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Andrew H Friedman

Andrew H Friedman

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Class Action

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Employment & Labor: 80%
    25 years
  2. Class Action: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($550/hour), Contingent (35-48%), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Erin Marie Mooney Pulaski

    I worked with Andrew Friedman on a gender discrimination case on behalf of a high-ranking female executive. Andrew is one of the best employment attorneys in Southern California. He is extremely knowledgeable in employment law, and fights tirelessly on behalf of his clients. I was consistently impressed with his diligence, intelligence and tenacity. I recommend Andrew wholeheartedly.

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    Erin Pulaski Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Anthony Brandon Lewis

    I have had the pleasure of working as co-counsel with Andrew on several matters, and years ago as his opposing counsel in a class action. Andrew is among the very elite of California's Employment Lawyers.

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    Anthony Lewis Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Helmer Friedman, LLP

8522 National Blvd.
Suite 107
Culver City, CA, 90232

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 199205/24/2015
CAActive199105/20/2015
MOGood Standing, Active199001/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2014 Southern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
2013 Southern CaliforniaLaw & Politics Magazine and the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine2013
FellowCollege of Labor and Employment Lawyers2012
2012 Southern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine and the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine2012
2011 Southern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine and the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine2011
2011 Southern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine and the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine2011
2010 Southern California SuperLawyerLaw & Politics Magazine and the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine2010
2009 Southern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine and the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine2009
2008 Southern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine and the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine2008
2007 Southern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine and the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine2007
AV Rated - Very high to preeminent legal ability/very high ethicMartindale-Hubble2007
2006 Southern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine and the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerHelmer Friedman LLP2000 - Present
PartnerHelmer Smith1997 - 1999
AssociateBryan Cave LLP1993 - 1997
AssociatePaul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP1990 - 1993
Judicial Law ClerkThe Honorable John T. Nixon - United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee1989 - 1990

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
College of Labor and Employment LawyersFellow2013 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association Judicial Appointments CommitteeMember2013 - Present
Employment Roundtable of Southern CaliforniaMember, Board of Directors2007 - Present
State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law SectionAdvisor, Executive Committee2006 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember, Executive Committee2003 - Present
State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember, Executive Committee2002 - 2005

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Fontana v. St. Joseph Hospital of OrangeSettlement in the amount of $1,575,000.00
Lodge, Lertzman, Galaro & Hopkins v. U.S. Remodelers et. a.$1,500,000.00 Settlement
Anonymous v. AnonymousJury Verdict - $125,000.00. Court ordered Attorneys' Fees and costs of $250,000.00

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (“CAALA”) Advocate Magazine (June 2014)The Best and Worst Employment Cases of 20132014
Cal. Lab. &Emp. L. Rev., Vol. 27, No. 3 (2013)The Mixed-Motive Defense: Mixed Blessings Following the California Supreme Court's Decision in Harris v. City of Santa Monica2013
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (“CAALA”) Advocate Magazine (April 2013)The Best and Worst Employment Cases of 20122013
Cal. Lab. &Emp. L. Rev., Vol.25, No.4 (2011)When A Discharged Employee Claims Discrimination, Will The “Cat's Paw” Doctrine Overcome Evidence That The Decision-Maker Harbored No Discriminitory Bias2011
Cal. Lab. & Emp. L. Rev., Vol. 25, No. 1 (2011)Applying the Same-Actor Rule to Defend Against a Claim of Discrimination2011
Cal. Lab. & Emp. L. Rev., Vol. 21, No. 4 (2007);Saints and Sinners in the Workplace: A Survey of Religious Accommodation Cases,2007
James Publishing CompanyLitigating Employment Discrimination Cases2005
Howard Law JournalSame-Sex Marriage and the Right to Privacy: Abandoning Scriptural, Canonical, and Natural Law Based Definitions of Marriage1992
Cornell Law ReviewTison v. Arizona: The Death Penalty and the Non-Triggerman: The Scales of Justice are Broken1989

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell Law SchoolN/AJD1989
Vanderbilt UniversityHistory/PsychologyBA1986
John Burroughs SchoolN/AN/A1982

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
State Bar of California Labor and Employment Law Section Annual Meeting2014 Annual Employment Update of Significant Employment Law Cases and Legislation2014
Nuts & Bolts Of An Employment Practice -- For New Employment LawyersNuts & Bolts Of An Employment Practice -- For New Employment Lawyers2014
Advanced Strategies for Resolving Even the Toughest Employment Cases in MediationAdvanced Strategies for Resolving Even the Toughest Employment Cases in Mediation2014
State Bar of California Annual Meeting2011 Annual Employment Law Update2011
Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of California Annual Meeting2011 Annual Update on the Law2011
California Employment Lawyers Association's 24th Annual Employment Law Conference2011 Annual Employment Law Update2011
Section Education InstituteTips, Tricks and Strategies for Mediating the Employment Discrimination Law Case2009
National Employment Lawyers AssociationSaints and Sinners in the Workplace: A Primer on Religious Discrimination2009
Labor and Employment Law Section - State Bar of CaliforniaAnnual Update2009
Continuing Eduction of the Bar2009 Employment Law Update: A Mid-Year Review of Recent Developments2009
California State Bar Labor and Employment Law Section2009 Mid-Year Employment Law Update2009
California State Bar Labor and Employment Law SectionA Review of Recent Retaliation Cases2009
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationBankruptcy 101 for Employment Lawyers: How to Protect Your Case2009
The 26th Annual Meeting of the Labor and Employment Law Section2008 Annual Update2008
The 2008 Annual Conference and Carol F. Schiller Award Luncheon2008 Annual Update2008
California State Bar's Section Education InstituteA Practical Guide to Sexual Harassment Prevention, Policies and Programs2008
ABA Labor and Employment Law Section MeetingMediation and Pre-Dispute Resolution and Investigation2008
2008 Annual Meeting of the State Bar of CaliforniaAge Discrimination: Handling the Coming Wave2008
25 Annual Meeting of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of CaliforniaAtheists, Agnostics and True Believers in the Workplace: A Survey of Religious Discrimination, Harassment and Accommodation Cases2007
2007 Employment Law Update: A Mid-Year Review of Recent Developments2007 Employment Law Update: A Mid-Year Review of Recent Developments2007
2007 Annual Symposium of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar AssociationSaints and Sinners in the Workplace: A Primer on Religious Discrimination, Accommodations, and Undue Hardship2007
2007 Annual Meeting of the State Bar of CaliforniaTrue Believers In The Workplace: A Primer on Religious Accommodation, Discrimination, and Harassment2007
2007 Annual Meeting of the Southern California Mediation AssociationDeal or No Deal: Negotiating Employment Law Settlement Agreements2007