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  1. Mediation: 100%
    3 years

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  • Perry Garrit Smith

    Steve gets the job done in mediation even when things are looking pretty bleak.


    Perry Smith Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Randall Robinson Renick

    Steve is an outstanding and trustworthy mediator.


    Randall Renick Class Action Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

800 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA, 90017


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Ten Employment Lawyer in CADaily Journal2010
Top Labor/Employment LawyersSuper Lawyers2010
AV Rating- Highest Peer Review Rating PossibleMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Rating- Highest Peer Review Rating PossibleMartindale-Hubbell2009
Top Labor/Employment LawyersSuper Lawyers2009
AV Rating- Highest Peer Review Rating PossibleMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Rating- Highest Peer Review Rating PossibleMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Rating- Highest Peer Review Rating PossibleMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Rating- Highest Peer Review Rating PossibleMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Rating- Highest Peer Review Rating PossibleMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV Rating- Highest Peer Review Rating PossibleMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV Rating- Highest Peer Review Rating PossibleMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV Rating- Highest Peer Review Rating PossibleMartindale-Hubbell2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Lawyer/FounderSerratore Law, A.P.C.2009 - Present
Founder/LawyerSerratore Ames LLP1999 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Academy of MediatorsN/A2011 - Present
Southern California Mediation AssociationN/A2010 - Present
American Bar Association Labor & Employment SectionN/A2009 - Present
Los Angeles County, Labor & Employment SectionN/A1993 - Present
California Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A1993 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
2010 Verdict - $850,000.00 Plus Reinstatement of Employment/Tenure$350,000.00 awarded in emotional distress damages, $500,000.00 in punitive damages and full reinstatement of employment/tenure.
2009 Arbitration Award - $500,000.00 on Behalf of CFO$500,000.00 total award: $232,000 awarded in lost earnings, $135,000 for non-payment of bonus, $75,000 for emotional distress and $58,000 for various Labor Code violations.
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Publication nameTitleDate
California Lawyer MagazineCalifornia Lawyer Labor & Employment Roundtable2010
FORUM MAGAZINE - Consumer Attorneys Of CaliforniaAvoiding the False Displeasure and False Enamor Phenomena During the Mediator Selection Process2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
San Diego State UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pasadena Bar Association RoundtableCan I fire this &#$@%? - Employment Termination Dilemnas for CA Employers2011
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section RetreatEmployee Compensation and Pay Equity: The Impact of The Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and Ricci v. DeStefano2010
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section Annual ConferenceMonitoring Off-Duty Social Networking2010
Los Angeles County Bar Association Labor and Employment Law SymposiumThe Year In Review: Recent Developments in Statutory and Case Law2009
CELA Annual ConferenceAnnual Employment Law Update2008
CELA Annual ConferenceAnnual Employment Law Update2007