matters in federal or state court, including employment litigation and commercial cases.  Mr. Helsley represents national, regional and local employers in wage and hour class actions, race, gender, national origin and disability discrimination cases, sexual harassment cases, breach of contract, wrongful termination and other employment matters.  Mr. Helsley also represents employers in labor matters.  

Mr. Helsley’s practice includes advising employers on various wage and hour and employment-related issues, including internal and external employee investigations.  Mr. Helsley also represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation, including antitrust and unfair competition matters. Mr. Helsley has also represented Tribal governments and prevailed in handling employment matters and litigation regarding sovereign immunity. Mr. Helsley has successful jury trial and appellate experience in federal and state courts.

Farbstein & Blackman

Michael Farbstein

Michael A. Farbstein
Attorney
Employment Law
San Mateo, CA
650 554-6200
Email Michael
H. Ann Liroff

H. Ann Liroff
Attorney
Employment Law
San Mateo, CA
650 554-6200
Email Ann

In the capable hands of Farbstein & Blackman, you will find decades of experience in the full range of employment litigation and counseling, including emerging trends in wage and hour, traditional labor bargaining, grievance handling and arbitrations, discrimination, harassment and unfair competition claims. We regularly appear in State, Federal and administrative courts and agencies, defending individual and class action claims. We emphasize common sense and practical solutions to the day-to-day issues facing California employers.

Website: www.farbstein.com

 

Southern California

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin


Shannon R. Finley, Esq
Shareholder
Employment Law
San Diego, CA
858-755-8500
Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz & Dolin

Ryan H. Nell, Esq.
Shareholder
Employment Law
San Diego, CA
858-755-8500
Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz & Dolin

Shannon Finley focuses her practice on employment law matters and is an experienced litigator who represents California employers in disputes ranging from single plaintiff wrongful termination cases to complex class actions, and everything in-between.

In addition to defending employers in litigation, Ms. Finley provides guidance to employers to avoid lawsuits before they arise. Counseling services include implementation of best practices; on-demand consultation for discipline and termination of employment; assistance with implementation of leaves of absence; and crafting employer policies and employee handbooks.

Ms. Finley is a speaker and author on issues including best hiring practices, wage and hour law, sex discrimination, leaves of absence, and social media. She was recognized as a Rising Star by San Diego Super Lawyers, and she received the C. Hugh Friedman New Lawyer Award from Lawyers Club for her leadership and professionalism in the San Diego legal community. 


Ryan H. Nell is a shareholder and a leader in the firm’s employment and labor group. As an employment attorney, he is responsible for representing California employers statewide in both counseling and comprehensive litigation support. With the ever-changing landscape of California and federal employment law, Ryan prides himself on assisting clients in staying ahead of the curve in an effort to avoid legal trouble before it arises. He has extensive experience representing clients in harassment, retaliation, and discrimination matters, as well as large-scale wage and hour lawsuits. Ryan speaks regularly on a wide range of topics aimed at assisting California employers in the avoidance of legal trouble before it arises, and his work in the field has led to his recognition as a Rising Star by San Diego Super Lawyers®.

 

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