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Steven G. Pearl is a mediator and attorney in Los Angeles, California. He is principal of The Pearl Law Firm and focuses on wage and hour litigation, class actions, unfair competition, consumer protection, and business and real estate litigation.
Mr. Pearl is co-author of "Litigation: Plaintiffs' Perspective" in California Wage and Hour Law and Litigation, published by Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB). He authors the "California Wage and Hour Law Blog for Employees" (www.CAWageandHourLaw.blogspot.com) and the "Mediation and Negotiation Blog" (www.MediationandNegotiation.blogspot.com).
Mr. Pearl is frequent speaker on dispute resolution and wage and hour law topics. Mr. Pearl has spoken at the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) Annual Advanced Wage and Hour Seminar (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010); the Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA) Annual Employment Law Mediation Training Conference (2008, 2009); the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) Annual Labor and Employment Law Symposia (2007, 2009); and the Southern California Employment Law and HR Forum (2009).
Mr. Pearl serves as co-chair of the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) Wage and Hour Committee. Mr. Pearl serves as principal organizer of CELA’s Annual Advanced Wage and Hour Seminar and serves on the Planning Committee for the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Annual Labor and Employment Law Symposium.
Mr. Pearl earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors from the University of California at Berkeley and was a Dean’s Scholar at the University of California Hastings College of the Law. He served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Fern M. Smith, Judge of United States District Court, Northern District of California, and was an associate at a prominent national law firm before opening
his own law firm in 1994.
Mr. Pearl used to enjoy competitive sports, rock climbing, mountaineering, and travel. Now he has three kids and has moved on to more sedentary pursuits, such as blogging. More information is available at www.sgpearl.com.
Languages spoken: Spanish
Hourly ($240-520/hour), contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (30 minutes)
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|Principal||The Pearl Law Firm, A Professional Corporation||1993 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California Employment Lawyers Association||Co-Chair, Wage and Hour Committee||2006 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member, Employment Law Symposium Planning Committee||2006 - Present|
|Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) Wage and Hour Law Manual||Litigating Wage and Hour Cases: Plaintiffs' Perspective||2010|
|California Employment Lawyers Association||Undocumented Workers Have Equal Rights Under Wage and Hour Laws||2008|
|University of California - Berkeley||N/A||Other - Bachelors||N/A|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Twenty Ninth Annual Labor and Employment Law Symposium||Independent Contractor vs. Employee Status||2009|
|Southern California Employment Law and HR Forum||California Employment Law Face Off||2009|
|Fifth Annual Advanced Wage and Hour Seminar||Case Intake, Investigation, and Provisional Remedies||2009|
|Annual Employment Law Mediation Training Conference||Mediating Independent Contractor Cases||2009|